History of the Mark

The Imperial Mark is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious accolades, granted to organizations in recognition of a level of service that goes beyond the boundaries of normal excellence.

First commissioned over three hundred years ago, the Imperial Mark was used to reward merchants and traders who offered an superior level of service, as well as to encourage others to strive towards these standards.

From it's initial founding the Mark endured turbulent eras of history, including a period of seventy two years during which not a single Mark was commissioned. However the noble principles at the heart of the Imperial Mark ensured it's continuation in a limited form until 1994.

It was in 1994 that governance of the Imperial Mark was acquired by the International Charter Organization and it was reestablished allowing it to be applied to international companies irrespective of their location or services provided.

In it's original form an Imperial Mark was awarded to the actual proprietor of a business, thus when ownership of a business changed the Mark was lost and had to be renewed. During the last major reformation this clause was amended to allow an Imperial Mark to be applied to a company.

Today the Mark is seen as a sign of exceptional quality, denoting the highest possible standard of quality and a level of service that is unsurpassed anywhere else in the world.

In keeping with it's original tenets only the very best companies in the world are considered for the award, companies whose products and services are worthy of admiration by peers and the world in general.



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