About us

Let's create unforgettable.

We see a world full of Wonder

We see a world full of Wonder

We are a global, vertically integrated celebrations powerhouse with the capability to design, manufacture and source products that meet ever-growing consumer demand with unparalleled speed, accuracy and quality.

With an exceptional leadership team, 2,500 passionate, purpose-driven people, and our status as the market-leading business within our territories, there’s never been a better time to discover Wonder.

Key figures

Group Turnover

Rapid expansion has driven significant revenue increases across both wholesale and e-commerce, which account for 65% and 35% of our Group turnover respectively. Future opportunities are expected to drive double-digit growth over the next two years.

Colleagues

We employ an exceptional, global team spanning the fields of design, manufacturing, distribution, operations, commercial and e-commerce.

Countries

We are a truly global business. Our people and operations are spread across eight countries and four continents, creating unforgettable moments across the planet.

Ecommerce Share

The e-commerce division of our group continues to grow at a pace and now accounts for 35% of our revenue. This is supported by our strong wholesale and manufacturing business, with established supply relationships with large multiples and national customers.

Global

Our business is truly international, with approximately 60% of our business outside of the UK spread across wholesale, sourcing, manufacturing and e-commerce.

Our Purpose

Create Unforgettable

Our purpose unites our family of leading brands, executive team, 2,500 talented colleagues, partners and loyal customers. 

We exist to Create Unforgettable. 

Unforgettable products, services, solutions and careers that create unforgettable moments for life’s most precious occasions.

As we continue to grow, our purpose provides the questions and answers to everything we do. 

It encourages our people to collaborate across geographical and organisational borders to discover even better solutions to minimising our impact on the planet, creating a greater social impact and bringing more joy, to more people, more often. 

Our purpose extends beyond the organisational boundaries of our Group. We hope it will inspire you to Create Unforgettable in everything you do.

Our Values

Our values both inspire and are inspired by our people. They help us deliver our purpose of Create Unforgettable. 

From daily actions to key strategic decisions, our values guide us in all we do. They are shared by every business and brand across our Group, and create a cultural code that reaches every corner of our global operation.

C

CREATIVE

We apply imagination and innovation to advance every part of our Group.

R

RESPONSIBLE

We care deeply about making a positive impact on the people and communities we serve..

E

ENTREPRENEURIAL

We treat this business as our own, approaching each day with the determination, drive and desire to make a difference.

A

AUTHENTIC

We’re genuine, true to our word, and great to work with.

T

TOGETHER

We celebrate diversity, champion collaboration and know we’re at our best when we work without borders

E

ENJOYMENT

Happiness and joy are the key ingredients in everything we do.

global scale

  • UK
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Malaysia
  • Madagascar
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • China
78.0
50.0
China

Sampling, product development, sourcing and quality assurance.

81.0
54.5
Hong Kong

Dedicated sourcing, product design & development teams.

61.0
80.0
Madagascar

World class costume manufacturing facility.

78.0
66.0
Malaysia

World-class latex balloon manufacturing facility.

51.0
30.0
Sweden

E-commerce commercial & distribution hub for the Nordics.

47.0
38.0
UK

Global HQ. Commercial, retail, wholesale and distribution hub for UK & Ireland.

92.0
88.0
Australia

Commercial, retail, wholesale and distribution hub for Australia.

49.0
40.0
Germany

Commercial, retail, wholesale and distribution hub for Europe.

2022

Welcome to Wonder

2022

Wonder is born, a new brand to reflect the dynamic, global, multi-channel, multi-product, vertically integrated businesses and brands that form the Group.
2022

Group completes trio of key acquisitions.

2022

Three acquisitions are completed in an 18 month period, including Ginger Ray, Luftballon-Markt and Party King.
2021

Successful MBO forms Amscan International

2021

The Group separates from Party City Holdings Inc. following a Management Buy-Out led by Wonder CEO Joe Hennigan and Wonder Executive Chairman Gary Panons.
2010

A series of acquisitions drive growth

2010

As part of the Party City Group, Amscan International acquires 10 businesses over the next 10 years including Riethmuller, Everts, Christy’s By Design, Party Delights and Livario.
1990

Expansion into Europe and Australia

1990

UK and Australian distribution sites are established to service new markets.
1947

From Humble Beginnings

1947

A small business named Amscan is founded in the USA, selling imported goods from a family garage in suburban New York City.

Leadership Team

Following our MBO in 2021, our dynamic leadership team has grown our diverse Group of businesses at an unprecedented rate.

With skill, experience and a shared commitment to our purpose and values, they continue to drive all aspects of our Group to new heights

Joe Hennigan – CEO
Joe Hennigan

CEO

Gary Panons – Executive Chairman
Gary Panons

Executive Chairman

Rob Sidell – CFO
Rob Sidell

CFO

Photo of Neil Weaver – Chief Operations Officer
Neil Weaver

Chief Operations Officer

Paul Cox - Managing Director, Amscan Australia
Paul Cox

Managing Director, Amscan Australia

Carmelo Lopez – Managing Director, Amscan Asia
Carmelo Lopez

Managing Director, Amscan Asia

Claire Grasby – Managing Director, UK & EU Retail
Claire Grasby

Managing Director, UK & EU Retail

Ben Spence – Managing Director, Ginger Ray
Ben Spence

Managing Director, Ginger Ray

Jürgen Müller – Commercial Director, Amscan EU
Jürgen Müller

Commercial Director, Amscan EU

Frank Brünig – Finance & Ops Director, Amscan EU
Frank Brünig

Finance & Ops Director, Amscan EU

Lisa Norris – Commercial Director, Amscan UK
Lisa Norris

Commercial Director, Amscan UK

Barry Ansell – Operations Director, Amscan UK
Barry Ansell

Operations Director, Amscan UK

Claire Morley-Jones – Group HR Director
Claire Morley-Jones

Group HR Director

Paul Shuttleworth – Group IT Director
Paul Shuttleworth

Chief Information Officer

Matthew Busst
Matthew Busst

Managing Director, Everts