In the online market place, it's rare to find an established boutique company that has been successfully trading for over 40 years. This endurance is just one of the many reasons that make "You Name It" stand out from the crowd.
The company's founder, Colin Hurst, has been trading in giftware for more than four decades. He supplies great quality, innovative, fun and unusual products – both to the public and to the retail trade. His focus is primarily on working with wooden materials, as they are unique, beautiful and versatile.
"I started my career in Covent Garden, London turning wood. My first business began trading in Covent Garden Market... and still has a presence there to this day. Through many of its associated companies we have been the purveyor of a wide range of products. Across our history, we supplied anything from wooden light pulls and clocks in the 70s, popular 'sand pictures' in the 80s, funky inflatable furniture in the 90s, and then personalised products in the 00s onwards."
Colin is especially proud of the superb services that he can offer through the website.
"You Name It has been trading online since 2001, which gives us more than 20 years experience in the customisation market. In fact, we were the first in the world to bring laser engraving personalisation to people who were looking for that 'special something' on the high street! We still manufacture many of the products we offer, which means that when an order is placed with us, it is closely monitored for quality."
Who Has Stocked Colin's Products?
Harrods, Tower of London, Argos, Gadget Shop, Burton, Hamleys, WH Smiths, New Look and Urban Outfitters
are just a few of the popular UK retailers to benefit from his many products.
Globally Colin has supplied; Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, JAL & Isetan in Japan, Saks, & Macys in the US, Robinsons in Singapore and Dubai Duty Free to name a few of the well-known international brands.
You Name It have also organised stand-alone promotional jobs for many large UK companies such as Gallaher Group "Silk Cut" (a division of Japan Tobacco). They are entrusted with top level brand deals because they have a proven track record when it comes to excellent quality, efficiency and creativity.
The Future Awaits...
As you can see from their history, Colin Hurst and You Name It have kept on-trend, and established a strong brand over the decades. This is something that is ongoing today as they search for the latest products and develop new technology for their workshop. It is clear that they will continue to bring you top of the range customisation and beautiful items that you can treasure, so don't forget to sign up for the mailing list to ensure you don't miss a thing!