Present Company was established in Burgess Hill, West Sussex in 1987 with a remit "to do something different.” Although a
successful business, we have remained small enough to ensure we are able to control all aspects of our buying – especially in respect
of our long-standing commitment to fairly traded products from the developing world. We make regular overseas visits to meet our
suppliers, in countries including: Indonesia, India, Nepal and Thailand. We deal directly with suppliers; often family-run businesses
operating out of their homes. Such employment helps to maintain small economic communities; allowing people to remain in their
own villages, instead of having to migrate and seek work in cities - where prospects and living conditions are usually poor and family/
community support often non-existent.