Tuesday 25th April 2017 will see a landmark event in the Emreco calendar. We are moving cities! Yes, that’s right – after 91 years and three generations taking the reins in sunny Glasgow, we are packing our bags (and let me tell you – there are a lot of them!!) and moving ourselves all the way down to Slough to embark on an exciting new adventure.
So, I’m sure you’re wondering why? With the fashion world forever changing and moving so fast, we realise that we need to as well to further our progression. In an industry like this, it’s hugely important to be constantly communicating with one another and bouncing creative ideas off each other, and this is exactly what we will get from the new space. It’s important for us to be within a close and creative hub, so we can be meticulous about our products and service.
Our director, Richard, moved to London around 4 years ago with his family, and he has been commuting up and down the country each week since. So, we can’t really blame him for making the decision to move his company down too so he be a bit closer to home, as a commute like that isn’t fun for anyone! Liam, our sales director originally from Essex (who loves being in front of the camera!) also lives in London, so he’s excited for us all to be working in the same office.
At Emreco, we pay obsessive attention to detail to everything from initial designs, right down the production line to the finished garment. We listen to what our customer says, and each season we put that feedback into our products to ensure we are giving the Emreco woman exactly what she wants. Being near London is going to help us bring that to life more so than ever, as one of the fashion capitals of the world, it comes with endless inspiration and opportunities surrounding us.
No one said that the move would ever be easy and stress free. The operation has been undergone for nearly a year now, from the initial purchase of the new premises, to selling the current one to all the planning, costing, demands, logistics … I could go on. But it’s a move we are certain will definitely be worth it, and help us deliver an even better service than we already do. Customer service is at the absolute core of our business, so anything we can do to enhance that we will. There’s been a few scary moments, from spiders appearing out of old boxes, to Liam thinking he was Spiderman. It’s certainly been strange watching a once full to the brim office & warehouse empty over the past few weeks to just a shell, and realise that we are perhaps quite big hoarders!
So, although it is an emotional time for the company, it’s also a super exciting one. The team are certainly looking forward to warmer climates (if you are familiar with the Scottish weather you will appreciate this!) and settling into the new place.
Watch this space for what comes next. We always love to hear from our customers, so please drop us a message if you have any questions or just want to say hi!
But for now, it’s ‘goodbye Glasgow’ and ‘see you soon Slough!’
Our new address is Emreco International Ltd, 1 Albion Close, Slough, Berkshire, SL25DT