Commemorative Coin for The Chieftan’s Walk

Recently we produced a number of commemorative coins for a local event called  The Chieftan’s Walk. These were used to raise money for the Foyle Hospice in the memory of Martin McGuinness who was a prominent figure in Northern Ireland politics.

His family were pictured in a local paper promoting the event alongside the commemorative coin which was used an incentive tool to encourage people to join the walk and then they would receive a coin in return for entering.


You can see the picture and article below.

The family of Martin McGuinness have unveiled the special memento which will be presented to all those who will be signing up for this year’s Chieftain’s Walk. The bespoke commemorative

coin features an image of legendary Ulster warrior Cú Chulainn and Free Derry Corner. Bernie Mc Guinness said: “Just like the medal last year, this will be a unique memento for everyone who registers to take part. “Obviously, only so many are being produced so signing up for the Chieftain’s Walk is the only way to guarantee this special keepsake,” she added. “All proceeds from the this year’s Chieftain’s Walk will go to the Foyle Hospice and the Intensive Care Unit at Altnagelvin Hospital, both considered fantastic facilities by the North West community.


Last year’s Chieftain’s Walk to Grianan of Aileach, an iconic building in the Burt area of Inishowen which Martin was particularly fond of visiting, raised in the region of £30,000 which was a sensational effort. This year’s route, while not as demanding as the steep hill up to Grianan, will depart from Ebrington Square travelling to the Brandywell area. The regeneration of Ebrington was always high on Martin’s “to do list,” while his fondness of the Brandywell area, which houses both the Celtic Park Stadium and the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium, both sporting venues which he visited on a regular basis.


Bernie McGuinness concluded: “Whether you are able to take part on the walk or not, the organisers of the event would encourage as many people as possible to sign up online as soon as possible, as both local charities will still benefit and those registered will receive the commemorative coin.” The 2019 Chieftain’s Walk will get underway this Sunday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. from Ebrington Square and finish in the Brandywell area.

Branded RFID Contactless Card Shields

Why a branded plastic card shield is an ideal promotional product.

With lots of RFID products out there it is important to look into the effectiveness of the solutions on offer. The truly ethical RFID shielding providers usually hold patents in the technology, thus offering Promo Distributors, and their clients, Freedom to Trade free from Patent infringement.

An RFID contactless card shield can take many forms such as a pure giveaway card at events/mailshot, marketing/messaging tool, a membership card, a hotel room key or as a Business Card be seen every day and not thrown away or placed in a dark drawer or holder.

The use of an RFID shielding card helps to reduce personal data theft, double charging and accidental payment.

Offering your clients a truly useful and needed added benefit to the clients they wish to attract or retain and also capturing the front of wallet positioning.

Emotional pull and educational

With the rise of accidental payment and crime for contactless theft your client will not only thank you for this product, you will also hit the emotional trigger within your client and your brand will not be forgotten and seen every time they open their wallet or purse.

This will protect them from Accidental Payment and skimming.

One of the apps available to criminals is Free to load using Android App stores which reads contactless credit card from close range, however, this is not the only method and criminals have become sophisticated quickly and for not too much cost.

You are educating your client and helping them help their customers, now is the time to reach your customers with this promotional product!

Conference Products from Partridge Peartree

Here at Partridge, our range of branded promotional products can help you be ready for any conference or event.

Need to make sure your representatives all look like part of the same team? Our range of Lanyards can be branded to suit any corporate identity. We also supply a wide range of lanyard extras, like card holders. Perfect for identity cards, business cards or event timetables.

Do you want your visitors to walk away with a digital brochure of all your products? Our USBs come in a whole range of styles and sizes. We can preload them with your data too. PDF brochures, movies, images and even links to your website.

Or perhaps you just need to make sure your customers can carry your printed brochures home easily? Our range of bags is sure to have something perfect for your price range and brand identity. We can supply kraft paper bags or cotton totes and even high quality luxury gift bags.

If you need anything else, our branding experts are here to help with all your requests. So if you have something specific in mind, talk to us and let’s see how we at Partridge Peartree can help you promote your brand.

Garments Fit For A Champion

Recently we produced t shirts for a local athlete, Stacey Sloan – pictured below with Marc Desmond.

Stacey is a professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and fights out of Team Torres in Northern Ireland here in Derry.

Stacey came to us with the request of sponsoring her by supplying a number of t shirts for her to wear at her next event which was the European IBJJF Jiu-Jjitsu Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. We were more than happy to support Stacey and supplied her with technical t shirts which were branded with dye sublimation designs and featured the logos of her sponsors.

Stacey went on to win Gold in a fantastic bout, winning by a formidable submission against her opponent.

We would like to say Well Done to Stacey and many congratulations on all your hard work and training, it has all paid off. Next stop the World Championships!

Deluxe Laminated Paper Gift Bags

Here we have some of the gift bags we produced for the Annual President’s Dinner for the Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. These gift bags add a touch of class to your event.

With their full colour digital print, matt laminate finish and the rope handles they have huge perceived value and are a great token to hand special recipients making them feel honoured to receive them.

Contact us today for more details on our laminated gift bags and check out our wide range of promotional gifts for your event or celebration.

Americano Coffee Cups

This week’s blog is all about the Americano Coffee Cup range. With 3 different sizes and branding options it really is a very, very, versatile promotional product.

Since 2017 this product has been becoming increasingly popular as the awareness that the single use coffee cups from coffee shops can’t be recycled and people are looking for a more sustainable option.

Similarly with carrier bags, the promotional product industry was able to introduce jute bags, tote bags and folding bags as a more environmentally friendly option and this is exactly what is happening with the introduction of the Americano Coffee Cup range.

The first mug is the Original Americano Coffee Cup. It has a capacity of 350ml and a screw top lid. This mug is also double walled which protects your hands form the heat of warm coffee inside.

The second is the Medio which has a capacity of 300ml and the third is the Primo which has a capacity of 250ml. Both of these mugs are single walled and have push on lids.

All of the Americano range can be printed with screen print direct to the mug body and also 1 colour print on the silicon grip. The grip is recommended for the Medio and Primo as these are single walled and if you have hot coffee inside then the grip will be needed to protect your hands from the heat.

Full colour print is also offered on these mugs as a full colour wraparound on the entire body of the mug which looks very impressive.

So get in touch regarding the Americano mugs and we can send you some visuals or samples to help you better promote your brand.

Why should I have branded uniform for my company?


In many industries, such as retail, a uniformed member of staff could be the very first direct interaction your prospective customers have with your brand. Making sure it’s presented in the right way and most importantly memorable, will be a step in securing your prospective client as a brand fanatic.

So, why do customers respond to a branded uniform over any other representation? It’s the familiarity. A good interaction with a friendly member of staff will be attributed to the logo on your shirt. This is down to basic human nature, we crave the ability to humanise every kind of entity we encounter. Therefore, having a branded uniform on a real-life person adds a human touch to your organisation, enabling your customers to feel like they are building a relationship with a local personality that cares about them, as opposed to a faceless corporation.  


Shared Goals

The benefits of a branded uniform aren’t just outward, they have an equally positive inward effect on your team, increasing cohesiveness and morale and letting them buy into your brand message. Without delving too far into psychology again, uniform applies to another quirk of human nature, the need for inclusivity.

Evolution has had numerous influences on our subconscious and natural psyche, one element of this is seeing a group as an opportunity to bolster our own chances of survival. While this no longer holds true in many parts of the world, it still explains why certain aspects of marketing and branding have such a recognisable effect on us; such as a branded uniform.    

Inside a business, a branded uniform creates unity amongst staff members, they are no longer 100 individual employees; with everyone flying the same colours and logos they become a singular unit, a work force. It helps your staff to feel that their goals are aligned and that they are being bought into the wider business, they have something in common with their counterpart in a branch 400 miles across the country.


Golf Promotional Products

Promotional golf gifts are a fantastic way to present branded products in an environment which perfectly blends business and pleasure.

Whether it’s a simple bag of branded tees or luxury multi-item presentation box, there are many options available to suit all budgets.

The golf course is a great place for brand visibility: “The best thing about golf gear is that all products have a long life; people will keep them, and use them, long after the golf day so they offer great value for ongoing brand exposure.”

Promotional Gym Merchandise to Strengthen Your Brand

If there is one corner of the market that has huge potential, it is the Fitness market.

At Partridge we have supplied clothing, merchandise and much more to many gyms and fitness centres, both local and further afield.  

If you own a gym then you need branded merchandise and at Partridge Peartree we can supply you with everything you need to promote your business.


Fitness wear make up a huge percentage of the merchandise purchased by members. Hoodies, t shirts, leggings, towels, bags, caps, beanies, sweatshirts, vests…  the list is endless! We have a wide range of garments available, both for men and women. You will be surprised at how many people will want to buy clothing branded with your logo. 

This is also a great way to increase your brand awareness and what better way to avail of it than having your very own members promoting your business and brand.

At Partridge we can offer screen print and embroidery in house. Both standard branding processes with excellent results. Recently we have been starting to get involved with dye sublimation, a process of full colour branding on polyester garments with gives a fantastic result.


Another part of the merchandise on offer is drinkware. Water bottles, thermal mugs, ceramic mugs, protein shakers. Again, the amount of products on offer is huge and the branding areas on these products is substantial, giving your brand plenty of room to be seen.


Power banks, either wired or wireless. They are the newest product and new improved models released steadily with larger capacity and faster charging times. As many people now basically live their lives through their phone, you can supply them with a high end powerbank that will charge their phone or device while they are at the gym or on the move. Coupled with your logo this will ensure that your brand get full exposure.

Contact Marc at Partridge Peartree to discuss all the options and ideas for promoting your brand.


How To Choose The Right Promotional Products To Market Your Business

Effective choices are based on clear objectives

What, exactly, do you want your promotional products to achieve? Obviously, you want to increase your company’s visibility but to what end and, in particular, for how long? For example, if you are launching a new product and want to get the word out on the street quickly to generate interest which you hope will feed into your sales funnel, then you probably want to look at a low-cost, high-visibility product your customer will “use and lose”.

Confectionery is probably the best choice here and you can keep costs down by using packaging intended for immediate recycling. This can still look very attractive and can be used to hold key details, such as your website. If, on the other hand, you’re looking to keep your company in the mind of important contacts over the longer term, then you need to find something they will either use regularly or will enjoy looking at over the long term (the ideal would be both). If you have the budget, you could go for useful items such as premium office accessories.

If, however, you want to keep costs down, then the number one option is generally confectionery in a reusable container. This can also be a diplomatic option since it means that the confectionery part of the gift can be shared with other staff, if the recipient wishes, while they keep the container for storage.

Remember your recipient is a person, not a billboard

Be very careful with the likes of promotional clothing and bulkier bags. You may like the idea of having your company logo carried about everywhere the recipient goes but they might not agree and might prefer to keep the item for occasions when it won’t be seen or just stick it in a drawer and forget about it. Folding bags can be a reasonable option since they are light, easy to carry and very practical since many people now wish to avoid using plastic bags. If you go down this route, however, you will generally want to ensure you use a decent quality cotton tote or something similar rather than a plastic drawstring back as the latter tend to be quite flimsy and therefore not really suitable for shopping.

Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin – Promotional T Shirts

Recently we produced tees for Nancys Barn, Ballyliffin.  The staff and chefs received a letter of invite to the World Seafood Chowder Cook Off on Sunday 30th September in the famous Jersey Shore, Long Beach Island, New Jersey.

The restaurant is famous in Ballyliffin for its Seafood Chowder and has won many prestigious awards and accolades for its tasty treat!

This year Nancys Barn won 4 awards at the World Seafood Chowder Cook Off.




1st Ever International Competitor to Participate in the Famous Great Chowder Cookoff.