Active Digital – Celebrating our 25-year company anniversary
November marks a special month in the Active Digital calendar as we celebrate the company’s 25th birthday this month. We’ve come a long way over the years, so we wanted to celebrate this on our blog.
Officially on 29th November 1996, Active Digital was registered in the United Kingdom as a private limited company. It is hard to think of an industry that moves as quickly as the technology industry. In such a fast-paced environment, only the strong survive. We have seen so much change over the last twenty years, it has been a truly remarkable journey. Within the first year of trading, we started delivering all our mobile phones (by hand) and called ourselves ‘Active’ so we could be at the front of the yellow pages to gain more new enquiries. Today, the yellow pages is no more and we now deliver many of devices, same day, sometimes within two hours. We respect and recognise the true power of the mobile device, enabling businesses to transform the way the work and removing the traditional desktop PC use.
As we enter our 25th year in business, we are using this time to reflect, express gratitude and consider how the industry has changed since Active Digital was founded. We love being in a fast-paced industry and it is the fast pace that keeps us on our toes. The technology industry continues to fuel our passion to respond to customer demands, quicker and more efficiently than ever before.
Managing Director, Richard Groves commented, ‘What a journey it has been! What a ride! So many memories have been made. Active Digital has enjoyed substantial growth over the years. As this year marks the major milestone of our 25th anniversary, we are ready to push forward into the next stage of our business success, whilst retaining much of our heritage and the core values that our business was built upon. Thank you to all our fantastic staff (past and present), our loyal customers and everyone who helped and supported us along the way. Too many to mention who gave their advice and helped shape where the company we are now. We are so grateful. We have some exciting times ahead of us as we go into the next stage of our company transition, and we hope that you can join us as we head in to our next 25 years.”
Business Director, Jo Wimble-Groves (sister to Richard) added, “it’s been a remarkable 25 years and I can’t believe how quickly this time has flown by. My brother and I have worked together for over 27 years and not many people can say they have worked with a sibling for that long! We are really proud to be a family business and all the heritage that brings. We have the most loyal customers, and we want to say a big thank you to them. Without the loyalty and generosity of customers, we wouldn’t be in the position we are. Over the years, we have worked hard to ensure we are giving them great customer experience. In turn, our fantastic people sit at the heart of everything we do, and this goes a long way in shaping the success of the business. We remain a strong and respected company within our industry and this year, once again, we have been recognised us as one of O2’s leading Excel partners in the United Kingdom. Here’s to the next part of our business adventure.”
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