2003 was the year England won the Rugby world cup, we belted out every word to the Black Eyed Peas hit ‘Where is the Love’ and eagerly awaited the release of the all-singing, all snake playing Nokia 3200 (the equivalent to the iPhone release at the time!)
If you hadn’t guessed it already, this is also the year eSpares was born and we’re celebrating 16 years in the industry. For us, that means 16 years of empowering our customers by encouraging them to fix their own appliances, become domestic heroes and do their bit for the environment along the way!
To kick things off, we thought you might like to join us for a trip down memory lane…
Here are some facts about the beginning of eSpares that you might not know about:
- At the very beginning, eSpares was run from headquarters in London.
- The founder was a massive Chelsea FC fan so he based the company in Chelsea overlooking the River Thames.
- The original colour of eSpares was blue, again because of Chelsea football club (he really was a big fan!)
- Our Marketing Manager, Lloyd Handahu has been with the business since day 1.
Here are some of the momentous moments and famous releases we share our birthday year with:
- We celebrated England winning the Rugby World Cup.
- Madonna and Britney Spears caused a stir when they kissed at the VMA’s.
- The Nokia 3200 was the phone of the moment!
- The Black Eyed Peas’ hit single ‘Where is the love’ was the theme tune to our lives!
- We also spent our evenings dancing to popular hits including 50 Cent – In Da Club, Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z – Crazy in Love and Outkast – Hey Ya!
- We spent hours at the cinema glued to big movies hits such as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
- We welcomed the released of some of our favourite TV shows such as Peep Show and One Tree Hill.
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was the 5th book of the series to be released by author J. K. Rowling and had us hooked.
- We watched as Concorde made its last ever commercial flight.
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