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Queen's Award Flag

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C0735
Category: Corporate/Business
Object Type: Promotional Item
Object Name: Queen's Award Flag
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Unknown
Division: Unknown
Platform(s):
Year of Manufacture: circa 1989
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
150 
Height (mm):
255 
Depth (mm):
Weight (g):
Location: Display Cabinet 1
Inscription(s):

None

Notes:

Qty: 4

These little flags, with a metal rod, were used as table decoration at an award ceremony. The flag has a blue background with yellow "Queen's Award for Enterprise" logo. It has the old ‘E’ symbol for an Export award which has now been replaced by a winged ‘e’ as the award is ‘The Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade’. This dates the flag to the 1980’s and probably to 1989 with the award to Flight Controls Division.

The given height is for the metal rod and the given depth is for the diameter of the rod's finial.

The Company in common with most organisations has a wide range of items promoting the Company name as a form of advertising. The range extends from  'cheap and cheeful'; the sort of thing that would be on the Stand at an Exhibition like the SBAC Farnborough Show. The young visitors love collecting these items along with pictures and Brochures. Such items would include the following:

Stickers, Carrier Bags, Furry Bugs, simple aircraft assembly kits, Cardboard Head Up Display, Drinks Mats. Sometimes a collection of items is put together in something like a Pouch or presentation bag.

A more up-market offering, of better quality, might include:

Mugs, Pens, Key Fobs, Tape Dispensers, Magnifying Glasses, Model cars or the Hybrid Bus, Penknife and Pens.

The top range gifts are usually presented to important visitors or taken on visits to customers and these might include:

Executive Toys, Paperweights, Business Card Holders, Wallets, Clocks, Calculators, Engraved glasses and Glass blocks with a contained model and legend (BAE Systems liked to produce glass Globes to illustrate the global reach of the company). A rather special gift has been a Hologram of a coin.

Ties have been a regular gift in the days when they were regularly worn and were presented as recognition of achievement or membership of a group or ‘club as well as being a promotional gift. Employees for example will be encouraged to wear a T-Shirt with a Corporate Logo which gives a corporate identity. 

The RAA includes items of this type acquired from Suppliers and visits to Customers.

 

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