About Tomps Online

TOMPS, or rather Tony Maguire Plasterers Supplies started trading back in 1999. At that time we were solely a Business to Business Company supplying Materials to the Construction and Film Industries.

Formed by Tony Maguire with the intention of supply of good quality materials at great prices! Working on many feature films and with Fibrous Plastering being so busy, there was little time to entertain the Consumer side of things!

In 2002, Nick Maguire joined the team and set about an online portal for electronic ordering. We were one of the first online for our market, no, we were in fact the first to do so.

After completion of a large movie supply contract, in around 2004, we had surplus stocks, which were industry specific, and performed trials for consumer sales via eBay. It became clear, very quickly, that a supplier was required in that sector and so TOMPS.COM was developed to cater more for the home hobby and cottage industry.

From there the story simply get bigger. From just 30 lines we increased to over 200. We offered much smaller kits for home users. Yet we still offered the same trade pricing we always had, backed with the best customer care we could provide.

Throughout the remnant of the first decade of the new millennium, we experienced huge growth and saw many competitors join the market. For many years we remained P1 on google for all our keywords and phrases!

Sadly, due to the demise of a poorly coded shop, we lost those positions. But our loyal customers did not leave us. Throughout the recession people continued to buy and bring us close to today, where online sales now make a substantial chunk of our annual turnover.

At the time of writing this document, our new 2016 site is fast approaching release. All new code. All new design. Simplistic Checkout. Loyalty Points. Competitions. Help Pages & Videos. Now we have the site to support all of this, things can begin to move onwards and upwards.

We intend to increase our item numbers upwards of 500 with all new products, tools and accessories from Cutting Mats to Cutting Edge Silicones.

TOMPS. Home of the miniature modeller, hobby caster, garden ornament maker, Fibrous Plasterer…….and many many more.

Thanks for making TOMPS what it is with your custom.