About Us - E M Richford Ltd. - Over 140 years of Excellence & Service

About Us:
Personal Impressions is part of the EM Richford Group who, in 2018, celebrate 140 years in business (established 1878). We are a family run business.

Personal Impressions are one of the UKs leading brand managers/wholesalers/distributors in the arts and crafts industry, specialising in papercrafts, card-making, scrapbooking and journaling. We are proud to represent over 70 brands from global, recognisable brands to small, niche and new.

Our sister company, Country Love Crafts (based in a different part of the UK) specialises in an assortment of ready-to-decorate craft shapes and decorating products from papier-mache to wood; from pottery to polystyrene; from acrylic paint to decoupage supplies and from varnishes to ceramic pottery kilns.

Combined, both organisations provide a vast product offering of over 35,000 products covering multiple genres within the arts and crafts industry.

Our History:
Edwin Miller Richford (a chemist) started manufacturing rubber stamps in East London in 1878.

The company he founded quickly grew into one of the largest stamp makers in the U.K. In addition to manufacturing finished stamps, the company also became the foremost supplier of components and raw materials to other rubber stamp makers in this Country and Overseas.

Rubber stamp making is still a very important part of the business, but the craft divisions started in 1995, Personal Impressions have far outgrown the commercial rubber stamp making operation.

Personal Impressions are proud to manufacture their own ranges of art stamps - including Funstamps, Inca Stamps and Personal Impressions stamps and to distribute crafting materials from many prestigious manufacturers from all around the World.

Today, Richfords are still a family company with many employees having given over 30 years service and Andrew, Edwin Miller's great great nephew, being the fourth generation Richford to have ownership of the company.

Link: Crafts Business Article "Stamping Their Way Through 140 Years" - February 2018



E M Richford Limited is registered in England and Wales (registered number 00151054) with its registered office at Devonshire House, 60 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AD, United Kingdom.