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Porter And Woodman Media Pack2012


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a brief introduction to Porter and Woodman Group with links to everything we do

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Porter And Woodman Media Pack2012

  1. 1. porter&woodman grouppress and media pack 2012Chalkboards UK Print Services Wine and Hamper Gifts WoodenBox UK
  2. 2. porter&woodmanpress and media pack 2012An IntroductionPorter and Woodman was originally launched in 1982 as a wine shipper and wholesaler.Over the next 20 years the company developed into a hamper, wine and gift company.A separate packing and packaging operation for the manufacturing of wooden presentation boxes was alsofounded.In 2001 the company was re-established under just one entity - Porter and Woodman Gifts Ltd.In 2004 a separate Design and Print division was introduced to help develop the growing demand for printedpackaging and gifts.In 2008 we developed an online presence for wooden signage under the nameChalkboards UK and from a start-up this business now turns over in excess of £1m.Stourbridge Through and ThroughThe company first moved to warehouse premises on Enville Street in 1990 andtransferred to the current Mill Race Lane site in 1995.Being close to the town centre offers many advantages - employees can usethe excellent public transport facilities as well as the local shops - both of which are currentlybeing transformed beyond recognition.We have long-standing relationships with local colleges and have a large potential workforce on our doorstep.Our PeopleWe are proud to promote our ‘Made inStourbridge’ credentials, which extend to theworkforce, many of whom were born andbred here.Earlier this year we took on our 40themployee making us one of the largeremployers in the DY8 area. We have recentlytaken on our 6th new employee this year.Jobs vary from woodshop apprentice to ITand social media specialists.All our employees are local to us - an intricateweb of family connections throughout theworkforce bring a new meaning to the phrase ‘family firm’!
  3. 3. porter&woodmanpress and media pack 2012Our CustomersThrough our different businesses we supply some of the biggest and best names in UK retailing and commerce -here’s just a few you might know: Jamie Oliver - buys wooden gift packaging Heals Department Stores - buy up-market kitchen gifts Jaguar Land Rover - buy customer reward gifts John Lewis Partnership - buy wooden wine packaging Smiths News - buy point of sale printed materials National Trust - buy property signage Amey Engineering - buy staff gifts at Christmas time Interflora - buy hamper gifts Marston’s - buy retail signage Heineken - buy retail signage Fat Face - buy retail signageOur FutureThrough imaginative marketing and diverse products we have been able to grow the Porter and Woodmanbusinesses in what are clearly demanding times.Sales to date this year are 22% ahead of where they were 12 months ago.Based on the current mix of businesses we hope to continue this trend and remain an important force in the localcommunity.
  4. 4. Key Contacts at porter&woodman groupMike Hodgetts 01384 445844 07855 449615 and Sales DirectorIan Williams 01384 445844 - DirectorVicky Branch 01384 445844 - Office & PR ManagerMark Denison 01384 445844 07875 337295 Services Director Keeping In Touch Porter and Woodman Group - Linked In Twitter!/madeinstour Facebook Chalkboards UK - Linked In Twitter!/Chalkboardsuk Facebook Google+ Blog Wine and Hamper Gifts - Linked In Twitter!/winehampers Facebook Google+ Blog YouTube WoodenBox UK - Linked In Twitter!/woodenboxuk Facebook Google+ Blog Print Services - Linked In Twitter!/markjdenison Facebook Google+ Blog group1 & 2 Mill Race Lane Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 1JN United Kingdomtel: +44 (0)1384 445844 fax: +44 (0)1384 445845e-mail: web: