my invisible text
Categories
  • TIMELINE

Hi - new member

<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 60

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:14 pm

Hi - new member

Hi All

Was doing a websearch last neight as I wanted to create a custom dash for my new Celica GT-Four and then spent 4 hours on the site - very informativre and a great place for mutual benefit I think.

I am a director of a personalised branding company (see www.b2-uk.com) which speiclaises in personalised clothing and specialist laser engraving products, such as re-manufacturing anodised alumium tax disc holders, Zippo lighters and Maglites tro name a few. We deal with all sorts of clients from M&S and John Lewis Partnership through to gift houses and agencies for the like of Orange. Although relevetivly new to the branding arena, my background was in corporate IT for 10 years perviosuly, where I spent most of my time managing IT departments and designing call centres for MOD, Orange, Tesco and Halifax . Learning a lot of high end corporate structure has worked really well for us a a small (10 staff) company.

We do all work in-house including embroidery design and punching, as we dont like relying on external companies to work to deadlines - I think the addage, if you want a job done properly do it yourself goes a long wat in business today.

Anywhere I think I've bored everybody here senseless so Ill stop blowing myu own trumpet and see what help and advise I can offer if and when required.

Best wishes and a great new year to all.

John
<<

User avatar

4 Star Contributor

Posts: 476

Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:01 pm





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:31 pm

Welcome to the site! and Happy New Year,

The naming of companies like chemical equations seems to be gaining momentum. :)

We started a company in the early 80's doing film and tour catering, sold it in 97, but they call themselves C2 like second variation www.couscous.se there is also a training/gym chain up here called E2 www.e2.nu

Just a little observation...I am sure you are most welcome!
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 8053

Joined: Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:22 am





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:56 pm

Hi John...
What you do is way over my head buddy.
I am just a sign writer.
BUT
I am from Pennsylvania
Maybe 100 miles from Bradford
where Zippos are made!
There is a big lighter on the roof of their factory!
Woo Hoo!
(hot)
SMOKIN'!
Love Jill
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 60

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:58 pm

B2 was named very simply as at the time when we started the company we were one of a handful of companies in the UK for latex and mylar automatic balloon printing, we then had a call for a multinational wanting 50,000 t-shirts - or course the answer was "yes" as you do - and the company gradually changed from balloons to clothing hence B for balloons and branding and No. 2 for them - well it seamed a good idea at the time.

Then we got the H2 credit card from Halifax, then Cellnet changed their name to O2 - I think we must have had the right idea if the nationals are doing it with their massive marketing budgets !!![/quote]
<<

User avatar

4 Star Contributor

Posts: 476

Joined: Thu Sep 26, 2002 9:01 pm





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:05 pm

Thanks for explaining....living over here I had no idea about the other UK companies doing similar things...it just amused me.

Are you from Devon or moved there? I was born in Tavistock

Nice looking website :)
<<

User avatar

*****
*****

Posts: 27231

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2001 1:00 am

Country: United Kingdom (uk)




Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:07 pm

hi mate, your very welcome...
hope we can help with any questions you may have..
nice website :wink:
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 60

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:10 pm

Harry - thanks for the comments - I went through 4 agencies to get the site right - take a look at ww.mytaxdisc.com - this is our latest e-commerce site which we managed to launch in 3 weeks!

Tavistock is only round the corner, the office is in Newton Abbot. Moved to Devon many years ago when my parents retired down here. My drive from home to thje office takes me up the Teign past Shaldon and the sea - nice views - oh how DONT miss the London ratrace and M25!
<<

User avatar

Premium Member
Premium Member

Posts: 3921

Joined: Fri Jan 17, 2003 2:16 am





Post Fri Jan 02, 2004 7:50 pm

Hi John

Welcome to the mad bunch

Keep posting

You can chat as much as u like

John
<<

2 Star Contributor

Posts: 105

Joined: Thu Nov 29, 2001 1:00 am





Post Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:47 am

Welcome aboard.
I’m sure you will find this place a friendly & very informative sign site. :D
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 279

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:21 pm





Post Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:30 am

Hi John

Belated welcome.

Xmas / New Year created some disruption around here :oops:

Lots of knowledgable bods here (but I am still a novice :-? )

Cheers

Alan
<<

User avatar

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 4642

Joined: Thu Mar 20, 2003 12:10 pm





Post Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:20 pm

Hellllooooo!!!! :D

Carrie & Stephen
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 54

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:01 pm





Post Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:20 pm

hi john

Hi john,
welcome to the board, I work in newton abbot devon as well.

chris
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 60

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm





Post Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:38 pm

Tis a small world !
<<

User avatar

L-Gold Member
L-Gold Member

Posts: 7025

Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 4:02 pm





Post Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:06 pm

Tis now wot happened was

mrsticker
<<

User avatar

4 Star Contributor

Posts: 444

Joined: Fri May 23, 2003 6:56 am





Post Tue Jan 06, 2004 4:23 pm

I live in Newton Abbot as well, must be the sign capital of the world
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 1052

Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:56 am





Post Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:19 pm

Hi John
I don't work or live in Newton Abbott, but go on holiday near there :lol:
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 54

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:01 pm





Post Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:46 pm

Torquay I bet simon
<<

5 Star Contributor

Posts: 1052

Joined: Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:56 am





Post Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:23 pm

Yep... down there in August camping, Beverly park.
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 60

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm





Post Tue Jan 06, 2004 6:45 pm

Hi Chirs - just noticed your company - you nicked a member of my staff you bugger! (How's she settled in?)

All the best

John
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 54

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:01 pm





Post Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:53 pm

Hi John, If you talking about Holly, I presume you are, she let us down at the last point a week before she was meant to start. I think it was a design
job in a architects which she told she wanted too do after wasting are time.

Chris

Have a good day :)
<<

1 Star Contributor

Posts: 60

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 2004 5:50 pm





Post Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:30 pm

Chris,

I think lessons have been learned all round here - trainees wasting all our time!

All the best

John

Return to Say Hello & Off Topic Chat



Who is online

Registered users:
Alex Crosbie

 

About
Contact
Board Rules
Membership
Terms & Conditions

 

Signapp - iPhone & iPad
Signapp - Android
Vehicle Wrap Training
Vinyl Application Training
Vehicle Wrap Accreditation
UK Sign Group
Site Membership
Advertising
Videos
ISA-UK

 

 

Who is Online

In total there are 54 users online ::
3 registered, 0 hidden and 51 guests
[based on past 5 minutes]

Most users ever online was
370 on Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:02 pm

Registered users:
Alex Crosbie

Copyright © 2000 - 2019 Robert Lambie