In this issue…

  • COP26: What Can We Do?
  • Emergensea Donation
  • Our Featured Case Study
  • Meet The Team
  • Our Featured Eco Product

Welcome to the winter 2021 edition of our newsletter, The Purple Post. 

We have a lot to share from this final quarter of the year, including our roundup of COP26, our mask donation to Emergensea, and our featured eco product.

Take a look at the articles below.

COP26: What Can We Do?

As COP26 has now finished,  where do we stand? All businesses need to think of ways we can help and prepare for the goals that have been set out.

In The Promotional Merchandise Industry, What Can We Do?

Small changes can have a big impact. By opting for more sustainable and environmentally friendly merchandise, you’re not only doing your bit for the planet, you’re also promoting that your business is making changes to it’s carbon footprint.

1. Buy products made from sustainable sources

2. Buy items made in the UK

3. Buy recyclable items and encourage the user to recycle after use

If you would like to know more about which items are more sustainable options for your next campaign, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.

Emergensea Donation

We have proudly donated printed face masks to the incredible Emergensea Duo who will soon be setting off on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge and hoping to break the mixed pair record.

The two doctors have a target of raising £100,000 for the frontline medical charities that are close to their hearts.

In December 2021 Adam and Charlie will depart from San Sebastian in La Gomera, Canary Islands, rowing around 1.5 million strokes, battling 30 ft waves and burning in excess of 5000 calories per day to reach the finish line at English Harbour in Antigua. They will face huge mental and physical challenges whilst competing against 36 international teams with their sights set on breaking the mixed pair record of 43 days, 15 hours and 22 minutes.

Featured Case Study


Surfwell works with Emergency Service providers to improve staff mental well-being, resilience and workplace performance through the proven scientific benefits of surf therapy. 

We worked closely with Surfwell on this project, who wanted to produce an eco-friendly pack for participants. We selected a set of sustainable items that matched the brand colours perfectly, including a recycled cotton drawstring bag, resulting in a coherent pack that Surfwell were really pleased with. 

To find out more about their valuable work please visit:

Meet The Team

Dawn Fordham

Office Manager

Month & year joined: Sept 2004
Your role & experience: 
My role is very varied day-to-day, from quoting to processing orders, to general office admin and with the important role of HR too!  
Purple has always provided the variety of customers and products to make sure each day is different and interesting.  I do really enjoy the relationship that builds with our customers and suppliers, good happy banter gets you through most situations.
After working with Robin and Rob now for over 28 years in total, I think that my medal must be in the post by now??
Outside the office you’ll find me…  walking or talking or mostly both, I do love a good catch up especially if we can also have a sea view!
Favourite place I’ve been… Sorrento in Italy, breathtakingly beautiful, interesting and hot!
One person I would love to meet… Tom Hardy

Featured Eco Product

This issue, our featured product is the Eco Plastic Trolley Coin Keyring.

Made from a new proprietary plastic, RHIPSb, the trolley coin is 100% recycled, biodegradable and compostable. It’s also manufactured in the UK, so keeps your carbon footprint low.

Printed full colour as standard, the trolley token can be fully customised to suit your company branding.

And Finally…

Season’s Greetings from everyone at Purple!

Wishing you all the very best for this festive time. We are all looking forward to working with you on new merchandise and clothing projects in 2022.

Please note that we will close for Christmas at 5pm on Tuesday 21st December, and reopen 9am on Wednesday 5th January 2022.