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Services Helpline

Magazine article Marketing

Services Helpline

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Sam Solley takes the hassle out of finding the right product or service - - you ask the question, he'll provide the answer

Tough challenge

Q: Having recently been glued to the TV watching the SAS: Are you tough enough? I thought it might be fun to offer clients the chance for a SAS-style day out. Are there companies that specialise in such events?

A: The programme did make compelling viewing, but whether you will find people who really want to take up your offer is another thing altogether.

Obviously the treatment received will be not quite as harsh as was experienced on the show, but it will certainly give people enough of an insight the kind of activities they will be able to try their hand at.

Finesse Events UK (01625 500 241) specialises in organising and staging corporate hospitality days, both indoor and also more adventurous outdoor events.

From conference or exhibitions enhancement, firework displays and special effects to 'SAS experience' days, they can provide a package to suit your requirements. Contact on the above number or visit For something, slightly less taxing, try entertaining clients with a trip to places such as Donington Park (01332 810 048).

Pen friends

Q: We need to organise some simple corporate gifts. Who can supply branded pens?

A: Pens are a useful way of ensuring your company name is continually in the owner's hand. Several companies can supply such things. Both Parker Pens (0870 787 0632) and Inoxcrom (01895 430 034) offer branded pens at competitive prices.

Box clever

Q: I am looking to source a company that can design and manufacture metal boxes with a handle and lid that will need to be embossed with a logo, for an upcoming promotion. Who can help?

A: The Folding Box Company (01886 880 599) specialises in exactly that.

Its main business is the manufacture of aluminium cases, all made to order in almost any size, with a large range of internal and external finishes, as well as the capability to personalise the product with printing, embossing or engraving. Also try Progress Packaging (01484 664 300).

Logo letters

Q: We would like to have some stationery designed incorporating our new logo, but we would also like to include the design in our e-mails as well. Is this possible and if so who can help? …

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