Gifts Today magazine

Half Moon Bay buys Shruti

The giftware wholesaler has purchased the main assets of Shruti Limited, formerly Junction 18

It’s full circle for Peter Thompson, MD of Half Moon Bay, as he worked at Junction 18 in the early 1990s.

'Chris Voisey and I both live in Bath and have always kept in touch, so when Chris said he was looking to retire it made sense to have a close look at Shruti', he says.

Michaela Davies, Head of Product Development, and some of the existing staff have transferred to Half Moon Bay. Chris Voisey is stepping away from the gift industry after 30 years and is looking forward to more travel and pursuing other interests. 'My journey in the gift industry has been exhilarating, fruitful and sometimes challenging but also one I’ve thoroughly enjoyed,' he says. 'I’m delighted that Peter will be taking the business forward and I know his licensing knowledge combined with Michaela’s product flair will be a winning combination.'

Half Moon Bay are also moving their warehouse operation to Warminster and plan to make full use of the extensive showrooms there. The popular Shruti Open Weeks will continue but will now include the extended product range. Pictured are members of the sales team at Home & Gift last week.

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