The Story So Far.....
Here at Scribble and Ink we believe that creating a happy workplace creates happy customers
By smiling more and laughing lots, whilst working hard and delivering exceptional customer service, we have become the can-do guys for businesses across the South West.
This is our story…
In 1992, which was famous for the birth of singer Sam Smith and Bill Clinton getting elected, Rick Whitemoor, started filling used cartridges in his house and sold them to small local businesses, he had spotted a gap in the market, and decided to fill it (see what we did there!) This legendary business was known as ‘Inkost’ (some more observant customers may recognise this name, as it is still the LTD company we trade through!). His business developed and soon he moved into a start-up unit which in turn led to moving in 1995 to Signal Buildings (some would say it’s become the heart of the west country).
Laser Printer Services
In 2008 Ian Preston, joined Inkost when he merged his business Laser Print Services into the company.
This increased the services Inkost could provide, maintaining and repairing printers across the region.
Scribble and Ink
In August 2013 Daryl Fulls joined the business, and immediately set about changing it! Having spent 28 years working in and growing the family business Moshulu. He brought the experience of building a team who together built a brand and in so doing a successful chain of retail stores and e-commerce business. And so the Scribble and Ink brand was born. Soon it became clear that customers loved the brand and the ethos behind it, Scribble and Ink could offer a near complete holistic supply service to the south west with toners, stationery, photocopier rentals, refreshments, janitorial and much more. Happy team – happy customers – and a great new way of doing business.
In March 2014 Jake Rossiter arrived at Scribble as an apprentice and is now the Customer Services Coordinator (Stationery Whisperer) and is the person who helps with your orders and queries
And in July 2016 Lesley Allinson arrived starting as a Sales manager and becoming the Operations Director in July 2019.
Scribble and Think
In August 2015 Darren Graydon joined the business, and we created Scribble and Think our design studio. ‘Think’ caters for small to medium businesses that require a little extra from a designer to help with their branding, websites, promotional material etc.
Scribble & Think has grown to include a team of designers including apprentices all still operating from Signal Buildings.
Scribble & Think has been proud to work with some of the very best local companies helping them find their voice, reposition their brand and increase sales – take a look here https://scribbleandthink.co.uk/design-portfolio/
October 2020 Mark Ashworth and Daryl decided they might be better together, and merged the two companies, sharing resources and expertise, offering an even better service with even lovlier people!! Mark brought Andy Wakeham with him and he joined the team in the Bunker to ensure our customers get great customer service and product knowledge.
We are constantly looking forward and always thinking about how we can improve, develop and grow.
Who knows what’s next?
One thing is for sure it’ll be fun…!!