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#Business Of The Week: Hatters

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This week our Business Of The Week is Hatters, the promotional merchandise experts based in Stockport. Hatters has a huge portfolio of promotional merchandise available, which ranges from pens and pencils to electronic goods, sweets, golf tees and even more!

Hatters works with customers to produce creative solutions. Every piece of merchandise is carefully chosen to enhance the company brand, making sure that each campaign is as effective as possible. In addition, Hatters aims to meet customers bespoke needs, whether it is a particularly large order or eco-friendly requirement, there is always a solution. Hatters is very well respected and this is confirmed by the host of testimonials found on their website.

Over the past few months Midshire has been going through a period of change and re-brand. During this time we’ve looked at every aspect of the brand, and this very much includes our office space and the way we promote the business. All of our marketing materials are being updated with a fresh new look. A change of strapline to ‘technology for you office’ better describes our product and service offering, which includes: photocopiers, telecoms, broadband and IT products and services. We are equipped to provide other businesses and organisations with the full office solution. We find it incredibly useful to attend exhibitions and conferences, and for these shows we take along certain items that we hand out to prospective customers.

As Jo Shippen, Managing Director at Hatters explained in her presentation at the Marketing Stockport meeting recently, the most value you will receive as a business is from ‘useful’ items. Even if it is as simple as a pen that stays on your desk, this is a constant reminder of that company. It is in your eye- sight daily, constant advertising!


Jo Shippen, Managing Director of Hatters comments,

‘We were fortunate enough to meet Adrienne and Midshire through the Marketing Stockport organisation. It was a happy coincidence that I gave a talk about branded merchandise at the meeting Midshire held at their office. From there we have worked together to give Midshire a fresh and consistent look through their merchandise choices. I’m thrilled to be working with a local Stockport business and look forward to developing their range of products.’

We have been working with Hatters to produce promotional merchandise which will have an impact and be ‘useful’ for our prospective customers. We have already produced some items, such as mugs, pens and coasters, which have been very well received.

Adrienne Topping, Midshire Marketing Manager comments,

‘Once the decision was made to rebrand the company, I knew it would be an opportunity to create some new promotional merchandise for our office space and exhibitions. Jo and her team are incredibly knowledgeable, very approachable and always come to the table with new ideas and concepts; they make the whole process fun but more importantly seamless from initial idea, ordering to delivery. We are really pleased with what we have received so far, and look forward to working together in the future.’

Follow this link to the Hatters website.