1976 – FSP (Fripp Sandeman & Partners) is founded by the late John Fripp and Graham Sandeman, management consultants from the renowned consultancy Urwick Orr.
1985 – John Fripp seconded to become MD of Uptons Department Stores
1988 – Douglas Bowen Joins FSP, bringing retailing experience from Bally, Clarks, Peter Green
1990 – Douglas Bowen becomes Managing Director
1990 – FSP’s focus moves from retailers to the property industry.    
1994 – John Fell joins FSP from In-Wear UK, bringing experience from Alexon, Dash, Clarks, Lotus, Bally, Courage and Fios
1998 – FSP sees major expansion into retail property
2000 – Jo Hewson joins FSP from Baird Outerwear Brands bringing retailing experience from Windsmoor, Dash, Genesis and Miss Selfridge
2002 – Douglas Bowen retires as Managing Director and becomes Chairman
2003 – Geoff Nicholson becomes Managing Director 
2005 – FSP creates its industry leading retailer database and launches SnapShop 
2008 – Ken Gunn joins FSP from CACI bringing real estate experience from Boots Properties, Fuller Peiser, Landaur and Gerald Eve plus retailing experience from Allied Carpets, Boots and Somerfield 
2011 – FSP begins its expansion into Europe            
2012 – Geoff Nicholson retires                 
2012 – Jo Hewson becomes Managing Director                     
2014 – Heidi Roberts is appointed to the Board as Operations Director
2015 – Andrew MCVicker is appointed to the Board as Sales Director         
2015 – FSP is acquired by St Ives plc
2016 – Ken Gunn is appointed as Managing Director
2016 – FSP celebrates 40 years of business
2017 – Dave Stevens is appointed to the Board as Technical Director