Family-owned Draper Tools is celebrating 100 years in business this year with promotions, a party, and a charity partnership.

Established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the business is run today by the fourth generation of the Draper family. At 100 years old, the company says it remains as committed to growth and innovation as ever, having recently made a number of investments as a business, as well as several improvements at its head office facility.

Chairman John Draper said: “We are proud to have reached this important milestone in our company history and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us get here.

“Although we have grown a lot over the last century, we still like to think of ourselves as a no-nonsense, customer-focused tool supplier. Quality and reliability are still very much at the heart of the business and this will continue as we progress and grow into 2019 and beyond.”

Plans are afoot for a year-long celebration of the company’s 100-year anniversary in 2019, with exclusive promotions, competitions, charity fundraising and a staff party all in the pipeline. Each month there will also be special edition centenary products.

To further mark the occasion, Draper Tools has teamed up with Care for Veterans, a charity which also celebrates its centenary in 2019. Care for Veterans was established in 1919 to care for soldiers returning from World War I with life-changing disabilities. It provides long-term nursing care, rehabilitation, respite and end of life care to disabled ex-Servicemen and women from the RAF, Army, Royal Navy and auxiliary services.

Draper Tools will be dedicating 2019 to supporting and raising funds for Care for Veterans in honour of both organisations’ centenary year.