Simply Thank You have been helping companies engage with employees and customers for over 30 years.
Find out about Simply Thank You - Welcome
32,000 sq ft - packed with gifts!
Built from an idea to make saying ‘thank you’ with a gift a whole lot easier, we’re proud to say that Simply Thank You has become the supplier of choice to companies worldwide – from corporates to growth focused businesses.
We have industry leading technology combined with a purpose built physical gifting facility of over 32,000 square feet. Find out more about Simply Thank and how we can provide a truly end to end solution, whether you’re looking to reward and retain your staff or incentivise and reward your customers.
We're always working to reduce our carbon footprint
In our fragile products we are changing from the standard plastic airfill to a 100% recycled and biodegradable alternative called Flexi-Hex.
Find out about Simply Thank You’s efforts to eliminated all plastic flower transport pots and replace them with a more eco conscious felt option. Plastic tape will soon be replaced with eco paper tape (2023).
In our flower care pack the inner plastic wallet on the flower boxes will soon be replaced with a paper alternative meaning all flower boxes will now be recyclable.
We are currently researching how we can replace the plastic cellophane with an eco-friendly paper alternative.
This is just the start of our journey to offer sustainable gifts and decrease waste in our business over the long term.
Delighting global businesses
But where did the idea come from?
We’d love to share with you the story of the man behind Simply Thank You, and how the idea became the international business that Simply Thank You is today. Born in Darlington in 1951, Colin Eglington started his career as the youngest Captain in the British Merchant Navy, in charge of what was then the biggest oil tanker in the world, a 450,000 ton super-tanker. On active duty throughout the Iran Iraq war (1980-88), Colin strategically re-arranged sailing times, so that tankers sailed at night, reducing the risk of attack.
As a consequence of his performance, Colin was made the US Liaison Officer on behalf of the Kuwaiti government, this leading to the creation of the Chesapeake Shipping Company and Kent Petroleum.
On 2nd August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait but Colin chose not to leave immediately, due to his role as Shipping Liaison Officer for the Kuwaiti Government. However, Colin ultimately had no choice but to go into hiding with his dog Fletch, hiding in the family home for two and a half months until he was discovered by Iraqi forces and taken hostage.
Colin was released from captivity after six months of isolation, with little food and minimal water.
Once back in the UK, Colin realised he would have to re-build his life. A casual comment made by a friend, that he’d struggled to buy and send a ‘Thank You’ gift for a colleague who he had stayed with, planted a seed in Colin’s mind.
And so, Simply Thank You was born. A quick gifting service based in five major UK airports, enabling travellers to buy simple thank you gifts whilst en-route. There was originally a selection of eight gifts with an inclusive wrapping and delivery service. associated with your programme.