Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Promoting Your Business with Ski Pass Holders

Promotional Products for Winter Sports

 At Ribbonworks.co.uk, we have a range of promotional products at affordable prices so that you can successfully advertise your business for a fraction of the cost of 'traditional' advertising campaigns. You can rest assured that your business will stand out from the crowd when using one of our fantastic products, such as our wonderful ski pass holders.

These products offer an easy way of promoting your business to your target audience and are particularly suited to sports brands. If you or someone you know is thinking about going skiing anytime soon (which would offer a great chance for you to advertise your business far and wide), below we have listed some top ski destinations in Europe that you or they might consider as a destination. Just don't forget to check out our fantastic range of ski reels to take with you!

Val Thorens

An extremely popular ski destination is Val Thorens, which is in the French Alps. This is the highest resort in Europe, sitting at an altitude of 2,300 metres. The resort offers a unique Val Tho experience to make each visitor feel welcomed and special. It is a ski-in, ski-out resort that cannot be reached by car, giving it that true ski resort feel. These factors combined make it one of the top ski resorts, and it welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

St Francois Longchamp

Another top ski resort is St Francois Longchamp, which is in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region of south-east France. Lying at an altitude of 1500 metres, the resort sits in between the Mont Blanc and the Pic l'Etendard mountain ranges. It is perfect for individuals of all ages and experience as ski lessons fare available for all, including or toddlers, and there are dog sledge riding and 'Snakegliss', which is group sledging at nightfall.

Saalbach Hinterglemm

Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm is Austria's largest ski resort. Complete with seventy modern lifts, ski-in, ski-out service and perfect slopes, it is no surprise that it is increasingly popular with skiers and snowboarders. There are also over fifty mountain huts that provide warmth and serve local delicacies, making for a traditional adventure not to be missed.

Brilliant Opportunity

When going skiing, do not miss out on the excellent opportunity to advertise your business effortlessly by using our customised ski reels. They come in a range of colours that include red, white, and blue, and we also offer printed ski pass holders, all at great prices.

If you are interested or would like to try out a free sample to see just how reliable our products are, contact us today and we will be more than happy to assist.

Contact us today for more information.

Call us on +44 (0)1355 813301

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Why Everybody Loves Promotional Products

Advertising a business can be a daunting prospect, especially if you do not know where to start. You may be asking yourself certain questions such as 'How do I make sure that it is a success?' or 'What should I use to advertise my business?'
Often, the most strenuous part is trying to find the funds to pay for advertising. At Ribbonworks.co.uk, we provide effective ways to advertise your business at affordable prices, meaning that you don't need to worry about spending a small fortune. Nevertheless, the question is what method should you choose?

Everybody Loves a Freebie

If you are pondering which means of advertisement to go for, make sure that you thoroughly investigate all the different options before deciding. One thing that is for certain though is that everybody loves a freebie.

No matter what it is, people will always appreciate something if it is given to them for free. For example, you are at a local sandwich restaurant and are unsure of which sandwich to choose. Then the assistant informs you that if you purchase one of their new sandwiches, you will get a free drink as well. Automatically, your mind is thinking 'go for it'; this just happens to be one of the most effective means of advertisement.

Appealing to Many

One of the top sellers here at Ribbonworks.co.uk is our head and wrist sweatbands. Say you had planned to go to the gym after a hard day's work but are quite fed up; then someone approaches you with a free sweatband.

You think, 'perfect', that is just what you needed to boost your morale before working out. The more you look at the sweatband, the more you remember that it made you feel happy; then you may look further at the logo that is branded across it. As you can see, this is another form of advertisement that will appeal to many.

Stand Out from the Crowd

If you are looking to promote your business but, like many other small business owners, simply do not have the funds to spend on mass media advertisements, we can help you out. Ribbonworks.co.uk carries a magnificent array of promotional products that we guarantee will ensure your logo stands out from the crowd.

If you require any information or would like to order a free sample, contact us today for further assistance.

Contact us today for more information.

Call us on +44 (0)1355 813301


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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Affordable Yet Effective Means of Advertisement

Advertising is an essential element in ensuring the success of any business. Contrary to popular belief, this does not have to cost millions to be effective; there are many ways in which a business can be advertised successfully at an affordable price.

However, some companies feel the need to spend a fortune to promote their business. The plans for Heathrow Airport to get a third runway mean that advertisers are will enjoy even more exposure at the airport; at an extortionate cost, of course.


The plans have ensured that there will be another substantial boost to the out-of-home advertising sector, with a 9.6% increase year on year and an ad spend of £273 million in Q2 already in the bag.

The exciting developments mean that advertisers can take advantage of the millions of additional visitors that are expected to visit the airport each year once the project is completed.

Fantastic Range

However, spending massive amounts of money on advertising is not always necessary. If you want to promote your business at a considerably lower cost than the price of airport advertising, contact Ribbonworks.co.uk today.

We have a range of fantastic promotional products at low prices that have proven time and again to be effective when it comes to increasing brand awareness.

Contact us today for more information.

Call us on +44 (0)1355 813301


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Saturday, 26 November 2016

UK Ad Expenditure Sees Growth in 2016

There are many ways to advertise a business, yet it appears that the focus remains on television or online advertising. However, there are simple yet effective means of advertisement that are both affordable and will work wonders for your business.
Ahead of Forecast
According to the Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, UK advertising expenditure increased by 5.2% in the first half of 2016, meaning that it was 0.4 percentage points ahead of the predicted forecast.

Internet ad spend had a noticeable growth of 16.9% in the first half of 2016. Part of this was mobile spend, which increased by an enormous 52.6%, resulting in mobile accounting for over half of all online display ad spend in the whole of the UK.

The full years' predictions have been revised to an increase of one percentage point, but 2017's forecast was revised down by half a percentage point. This is due to continuing uncertainty around the EU referendum.

Top Quality Material

Here at Ribbonworks.co.uk, we offer affordable options when it comes to advertising. We have a range of products - from lanyards to wristbands to mobile phone accessories - that you can use to promote your products or services. Contact us today for more information.

Contact us today for more information.

Call us on +44 (0)1355 813301


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Friday, 25 November 2016

Promoting Your Business with Sweatbands

Sweatbands are Great Across a Range of Sports


Sweatbands are becoming increasingly popular here in the UK as more and more people are getting involved with exercise of some sort. Available in a range of different colours and made from top quality material, advertising a business on these items has never been easier.

Ribbonworks.co.uk can customise head and wrist sweatbands with your logo, guaranteeing that your business gets noticed. Whatever your business, sweatbands are an excellent choice when it comes to increasing brand awareness or promoting a new product or service. They are obviously particularly useful for promoting gyms and sports brands.

Customisable Sweatbands


We have a fantastic range of head and wrist sweatbands that can be customised with a design or logo. They provide the ideal opportunity to effortlessly get your business name out to a wider audience. With our array of sweatbands, you can rest assured that your business logo and message will be well promoted and will attract your target audience. Made from a stretch material, they fit any head size and come in bright colours to attract attention.

For any further information, contact us here at Ribbonworks.co.uk today.

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Advertising Your Business with Unique Slap Bracelets

Slap Bracelets or Snapbands

We have an extensive range of promotional products here at Ribbonworks.co.uk, including lanyards, head and wrist sweatbands, necktubes and even slap bracelets. And when it comes to slap bracelets, many people would overlook them as a form of advertising; however, the 80s craze is coming back into fashion, and these bracelets are in high demand at the moment. Many are desperate to get their hands on one, so think of how much advertising you could do with your logo branded on a slap bracelets?

Slap bracelets make a significant change from the standard methods of advertising, and they are extremely affordable as well; you don't have to spend excessive amounts to advertise your business successfully. This type of advertising can also be done using many of the fantastic and quirky products we supply.

Amazing Promotional Product

The slap bracelet is following on from the ever-popular silicone wristband, and they really are a fantastic promotional product. They can only ever be in two positions, flat or curled; it is flat until you slap it against your wrist and then it curls.

Many businesses have already discovered the benefits of promoting with Silicone Wristbands, and now with the slap bracelets coming into fashion, they are looking to do the same with these. Think about it - the slap bracelet can have a bold print, a logo will be highly visible, and because they are more durable, they will last much longer than a traditional wristband.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Here at Ribbonworks.co.uk, our slap bracelets or snapbands are made from top quality materials to ensure they are strong and durable, yet they are still very cost effective in terms of advertising. Your business and logo will stand out from the crowd with this unique form of advertising that will attract people of all ages.

From the older generation of 80s kids who have now grown up but want to relive their childhood to the newer generations experiencing slap bracelets for the first time. Everyone will love these while your logo will be widely recognised when you use the slap bracelet as your method of choice.

Confident You Will Love Our Products

You can be sure that your brand will be advertised effectively to your target audience with our fun slap bracelets. If you have any questions or require any further information, do not hesitate to contact us today. We can even supply free samples because we are so confident that you will love our products.

Contact us today for more information.

Call us on +44 (0)1355 813301


The Original Article Published at Ribbonworks Blog Here

Friday, 21 October 2016

An Effective Alternative to Costly Television Advertising Campaigns

There are many ways for companies to advertise their products or services, but advertising can be an expensive outlay, particularly for small- to medium-sized businesses. However, larger companies know the benefit of using the media to get their name out there.

TV Advertising

Television advertising is a powerful way to get a message across to a target audience, and it would appear that estate agency Savills has decided that this is the best method for them. Viewers of the popular ITV drama Victoria may have noticed the appearance of adverts for Savills during the break over the past weekend.

In March, Alison Dean who is the company's head of consumer marketing said that she was looking into a number of film-based promotions for Savills; these adverts confirm that she has chosen to use television advertising.

Ad Campaign

The Savills ad campaign began with House Unfaithful and Mancave, both of which are being employed by the company to celebrate the relationship that people have with their homes depending on the stage of life they are at. The ads were the brainchild of isobel, a creative agency, and the plan is for these to run for eight weeks.

As part of the campaign, there will also be a number of digital and print additions, which are designed to show "the firm's in-depth market knowledge, UK wide coverage, an international network, and exceptional negotiating skills".

Ms Dean said, "We are incredibly ambitious for the business and recognise the need to be nimble in a changing market. Our new campaign is a key part of driving future success, using an approach that is tried and tested in other retail and service sectors. We are out to challenge both the status quo in the market and preconceived ideas of who and what Savills is. The TV commercials are just the beginning."

Alternative to TV Advertising

While television advertising is highly effective, there are much cheaper options that small- and medium-sized businesses should consider. If your company has a limited budget for advertising, you can use promotional products to increase your brand awareness. Our range includes:

Mobile Phone Accessories
Silicone Wristbands
Multifunctional Headwear
Head and Wrist Sweatbands

Here at Ribbonworks, we know the power of advertising, but we also know that it is not always necessary to spend a small fortune to achieve your marketing goals. With printed promotional items, you can easily advertise your products and services for very little outlay.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Businesses Urged to Steer Clear of Cheap Promotional Products Imported from Overseas

Promotional products are an effective way to advertise a business, particularly at trade events. Nevertheless, trading standards bosses are warning that companies importing cheap goods as promotional products could be putting people in danger.

Unsafe Products

The trading standards team at Leicestershire County Council have advised that some businesses are purchasing unsafe products that they are then selling on to other companies so they can be used as promotional items. These products include electric travel adaptors and sunglasses that do not have UV protection. These items could pose a risk to personal safety, and companies are being urged not to buy them.

Safe Promotional Products

Here at Ribbonworks.co.uk, we have a range of top quality promotional products at very affordable prices. If you want cost effective products such as lanyards, card holders, mobile phone accessories and sweatbands printed with your company logo for use at business events, contact us today for a competitive quote. We are a reputable supplier, and your satisfaction is our number one priority.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Can You Effectively Advertise Without Spending a Small Fortune?

Advertising is an important aspect of running any business as it helps to create brand awareness, which, in turn, can lead to increased profits. But advertising can be very expensive and as well as this it is evolving all the time. In fact, the UK's first 4DX-enabled cinema ad is about to be launched by Xbox, which aims to give cinema-goers a more immersive experience than regular advertising on the big screen.

What is 4-D Cinema?

4-D cinema is an entertainment system designed to combine 3-D film with physical effects that are synchronised with the movie. It means that viewers may experience vibrating chairs, sprays of water and gusts of wind while watching a movie. It provides for a more engaging experience and is popular with cinema-goers who want to feel more involved in the movie.

Now it would seem that businesses can see the potential of 4-D advertising. To this end, Xbox is promoting the release of Forza Horizon 3, its new car racing game, with an ad that will give viewers an experience they will not forget in a hurry.

A Virtual Experience

Viewers can expect to experience vibrating seats, fog, water sprays, gusts of wind, and various scents as they watch the advert on the big screen, which will showcase footage of the game. This sixty-second virtual experience will delight audiences and could pave the way for even more businesses taking advantage of the power of 4-D advertising.

The Forza Horizon 3 advert was created by CRAFT and McCann London, and it will feature in six Cineworld cinemas across the country. Cinemas with 4DX-enabled screens in Glasgow, Crawley, Milton Keynes, Stevenage, Ipswich, and Sheffield will run the add in their Gold Spot premium position.

A World of Possibilities

Cinema-goers planning to watch films including Ben Hur, Suicide Squad and The Magnificent Seven can expect to see the ad this weekend. There will also be a 2-D version of the ad showing on non-4DX-enabled cinema screens.

CEO of Digital Cinema Media Karen Stacey said, "When 4DX first launched in cinemas in the UK last year, it opened a whole new world of possibilities for brands advertising in the space. DCM is now proud to have worked with our partners to bring this superb innovation to the ad reel, and Forza Horizon is the perfect fit for the technology."

Advertising on a Limited Budget

4-D advertising will not be suitable for everyone, however. In most instances, the cost associated with this type of advertising platform will be astronomical, and one that will suit large corporations only.

Nevertheless, there is a very effective form of advertising available for companies with a limited budget for advertising, and this involves the use of promotional products. Promotional products include:

Mobile Phone Accessories
Silicone Wristbands
Multifunctional Headwear
Head and Wrist Sweatbands

These affordable products can help to spread the word about a business and its products or services. At Ribbonworks.co.uk, we can provide you with a competitive quote for any of our top quality products.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Smart Uses for Lanyards - Takeaway Menus

Lanyards may seem like a simple piece of equipment, but they are not. There are so many uses these items are good for. If you own a restaurant or an eatery, think about attaching them to takeaway menus. Studies have shown that these are a great way to boost sales.

There are many problems the average owner of a restaurant faces. Printing costs for menus can become prohibitive, and so you are likely searching for a way to reduce those costs. We offer solutions that can help you to boost sales and reduce those printing costs.

Boosting Sale with Lanyards

To begin with, one of the best ways of boosting sales is to create miniaturised versions of your menus and giving them out with lanyards. Lanyards are fantastic promotional items that can take away from a dull and boring menu. There are lots of attachment options to choose from, and we have many of them available should you decide to purchase a custom lanyard. Just let us know what you want.

You can even upgrade your lanyards with customised luxury options. What we would recommend to an owner of a restaurant is a badge holder. You can easily keep a folded menu inside the plastic pocket to prevent it from becoming frayed.

The Concept of a Gift

What you have to remember is that every piece of material you put out creates a certain impression among customers. These are not just informative; they are gift items. People are naturally more careful with such items because when they look at them, they see something that has been crafted. Great care has been taken in their manufacture.

But to make the most of one of these lanyards, you have to have a firm purpose in mind. Craft your marketing campaign before you begin placing your order. We may be able to help you with ideas and a bulk discount if you order in sufficient numbers.

The extra costs associated with lanyards can pay off in the long-term because you are demonstrating that you are a cut above all the other eateries in your area. In an industry that is so competitive, you need to take any edge you can get.

Get Started Today

Creating a custom lanyard for your company is a time-consuming process. You may even want to hire a professional designer to help you come up with some basic ideas. But we will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you get the custom lanyard you want.

Do not underestimate the power these promotional items can bring. Consider implementing them during a special offer period, so you can test the waters and see how your clientele reacts to them.

It pays to get started right away, before one of your competitors gets a jump on you. Start thinking about your custom lanyard designs and then get in touch with us. We will do our best to help you achieve your goals.

The Original Article Published at Ribbonworks Blog

Monday, 26 September 2016

How to Get Inventive with Promotional Products While Saving Money

Here at Ribbonworks, we know the benefits of promotional products for businesses that want to get their name into the public domain. If you are a business owner and are looking for cost-effective ways to increase brand awareness, we can help.

Lanyards are a great way to raise the profile of a business without spending a lot of money. Not only can you give them to staff to hold their ID badges, but you can also have them printed with specific messages and send them to your customers.

It is quick and easy to get a custom lanyard printed here at Ribbonworks, and we can assure you that these affordable items are a winner when it comes to raising your business profile. If you are having a special event or launching a product, use lanyards to get the message out.

Our custom printing service is also a cost-effective way to let customers know about upcoming events. Contact us today for more information.

You can reach our team at 01355 813301 if you have any questions or if you want to go ahead and order some security lanyards today, you can also reach us via email at info@ribbonworks.co.uk

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A Wonderful Use for Lanyards

There are many uses for lanyards, especially when it comes to holding identification badges. Large corporations often provide staff with ID badges and custom printed lanyards to hold them, and these badges can also be used by staff to access certain areas of the building. Different badges may be provided to visitors that will prevent them accessing secure or sensitive areas of the premises.

Astute businesses know that lanyards are not only a useful item but they are also great in terms of creating brand awareness. These lightweight and inexpensive items can be branded with company logos so that whenever staff are out and about, the company name will regularly be exposed to potential new customers.

A Unique Use for Lanyards

Lanyards are not only great in terms of promotion, but they are also a useful tool when it comes to the health and safety of customers. In fact, Gatwick Airport launched a new lanyard-based initiative to aid passengers with hidden disabilities and conditions back in May 2016.

The voluntary lanyard is provided to passengers who might not have noticeable conditions but who may still require additional assistance when travelling. The discrete sign alerts staff to the fact that certain passengers may benefit from support and help. Despite the new initiative being launched, airport chiefs were keen to point out those passengers requiring extra support could also continue to approach members of staff if they needed help. The lanyard is entirely voluntary. It is expected that other transport networks across the UK will adopt a similar system if the Gatwick project is a success.

Greater Awareness

The voluntary lanyard system for those with hidden disabilities and conditions came about after a collaboration between officials at Gatwick Airport and a number of charities in the UK, including The National Autistic Society, Alzheimer's Society and Action on Hearing Loss.

The aim of the project is to create an understanding of the challenges that those with hidden disabilities can face when travelling. It is hoped that people will become more aware and will do more to help where they can.

The lanyard alerts staff to the fact that some passengers may, for example, need extra time for preparation at security or could need additional time in order to process specific information. It is also a discreet sign that passengers need to be with their family or might need staff to use clear signs and verbal language to be understood.

Customised Lanyards

Here at Ribbonworks, we think the idea of using lanyards to provide a discreet sign to staff is fantastic. Our lanyards are made from top quality materials and are available in a range of styles and colours. If you would like more information on our products and services, contact us here at Ribbonworks today.

Make the right choice to order lanyards for the public sector today, call our team on 01355 813301 or send us a quick email at info@ribbonworks.co.uk

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Monday, 15 August 2016

Security Lanyards: Effective Way to Increase Safety and Security

The high-quality and durable security lanyard is quickly becoming a staple of many workplaces and organisations as a way to easily identify others and allow the right people access to certain areas. It's almost too good to be true when you consider how many uses there are for a security lanyard, as not only can they act as an identifier via them holding an identification card, they're also useful in staying organised overall.

We'll go through the many benefits of security lanyards below; we're confident after this quick read that you'll see plenty of amazing uses for durable security lanyards.

Easy Employee & Guest Identification

One of the most popular uses for security lanyards is for holding identification cards and making them wearable around the neck. This is great because you can easily spot who has clearance to be in a certain areas and who doesn't.

Any trespassers or intruders will have a much harder time concealing the fact that they are where they shouldn't be if everyone else is wearing clearly visible security lanyards.

No More Losing Important Cards & Accessories

Part of good security practice is making sure that certain items don't fall into the wrong hands, like identification cards and USB devices. Securing such items to a strong and reliable lanyard means they are much less likely to leave your side no matter where you happen to be.

Prevent the need for sometimes costly replacements; secure your important items using a reliable security lanyard.

A Unique Security Lanyard to Your Organisation

The security lanyard itself can act as a way of identifying others for increased security. With the wide range of customisation options offered by Ribbonworks, we can create a unique security lanyard that's only available to you and your organisation. Knowing that only you and your associates have access to these quality security lanyards means knowing who should have one and who shouldn't.

You should always speak to us regarding how you want your lanyard to look and feel; the possibilities are practically endless!

Order Security Lanyards Online Today

Quality security lanyards from Ribbonworks are a quick, inexpensive, and reliable way to increase the security and safety of your organisation or workplace. Our security lanyards are some of the best you can buy online so there's never any need to hesitate; speak to one of our experts today.

You can reach our team at 01355 813301 if you have any questions or if you want to go ahead and order some security lanyards today, you can also reach us via email at info@ribbonworks.co.uk

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Printed Lanyard for Events Promotions Employee Use

The uses for printed lanyards stretch as far as the imagination goes, from security and identification, to event organisation and promotion.

Printed lanyards are some of the most versatile accessories you can have working for you, especially considering you can combine their functional and visual uses. An example of this would be giving out printed lanyards at an event so you can identify a paying guest while also having the details of some advertised future events printed onto the lanyard itself. This is just one of many possible ideas you can use genuine quality printed lanyards for.

Below we'll go through three of the most popular uses for high-quality printed lanyards.

Printed Lanyards for Promotion

Printed lanyards can do wonders for promotion and advertisement of a brand, product, or event. Many businesses and organisations choose to give out printed lanyards for free to the public so that they can then advertise their brand indirectly through the normal everyday use of their printed lanyard by the public.

You can customise your own printed lanyard to look however you like and to display whatever information you please; you're in control when you order from Ribbonworks.

Printed Lanyards for Employee Use

There's nothing like a unique printed lanyard to increase security, increase productivity, and save money. A printed lanyard can be used within a business or organisation to easily display identification cards, to keep your important keys and tools handy, and to reduce the likelihood of misplacing items that are costly to replace.

In many ways, printed lanyards will save you time, fuss, and money in the long-term, so why hesitate on ordering your own unique printed lanyards for your organisation?

Printed Lanyards for Events

It is commonplace now for commercial hosts of events to give out printed lanyards to their guests when it comes to events such as fairs and gigs. Using printed lanyards in this way is a great way to identify paying guests as well as being a nice gesture to be appreciated overall. Why not create a unique printed lanyard with details of all your upcoming events on them to also advertise to your guests as well?

A printed lanyard with an eye-catching design and simple details can really make the difference for current and future events.

Order Printed Lanyards Online Today

It's never been as simple and inexpensive to get durable, customised, and printed lanyards online than it is now from Ribbonworks. We offer the very best in printed lanyard quality at the most competitive prices around.

Give our team a call today at 01355 813301 or send us an email at info@ribbonworks.co.uk to order yourself some first-rate quality printed lanyards.

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Durable and Long-lasting Lanyards for Public Sector

Ribbonworks produces many quality lanyards for the public sector; so many different professions can benefit from durable and long-lasting lanyards.

Our lanyards for the public sector are perfect for almost anyone, especially if your workplace involves showing identification and/or keeping track of keys and other small items. Schools, hospitals, police stations, and fire stations are just a few examples of public sector areas in which quality lanyards for the public sector do what they do best in keeping people organised.

Below we'll talk about three different areas of the public sector where we believe our durable lanyards for the public sector make day-to-day work more organised and secure.

Lanyards for Public Sector Hospitals

Doctors, nurses, and other important medical staff need to stay organised in order to continue providing an extremely important service; it's also true that hospitals need to be secure and safe by nature. Our quality lanyards for the public sector can be used for both keeping important items close by, like pagers and more, and for showing identification cards at all times when worn around the neck.

It's always a great move when public sector hospitals invest in unique lanyards to keep their premises secure and streamlined.

Lanyards for Police Stations

Police stations are another important area where lanyards for the public sector can be a great help. Once again one of the best ways a lanyard for the public sector can be used here is for displaying identification cards so that the station remains even more secure. However, a strong lanyard in this setting can also still be used for keeping track of keys and other important items in the station.

We genuinely believe that every public sector profession can benefit greatly from having genuine quality lanyards for their employees; the police force is no exception.

Lanyards for Public Sector Schools
Schools are perhaps where lanyards for the public sector can shine the greatest. Not only can all school staff, from teachers to janitors, increase security by always displaying identification, they can also decrease the chance of them losing any important keys and cards.

The fuss that lanyards reduce and the security that lanyards give make them a no-brainer when it comes to the public sector.

Buy Lanyards for Public Sector Professions

The truth is that almost anyone in any profession can benefit in some way or another from investing in strong and long-lasting lanyards. Lanyards for the public sector, however, are where lanyards are currently being supplied extensively.

Make the right choice to order lanyards for the public sector today, call our team on 01355 813301 or send us a quick email at info@ribbonworks.co.uk

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Benefits and Uses of School Lanyards

School lanyards are now considered an essential in everyday use; anyone working in a school setting can benefit greatly from a quality school lanyard, from visitors and guests to teaching staff and janitors.

The reason school lanyards are so popular is because of their almost unlimited uses in keeping day-to-day work organised. School visitors can wear a guest pass visibly using a lanyard, teachers can keep track of keys and accessories using a lanyard, janitorial staff and cleaners can use lanyards to keep track of keys and handy tools. These are just a few examples of how school lanyards can make life easier.

Below we'll go through the main benefits and uses of school lanyards in more detail so you can get a real idea of how these amazing accessories prove themselves handy time and time again.

Make Sure Staff & Visitors are Easily Identifiable

Security has to be taken extremely seriously in a school setting to protect both students and staff from harm. One great way a school lanyard can help with this is by carrying identification cards in plain view around the neck of staff and visitors.

You can't put a price on safety and security; school lanyards are an effective and inexpensive way to enhance school security.

Give All Staff a Great Way to Stay Organised
It doesn't matter whether it's a teacher, a cleaner, a janitor, or an IT technician, anyone working within an educational setting can benefit from using a school lanyard. A durable school lanyard can last for years, allowing staff to keep keys, cards, tools, and other important accessories at hand at all times.

Consider the costs of losing an important key or wasting time throughout the day looking for a specific tool, you can avoid all this by using quality school lanyards.

Instil Some School Pride through Customisation

School lanyards certainly don't have to be bland and boring, Ribbonworks offers you all kinds of different school lanyard customisation options; you can decide on everything from the material used to the graphics and colours. Why not get school lanyards for all of your staff emblazoned with your school colours and logo?

We think it's great for any school or educational organisation to get customised school lanyards so their staff have something useful and unique that they'll constantly have by their side.

Order School Lanyards Today at a Low Price

School lanyards are always a fantastic idea because they have so many important and versatile uses. Whether you want school lanyards for extra security or to increase productivity, Ribbonworks has the highest quality school lanyards you can find online.

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Friday, 8 July 2016

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Professional Designer to Create Promotional Lanyards

Handling it yourself means that you are missing out on a lot of key benefits. This article is going to show you some of the reasons you should be using a professional designer to create your promotional lanyards.

1. Save Time
Design takes a lot of time, especially if you don't really know what you're doing. Coming up with designs and testing them all out can take days, and you can amplify that many times over if you are not a professional. Hiring a graphic designer will reduce the time required to get things done.

Furthermore, they will be better able to carry out your wishes without making mistakes. Again, that will save you a lot of time.

2. Save Money
People look at the cost of a graphic designer and assume that it must cost a lot of money to get things done. This couldn't be further from the truth. Time is money, and if you are spending most of your day messing around trying to finalise a design, you are losing money.

Furthermore, a graphic designer knows what is likely to resonate with your target audience. He or she can create a promotional lanyard that people are going to be drawn to. That alone is going to ensure that you more than repay your investment.

3. Stand Out from Everyone Else
A tactic that businesses use when they don't want to hire a designer is to download a template from the internet and use this to enable them to build a design. This can work, but your design is going to look like everything else that's on the market. Custom lanyards should be unique to you, not specific to the template that you downloaded online.

A graphic designer will make something that you and your business can be proud of. Creating a unique brand is going to raise your business profile. That's what people will remember and, as such, you'll be ahead the competition.

4. Maintain Consistency
Above all, professional designers are aware of the importance of consistency. They will do their best to maintain consistency across the entire brand. Unlike a novice, they will inspect your entire brand and craft their work on that.

A strong level of consistency will prevent your brand from losing its edge. Designers know what fonts to use, where to use them, and how to keep everything in line with the brand's values.

5. Get the Results You Want
Ultimately, this is all about getting the results you want. When you spend money on a custom lanyard from us, you want to get something from that. And you can through making sure that you hire someone who knows what they are doing. It does mean that you have to spend a lot of time and effort in the beginning, but you will more than recoup your initial investment.

In your opinion, what do you think is the key to hiring a great designer?

5 Tips for Designing Great Promotional Items

This guide is going to give you some great tips for designing promotional items that sell your brand.

1. Choose the Words Carefully
Even though your promotional items are there to promote products and services that are obvious, this does not mean that you can assume people are going to know what you are all about.

The chances are you are extremely limited when it comes to space. On a sweatband, for example, you may be restricted to no more than five words. To get around this, think about the keywords that sum up your brand. Reflect on the values that make you stand out from everyone else.

This is important for brand recognition purposes. You need the right words to make your artistic vision a reality.

2. Use the Psychology of Colour
Bear in mind that the colour you choose can say a lot about your brand. Scientists have done a lot of studies on the psychology of colour. For a long time, they have researched what different colours mean and their effects on people. For example, red may catch the eye and symbolise passion, but it can also relate back to anger and rage.

You also need to consider how different colours relate to each other if you are using more than two colours. Hugely contrasting colours do not always work well in tandem, for example.

When taking colour into account, think about how any images or logos you’re using fit in. Sometimes you can have great colours, but when you put your logo on top, it doesn't look as good.

3. Will You Use a QR Code?
We live in a world of technology, and more and more people expect to see a QR code that can send them to a website where they can find out more. Even business cards are using them now. You can use our custom lanyards for this same purpose. A QR code in the right place is essentially a call to action. It can win you a lot of customers.

Just make sure you position it in such a way that it does not take away from the rest of the design. People expect to see a QR code, but a QR code in the wrong place can lead to a lot of problems.

4. Know Your Options
We take pride in being able to provide you with a lot of choices for different materials, different formats, and different colours. Unfortunately, one thing we find time and time again is that people do not know about the options available to them. It's only when they actually deal with us that they realise all the things they can take advantage of.

That often leads to them abandoning their existing designs and going back to the drawing board. Now imagine how much time and money they could have saved if they knew what options were available from the start.

In short, you should do your research. Go out of your way to find out what is on the table, and then you can make more informed decisions.

5. Make the Right Impression
Think about where your designs are going to come most in handy. Consider what the industry norms are. Think about the first impression someone is likely to get when they see your new promotional item. It differs for every industry. Every business niche has different expectations.

Again, this is why you have to conduct research. You need to make sure that you are putting in the effort to conform to what your industry wants.

You are spoiled for choice when it comes to the potential for designing promotional items. Whether it is a custom ID card or a wristband, you are always going to have a huge number of choices. Take your time when designing these items and make sure that you have explored every possible option.

In your opinion, what do you think is the best way to design a new promotional item?

Why Custom Lanyards Should Be Part of Your Business Plans in 2016

What you have to remember is that you need to take any opportunity you can to claim an edge. So the more traditional marketing materials, such as custom lanyards, can be extremely effective. And this is irrespective of whether you are an online business at a conference or a land-based business meeting customers every single day.

Below are some of the reasons custom lanyards should be part of your business plans in 2016.

Traditional Marketing Materials Still Work
Many businesses have changed the way they do things because of the rise of the Internet. But traditional marketing materials still work. All you have to do is make sure that you are using them in the right way.

We have seen countless examples of companies increasing their sales as a direct result of what they have done with traditional marketing materials. Lanyards fall into this category. Something that you can tangibly see and touch can have a great effect on the average customer.

You can use them to boost your sales, and the best part is you are doing it in a way that is often not considered by others, thus providing you with an advantage.

Front and Centre Marketing
Now let us take a look at the lanyard itself. It is designed to be worn around the neck. This puts your brand front and centre. If you are smart about this, you can quite easily stand out in a crowd. Most companies use lanyards for the practical display of ID cards. Sometimes they are used to help employees carry things around with them, think pens, nurse watches, notepads, keys, etc.

Regardless of the reasons you are using them for, lanyards are always going to put your brand at the heart of everything. It's extremely difficult to miss a lanyard, so you have a level of visibility not normally seen.

All in the Branding
The key to successful branding is all about consistency. You need to send the same message and create the same image. There is a reason that certain companies demand all employees use special branded materials.

With our custom lanyards, you can craft something that helps you to reinforce that sense of branding. All your employees can wear the same colours and the same message. Whenever someone sees one of these lanyards, they will instantly know what brand it comes from.

More Cost-Effective Than You Think
Some businesses look at other marketing methods and materials and shy away because they believe these are expensive. It is true that TV advertisements and billboards could cause real problems with the budget, but custom lanyards are an obvious exception. These are among the most cost-effective marketing materials available to business today.

We are proud to offer discounted lanyards when ordered in bulk. And when you design your lanyard with our platform, you get exactly what you want at a price that suits you. We take pride in the fact that we offer some of the most competitive rates in the industry.

Final Say
Bear in mind that lanyards are not just a convenience item. They are something that can elevate your brand to a whole new level. There is a lot to like about lanyards, and you can make them part of your business marketing today.

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Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Benefits of Promotional Products for Your Business

Brand recognition and awareness are essential for businesses of all sizes; one of the best ways to get your company name out there is through promotional products. With so many products to choose from, they are an excellent way to market your business as well as the goods or services you provide. Promotional products can be personalised with a company logo or with a message of your choice and can be sent to existing or potential customers. They are also popular as gifts at trade shows and will help to keep your business in the mind of those you meet there. There are many additional benefits to using promotional products and below we have listed just a few examples.

Increases Brand Awareness

Useful promotional products such as pens, mugs, keyrings, and bags are items that customers tend to keep and use for quite a while. This means that every time they use the product, they will see your company logo and will be more likely to think of your company when the time comes to buy the products or services you supply.

Promotional Products Create a Good Impression

Most people enjoy receiving free gifts, so by providing your customers or potential clients with free products, they are likely to form a positive opinion of you and your company. If you have provided them with a product they are likely to use, they are going to become familiar with your brand,which will help to improve sales.

Promotional Products are an Affordable Form of Advertising
The aim of advertising is to get your company's goods or services into the minds of the buyer. After all, every company wants to improve sales. However, advertising and marketing can be very expensive, especially if you were considering television or radio adverts. The great thing about promotional products is that they are both inexpensive and will last much longer than a thirty-second advert.

Wide Reach at Low Cost
If you are just starting out and have a limited advertising budget, you simply cannot underestimate the power of promotional products. These small, affordable items can be mass-produced and sent to an enormous potential customer base at a fraction of the cost of an advertising campaign. Takeaway restaurants, for example, could include a free calendar with every order, or a travel company might want to give out ski pass holders to customers who have booked a skiing trip with them. By doing this, these companies will be reaching a wider audience at a very low cost.

Reward for Staff

Some business owners will use promotional products as gifts for staff as they know that doing so will ensure their products and services are continually being advertised. When staff use the products they have been given by the business they work for, they are helping to create brand awareness among their friends and family members. Personalised lanyards given to staff to hold ID badges and keys are also a constant source of advertisement when staff are out and about.

Using promotional products can provide many benefits for your business, but most importantly,it is a cost-effective marketing tool.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Practical Uses for Lanyards

Most people assume that lanyards are designed purely to hold security badges and are only used by large corporations with hundreds of staff members. However, there are many ways to make practical use of lanyards; below we have listed just a few examples.

Promotional Item

Businesses hoping to create brand awareness and get their name out there will invest in personalised lanyards designed to be given away to existing and potential customers. Lanyards are cheap and the more you buy, the cheaper they get per unit. That means a company can buy thousands of these items at a very affordable price, instantly getting a cheap way to advertise the business.

Taking Your Lanyard on a Camping Trip

Those who have ever been camping will be aware of the problems most campers face when trying to keep various items secure. Lanyards are the perfect way to hold items in place when camping. They are ideal for hanging wet clothing from trees or for securing tools to your clothing to ensure they are easier to reach when needed. Some people even use lanyards to keep a bottle of wine or beer held secure in a cold river!

Make Your Own Tool Belt

DIY lovers will know that having tools within easy reach can really make a job much easier. That is why tool belts are so popular. If you have ever seen a tool belt, you will know that it is made from top quality leather and lanyards, so why not make your own. Use your own belt and secure the tools you will need to it using top quality lanyards.

Keep Your Items Where You Want Them

Why stop at a tool belt when you could secure many of your items in place using lanyards? Lanyards can be used to keep various items in a particular place in the home, attic or garage. Many individuals keep their tools in the garage and to ensure they are within easy reach use lanyards to secure them to a wooden shelf or the garage wall. You can also use them in the home to keep small items such as keys or nail clippers in a safe place.

Out and About

Many people just do not realise the benefits of lanyards when it comes to keeping personal belongings safe while out and about. Lanyards can be used to keep personal items such as mobile phones, iPods, cameras, and wallets secure. This can help prevent precious items being stolen or lost.

School Trips

Teachers taking children on school trips often worry about the kids wandering off, but lanyards help make it easier to identify them. Lanyards with ID cards are the perfect way for children to be identified and located if they wander off. They are a practical way for staff to ensure that trips are well organised and run smoothly.

Wedding Favours

If you are having a large wedding and are inviting a lot of friends and extended family members, you may be worried about people not knowing each other. Presenting your guests with name badges on personalised lanyards is a great way to break the ice among them. All they will have to do is have a look at the name badge and they will already know that person’s name. Having the lanyards printed with the bride and groom’s names as well as the date and venue of the reception means that guests can take these away as a memento of the big day. In addition, if the wedding is one with a free bar, it will mean unwanted guests cannot simply stroll in and drink the bar dry!

Helping to Identify Staff

There are times when it is essential that you can quickly identify staff;in a hospital setting, for example. Hospital staff tend to wear ID badges secured to lanyards around their necks. This means that patients and visitors to the hospital can quickly identify a member of staff in the event of an emergency. As well as holding their ID badges in place, lanyards are also used to hold keys, pens, watches and security cards.

Lanyards have proved to be an essential item in many businesses. If you need personalised lanyards for your business, contact us here at Ribbonworks today. We are a leading provider of top quality personalised products for a variety of applications. Contact our helpful staff right now for a free, no obligation quote.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Personalised Lanyards - Great for Branding

These days, most large companies take the security of their staff and their premises very seriously, and employees and visitors are generally required to have ID badges on their person at all times. This means the humble lanyard has become very popular when it comes to providing a secure way of holding ID badges around the neck.

Savvy employers are now making the most of lanyards and are having them personalised with a company logo as they know that this means getting the company name out there as a cheap form of advertising.

Inexpensive Advertising
One of the biggest benefits of investing in personalised lanyards for a business is the fact that they are, as mentioned above, an inexpensive form of advertising. They can be personalised with a company logo and purchased in bulk. Most businesses know the cost of a marketing campaign can be hugely expensive, but investing in personalised lanyards can cut this cost dramatically.

Here at Ribbonworks, we provide top quality woven lanyards in a variety of colours and styles and all can be personalised with a choice of wording and images. Our personalised lanyards are also available in a variety of widths as well as having a selection of quality metal clips to suit all preferences and requirements.

Be Creative
We would advise customers to be as creative as possible when it comes to using their personalised lanyards as branding tools. To make the lanyards stand out, choose a colour that is bright and noticeable. Think about what you want from your lanyard; is it just to be used as a tool for keeping ID and security badges in place, or is it something that will be noticed and therefore provide the company with free advertising? We are betting it is the latter and, for that reason, we would urge you to use our superb service to ensure you get the most from your investment. Choose from a selection colours and styles and use images and catchy slogans to represent your company in the best possible light.

Useful Product

The great thing about lanyards is that they are so useful. They can be issued to staff to hold ID badges, as discussed above, or they can be used to hold wallets and car keys. With keys secured to a lanyard, which is in turn secured to clothing or the inside of a handbag, the issue of lost keys will never be a problem again. This will save your staff valuable time and is something they will definitely appreciate.

No matter what type of business you have, you are sure to find a use for personalised lanyards. Not only are they ideal for large corporations but also colleges and universities can make use of them as well. And companies that hold exhibitions and conferences find them extremely useful for attendees when it comes to displaying name badges.

Promotional Product
In addition to being an essential item for staff, personalised lanyards are also a fantastic promotional product that can be gifted to existing and potential customers. Because they can be used to hold keys, wallets, badges, and even mobile phones, in place, they are handy items to have. By giving them out as gifts, you will be creating brand awareness for your company.

Promotional items received by customers tend to invoke a sense of loyalty, but you need to make sure you provide your customers with top quality products. Where customers, or potential customers, are concerned, there is nothing worse than receiving a substandard gift - even if it is free. At Ribbonworks, we believe in quality from start to finish. That means we provide an excellent customer service and products made from the finest materials to ensure customer satisfaction every time. Our fast delivery and competitive pricing have helped us to become one of the leading providers of personalised promotional products in the UK.

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Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Importance of ID Badges for Businesses

Brand recognition and awareness are essential for businesses of all sizes; one of the best ways to get your company name out there is through promotional products. With so many products to choose from, they are an excellent way to market your business as well as the goods or services you provide. Promotional products can be personalised with a company logo or with a message of your choice and can be sent to existing or potential customers. They are also popular as gifts at trade shows and will help to keep your business in the mind of those you meet there. There are many additional benefits to using promotional products and below we have listed just a few examples.

Proof of Employment
In large organisations, ID badges are essential. Companies employing hundreds of staff will need some way to be able to identify those who work for the organisation. It will be much easier for security staff to identify intruders if these individuals do not have the required ID badge.

Restricting Access
In many organisations, there will be certain areas that not all employees will have access to. This could be entire floors or specific offices, but ID badges can be used to give employees access to permitted areas as well as restricting access to other areas within the company.

Time Keeping
ID badges can also be employed by some companies as a type of clocking-in and -out system. Badges are swiped when the employee entered the building and swiped again upon leaving. This means that there is no need for a clock-card system or employees to sign in and out. It is also useful for emergencies as it will make it easier to identify who is in or out of the premises (think fires, etc.).

Discount Programmes
These days, everyone loves a bargain or a discount and there are various discount schemes open to the employees of large organisations. This could be discounts at restaurants, cinemas, gym memberships, retail stores, etc. An employee ID badge may be all your staff need to show to avail of these discounts.

A Sense of Importance
Employees with an ID badge might feel a sense of belonging and importance when given the ID badge. It makes new employees feel like a part of the organisation, which will help improve their productivity and performance.

Affordable Advertising
When it comes to ID badges for business, lanyards are commonly used as a way to keep these badges secure. Many astute organisations will invest in top quality personalised lanyards as they know that this is a form of affordable advertising. Every time a member of staff leaves work with their printed lanyard around their neck, they are a walking advertisement for the organisation for whom they work. This lanyard will be seen by everyone they meet and will help to create brand awareness.

Emergency Identification
While ID badges are great for business, they are also beneficial to staff in the event of an emergency. ID badges have proven vital for emergency services in the event of, for example, traffic accidents. With one phone call, emergency personnel can contact a person's place of work and find out essential information such as contact details for next of kin.

Essential for Business
Regardless of the size of a business, ID badges are becoming very important when it comes to security and branding. Many clever business owners use these badges to help identify personnel as well as combining them with a swiping system to allow access to permitted areas.

If you are considering implementing ID badges for your business, consider Ribbonworks for personalised lanyards and card holders. Our excellent service provides value for money and top quality products every time.