Recognition Express has presented its Aberdeen-based franchise owner an award celebrating his 30 years in business.

Dennis D’Arcy, who owns Recognition Express North Scotland, received the award from Nigel Toplis, Managing Director of Recognition Express.

Toplis said: “It has been a pleasure having Dennis in the network over the past 30 years. He has carved out his own special niche in the local area and has built up a thriving business of which he must be very proud. I hope to be presenting Dennis with our first 50 years in business award in the future.”

D’Arcy set up his Recognition Express business in 1982 when he was still working as a Sales Manager at an office equipment company in Aberdeen. He continued to work in both businesses until the early 1990s when the office equipment company was bought out and Dennis decided to put all his efforts into Recognition Express.

He said: “I went on a big sales drive and worked hard building up a network of local businesses I could sell to as well as areas I could expand into. Aberdeen is a small place and everyone knows everyone so word of mouth recommendation is the best form of marketing here.”