Our story begins back in 2007 when First 4 Numbers expanded with the acquisition of T&J Printers, a local company who were already producing race numbers for events around the UK. Since then the business has grown, and with the help of new technology, and a growing participation rate in running events, First 4 Numbers was able to slingshot itself in to the printing industry. Now we are supplying race numbers to events in every corner of the UK and across Europe.
In recent years we really have gone from strength to strength. New investments have allowed us to significantly develop the printing process in terms of producing race numbers, and consequently, exciting new opportunities are always opening up for us. In the last few years alone we have been lucky enough to print race numbers for some of the biggest events in world athletics, including The IAAF World Championships, The European Athletics Championships, The London Marathon, and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. However, we never sit still, and we are always looking at new ways we can develop and push forward.
Today, what sets us apart is our websites custom design feature. We have pioneered this technology so that for the first time ever, we give our customers the ability to design their numbers completely online, in real time. You get complete freedom and control over how you want your numbers to look, so that when they arrive they are 100% personally customised and specific to your event. Or, if you prefer, you can ask us to design your numbers for you using our in-house design team. Whichever option you choose, our goal is to make sure you are completely happy with your numbers, and to help make certain your event is a success.
Looking ahead to the future, we are always trying to find ways we can improve on what we do. New investments have allowed us to increase our printing capabilities, so that when each athletic season starts we are able to produce a large volume of numbers quickly and efficiently. Not only that, our digital print capabilities mean we can print logos, names, barcodes, and numbers sequentially, which makes organising an event that little bit easier.
Also, as our company grows so does our responsibility towards the environment. We take every opportunity we can to reduce our impact on the planet, and make every effort to reduce our waste and to conserve energy. Today, we recycle all of our waste paper and ink cartridges so that we avoid any negative impact we may have as much as possible. We have also recognised the importance of renewable energy, and have invested in solar panels that reduce carbon emissions by over a tonne every year.
Ultimately, what we acknowledge here at First 4 Numbers is the importance of customer satisfaction. It is only by looking after our customers and working with them that we have been able to expand and develop our business as quickly as we have. We are now looking to replicate that relationship with our overseas customers, so that our reputation is held in high regard both domestically and internationally.
So, if you need any help and would like to get in touch, give us a call and you will speak directly to a member of the First 4 Numbers team. We handle all of our customers’ queries in house so that you’re never far away from an answer.