Press Release, 14th August 2012
A great year just got even better for Festive Productions - with year on year sales already rocketing at +44% and now with the purchase of Widmanns, Festive are really demonstrating their ambitious plans for the future. Festive's CEO Ian Newton comments: "We are delighted to announce we have purchased Widmanns which also includes the purchase of their Tinsel manufacturing operation, making Festive the only company making Tinsel in Britain. The Widmanns brand is steeped in heritage and we are excited about the potential the brand has, as well as the operating benefits we can create from the purchase."
There are no plans to change anything at Widmanns for this year so customers can be rest assured that It will be 'business as usual' for 2012 . Deliveries are on schedule from the supply base and there will be zero knock-on effect to either Widmanns or Festive's customers this year. The last thing we want to do is to interfere with anything at Widmann's that would affect service this year and if any customers have any concerns whatsoever they can contact the Sales team or Customer services at Widmanns on 0208 367 4344 or Festive on 01633 627300.
Since the significant investment in late 2010 from the owners (Hedlund International) and with the new management team Festive have gone from strength to strength, with their new inspiring showrooms in South Wales, combined with exciting feedback and orders from their new Mobile showroom 'UK roadshow' tour - this is the latest in a series of very positive developments for the unique UK manufacturer of Christmas and all year round decor. If you want to be part of the trend towards promoting British innovative products - Festive just made it even easier!
'A full review of the brand and organisation will take place over the next 2-3 months, in consultation with the customers, that will ensure any forward plans for 2013 help us maximise the opportunities for both the Festive and Widmanns businesses' Ian added. The Forward trends for 2013 are now available from Festive and they will shortly be published online. Contact us on www.festive.co.uk or follow us on twitter.com/festive_uk.
Founded in 1983 and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Hedlund international, Festive are the UK's no1 Designer, Manufacturer and Supplier of Christmas and Everyday Gift/Floral items. Situated near Newport South Wales, Festive also have an office in China, approximately 1.5 hours from Hong Kong. Festive focus on creating fantastic design led products that allow our customers to showcase these important categories in store.
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