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03/06/2024

The Lincolnshire Business Excellence Awards 2024

We're excited to announce we have been shortlisted for The Planet Saver Award at the prestigious Lincolnshire Business Awards 2024!

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06/05/2024

The 2024 TCS London Marathon Recap

We are incredibly proud that Our Sister Company, Bespoke Medals and Pin Badges, are the Official Medal Supplier and Clock Operator to one of the World's most prestigious marathons.

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21/02/2024

The Lincolnshire Business Awards 2024

We're excited to announce we have been shortlisted for The Planet Saver Award at the prestigious Lincolnshire Business Awards 2024!

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22/05/2023

Jane Tomlinson's Run For All Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon was a Huge Success!

The Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon was created to raise awareness and support families living with Motor Neurone Disease.

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17/05/2023

Our CEO is a Finalist for the Lincolnshire Business Excellence Awards 2023

We are incredibly proud to announce that our CEO, Josh Illsley, is a Finalist for Business Leader of the Year in The Lincolnshire Business Excellence Awards 2023, in Partnership with The University of Lincoln Research and Enterprise!

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25/04/2023

Here is an Overview of The 2023 TCS London Marathon with Running Imp!

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2023 Marathon!

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29/01/2023

Running Imp Celebrates its 35th Anniversary!

With the help of a Great Team, Strong Vision, and Our Wonderful Customers, On Saturday 28th January 2023, Running Imp Celebrated its 35th Anniversary!

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29/11/2022

Lincolnshire 30 under 30 Awards 2022!

A Fantastic Evening was had by all at Lincoln Cathedral's Famous Chapter House amongst 30 Rising Stars, Under 30!

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25/10/2022

The Lincolnshire Business Awards 2022

We're incredibly proud to announce that after being shortlisted for Two Awards at the prestigious Awards, we also came away from the Evening celebrating Two... One very unsuspecting!

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07/10/2022

We've Been Shortlisted for the Lincolnshire Business Awards!

We're thrilled to announce that we've made the shortlist for two awards at the prestigious Lincolnshire Business Awards 2022!

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03/10/2022

Running Imp Successfully Acquires Events FR

Running Imp is proud to announce that it has successfully acquired Events FR after running as a competitor for the last 16 years.

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15/03/2022

Sustainability in Medal Form

Our go-to Medals for a more Eco-Friendly Approach

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27/10/2021

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Event Planning

​The Queen's Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching, and we're here to make sure you get all the information you need to prepare.

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04/10/2021

Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Another fantastic year for the Virgin Money London Marathon! This colossal mass participation event, which took place on the 3rd of October 2021, saw a combined 80,000 participants joining in, both in person and virtually.

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22/09/2021

New Leadership at Running Imp

Almost two years after his promotion to Operations Director, Running Imp is proud to announce that Josh Illsley will lead the company forward as its new CEO. Josh began working at Running Imp five and a half years ago as its Operations coordinator, rapidly expanding his knowledge of the business and experience leading a large team.

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16/08/2021

Faye's 30th Work Anniversary

Congratulations to our Managing Director, Faye, on 30 years at Running Imp!

 

In the early days of Running Imp, Faye started as an Office Junior, working hard alongside our CEO Chris Illsley BEM and Josh Illsley our Operations Director to make the company what you see today! 


Starting as an Office Junior in 1991, Faye progressed through the ranks, reaching Administration Manager, General Manager and Director by 2008. Following the wild success of the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Faye was made Managing Director, the position she holds today.


She's helped pull the business through a takeover, a buyout, a global pandemic, and two (soon to be three!) Jubilees! Without a doubt, the company wouldn't be the same without you, Faye. From everyone at Running Imp, thank you for being the inspiration you are.

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29/01/2021

COVID-19 Update 2nd November 2020

COVID-19 Business Update 2nd November 2020

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26/01/2021

We're open for business!

We're open for business!

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25/09/2019

A New Chapter Begins at Running Imp

Running Imp is preparing to embark on a new and exciting chapter in its history, following the retirement of joint CEO Caroline Birkin with the appointment of Jane and Josh Illsley onto the Board of Directors. From its humble beginnings in 1988, CEO dynamic duo Chris Illsley BEM and Caroline Birkin have been at the helm of Running Imp. 


They have seen in some significant milestones for the company. These include Running Imp providing memorabilia for two Jubilees, taking on the role of Official Medal Supplier to the London Marathon, and of course, supplying events worldwide. Now, after over 31 successful years in the business, Caroline has stepped down. This move, recently finalised, comes as Caroline prepares to enjoy retired life. Running Imp would like to wish Caroline all the best for a happy and healthy retirement and thank her for her commitment and hard work over the years. How Will This Affect The Company? Chris and Jane Illsley now own the company. Alongside this shift in ownership, further changes will take place slowly over the coming months. 


The first and most significant change has seen Josh Illsley join the Board of Directors as Operations Director. In regards to Josh's appointment, Chris stated: "I am delighted to welcome Josh on to the board of directors. He has shown a tenacity like no other and also shows great passion and ambition for the future of the company". This position will see Josh take on more responsibility within the company, using his experience and knowledge to help direct the company towards greater heights. We want to say congratulations to Josh and Jane on this new appointment and look forward to what they will bring the company. If you'd like to find out more about the history of Running Imp and Bespoke Medals, you can do so here.

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