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Steve Fairhurst Delivers Branding Seminar at St Helens RLFC

Steve Fairhurst Delivers Branding Seminar at St Helens RLFC

Branded Items Group, Steve Fairhurst delivered a well received seminar earlier today to an audience of 70 businesses at St Helens RLFC Player of the Month event.  Steve who has 20 years experience in branding, marketing and sales was asked to speak by St Helens RLFC marketing team and was delighted to deliver a seminar focusing on brand psychology and how brands influence us.

The event also gave the company the opportunity to showcase the extensive services of The Branded Items Group and explain how effective promotional items can be by using brand repetition.   

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NEWS - Branded Items Group Sponsor International Rugby Sevens

NEWS - Branded Items Group Sponsor International Rugby Sevens



Following our first year of sponsorship with high flying super-league club St Helens RLFC, BIG announced this week it's first flurry into sponsorship with the other Rugby Code. The international Rugby 7's will be held in Chester on the weekend of 6th and 7th October.  A sponsors event will take place on the evening of the 5th October at the Athlete Factory, Chester hosted by former England International Phil Greening.   Steve Fairhurst, Managing Director of Branded Items Group commented "We think this event is a great way to raise the profile of the company, plus we have a passion for sport so events like this are a natural fit for the company."        

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NEWS - BIG appoint multi-award winning firm to help with upscale plans

NEWS - BIG appoint multi-award winning firm to help with upscale plans

Branded Items Group have appointed  Dropjaw Ventures to help with their early stage upscale plans.   The fast growing promotional items company were looking for additional expertise and support to assist with securing early stage funding and help with a long term growth strategy.    Managing Director Steve Fairhurst commented 

"It's always a bit more tricky getting backing when a business is in it's infancy, but we were looking for a lot more than being just investment ready.  We were looking for a non executive who could bring a different set of skills to the table and work with us long term to help achieve our growth goals."

BIG will be working with Roy Shelton, CEO of Dropjaw Venture  who will be working with the business in a non executive capacity.    Roy is a multi-award winning executive, an MBA graduate with a 25 year record of running and growing multiple businesses. Roy adds value through his track record of adding tangible value to privately owned, pre-IPO and venture capital / private equity funded SME companies.   

 

 

 

 

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NEWS- BIG Plans for Branded Items Group as growth continues

NEWS- BIG Plans for Branded Items Group as growth continues

 

Although the company is in its early days, BIG has been some years in the making.Director Steve Fairhurst,  spent two years researching the promotional items industry before the BIG launch in January 2017.

Steve said: “We set up an online test business in 2015 supplying one product range of promotional items. This allowed us to research the market, test marketing and develop pricing strategies that could compete with biggest online companies.

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NEWS - BIG highly commended at St Helens Business Awards

NEWS - BIG highly commended at St Helens Business Awards

Last night we attended the St Helens Business Awards and were nominated for the category of Best use of Technology.  It was a great evening and amazing to have been short-listed for such an award in just year 2 of trading.   We were beaten to the award by 360 Resourcing, a deserved winner, who had invested heavily in technology and systems.  It was great just to be recognised and in the company of some superb local businesses and of course it was great publicity for us!  Onwards and upwards!

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NEWS - Branded Items Group shortlisted  for St Helens Business Awards

NEWS - Branded Items Group shortlisted for St Helens Business Awards

Branded Items Group have been shortlisted for St Helens business awards following an assessment of the business by an independent panel.  The awards, which are run by St Helens Chamber of Commerce are recognition of outstanding achievements of companies during the previous 12 months.  Although BIG was only incorporated in 2017, the chamber were impressed with BIG's use of ecommerce in a test phase of the business.   Steve Fairhurst, Managing Director explained.  

"We didn't expect to be nominated for the best use of technology award and it has come as a complete surprise to us.  Before we incorporated The Branded Items Group, we ran a preliminary online business called Branded Magnets, which focused only on the sales of promotional magnets. We did this to see if we could compete with the other multi-million pound promotional items companies with a  narrow band of products.  The test phase business, did exceptionally well and it was through our learnings with this business that allowed us to set up BIG and bring in a much larger range of products. I believe we have been shortlisted because of the technology strategy we deployed by successfully using Ecommerce and Adwords"

BIG will be attending the awards on 17th May and are one of three companies shortlisted for the award.

 

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