A FAMILY-run business in Burnham has marked a huge milestone after celebrating its 55th anniversary. 

Promotional merchandiser Impamark, in Marsh Road, was started in London in 1969 by David Thurgood.  

The business moved to Burnham in 1975 and provides a range of personalised promotional products, supplying gifts and souvenirs to schools, charities and social clubs. 

It began as a manufacturer of small leather goods but later diversified into screen printing of garments, stickers, engraved metal and crystal products, and then printed ceramics and glassware.

The late Mr Thurgood handed over the reins of the company to his daughter Nicky Crisp when he retired in 2006.

Nicky said: “Looking back at the last 36 years, our journey at Impamark has been filled with both triumphs and challenges.

"Each obstacle we faced has served as an opportunity for growth and has ultimately strengthened our company.

“Impamark have played a pivotal role on several remarkable projects throughout its history and last year, had the honour in producing celebratory merchandise for the King's Coronation, including mugs, pens, coins, and badges."

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The company’s client list includes Essex Wildlife Trust, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, Sandhurst Trust and more.

The businesses' successes including supplying souvenirs for the royal wedding in 1981 and producing souvenir coins for the Queen's 90th birthday. 

Long serving employee Nicky also said: “This anniversary holds a significant meaning for our company as it marks 55 years of being a family-run business.

“It is a testament to our perseverance and commitment to delivering quality products and services to our customers.”

Impamark is well known in the Essex area for supporting charities including WWF and The Woodland Trust. They have also been Silver Corporate members of the Essex Wildlife Trust for many years.

They also have strong connections to an array of businesses and organisations in the local community such as the Farleigh Hospice, Essex Fire Headquarters and ACL Essex.

For more information on what Impamark do visit impamark-promotional-merchandise.co.uk.