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Victor Jones: Exclusive Corporate Merchandise to Trade Distributors

We supply exclusive Corporate Merchandise to Trade Distributors. We started off supplying common promotional merchandise and branched out to supplying stress products and further to develop eva flip flops, neoprene products, reuaable filter water bottles and other sports and novelty balls (hence the company name!)

Tell us about yourself?

I have been a Company Director for over 40 years. My background is in Marketing and Corporate promotions

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Not much over the past 2 years as Covid severely affected my business

What problem does your business solve?

It ives customers the products they require to promote their businesses

What is the inspiration behind your business?

To work for myself. I became frustated with working for large corporations and wanted more control over my life.

What is your magic sauce?

We developed unique products and were competitive against other suppliers of similar products. I believe we had a good understanding of the marketplace and promoted ourselves well.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

I am 71 and semi-retired. Just happy to continue doing business for the foreseeable future. Full retirement is not something I wish to contemplate!

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

Our company revenues were 50% from the Oil & Gas industry which I thought was recession-proof. That turned out to be a false presumption. As a result I had to downsize the business.

How do people get involved/buy into your vision?

We are strictly a Trade only B2B business and have been established for over 40 years.

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