HAMPSHIRE FLAG AWARDED DEFENCE FORCES IRELAND CONTRACT!

Defence Forces Ireland Contract!

Hampshire Flag Company is delighted to announce that it has recently been awarded two contracts to supply Defence Forces Ireland with flags, accessories and fulfil their fleets requirements.

Having previously worked with Defence Forces Ireland back in 2016, we were very keen to continue this relationship and as a company we are very proud and privileged to be working together again.

As a supplier for the British Ministry of Defence we are thrilled to be continuing our military connection and hope to have a long and successful relationship with Defence Forces Ireland.

To read more about our newest partners and all their services, please click the link below:
http://www.military.ie/home/

With a specially trained workforce, we can supply a wide range of military grade flags. To order yours now, visit:
https://www.hampshireflag.co.uk/flags.asp

WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018 – COME ON ENGLAND!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the 2018 is almost upon us! Taking place in Russia, England go to the tournament unbeaten but untested from their UEFA World Cup Qualifying Group! Can the Three Lions feature any better this time than they did at the previous World Cup? We at Hampshire Flag being the ever optimists believe they can and will!

Important World Cup Dates & Times (Times BST):

Group Games:

Thursday 14th June (First Game), 4pm – Russia v Saudi Arabia

Monday 18th June, 7pm – Tunisia v ENGLAND

Sunday 24th June, 1pm – ENGLAND v Panama

Thursday 28th June, 7pm – ENGLAND v Belgium

Last 16:

Saturday 30th June, 3pm – Tuesday July 3rd, 7pm

Quarter Finals:

Friday July 6th, 3pm – Saturday July 7th, 7pm

Semi Finals:

Tuesday July 10th, 7pm

Wednesday July 11th, 7pm

Third-Place Play-Off:

Saturday July 14th, 3pm

Final:

Sunday July 15th, 4pm

 

 

 

At Hampshire Flag, we provide everything you need to get behind your country, advertise that you are showing games, or just want to get into the World Cup spirit!

For all your St George flags, bunting, World Cup bunting, supporters flags and banners visit https://www.hampshireflag.co.uk/WorldCupFlags.htm now!

Alternatively call us on 02392 237 130 or email us at info@hampshireflag.co.uk for further information!

Come on England!

 

HARRY AND MEGHAN TIE THE KNOT!

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Royal Wedding 2018!

The Wedding of the year is fast approaching! On Saturday 19th May at 12pm our very own Prince Harry will marry Meghan Markle!

The marriage will take place in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The chapel reportedly holds approximately 800 guests but if you are not one of the fortunate ones in attendance why not bring the celebrations to your area!

Both Prince William and Kate’s Royal Wedding of 2011 and Price Charles and Princess Diana Royal Wedding in 198 were both televised, and although not confirmed yet it is high likely this event will be splattered across the television.

Why not have your own Royal Wedding party and join in the celebrations!

At Hampshire Flag we are delighted to say that we have everything you need to show you’re pride and join in. With our specialist range of flags, bunting, handwaving flags, table flags and many more items we have it covered!

Check out www.hampshireflag.co.uk/harryandmeghan.htm now or call 02392 237 130 for more details!

SIGN & DIGITAL UK 2018

Sign & Digital UK facilitates the UK’s largest network of sign and display manufacturers. Held every year in the NEC Arena in Birmingham, it has established itself as the leading event for sign & display sectors and showcases the latest in all types of signage, wide format printing and print finishing equipment.

Hampshire Flag Company is delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at this show. Our Sales Manager Rod Sessions along with our Business Development Associates, Thomas Leighfield and Michael Cooper, will be there to answer your questions and showcase what we have to offer. As an established textile and digital print company, our stand will encompass all that the Hampshire Flag has to offer. Our technology and print facilitiesas well as our hand finished products, stand us above the rest so come and visit us for more information!

Event: Sign & Digital UK 2018

Dates: 24/04/2018 – 26/04/2018

Location: NEC Arena, Birmingham

Stand: E44 (in Halls 17 & 18)

https://www.signuk.com

 

 

HOT OFF THE PRESS!

NEW EPSON SC-F7200 SUBLIMATION PRINTER & SEFA SUBLIMAXI 2513 LF PNEUMATIC HEAT PRESS MACHINES.

Hampshire Flag Company have recently acquired two new pieces of machinery to operate in our Hampshire factory. We welcome our new Epson Sublimation Printer and our Sefa Pneumatic Heat Press Machine. At Hampshire Flag Company new technologies and capabilities are of the upmost importance and these new machines allow us to do just that! Not only do these new machines allow us to vividly improve our existing products for internal use, it opens up the range or products we can produce and the materials we can print to! The bold colours and vividness of this sublimation print and press will blow you away and make your brand stand out immediately.

New Sefa Pneumatic Heat Press Machine being carefully fork-lifted off!

Epson SC-F7200 Sublimation Printer information:

  • Professional digital dye sublimation roll-to-roll printer
  • Developed specifically for production of high quality printed textiles for internal use graphics
  • Variable size inked droplets enhance high-quality results

New Epson SC-F7200 Sublimation Printer!

Sefa SubliMaxi 2513 LF Pneumatic Heat Press Information:

  • Specific electronics to able sublimation on rigid substrates & textiles
  • High speed productivity
  • Wide range of applications

Sefa Pneumatic Heat Press Machine in position and ready to be installed!

Installed & ready to go! Project Manager Greg Smith-Tilley with our Sefa Pneumatic Heat Press and Epson Sublimation Printer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our finished products, our Stretch Frame, looking fantastic!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT DOES ALL THIS MEAN FOR YOU?

  • Wider variety of materials available!
  • High quality throughput and long production life!
  • Cost efficient!
  • Stunning and striking colours and images!

These new machines are already being used on many of Hampshire Flag’s internal use products including table flags, display polyester banners and many more! Our external use products will still use our disperse dyes printing methods.

Have an enquiry or want a material printed on? We can produce samples on your material so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Contact us on 02392 237130 or email info@hampshireflag.co.uk for more information.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE DIARY!

Below are some of the most important UK flag flying dates for your diary:

19th February – Birthday of the Duke of York

1st March – St David’s Day (in Wales only)

10th March – Birthday of the Earl of Wessex

12th March – Commonwealth Day (Second Monday in March)

17th March – St Patrick’s Day (in Northern Ireland only)

21st April – Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

23rd April – St George’s Day (in England only)

9th May – Europe Day

2nd June – Coronation Day

9th June – Official celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday

10th June – Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh

21st June – Birthday of the Duke of Cambridge

17th July – Birthday of the Duchess of Cornwall

15th August – Birthday of the Princess Royal

11th November – Remembrance Day (second Sunday in November)

14th November – Birthday of Prince of Wales

20th November – Her Majesty’s Wedding Day

30th November – St Andrew’s Day (in Scotland only)

Other dates for the calendar:

 

February

3rd 6 Nations Rugby begins

13th Mardi Gras

14th Valentines Day

16th Chinese New Year (Dog)

23rd Shropshire Day

 

March

1st St David’s Day

5th St Piran’s Day

8th East Anglia Day

13th Commonwealth Day

17th 6 Nations Rugby ends

17th St Patrick’s Day

20th County Durham Day

25th Greek Independence Day

29th Yorkshire West Riding Day

 

April

1st Easter Sunday, 100th Anniversary RAF

4th Commonwealth Games begins

13th Sikh Vaisakhi

15th Commonwealth Games ends

16th Orkney Day

21st Queen’s Birthday

23rd St George’s Day

25th Huntingdonshire Day

 

May

1st Staffordshire Day

8th VE Day World War 2

11th Somerset Day

12th Eurovision Song Contest (Lisbon)

14th 70th Anniversary Israeli Independence

16th Middlesex Day

25th Wessex Day

26th Kent Day

30th Norfolk Day

 

June

1st Dorset Day, Pembrokeshire Day

4th Devon Day

5th Wiltshire Day

14th World Cup 2018 Russia begins

16th Sussex Day

21st Shetland Day Suffolk Day

22nd Mercia Day (regional)

25th 40th Anniversary of the Rainbow flag first flown

30th National Armed Forces Day

 

July

1st Canada Day

4th USA Independence Day

14th Bastille Day, Black Country Day

15th Russia 2018 World Cup Final

23rd Historic Counties Flag Day

29th Buckinghamshire Day

 

August

1st Yorkshire Day

2nd Glasgow International Athletics begins

3rd Cowes Week begins

5th Northumberland Day

15th VJ Day

18th Glasgow International Athletics ends

22nd Yorkshire North Riding Day

24th Yorkshire East Riding Day

31st Northumbria Day

 

September

3rd Merchant Navy Day

6th 50 years Swaziland Independence

10th Gibraltar Day

13th Rutland Day

16th Owain Glyndwr Day, Mexican Independence Day

22nd Derbyshire Day

23rd Bi Pride Day

24th Cumberland Day

25th Monmouthshire Day

26th European Language Day

29th Westmorland Day

 

October

1st Lincolnshire Day

12th 50 Years Equatorial Guinea Independence

19th Oxfordshire Day, United Nations Day

26th Essex Day

31st Halloween

 

November

11th Remembrance Sunday

20th St Edmund’s Day

22nd USA Thanksgiving

27th Lancashire Day

28th Caernarfonshire Day

Bedfordshire Day

30th St Andrews Day

 

December

25th Christmas Day

31st New Year’s Eve

Ain’t no mountain high enough

We’ve been known to undertake a challenge or two here at Hampshire Flag; the MD’s trekked to Everest Base Camp and our Print Room Manager’s cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.   But when Michael Parker got in touch and said that he and his friend Kenny Parkes were climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of their friend Nadine Blake, who died from cystic fybrosis when she was 18, we doffed our caps and happily fulfilled their request for a bespoke flag to take on the climb.

Michael and Kenny at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Michael and Kenny at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Their aim was to raise £10,000 for Southampton General Hospital’s cystic fybrosis unit but, incredibly, the current total stands at more than £13,000 – what an achievement!

Michael and Kenny successfully scaled Africa’s highest mountain and when they reached the top, they unfurled the pink flag and flew it in Nadine’s memory.

The money they’ve raised will be used to build a garden for the patients on the cystic fibrosis unit and for equipment.

Well done lads – we hope you’re putting your feet up now!

Hampshire flags fly at international games

Our flags enjoy a jet-setting lifestyle and are often packed and sent off to undertake glamorous and high profile missions.

And true to form, when we received an order for over 60 large national flags they were to star in the world’s third largest international multi-sport event – the 2013 World Police and Fire Games (WPFG).

The biennial sporting event, which took place in Belfast, is for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers and featured 56 sports with almost 7,000 competitors.

2013 World Police and Fire Games

2013 World Police and Fire Games

Our 1 yard flags were also in demand as we supplied one from every competing nation, all 67 of them, which WPFG stitched together to create one giant flag – no mean feat!

What a great event for bringing together service people from around the world, for celebrating the great work they do and for seeing our flags take centre stage!