THE TRENDMARK STORY
Trendmark was established 30 years ago by Gary Funnell while he was studying complementary health therapy. The more Gary serviced the needs of his clients, the more he realised how few of his competitors cared for their clients’ needs, but rather their own.
His big break came when American Express and Old Mutual gave him the opportunity to work on some of their bigger projects and, as they say, the rest is history.
Since the birth of Gary’s daughter, he has made the business substantially smaller, and more adaptable to market changes. This has allowed him to spend quality time with his daughter, but also to be sensitive to the pricing of jobs, to make the business resilient against risk, and to take the business into the next 30-year cycle. The core of the business remains owner-managed, and personal by nature.
Since its inception, Trendmark has taken part in many national exhibitions, it has had an editorial article written about it in a national industry magazine, and has been awarded the position of preferred contractor to the British and Dutch embassies.