About Us

 

Care & Share Products - A brief history


Mission

We bring products with a message of hope, inspiration and encouragement to the marketplace

We seek to live our message by

- Serving with Integrity

- Valuing relationships

- Being fair and equitable in our business practices

 

History

Care and Share Products Pty Ltd was originally Christian Press Pty Ltd started by Bill Dalrymple in 1957 to service Christian Bookshops with imported books, cards and Sunday School resources.

Ron Edwards acquired the business from the Dalrymples in 1983.

In 1987, Ron responded to the need to broaden the distribution of cards and gift product with words of hope, inspiration and encouragement. He also brought his two companies Christian Press Pty Ltd and Edwards Health Education Services Pty Ltd under the new banner.

Whilst Care & Share Products is still a major supplier of cards, stationery and gifts to Christian Bookshops, it has experienced rapid growth in the general gift and card market, so that over 60% of sales are now to general market gift and card stores.

In 2003, the company registered a new logo and brand “Empowering people to care” and a new dimension was given to the brand when Ron started to work with community organisations that produced quality cards and gifts under ethical trade market conditions.

2006 saw Care & Share Products move to new premises in Condell Park with a much larger warehouse.

In 2009 Care & Share Products Pty Ltd NZ was incorporated to serve the NZ marketplace with gifts and cards carrying messages of hope, inspiration and encouragement.

In 2011 Scott Edwards, Ron’s son became the CEO of the Care and Share Products Pty Ltd, and began a succession transition that culminated in the sale of Care and Share Products Pty Ltd in January 2013, to his three sons. Care and Share Global Network Pty Ltd is the new entity that is continuing to trade as Care and Share Products.

Care and Share’s new owners joined the leadership and staff, in seeking to realign the deeply held historical Christian values of Care and Share with their everyday business practices. This discussion resulted in our new mission statement of:

 

We bring product with a message of hope, inspiration and encouragement to the marketplace.

We seek to live our message by:

- Serving with Integrity

- Valuing relationships

- Being fair and equitable in our business practices

Care and Share’s new logo was launched on 1 st July 2013 to highlight the new vision and branding that will guide our business as we Serve in the marketplace.

Scott