Happy St George’s Day!

Happy St George’s Day! Today’s the day the iconic red cross takes centre stage as celebrations great and small are held across the country – and the world.

There’s been a build up here at Hampshire Flag for weeks now and our sewn 2 yard St. George’s flag has been flying out the doors.

The St George Cross Flag

The St. George Cross Flag Slying on a sunny day.

The huge response was to be expected but as usual, many orders were placed at the eleventh hour! However we’re pleased to say that with all hands to the deck every St George’s flag was with its patriotic owner in plenty of time for the array of events taking place.

But it’s not just St. George that’s been keeping us busy… a certain Diamond Jubilee is on the horizon and it’s the hot topic here in the office. Orders are coming in thick and fast, and by the looks of it our customers really know how to celebrate!

Local firm’s bib donation boost boys’ rugby club

Rugby Bibs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A team of budding rugby players are now wearing brand new bespoke bibs whilst practicing their skills thanks to the support of a local flag firm.

Hampshire Flag Company has sponsored the production of 20 practice bibs for the Havant Rugby Club Under 16s team. The luminous orange and yellow polyester bibs feature the logo of the Waterlooville based leading flag manufacturer and are made by Sportsfront.

The donation of the new bibs came about as the nephew of Hampshire Flag’s Managing Director plays for the team and asked his uncle to sponsor the replacement bibs.

Graham Wilkinson, Hampshire Flag’s Managing Director said, “It’s great to be encouraging local young people to focus on sport and to pursue an active and healthy interest.

“Sponsoring the bibs was a small way supporting of a local youth team which my nephew is very committed to and enjoys being part of,” added Graham.

The Havant Rugby Club Under 16s team meets every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning at Havant Rugby Club in Fraser Road, Bedhampton.

Simon Harris, Havant Rugby Club Under 16s Coach said, “We are delighted with the new practice bibs and are extremely grateful to Hampshire Flag for its generosity. Practice is an essential of the team’s progress and having the new bibs has really boosted the team.”

Hampshire Flag’s team of 24 produces hand-sewn national and international flags, printed flags and digitally printed banners. It also offers a bespoke flag design service, PVC banners, marine flags, bunting, table flags, exhibition graphics and event systems in addition to the supply and installation an extensive range of flagpoles.
Its prestigious portfolio of clients includes Selfridges, the BBC, Channel 4, Portsmouth Football Club, IBM and British Airways. The multi-award winning firm provides on-going support for various charities and expeditions including Action for Kids, Samaritans and for swimmer and environmentalist Lewis Pugh’s on-going feats.

Flag firm supports South Pole skier’s charity race

 

The Hampshire Flag @ The South Pole

South Pole

A selection of flags was donated to one man’s adventurous expedition to the South
Pole which raised more than £15,000 for charity. Matt Elliott took part in ‘The Extreme  World Races Centenary Race to the South Pole’ – one of the toughest races in the world and took 12 flags with him, provided by Hampshire Flag, to raise money for The Royal British Legion and The Alzheimer’s Society.

Each custom flag was manufactured from a lightweight knitted polyester and printed with the branding of the different businesses which supported Matt’s 40 day expedition to Antarctica during which him skied more than 700km – 100 years after Norwegian explorer Amundsen beat Sir Robert Falcon Scott in their epic duel to the South Pole.