As we get used to typing and writing 2015 we like to remember that 40 years ago in 1975 ESE Direct was formed by Brian Francis who operated out of his summerhouse in the back garden.
The 80’sIn 1980 the company had a number of moves and finally landed on Northumberland Street in Norwich, to better serve the customer base that had been steadily building. To this day we are still operating from the Northumberland Street building.
The 90’sIn 1990 ESE Direct established their Cloakroom Seating arm of the business, designing and manufacturing a range of cloakroom benches in house, which was sold through the catalogue.
The NoughtiesIn 2000, the beginning of the 21st century saw ESE’s first online ordering website, featuring 7,500 products.
The Last 5 Years2010-2014 saw consecutive record growth. 2013 also saw us changing our business name from Eastern Storage Equipment to ESE Direct, and increasing and refurbishing the office to compensate for the team increasing from 12 to 28 members in 4 years.
Author Bio - Laura Holland
Social Media and Web Content Coordinator, Jan 2014 - May 2015