A lot has changed since our birth in 1995, selling franking machines (some of which still required a trip to the post office to top up with money!) John Major was Prime Minister, UKIP had only just been formed, ‘Cool Britannia’ had not been invented and Charles and Di were still married.
Technology has evolved massively in a quarter of a century and we believe that we have evolved with it, increasing our customer base year on year and adding new products as we go. Our aim has always been to strive for excellence and become the best in our field. We are proud with what we have achieved and are determined to continue our success into the future.
Our 25th Anniversary Timeline
Steve Rogers starts up FP Mailing South buying the UK’s first dealership from Francotyp-Postalia (a German manufacturer of franking machines). The business starts from Steve’s spare bedroom in his house in South East London. Steve drove a Rover 400 and used a One2One M300 mobile phone!
More from 1995…
Frank Bruno is crowned heavyweight champion of the world, Windows 95 is released and Toy Story (1) is the highest grossing film.
Richard Black becomes the company’s first salesman. Princess Diana dies in Paris after car crash. The Tamagotchi becomes one of the biggest toy fads of the 1990s.
Deanna Turner fresh from school joins. The Euro currency is launched and Titanic becomes the first film to gross US$1 billion.
Tim Pile does 2 weeks work experience from Dartford boys school (the school closes the same year but Tim assures us this was completely coincidental). Blackberry smartphone is released and building work is finished at the Millennium Dome.
Lindsey Mepstead canvasses the office selling telecoms and is recruited. The UK joins America in the invasion of Iraq and the price of a 1st class stamp is 28p.
More from 2003
In other news the final Concorde flight took place and LinkedIn is launched.
Steve Streeter leaves his job as National Sales Manager at Pitney Bowes and joins us as an account manager. HS1 train opens and Apple launch a new product called the iPhone.
Saffron Beesley joins via the job centre back to work scheme and Carly Day joins in charge of the money.
More from 2012
The London Olympics break records, The Shard is officially opened and Tinder is launched as an online dating App.
We move to our new purpose-built office in Greenhithe and Andy Murray wins Wimbledon.
More from 2013
Steve Waller joins the team. Marie Davenport covers maternity leave for Carly.
Nicolle Marshall joins as a sales trainee. The UK votes to leave the EU and the final videocassette recorder is manufactured in Japan.
Amber Davenport joins and becomes our first staff member born in the wrong century! Fire destroys much of Notre Dame Cathedral and England win the Cricket World Cup.
The UK leave the European Union after 47 years and plots a bright future? We rebrand as MyGroupSolutions – 25 years and still growing!
Join the team
Our business is growing. We already have a very strong team of hard working people who have been with us for many years but we need additional people be part of our expanding business.
If you have energy and enthusiasm and are interested in joining our growing team then follow the link for further information.
Tamagotchi – Nxr-at / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
Diana memorial – Keimzelle / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)
President Clinton – clintonlibrary42 / Public domain