Archive for the 'recycled promotional items' Category

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Tyres are now recycled into really useful promotional items!

We need not have mountains of used tyres anymore that take an age to biodegrade, we can recycle them into a host of useful items that can be branded too.

Mouse mat, coasters and pencil cases can actually all be made from recycled tyres! The old and worn-out tyre mountains are reducing! Imagine the amount of tyres discarded in the UK every day – now there is a great use for them; recycle them into useable, promotional gifts.

The mouse mat is functional, recycled, provides a great surface, is  good looking and could be made from the very tyre that caused you grief! They can be printed with your company, school, event or product logo and message to make them an environmentally responsible, giveaway. You can choose up to 4 colours, depending on your design to print, bright colours show up really well, against the black backgrounds.

 The recycled tyre products are available only in black, as obviously car tyres are black and to change the colour of the rubber, would involve processes that would not be environmentally friendly! The recycled tyre mats, coaster and pencil case, obviously have a super rubber finish that ensures extremely good grip, so they won’t slide around on your desk. The gorgeous pencil case comes with a range of colour coordinating zips to jazz them up, there is loads of room for all those stationary essentials.

Find out more about how you can promote your company using recycled products, by visiting


Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Recycled Stuff.

Most people know how important it is to recycle plastic and other items that would otherwise go into a landfill. The more we can all do to help the environment the better it will be.

But how can you turn recycled plastic into the ideal gift for the people who work for you – and perhaps for your clients as well?

The answer lies in USB flash drives. These small but invaluable items can easily be made from recycled plastic, and that should put them at the top of your list if you want to promote the use of recycled products. Recycled stuff of all kinds is being put to good use, and it’s good to know that memory sticks can also be made from recycled plastic or sustainable wood.

Since a memory stick is quite practical it is a good idea to have a good supply of them ready for your workforce and clients to use. But recycled drives aren’t just practical in this sense. They can also be used to help you promote your business on a daily basis.

The most effective branded item is one that is used constantly. Flash drives certainly fall into this category. In addition the fact they are made from recycled material makes them even more highly regarded. When given a choice, most people would rather use a flash drive made by a company which uses recycled plastic. It’s clearly better for the environment.

And every time someone uses one of your recycled flash drives, your business name will be emblazoned on the side of it. Imagine the impact that would have. It will put your name in front of your customers every single day. And since you provided them with a useful product presented in a recycled cardboard box, they’ll know you have their best interests in mind as well. Visit to see our great range.

About the author – Julie-Ann Amos is a professional writer who writes regularly on the subject of recycled promotional items.


Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Recycled Key Rings

Keyrings have been a popular gift for many years; does this mean they are old hat in the marketing world? No, it means they work and they are a branded product with legs and longevity!

There are a multitude of uses for these keyrings and it doesn’t stop at hanging your keys on there! Lots of hire companies use key rings to label their equipment with their company logo and details. Key rings can be used to highlight a reward if your keys are stolen on one side and a company logo or message on the other. A good key ring that is appealing to staff and customers will get your company name or service known everywhere! A great little promotional tool, especially if you choose one of the recycled keyring range.


At many events and product launches there are goodie bags containing branded gifts, these bags contain a variety of products and a keyring is often featured among them.

These key rings come in a wide range, from custom shaped aqua filled keyrings that can include glitter and insert shapes relevant to your product or company to a range of recycled keyrings in different styles that can even include a bottle opener!

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Increased rates of sick leave in the summer hit business hard.

The summer is a wonderful thing, we wait for it through the long winter months and it arrives, bringing colour, long nights, warmth and a general good feeling. However people want to be out in the sun and having fun while it lasts. This means that sickness rates rise in many business during the summer months, some staff take a day off “sick”, because its too nice a day and they want to do something other than work! This has a negative impact on production or service, sometimes mean a higher price for customers and adds extra cost and expense to the business too.

So business need to look at what they can do to attract their staff in during the summer and to help eliminate feigned sickness on a nice day. A summer themed competition or targets with prizes often works well because the office is buzzing, it’s fun and extra things can be won. Managers can use an extra half day holiday or a double lunch break as a bigger prize, making sure there are lots of smaller prizes as incentives to build up to these. Branded sweets, stress balls, mugs, pens, rulers, gift vouchers, swapping work with a manager for a day, are all good incentives to come to work and work hard while you  are there. There might even be a prize for 100%  attendance over the summer months.

If you like the idea of raising attendance and stamping out summer “sickies”, look at for inspiration.


Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Supervet on Channel 4, brave, takes risks and believes in his team and the animals.

The Supervet series on Channel 4, features Noel Fitzpatrick and his team of dedicated vetinary visionaries. The team deal with referrals from all over the country that local vets cannot help. A lot of these animals have complex fractures that require pins, plates and sometimes external fixaters. Last nights episodes featured Jasper, a beautiful staffordshire terrier puppy that had birth and growth defects. His elbows on the front legs had never been “in the socket”, and the leg bones were growing at different rates. Not only did he have a series of complex, difficult and lengthy operations, he also had a cardiac arrest due to an anaesthetic beforehis second op. Jasper had nearly 150 physio sessions, nearly 50 hydrotherapy sessions and over 2 months in the purpose built, state of the art clinic. Against the odds, Jasper, a black cat, a beautiful labrador and a pot bellied pig escaped being youthanised and were saved by the “bionic vet”.

Britain is a nation of animal lovers, this programme proves there are owners prepared to pay to save their pet, most of the them are insured, but insurance only goes up to a maximum amount, the owner is then liable for the remainder. The animals themselves, were brave and aided their own recovery with their determination. The vets were also emotionally involved, this clinic is the last chance for these much loved pets.

Promote your charity, business, company or service using an animal theme. We have stressballs in every shape and size, coasters, mouse mats, glasses, mugs, clothing, pencil cases etc.. that can be printed with your animal designs and your logo to attract your clients. People often like people, that like animals, show your company as animal friendly and win new clients. Go to for inspiration.



Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Are you a mortgage lender, landlord or a tenant?

usb-flash-drive-twist1The Spring 2014 issue of B2L heralded good news. Buy to let mortgage applications were up 62% in the Connells group last year and this huge uplift was refelected by other lenders. London Landlords earn double the return of the national average, prices are high in London but the yield seems to make this worth while. Rates across the board have never been so low, great for the landlord. This also means for tenants renting privately there will be more choice of rental properties in your areas, as more people become landlords or landlords expand their existing portfolios.

Great news for tenants that the government is seeking to make it easier to request long terms tenancies, this will give you security, knowing you can stay in your rental home long term. As a tenant, remember it is your reponsibility to insure your contents, if your were burgled, could you afford to replace your contents without insurance?


Did you know the average age of a first time buyer is now early thirties? This means people could be renting for 10 years before buying their first home.

There is a big demand at the moment for let property services from: financing, insurance, letting and property management. If you are one of these businesses, why not try to get ahead fo the competition and promote your business with a varied range of promotional products. Pens, coasters and fridge magnets all enjoy a long life as a promotional product and are cost effective. Or you could spend a little more and give your clients a mug or a USB, they will be used time and time again reminding your clients of your service.s0276-house-group-v1[1]

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Six Nations Rugby and upcoming sport in 2014

It is nearly time for Italy, Scotland, Wales, England,France and Ireland to do battle again on the rugby pitches of the six Nations tournament in Round 4.  The 2013 final led to another crushing deafeat for England, in another England V Wales final, with a thumping 30 – 3 Welsh victory.

The match for England this year in round 4, is against the Welsh giants of rugby at the famous Twickenham grounds. Who will come out on top in this match, Wales or England? Looking at the first three rounds of the Six Nations, either side could be triumphant.

The ladies 6 nations is hotting up too with England versus Wales At Twickenham, 2 days before the mens match. Going on the form from the previous three rounds, (2 out of 3 wins), it looks like the English Women may triumph!

The under 20’s mens team, has also won 2 out of 3 previous matches and face Wales, who have won 2 out of 3 of their previous matches too. 3 big clashes and 3 eagerly awaited results.

We are 3 months away from the Football World cup being held in the heat of Brazil. Excitement will build and all eyes will be fixed on the TV sets of lounges and pubs, all over the world.

We are about to start with the Paralympics in Sochi, just over a week of exciting snow and ice based sporting competition, that will see our Para heroes battling it out with the rest of the word. We are expecting to see over 600 brave and talented competitors. More and more we are seeing summer Olympians crossing over to winter sports, coupled with some great para winter specialists, we are set for a super week of competition.

We are also in for a good summer of cricket and Tennis with Wimbledon almost around the corner …

All great sporting events have branded promotional banners, accessories, towels, mugs, drinks… the list is endless. If you want to promote your company or sporting event, we can help with our range of sport themed promotional gifts and merchandise. Look at our website for inspiration.



Friday, February 28th, 2014

Climate Change having major effects across the UK.

The Climate change and extreme weather conditions we are experiencing, are having a major impact across the UK. We have seen record levels of flooding, huge amounts of rainfall, warmer temperatures than expected, less or no icy extremes of cold, tidal surges and very high winds.

Some of the effects of these erratic weather conditions are:
– Areas that traditionally are prone to flooding have flooded for sustained periods, up to 2 months in extreme cases.
– The flooding has been more widespread than in a normal year.
– The levels of water in the ground has risen so properties even on a hill or higher ground,have flooded from water coming up through the floor.
– Some crops are likely to fail or have a reduced yield, because there have not been enough overnight frosts.
– Businesses have not been able to trade in flooded areas, causing regional economic downturns.
– Insurance premiums will rise due to the unprecedented amount of claims. Some householders, may find their insurers will not offer flood protection, on their next years policy.
– The high winds have caused repeated issues in coastal areas and flooding / wave damage has been caused by the rougher seas. Sea defence repairs and enhancements have been another unexpected bill, for local authorities and Government.
– Livestock and horses have been affected by the flooding, there have been deaths, illness and infections spread, by the weather conditions. The demand for stabling and livestock barns have increased, the pressure on animal charities and welfare societies has grown hugely, again causing more economic and logistical issues for these agencies.
– The high winds have caused repeated damage to fencing and garden buildings all over the country, causing householders to repeatedly make costly repairs.

Whilst Government task forces and committees, decide the UK plan for dealing with climate change, local government will assess how to improve the defenses and emergency response for their area. Lets hope the weather calms down as the year progresses.

In the mean time, we have some fun climate related stress balls that could be relevant to help promote your business, service or organisation in these difficult times.

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