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Our History

Personal Impressions is part of the EM Richford Group who, in 2018, celebrated 140 years in business (established 1878).

Edwin Miller Richford (a chemist) started manufacturing rubber stamps back 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 when the craft divisions started in 1995, it outgrew the commercial rubber stamp making operation.

Today, Richfords are still a family company.  Andrew, Edwin Miller's great great nephew, being the fourth generation Richford to have ownership of the company still works for the Company. 

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