Business owner invited to America to meet Kingston co-founder

An online retailer based in Preston, Lancashire has been sent on the trip of a lifetime.

www.kingstonmemoryshop.co.uk is an independent, authorised re-seller of Kingston products and was one of only 12 businesses flown to the other side of the world as part of an annual event for UK distributors, corporate resellers, integrators and retailers.

The Preston-based business visited the Kingston Technology Corporation HQ in California, and the trip took place over three nights and four days.

The once-in-a-lifetime-trip included a tour of the factory where products are produced, a visit to Universal Studios and dinner and evening hospitality with John Tu, co-founder of Kingston Technology Corporation.

Leigh Cowell, owner of SweetCow Ltd, parent company of KingstonMemoryCards.co.uk, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to meet key stakeholders in the business and see the products we sell being manufactured. I was able to see first-hand the manufacturing facility in which the products are made and see the complex process that they go through in order to get such high quality results.

“I’ve been able to take a lot away from the trip and bring the knowledge back to Preston to apply to my business. In doing so, we can offer UK customers expert advice and support for all their Kingston needs, especially given that server environments can be particularly complex.”

Jim Knee, UK Business Development Manager for Kingston Technology Europe Co LLP, said: “'We run this event annually to give selected Kingston approved distributors, resellers and integrators the opportunity to learn more about Kingston as a business. The event was held in our brand new HyperX office in Fountain Valley, California. We gave our partners an insight into our manufacturing process, highlighting some of our unique patented procedures to ensure the high quality of our products. “It is also a great opportunity for the key stakeholders at Kingston and our customers to meet and share thoughts and discussions. We are selective on who attends these events and those that do are fortunate to get a sneak preview into the goings on at Kingston Technology.''