Devonshire based Wildlife Watching Supplies, the leading providers of camouflage accessories, are today celebrating 18 years in business with an expansion to a new, much larger workshop in Tiverton.
MD Kevin Keatley started out using old army surplus camouflage for his photography, but today his Company – Wildlife Watching Supplies now supplies the British and NATO forces, as well as photographers and filmmakers, including the BBC Natural History Unit for filming productions like The Natural World and Wild China.
The British design and manufacturing Company Wildlife Watching Supplies provide wildlife photography hides, lens covers and bean bags, to the UK photography market said: “The business has really grown over the last 18 years.
“I wouldn’t have believed that our name would become so well known. I started the company because I couldn’t find kit for my own wildlife photography and all that was available then was army surplus gear and old ex-army camouflage nets which tended to smell a bit.
“I have always been passionate about wildlife and wildlife photography, but I am also the type of person brimming with ideas and projects.”
Kevin believes the Companies success has been based on knowing what customers want and are looking for. Kevin continued: “I think as a business, it is important to not only design and produce the products, but to also give the information on how to use them and ideas for projects like setting up a feeding station, working from a hide or using an infra red tip.
While the UK manufacturing sector has declined in recent years, Wildlife Watching Supplies has gone from strength to strength, with the weakness of the pound giving a boost to their exports.
Kevin added: “These are exciting times. We now have 19 employees, along with many new designs and projects and room to expand in our new workshop. We have a lot of regular customers around the world who give us great feedback and recommend us. It’s more like having a group of like-minded friends who share my passion for wildlife and wildlife photography than just a raft of names on a database.”
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