I’m Ruth, the digital marketing manager for The Sicker Factory and I’m the lucky person who gets to look after this lovely blog. This may seem a strange way to start a post about the history of The Sticker Factory, but fear not, all will become clear!
I wanted to introduce myself because The Sticker Factory is very special to me, growing up it has always been a part of my life. It’s my Mum, Vanessa, who started the business when me, my identical twin and our little brother were growing up. She tells us that one day when she picked us up from nursery one of us (she can’t remember which one!) had a star stamped on our hand for singing “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” in assembly. The idea for The Sticker Factory was born!
Mum’s a graphic designer, and for as long as I can remember has always been creating great characters which I remember from birthday cards. My favourite was an ice skating hippo! These grew and developed into the lovely designs you see on our stickers and other products today.
The Sticker Factory began life in 1997 as a couple of wooden shelves in our conservatory at home. One day I asked Mum if I could design a sticker for her, she let me, used my scribble, and it is still part of the range today! It started to grow and get bigger and needed a space all of it’s own away from the clutter of toys in the conservatory! Mum used to bring us home reels of stickers to cut up and pack, which I loved doing (I still do!). Over the years as we grew, so did The Sticker Factory, and now all of the stickers and other lovely products are housed in what was once an old granary.
This brings us to the present! I have recently started working permanently with Mum and Dad and all of the lovely ladies in the office and together we look after The Sticker Factory. It has now been supplying the education sector, homes, health sector and businesses for over 10 years and we hope this will continue for many many years to come.
What’s your history with The Sticker Factory? Have you only recently come across us or have you been one of our valued customers for years? We’d love to hear!
If you’d like to find out any more about The Sticker Factory and the services we offer then please leave us a comment or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also take a look at our website where you can browse all of our lovely products, thank you!