Way back in the late 1980’s, Richard Boissevain and Paul Jobin were working for the same financial organisation in London, when Richard noticed on Paul’s desk a trophy of a kite crowning Paul “European Stunt Kite Champion”. This sparked the idea for a new enterprise and soon after The Kite Company was formed in October 1989. Nearly 25 years on TKC Sales has grown into one of the leading distributors of action sports and active leisure products in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Whilst kites are still very much part of our business, our current best-in-class brands and products now take in beach, street, snow, bike, mountain and outdoor sports. Likewise, our customer base has grown to match these opportunities and includes the UK and Ireland’s best independent and specialist stores, right the way up to the major high street multiples and online retailers.
We insist on employing sales and marketing professionals who are fully engaged and participate in the sports we’re passionate about. In this way we can positively promote, support and elevate each and every brand we represent. Our team at Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire provides the essential support for this sales and marketing effort. From purchasing and logistics through to warehousing and customer service, everyone pulls together to deliver an exceptional service for our retail customers.
We are hugely proud and protective of TKC’s reputation for exceptional service over the past 25 years. From humble beginnings, we now represent over 50 brands, handle 10,000 shipments a year and serve over 4000 retail outlets.
As to the future, we remain committed to building strong brands for our partners and serving our customers superbly. We seek new brands which have the aspiration and potential to be best in their class and can benefit from TKC’s experience and reputation to grow in the UK and Ireland.