This being Great Britain, it’s entirely possible that we’ve already had all the summer we’re going to get this year, and we haven’t even reached the Solstice. We are, however, a hopeful nation that can tolerate all kinds of annual adversity from rain in June to chaos on the railways and not making it out of the World Cup group stage (again), as long as some kind soul regularly provides us with a nice cup of tea. Preferably in a good mug with a couple of unfussy biccies.
We can source corporate branded sweeties if required, but we’ve found that most target demographics are more than content with pretty much anything that comes from the noble house of McVities. Biscuits are fleeting gifts (they’re here today and gone… er … today too), but high quality beverage containers are a gift that will be treasured and used for life. Or at least until that berk in Accounts ‘borrows’ it and uses it for a Cup-A-Soup, forever tainting it with an inexplicable minestrone flavour.
Welcome then to our annual dose of summer inspiration of quality merchandise that will put your brand into the hands and hearts of the great British consumer, which of course includes an astonishing range of fine drinking vessels for any and every occasion that might require a fortifying cup of tea.
A Great British cup of tea for the Great British workforce, in a Great British mug. Yessiree, our brand-bearing and brightly shining reusable coffee and/or tea cups are not only beverage-agnostic (they'll keep anything hot, hot), but are also manufactured here in this green and pleasant land.
We should also say that we are experts in the rehydration field and on the rare hot sunny day when a when a cuppa won’t quite do the trick, you need good-quality reusable, refillable, planet-saving, sensitively branded water bottles. David Attenborough would approve, and what greater accolade could you ask for?
Are you equipped and ready to meet your customers?
Summertime is also event time. From music festivals to county fairs and from regattas to trade shows, it's the time of the year to get out and say hello to your customers. And when you've said hello how will they remember you? Here's our quick guide to six summer show essentials to make sure that your name stays with them long after the fun has finished.
No rain, no rainbows
We hate to mention the rain again, but like good Cub Scouts it’s best to be prepared, so perhaps it would be prudent to stock up on umbrellas, and we can provide everything from the huge Golfey things big enough for you and a chum, to the tiny spring-loaded ones that fit in a reasonable sized pocket or handbag (and that you can flick out with an imaginary ‘ffschiiickk’ sound like you’re a Jedi firing up a light sabre).
Being coastal dwellers, waterproof jackets are a bit of a house speciality at Purple Patch, and we can put your good name onto every kind precipitation-defeating outfit, from professional offshore grade smocks to fetching his and hers gilets that will keep off a little light mizzle.
We also can print on waterproof bags so you can fall off your Stand Up Paddleboard safe in the knowledge that your phone is secure and dry. We have tested this in real-life conditions and it works, providing that you’ve remembered to put your phone back in the bag post selfie, and not absent-mindedly popped into your pocket. In which case it’s really not the bag’s fault. Also tested.
If you still can’t decide how to make your summer event or marketing push a memorable success, have a fossick through our online catalogue. Be warned, it contains a subsection called ‘lifestyle’ that has Ice Scrapers. Super-useful, but sheesh, please not snow and ice yet weather gods, not yet...