The Promotion Company celebrated a perfect year with the opening of its new business premises on Witham in Hull.
At an event on Friday, Rix Petroleum’s Tim Rix officially opened the building on behalf of Angela and Richard Oldroyd who run the business along with their son, Joe and two other employees. The team specialises in branded products and corporate workwear.
“We bought The Promotion Company 11 years ago and owning our own property has been in our plans for some time. Now with a stable and successful business, we are delighted to have achieved another one of our goals and purchasing the building has been one of the most exciting times for us and our business.”
“We spent time looking for the perfect building to suit our needs. Garness Jones helped us with our search and found this commercial property on Witham which ticks all the boxes. On the ground floor we have room for our offices, a work-room, meeting rooms and lots of storage for products. Then on the first floor we have further offices which we plan to lease to other businesses in the future.”
“There was quite a lot of work needed to bring the building up-to-date, we’ve replaced the roof, all of the windows and refurbished the rooms throughout, using cyan, which is our corporate colour. I am delighted to see that Promotion House looks fantastic and we are very proud to invite customers and contacts to our very own property.”
“We operate locally, regionally, nationally and this year we have also begun working with an international client. Our customers rely on us to provide interesting ideas for promotional items, gifts and branded work-wear to help spread the word about their brand. We are on one of the main routes into Hull city centre and have noticed an increase in drop-in visits from customers old and new.”
“As fellow members of For Entrepreneurs Only (FEO) and business neighbours, we invited Tim Rix to ‘cut the ribbon’ for us. I was delighted he accepted and he has shared in our celebrations along with almost 70 guests including customers, business colleagues and friends, all of whom we are very grateful for their support; we couldn’t have done this without them.”
From one family business to another, Tim Rix performed the official opening of Promotion House. He says:
“As a family business just entering our sixth generation, I am delighted to be celebrating the opening of Promotion House with the Oldroyd family who have two generations in the business.”
“As a close neighbour, I have watched the refurbishment of the building with great interest, since we saw the scaffolding go up. I am sure the Wood Brothers who ran a business there previously as a timber yard wouldn’t recognise the place.”
“Angela and Richard have owned The Promotion Company for 11 years and in their infancy came through 2008 which was a very tough year for all businesses. I believe their success is testament to the dedication and commitment that we are all standing here today.”
“We all live and work in Hull. It’s a great city but not without its challenges and since the demise of the fishing fleet its image had become tarnished and the economic decline took its toll. I often say if you can run a business profitably in Hull, you could do it anywhere.”
“I believe that family businesses such as Rix Petroleum and The Promotion Company are the backbone of Hull’s local economy and for the City to succeed, we need them to flourish.”
“This building is a bold statement for future prospects of their business and the future of Hull.”