Wednesday, 29 August 2012

The Christmas Story continues with the printed brochures...

... and so, after all the checking and double-checking is done, the Wine and Hamper Gifts Christmas brochure finally goes to print towards the end of July.

Whilst at the printers, it is checked on press by Mark Denison, our Print Services Director. He makes sure that the colour is correct on each page and that the print matches the signed off proofs.

By the middle of August, the brochure is delivered to our Stourbridge works, where it is checked again before mailing out at the beginning of September.

If you can't wait that long, you can download a PDF version by clicking here, or you can call us on 01384 445844 or e-mail to make sure that you receive your copy.

To see just what goes into one of our beautiful, luxury hampers, why not take a peek at our new YouTube clip...

Now that you can see that a corporate wine and hamper gift isn't just for Christmas, give us a call on 01384 445844 and see what we can do for you for any promotion or staff gift throughout the year.

You can also visit our Print Services department's blog to see how the brochure has developed in the last eleven years...

Friday, 24 August 2012

Christmas comes early for Local MP at Porter and Woodman

We were delighted to host our local Westminster MP, Margot James earlier this week.

Margot was keen to meet the company and learn how we are bucking the general economic gloom. She was impressed that we had recently taken on our 6th new employee of the year, taking the total number of staff up to 40.

Margot spent time looking at wooden packaging that was being made for delivery into Jamie Oliver’s delis and Christmas Gifts that were destined for the John Lewis Group.

She also visited our hamper showroom where she saw much of this year’s Christmas hamper range.
The full range is now available to see online at or a brochure can be requested by ringing 01384 445844.

Friday, 3 August 2012

New Ways to Brand Hampers with Corporate Logos…

Porter and Woodman are delighted with initial responses to the new way of branding their wicker basket and rustic crate hampers.

The printed 'sashes' are produced in-house by the Print Services department. Customers e-mail in their logos and messages, and 'virtual' proofs are signed off before the sashes are run out on their wide format printer. The sashes are then threaded carefully around the lid of the hamper or the slats of the crate.

The sashes create a very finished 'corporate hamper' that beautifully shows the customers logo and message.

This service is available on a number of hampers which include the Christmas Luxury Hamper, The Festive Fitted Basket and the Season’s Greetings Christmas Crate.

To see the full range visit