About Us

John Kemp is an embroidery and print business.  Established as a drapers shop in 1908 it was in the Kemp family for over 90 years spanning three generations. Today it is still a family run business, owned by Mary Laird since January 2012 and managed by her daughter Karen Laird.

Stuart and Mona Kemp added a new dimension to the business in February 1989 with the introduction of garment embroidery. In the following two decades this has grown to be a major part of our business.  Shop Manager Karen, worked with Stuart and Mona for a number of years, learning all aspects of the business.