2017 has certainly been a year to remember for the Emreco team, especially with the big move! After having offices in Glasgow for 91 years, we finally closed the doors and made the move to Slough. Being a family business, now third generation, it is fair to say we are a close knit group – so the move was emotional in many ways!
So now we are all settled, with Richard (MD) and Liam (sales director) living in London, and Rachel (head of design) and myself, Martina (marketing manager) living in Windsor (and yes, we are very excited about the up and coming royal nuptials being so nearby!) Whilst we have welcomed new team members to join us in Slough, who are now an integral part of our operation, it’s nice to have some familiar faces about and it has brought us even closer.
After a very busy year, with lots of change and hard work, we are looking forward to getting some well deserved rest over the festive period. August saw an Emreco wedding take place, with Liam getting hitched after months of meticulous planning, and I can safely say it was a fantastic day. But between opening new offices and all the wedding prep, he is certainly looking forward to some rest and relaxation! Originally from Essex, he and his new wife, Emma, will be travelling there for the holidays to spend some time with Liam’s family. He is one of three, and his siblings share 10 kids between them, so with all the aunts and uncles and cousins included there will be a massive 25 of them!
Richard will be having a quiet family Christmas in London with his wife, Sarah, and a few other family members. He will be recharging his batteries for what’s set to be a very eventful 2018!
Rachel is heading back up to Scotland to stay with her family. She hasn’t been back since we moved in May so she will have lots of catching up with friends and family to do, and will be enjoying some time off after a hard year of designing and sourcing in various different locations! She’s off on a mini adventure as she is driving up north, and making a stop over to see an old friend on the way near the Scottish Borders.
I am also heading back to Glasgow to stay with my parents, and like Rachel I have lots of people to catch up with back home! My partner and I are spending Christmas Eve with my family, and Christmas Day with his, but I am hoping to find some time to put my feet up in between all the socialising and I will no doubt be hitting the January sales!
We are really excited for what 2018 is going to bring. We have big plans for next year, and we are kicking things off in January with our next collection’s photo shoot in an amazing new location. We can’t wait to show you the new summer range, which is bursting with the most wonderful colours and prints that really show off our true Emreco personality. The design team have been working harder than ever to bring stunning and one of a kind garments to life.
We would also like to take a moment for your continued support and loyalty. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing from a happy customer who loves wearing their Emreco items. We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and would love to hear what you are getting up to!
Wishing you all a very prosperous 2018! x