LOCAL promotional merchandise company Stamp Promotions has fast become one of Northern Ireland’s leading corporate gift and promotional merchandise company’s in a very short time scale.
Having launched in January 2012, the company has experienced steady sales growth month-on-month, tripling their sales targets and establishing over sixty new clients from zero in as little as 10 months.
The company was set up by businesswomen Tori Higginson and Andrea Martin, who have a combined experience of 10 years in the promotional merchandise industry which is now worth more than £760 million in the UK and Ireland.
The Holywood-based company source and supply printed promotional products to businesses throughout the whole of Ireland, and the mainland UK.
The partners have forecasted strong sales for the final quarter of 2012 with ten new clients projected, attributing this to an increase in demand for corporate gifts leading up to Christmas with several substantial orders secured for October 2012.
“We are absolutely delighted with our success to-date,” said Andrea.
“The corporate gifts industry is a very turbulent market, especially during times of recession which has seen many merchandise companies go out of business.
“We carried out extensive research, identified a real gap in the market for a supplier of quality, unique promotional merchandise at competitive prices –coupled with an ability to turn orders around quickly.
“We have used this knowledge to take a more targeted and creative approach when targeting new business leads and have also secured suppliers on a global-scale to rival any company in the UK.”
The dynamic duo believes that their people skills coupled with the quality of their products has enabled them to stay ahead of the competition.
“We are proud of the fact that 45 per cent of our customers have carried out repeat business,” said Tori.
“One of the things we set out to do from day one was to develop a real rapport with our clients.
“We do not adopt the hard-sell approach and are continually developing our vast range of bespoke, speciality products coupled with exceptional turnaround times.
“More and more marketers are recognising the role promotional merchandise plays in marketing their brand.
“Research carried out in a recent survey by the British Promotional Merchandise Society showed that 83 per cent of senior marketers plan to increase or maintain their spend on promotional merchandise from this year to next, recognising that the brand message lasts longer and creates a sense of loyalty.
“Considering the on-going pressure on businesses, this is very positive news for our industry and one which we plan to capitalise on.”