Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
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Loughborough University

The Marketplace

Recognition Express


Sally Findlay (née Young)

Manufacturing Engineering and Management, 1991

Sally Findlay owns and runs a promotional products print company that supplies awards, branded clothing, merchandise, name badges, and pens.

Since graduating in 1991, Sally has gained a wealth of experience in marketing and sales, working as project and operations managers with both SMEs and multi-national companies.

In 2004, she decided to become her own boss and launched Recognition Express (Mid-Surrey) – an award-winning franchise in the promotional products marketplace.

The brand is owned by the Leicestershire-based Bardon Group – one of the UK's leading multi-brand franchisors.

Over the past decade, Sally has nurtured a loyal client base including Dyno-Rod, Bupa, Alliance Boots, and Dairy Crest.



Buying a franchise was a great idea, I grew bored of corporate life and wanted to run my own company. It really suits me and I love working with my customers and seeing all the things we can put logos on.