May 9, 2012 3.50 pm This story is over 119 months old

Lincoln company has record-breaking year due to Diamond Jubilee

Big sales: A local company is getting extremely good trade, thanks to the Queen’s Jubilee.

A Lincoln company has broken previous sales records thanks to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Running Imp, a medals and awards retailer, says it has already passed £1 million sales after launching a 2012 product range just for the Jubilee.

This is a 42% rise on when it served The Golden Jubilee in 2002 at this stage.

Running Imp is selling a range of mugs, medals, party equipment, children’s items and more commemorative items on its dedicated website,

Running Imp are also donating 1p of every sale of every Diamond Jubilee medal and coin to The Prince’s Trust charity.

The company’s newest premises has been named crowned Jubilee House to commemorate the event, while the company cars are also flying the flag.

Jubilee job offers

Running Imp is getting around 200 orders from Jubilee items each day. To keep up with demand, the firm is creating 30 new jobs across the company.

The roles will work in shift patterns, due to Running Imp considering staying open 24 hours to manage orders.

This will take the number of people employed up to 74.

Chris Illsley, Managing Director said: “These new jobs are evidence of the strength of our product range, much of which we have designed in-house, our dedication to service, and our continuing ambition for growth.”

Source: Running Imp