So this is a little bit about us and why we do what we do! We are a small family business who have been designing and selling reward stickers and motivation products to the UK schools, hospitals, clubs and parents for over 20 years. Recognition and positive reinforcement are powerful motivators and we believe tactile resources are an important part of a child's experience in this digital age. They add fun and value to many situations whether at home, in hospital or at school. Custom stickers make the experience personal and help in the development of relationships between children and those who work with them. We are proud that ALL our products are designed exclusively by us and made in the UK.
Back in 1997 I was working part time as a graphic designer and illustrator. My three children were then aged 8, 8, and 3 and my husband was a busy school teacher. One day one of my twins came home with a sticker - not the kind I was used to when I was at school which was a gummed star - but something altogether more fancy with a cartoon image and caption. She was very proud, and so was I and it prompted a lovely conversation about why she had received the sticker. I could see how this tiny token of recognition had the ability to build upon her achievement and somehow brighten her whole school day. It almost had magical powers it seemed. It made me think..... I can design stickers!
One of those twins is now a teacher. One works in the NHS. Both use the stickers in the course of their work. (The toddler now runs his own ethical artisan chocolate business!)
My husband, Steven, is now my business partner and we run The Sticker Factory from our home in Suffolk. We do everything including building this new website. Well done Steven!
I concentrate on design and customising stickers, Steven does the technical stuff and bookkeeping and we both deal with packing and dispatch. All our print and materials are sourced in the UK and we continually look for the most environmentally friendly solutions. We love what we do and hope you have enjoyed reading a little bit about us.
We hope you find the products you are looking for on our site but please do email us if there’s anything you can’t find and we will do our best to help you.
With many thanks for you custom,
Best wishes from
Vanessa and Steven
Our aims are simple - it's what we do and believe it makes for a fair and sustainable business