Impamark named employer of the year

Impamark has rounded off its 50th-anniversary celebrations by winning the ACL Essex Employer of the Year Award for 2019.

The merchandising firm has been working with ACL Essex, which provides training courses for adults and school leavers, for several years. Two Impamark apprentices have been trained through the organisation. Impamark managing director, Nicky Crisp said: “Last year our apprentice Holly was awarded Apprentice of the Year while studying for her level 2 NVQ in Business and Administration, and this year she has been awarded Highly Commended for her level 3 NVQ.

Impamark is immensely proud of her achievements, both with ACL and her other professional qualifications which she has passed in the two years she has been working for us, including her TPM (Trained in Promotional Merchandise) qualification.”

Crisp urged other small businesses to consider apprenticeships. “If you can offer a school leaver a job opportunity with a supported and structured training programme, and can incentivise them and keep them motivated and focussed, you will create a mature and self-assured team member with a vast range of skill sets who will be an asset to any business.”

The company provides personalised products to a wide range of clients including universities, schools, businesses, sporting events and clubs. It has been based at Dammerwick Farm in Burnham-on-Crouch since 1975.

For the past 12 years the company has also operated a second base in Spain, creating additional challenges. The staff recently met in Spain for its Christmas get together, where the team were tasked with extracting themselves from a ‘Sherlock Holmes versus Moriarty’ escape room.


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