Category: Insight


Within 48 hours of launching this valuable campaign, enough generous donations have been received from all sectors of the Promotional Gift Industry to fill 2000 goody bags to give to NHS nursing staff, risking their lives in the front line of the fight against COVID19. One thousand bags will be delivered immediately after Easter to the London Excel Nightingale Hospital with a further 1000 to the Birmingham NEC Nightingale Hospital by 17th April.

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Promote the NHS

Desktop Ideas and Print Run Promotions are heading up a nationwide appeal within the Promotional Gift Industry for the NHS staff at the London ExCel Nightingale Hospital. They urgently seek donations of branded or unbranded promotional gifts that can be made into packs to be given away to the dedicated nursing staff who are risking their lives on the front line of the deadly Covid 19 virus. This is your chance to say a massive thank you and do something to help.

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Prepare for the Unforeseen

The recent outbreak of Coronavirus has highlighted how easily the industry’s supply chain is affected by unforeseen global events. Numerous documents have been published, detailing best practice for businesses managing risk within their supply chain. One thing is clearly evident – sourcing locally minimises risk.

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African charity climb for King

The Cotton Textile Company (TCTC) is supporting the SNAP Charity for the second year, with director Richard King in training for the Brighton Marathon in April. He also aims to climb the world’s tallest free-standing peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, in October.

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Keeping in touch with your community

At times like these, businesses need support and many out there are facing changes no one anticipated a few months ago.

All over the UK, communities are coming together to keep an eye on the most vulnerable. Most local communities are setting up support groups to safely deliver urgent goods to those in self-isolation.

If you feel able, you may be able to lend your support to a local community group or keep an eye out for a friend or neighbour who needs help. Don’t forget to stay at least 2m apart and don’t take unnecessary risks to either your own health or theirs.

Sadly, it has also come to light that some unscrupulous criminals are preying on the fears of others by selling testing kits or promising to collect goods or groceries on behalf of vulnerable adults, even knocking on doors claiming to be there to test adults on behalf of the health authority.

The Local Government Association (The LGA) is advising people not to accept help from cold-callers.

This means being suspicious of anyone who offers help, either online or in person, the Local Government Association warned, after councils in Rochdale and south London received reports of attempted scams.

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