Kelvedon-based Peta UK celebrates 40th anniversary

From left, Ian Edwards, Jacqui Fleming, Simon Carrick Cowlin, Genny Crockett, Terri Davis, Tracy Wil

From left, Ian Edwards, Jacqui Fleming, Simon Carrick Cowlin, Genny Crockett, Terri Davis, Tracy Williams, Lucy Fairman of Peta UK. - Credit: Archant

A family firm in north Essex which produces implements designed to help people with arthritis and grip difficulties is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Kelvedon-based Peta UK was founded in 1976 by innovator Lionel Crockett who designed and trademarked the first Easi-Grip scissors.

The business has since enjoyed significant expansion, with its range of products now also including garden tools and kitchen knives and utensils.

Lionel’s daughter Genny, who now runs the business, said: “This is a fantastic landmark for the company and a very special birthday. It’s a time to celebrate how far we have come, and thank our loyal clients, customers and colleagues who we have worked with over the years.

“40 years on Peta remains committed to universal design principles that benefit everyone, irrespective of age or ability. We allow people to continue to enjoy their favourite hobbies, and for that we are very proud.”

Peta exports 60% of its products to more than 30 countries.