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We win the big order….a Grand Prix team’s T-Shirt order!!

Posted in Clothing, Opinions & Comments, Trivia with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by Richard

I couldn’t believe my ears when my office manager, Catherine Gregg advised me about our latest customer, “We’ve got a sales order to supply a Formula One team with printed T-Shirts”!!!

Which one? McLaren? Ferrari? Red Bull? The list went on, all meeting with a negative shake of the head, until there were no identifiable teams left….so which Formula one team exactly was it?

The answer was the “Victoria Education Centre”, Branksome,
Bournemouth, who were taking part in the New Milton Pedal Car Grand Prix to raise awareness of the school’s out-reach service, and wanted to have quality printed T-Shirts for the driving team as well as their supporters. Not quite the Formula 1 team I had in mind!!

Using the catch phrase ”
Va Va Vroom….Catch Us If You Can!”, the Victoria Education Centre, which educates children with disabilities, competed against 40 other local companies, amongst them Rolls Royce UK.

Sarah Gilling, Head of Speech & Language Therapy said, “The shirts were fantastic. Not only did they look great, but they raised our profile and helped us with our street collection. The day was such a success that we are planning to do it next year”

The Victoria Education Centre is part of the Shaftesbury Society, a well established charity, and it was our pleasure to help.

I have to say, I’m genuinely pleased that the event, and our small contribution, were a success. Of course its important to us that all of our customers are pleased with our services, big or small, they all matter. Hearing that they looked fab means we have another satisfied customer, and that’s a result!!!

These are interesting times in my business. We’ve been through a lot of change in 2007, and we continue to grow, who knows, we may yet do business with a real Formula 1 Grand Prix team.