Essex Miniatures was founded in 1980, manufacturing 25mm historical figures sculpted by Brian Gregory. The first fantasy figures were introduced in 1984. The company moved premises to Canvey Island in 1985 and later that year bought several 15mm wargame ranges from Mikes Models. In early 1987 Bob Olley joined Essex as a designer. Website was registered 1999-12-10. Full address: Unit 1, Shannon Centre, Shannon Square, Canvey Island, Essex, SS8 0PE, England, UK.