From commemorative souvenirs for the Royal Wedding in 1981, to Jubilee coins to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; an award winning family business is celebrating having been based in Burnham on Crouch for the last 40 years.
Currently located at Dammerwick Farm in Burnham, the promotional merchandise company Impamark moved their operations to the town in 1975, and have since been providing services to a wide ranging client list including St Andrews University, Harrow School, RAF Rugby Union and Rolls Royce. Their local clients include Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Wildlife Trust and Felsted School.
“We have been located in four different premises since we moved to Burnham,” says Nicky Crisp, Managing Director of Impamark. “We have seen a lot of changes both within the town and also within the promotional merchandise industry. It has been a great location for us – a kind of hidden haven in a way. This 40th Anniversary coincides with Promotional Products Week which involves events and promotions to celebrate the importance of using promotional merchandise within your marketing mix.”
The business was started by Nicky’s father, David Thurgood, in 1969 at that time based in North West London. “My parents moved to Burnham on Crouch as it was more affordable to operate from here,” says Nicky. “My father and then I, used to go and see customers face to face, but now with lead times reduced to 24/48 hours on some products this is just not always possible. Time is of the essence, and therefore most of our business is conducted over the phone and via email.”
With a staff of 6 located at Dammerwick Farm and a core network of UK, European and Far Eastern suppliers who deliver direct to their clients, Impamark is looking forward to a continued long and happy future in Burnham.