Express Gifts

One of the largest online value retailers in the UK. Whilst historically catalogue based, over 60% of customers now shop for our broad range of fashion, home and leisure items, toys and gifts at affordable prices.

Express Gifts provides a personal shopping service to around 1.6 million customers each year through a combination of direct marketing and online via the and websites. Shoppers may choose to pay for their purchase within 28 days, or take advantage of a monthly credit programme.

The range of products is diverse covering leisurewear, electrical, household, textile, bedding, furniture, nursery products, gifts and greeting cards. Many of these can be personalised in the division's in-house facilities which are unmatched in UK retail.

All large products are handled at a 500,000 sq ft distribution centre in Manchester, whilst an automated collation warehouse at Accrington is capable of handling over half a million items per day.

The majority of customers open a flexible account that allows them to choose whether to pay for their purchases immediately or spread the cost over a number of months. Interest is charged on outstanding balances each month.

Our Strengths

  • State of the art distribution facilities with a unique ability to handle low ticket items profitably.
  • Highly developed credit operations offering payment flexibility to our customers.
  • A unique and broad product range supported by our overseas sourcing operations.
  • The most sophisticated product personalisation facility in UK mail order.
  • Multi channel operations - catalogue, internet and face to face.
  • Significant online presence with over 60% of orders processed online

Studio online and home catalogue shopping with everything for all season. Toys, gifts, games, home & leisure and discount clothing.


Tel: 0371 200 0378

Ace is the online store for all your home, living and garden needs.


Tel: 0371 200 0379

One of the largest direct mail order business in the UK. Whilst historically catalogue based, a growing tendency for customers to shop online means that sales via the Internet now make up a significant percentage of our turnover.


Tel: 01254 382121