About Us

INDEPENDENT SALES & MARKETING SINCE 1919

Specialists in e-commerce, distribution and gifting for brands

LINKING PEOPLE WITH BRANDS

Home to Voucher Express, Vex Rewards, Cadbury Gifts Direct, Green & Black’s and your first destination for both UK and international business gifts.

Hemingways is a specialist e-commerce, sales and distribution company representing a wide range of major UK and international brands, promoting and selling their products to consumers and corporate markets.

The company is independently owned & managed and has traded since 1947. It’s heritage traces back to 1919.

A RICH HISTORY

Hemingways takes its name from the company’s founder John Hemingways who started his family business at the end of the first World War issuing Star Credit Vouchers – an early form of gift vouchers. During the 1960’s and 1970’s Hemingways operated furniture and department stores in Yorkshire and began marketing and distributing confectionery during the 1980’s, initially to sectors such as credit finance and dairy industries.

Originally based in Leeds, the company now operates from two sites in Ripon, North Yorkshire. The company employs over 100 people, and over 200 during peak trading. Hemingways is recognised as one of the fastest growing private companies in the North.

SOLUTIONS FOR BRANDS AND RETAILERS

We remain an independent company operating in a number of niche markets, primarily retail gift vouchers, gift cards and branded confectionery. In all cases our operations involve working nationally with big brands and high volume sales.

Operations now include wholesale and consumer sales for Cadbury and Green & Black’s, white label gift voucher and gift card solutions for over 50 major UK and international retailers; corporate fulfilment services via our dedicated handling operation – Vex Rewards, The Gift List – an online wedding and gift list service and consumer and corporate voucher sales via Voucher Express.

OUR CONSUMER AND CORPORATE SITES

We run a range of consumer and corporate sites covering our core businesses – gift cards, branded confectionery and rewards.

CADBURY GIFTS DIRECT CONSUMER

CADBURY GIFTS DIRECT FOR BUSINESS

GREEN & BLACK’S

VOUCHER EXPRESS CONSUMER

VOUCHER EXPRESS CORPORATE

VEX REWARDS

MEET SOME OF THE TEAM

People make business and we’ve got some of the best, most talented around.

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Andrew Johnson

Group Managing Director
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Debbie Solan
Head of Sales and Retail Relationships
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Ellie Wheeler

Senior Supervisor : Sales & Marketing
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Carrie Wilson

Retail & Projects Support Manager
Mike Ulman

Mike Ulman

Control Team Supervisor
Liz Foster
Liz Foster
Customer Solutions Department Head
Paul Whiteside

Paul Whiteside

Head of Projects
Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson

Group Chairman
Daren Powel

Darren Powell

General Manager
Colm Phelan

Colm Phelan

Finance Director
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Lydia Morrison

Sales & Marketing Director
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Annabel Martin

Sales Executive
David Loosemore

David Loosemore

Goods-In Manager
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Sian Whelan

Head of HR
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Stephen Woodward

Senior Systems Support Specialist
Rob McGregor

Rob McCregor

Warehouse Operative
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Tatiana Gillies

HR Administrator
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Hayley Nicholson

Sales Executive
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Poppy Banks

Control Team Administrator
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Emma McAra

HR & Recruitment Administrator
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Tanya Chappell

Sales Account Executive
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Jane Spink

Purchasing Supervisor
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Georgie Pickersgill

Sales Support Supervisor
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Emma Mathias

Sales & Marketing Account Executive