Going for promotion

WHETHER its boosting your brand image, a gift for clients, or to reward your employees, corporate gifts are a growing business.

WHETHER its boosting your brand image, a gift for clients, or to reward your employees, corporate gifts are a growing business.

Whatever the sector, the North-East has a wealth of businesses which can tailor corporate gifts and promotional items to your company’s specific needs.

Mick Martin Promotions is a local company which supplies a range of promotional items nationwide.

The range includes corporate gifts, incentives, trophies, work wear, leisure wear, protective footwear and PPE. It also supplies and distributes sports trophies and medals, as well as corporate awards and gifts. You can buy online at www.mickmartinpromotions.co.uk, tel: (0191) 420-2061.

Food gifts are always well received. At the Country Barn at Widdrington Farm, Morpeth, you’ll find a range of traditional hampers filled with mouth-watering treats. Hugh and Sarah Annett opened the doors to the farm shop in August 2006 and have been overwhelmed at the response.

Customers claim they haven’t seen a better display of fresh meat, including beef and lamb from Widdrington Farm itself. The second phase to open was the coffee shop and gift shop in April 2007. Tel: (01670) 76018 or visit www.thecountrybarn.co.uk

DJH Engineering, based in Consett, is one of the leading suppliers of exclusive corporate giftware and promotional products in pewter.

The business can create a range of gifts for promotions, product launches, exhibition giveaways, incentives and awards. It specialises in totally bespoke design and manufacture from concept to design.

Orders range from hundreds to millions in a single order.

All products are meticulously crafted, controlled and manufactured in its purpose-built factory.

The company uses the highest grade materials.

Its portfolio includes models of Titan and Trojan made for BAe Land Systems Newcastle (formerly Vickers) and The Angel of the North and Millennium Bridge – both made by DJH for Gateshead Council.

www.djhengineering.co.uk, tel: (01207) 500050.

Surely the ultimate present to unwrap on Christmas morning is a new Ferrari parked on the drive. That’s possible with membership of Vitesse, the North-East’s first and only supercar club.

Vitesse membership welcomes you to an exclusive club where you can indulge your passion for cars at a fraction of the cost associated with ownership.

With both corporate and retail membership packages available – the corporate packages starting at £3,000+VAT (plus a one off joining fee of £2,500+VAT) – and a fleet of cars including the Ford GT, Ferrari F430 spider, Lamborghini Gallardo and Bentley Continental GT there is no shortage of choice.

There is also no need to worry about insurance, maintenance, storage, cleaning or depreciation costs and what’s even better is that life partners gain free membership, so why not treat your other half to membership for Christmas? Tel: (0191) 3000-230 or visit www.vitessesupercars.com.


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