Twenty Years of SUCCESS
TWENTY YEARS AGO Maria Chilvers sat at her kitchen table and set out her vision for an outdoors clothing company that would be perfectly in tune with its customers. She had built up a huge amount of experience by running a buying office in the outdoor industry, and realised that no-one had identified that birdwatchers needed gear that was different to that used by walkers, climbers or other outdoor enthusiasts. By providing hard wearing waterproof clothing in subdued colours, with plenty of pockets and in low rustle fabrics, Country Innovation stole a march on the opposition and today it still remains way ahead of the pack. Over the years, Country Innovation has kept people warm and dry all over the world, and it is rare to go onto a bird reserve and not spot the Country Innovation logo somewhere. Many well-known bird/wildlife presenters and celebrities can also be seen in Country Innovation clothing and the company now donates part of the sale of any of their Linnet jackets to the Simon King Wildlife Project, a worthy cause whose aim is to take areas of neglected land and turn them back into wildlife havens. “I feel very proud of what Country Innovation has achieved over the past 20 years. My whole aim was to provide a good product with a friendly, honest and reliable service. I am very fortunate to have met some wonderful people over the years and it is extremely satisfying to hear such positive comments from our customers. Our strapline is: ‘We provide a personal service’, and that is exactly what we do!” To view the full product range, go to www.countryinnovation.co.uk or visit the Country Innovation shop at 1 Broad Street, Congresbury, North Somerset, BS49 5DG. Tel: 01934 877333. You will always receive a warm welcome. Country Innovation will also be at the Birdfair, 19-21 Aug, Egleton, Rutland: www.birdfair.org.uk To celebrate 20 years in business, Country Innovation is offering all Birdwatching readers a full 20% OFF any Country Innovation branded product*. Simply take this voucher to the Country Innovation shop or the Birdfair stand in Marquee 6. Alternatively, visit www.countryinnovation.co.uk and use the code BIRTHDAY in the checkout or call 01934 877333. Offer ends 21 August 2016.
*Full priced product only.