Acorne Ltd...

our history

25th Anniversary


2014

The ever-expanding team at Acorne launch Acorne Rewards B2B solutions, re-launch Leisure Vouchers with a brand new look and celebrate their 25th anniversary

2008

Acorne becomes a public limited company, and buys established experience provider Exhilaration from lastminute.com. We now supply lastminute.com's experience days offering.

2007

Having turned around the Virgin Voucher business, Acorne acquires the 'Leisure Voucher' business from Whitbread PLC, plus management of the TGI Fridays gift voucher scheme.

2003

Acorne takes over this business from Virgin, rebranding it Virgin Experience Days and securing future growth. We also take on management of the cash-denominated Virgin Voucher.

2000

Having worked closely with Acorne, Virgin set up their own experiences division.

1995

Acorne's association with Virgin began and we become the first non-Virgin company approved to redeem the newly launched Virgin Voucher.

1993

National gift box distribution follows, via major mail-order and retail catalogue chains.

1992

We develop the revolutionary concept of a retail gift box in 1992 and achieve the first High Street sales via Whiteleys and Harrods.

Early 1990s

Acorne now serves the staff incentives and sales promotions market. Our range expands again to include motor sports, health spas and relaxation days.

1989

Success leads to the launch of Acorne and we are soon selling flying, gliding and parachuting gift vouchers via national media advertisements.

1988

We launch the innovative 'Nationwide Flying Gift Tokens' for Christmas.

1980s

Our founder pioneers the use of gift vouchers on a national scale for flying lesson experiences.

History

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