Checkpoint is a leading importer and distributor of children’s rainwear, accessories and gifts. The company was formed in 1995 by Nick Whone who had previously spent many successful years in the Gift and Toy Industry. The company has come a long way since then and, due to steady increases in sales volumes, has been forced to seek larger premises several times over the years. The company now boasts a modern warehouse, set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, of 12,000 sq feet and a further 3,000 sq feet of office accommodation.
The company has distributed the world famous Kidorable brand since 1998 and was a pioneer in bringing Children’s Rainwear “ensembles” to the UK market. When it comes to matching wellies, raincoats, backpacks and umbrellas we are the LEADERS. To this day we proudly represent Kidorable and have added other complimentary brands to further strengthen our portfolio:
Stephen Joseph Gifts (World leaders in back to school gear).
Bugzz Kids Stuff (Our own brand for younger children).
We are passionate about our business and hope that this is reflected in the manner in which we conduct our business with our large and varied client base.
Meet the Team.
Nick Whone; Managing Director. Maintaining a hands on approach to the everyday running of the business Nick is always available to discuss issues that fall outside the norm. When he is not following his favourite football team or doubling as a taxi driver for his two teenage kids he can be found on two (motorised) wheels in the hills and dales of beautiful North Yorkshire and beyond.
Anthony Temporal. Group Financial Controller. Anthony is the guy responsible for both processing customer payments and paying suppliers. Sounds easy but there is much much more that he does to keep the ship on course. He is also the company IT expert and is responsible for both building and maintaining the company websites. A man of many talents you could say. With four bright and active children to bring up, Anthony is kept very busy indeed.
To all of you, from all of us at Checkpoint - Thank you!