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  1. How Custom Flags Can Be Used to Promote your Business

    How Custom Flags Can Be Used to Promote your Business
      Effective for Brand Exposure When you run a business, you want to advertise your company at every opportunity you can. What better way to do that than have a visual representation of your logo, colours and brand? Custom flags have been popular for many years as an effective tool to create brand exposure, as well as advertise special events...
  2. Oktoberfest - Lederhosen, Pigtails, Beer & Sausages...What’s not to love?

    Oktoberfest - Lederhosen, Pigtails, Beer & Sausages...What’s not to love?
    In recent years the popularity of Oktoberfest has grown and grown to the point where numerous UK cities now run their own versions - But what exactly is it and why all the fuss?   Oktoberfest is the most famous folk, food, music and beer festival in the world and takes place in Munich this year between Saturday September 16th...
  3. The return of the NFL 2017/18

    The return of the NFL 2017/18
    September 7th sees the big kick off of the 2017/18 NFL season when the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs. Fans from around the world will tune in (irrespective of time zones) as the sport’s popularity continues to boom, no more so than in the UK.   Drama, Turkey, Melting pots, Barbecues & Violence...
  4. The Premier League is back for 2017-2018!

    The Premier League is back for 2017-2018!
    The drought is over! If, like me, you have been counting the days since the football season ended then it’s time to stop pretending you’ve always liked tennis, athletics or beach volleyball because the mighty Premier League is back at last! On Friday August 11th Arsene Wenger’s much-maligned Arsenal kicked off proceedings by hosting Leicester, who will be trying to...
  5. 2017 World Athletics Championships in London

    2017 World Athletics Championships in London
    Sir Mo & Bolt’s Curtain Call... There could be a very special few nights ahead in early August….It’s that time again when the whole country goes athletics-mad for two weeks and we all stop what we’re doing to shout at the TV as the world’s finest athletes do battle! The 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships In London begins on August...
  6. The Festival Season has begun!

    The Festival Season has begun!
      We are almost there! Summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing, cold drinks, good music and festivals. What better way to spend the good weather than enjoying the great atmosphere of a British festival in the sun? From the famous Glastonbury to the popular Leeds Festival, everyone wants a ticket to the hottest events this...
  7. Armed Forces Day - Supporting our troops

    Armed Forces Day - Supporting our troops
      Saturday 24th June The annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June is rapidly approaching and it is always an occasion that does not disappoint with celebrations and events held up and down the country. This is your opportunity to show your support for all of the brave men and women that make our armed forces so great, honouring...
  8. Wimbledon - An iconic British summertime event

    Wimbledon - An iconic British summertime event
    It's Tradition After all! It’s as quintessentially English as Fish’n’Chips, Coronation Street and moaning about the weather. It used to be yet another exercise in that most classical English sporting trait of getting wildly optimistic about our nation’s athletes and then cursing their gallant but predictable demise once it got serious. But not anymore! Since the newly-knighted Sir Andy Murray...
  9. St. George's Day - Turks, Dragons, Controversy and How To Celebrate It Properly

    St. George's Day - Turks, Dragons, Controversy and How To Celebrate It Properly
    Spring is well and truly here which amongst other things, means it's almost time to celebrate that most English of days, St. George's Day! St. George's Day was at one time a national holiday in England. It is now more of an event that is celebrated in some areas with parades, dancing and similar activities. Yet it’s popularity and prominence...
  10. History of Flags

    History of Flags
    Simply speaking, a flag is just a piece of material flown from a mast or pole, yet each flag design is bursting with history… The use of flags can date back to around 1000 BC, when the Egyptians used to use primitive versions of flags. Since then, flags have grown to become a symbol, often representing geographical regions, countries and...