01 Apr Webmart turns 25
Webmart turns 25
It’s Webmart’s 25th birthday!
It’s been a quarter of a century since Simon founded Webmart in 1996. We started off as a very yellow web offset print specialist with big plans. Twenty-five years on, we are still very yellow, but have evolved into print marketing procurement experts with even bigger plans.
Our twenty-five years has seen huge growth and change for Webmart. The company has specialised in many areas of print and related services, invested heavily in our tech, and has helped thousands of customers with their print marketing.
Alongside this, we’ve continued to build on our cornerstone principles of working hard and doing good, with exciting projects like our regeneration of the “Oxygen Farm” and our recent ‘flash give’. Across our first twenty-five years, we’ve donated over £650,000 to charity and don’t plan on stopping there.
As Bilty says: “The last twenty-five years have flown by. At the time of setting Webmart up, I wanted to create a distinctively different type of business in the commoditised marketplace called ‘Print’. I believe we’ve achieved this and have been a driving force for our belief of not only doing well as a business but doing good at the same time.”
Whilst we would normally have celebrated such a big birthday with the entire team and a party in our yellow shed, there is a huge sense of positivity about the future:
“COVID has been an exceptionally challenging time for many businesses but we’ve come through really well and we are looking forward to the next twenty-five years. We will continue building on the solid foundations under the guidance of the new leadership team, headed up by Richard Boon who took over at an incredibly challenging time and who has shown strong and empathetic leadership through the most difficult of economic times.”
We are excited for the many developments and goals in the pipeline for the business, and this marks a new era for Webmart and for Simon:
“I’m looking forward to playing a part as we grow going forward, but I’m absolutely enjoying giving the young leadership team an opportunity to thrive with the exciting times ahead.
“My role will evolve from here into more talking about how we run the Marxist-capitalist business that Webmart is, rather than running it operationally, which I look forward to along with other charitable and political ambitions that I have.”