Helpline

Jemima Bokaie takes the hassle out of finding the right product or service - you ask the question, she'll provide the answer.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Q: We want our direct mail to stand out on doormats during the busy Christmas postal period. Who can provide us with colour foil envelopes?

A: Try Pitshanger Envelopes (01322 313 666). It provides specialist envelopes for the printing, advertising, direct mail and paper trades.

Its range includes paper, card, board and film envelopes, in 86 colours and more than 75 sizes, and it can produce them with metallic, pearlescent and translucent finishes.

The minimum order is one box, but selected products are available in quantities from as little as 100 with the addition of a £5 breakage fee. Delivery to the UK mainland is free for orders of more than £100; there is an additional shipping fee of £8.50 for those under. It is currently offering selected lines of pearlescent envelopes at half price.

INTERIOR DESIGN

Q: We are an interiors firm and want to give our customers a free A4-size decorating stencil to promote our services. Who can make them for us?

A: Why don't you give Arnold Plastics (01604 499 651) a call? It manufactures plastic products, including point-of-sale display items, vacuum-formed products, parts, protective equipment, signs and graphics, acrylic furniture and specialist items.

Its services include fabrication and bending, machining, production design and plastic welding.

EVENT ORGANISATION

Q: We run events across the UK and deal with the logistics in-house, which is time-consuming. Is there an event-management company that could handle everything from venues and speakers to bookings and registrations for us?

A: Call Candour Event Marketing (0870 403 0255). It offers event-management and marketing services across all brand sectors and retail channels.

Its venue selection software will analyse your audience profile, match it against the highest footfall UK venues and then produce a schedule to cross-profile it against the brand's key stockists.

It has instant access to a range of sites, including theme parks, city centres, train stations, lifestyle shows, shopping centres, sports meetings and airports.

Previous clients include Asda, Cadbury, Unilever, TK Maxx, Tesco, Adidas, Transport for London, Masterfoods and Marks & Spencer.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

Q: We need a photographer to work on our corporate brochure and local advertising campaigns. Who do you recommend?

A: Try PR Eye (020 7 628 5665). It is a specialist photography agency with expert knowledge of the PR, marketing and advertising industries. Its portfolio includes PR portraiture, event photography, commercial work and advertising. Its fully bespoke service will take care of everything, from image style and format to shoot location and equipment.

- Tel: 020 8267 4305 or e-mail:marketing.helpline@haynet.com.

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