The New Year has been a busy one for all of us at Bulldog Tools with lots of new projects for 2015 and continued development of our top quality British tools. We thought we would take this opportunity to update all our loyal blog followers with some of the big Bulldog news stories of the last couple of months.
Late last year we received an email from TV’s ‘Queen of Shops’ star Mary Portas whose friend Joan Scanlon had lost £5,000 worth of gardening tools in a garage robbery. Joan was not only left upset by the theft, but also worried about losing her garden design business based in Highgate, London. After finding out what had been taken, Bulldog Tools were only too happy to help replace Joan’s tools and received a lovely tweet from Mary thanking us for our efforts as well as this great picture of Mary and Joan surrounded by our British tools. We’d all like to thank Mary for her involvement and wish Joan a prosperous and theft-free 2015.
New Mechanix Advert
This month Mechanix Wear in America launched their first television advert on ESPN nationwide. The 30 second commercial is entitled ‘Born on the Track’ and features 30 seconds of high performance hand protection including footage from the automotive, industrial safety, hardware and tactical military sectors. The advert is available to watch free of charge on the YouTube website and we would highly recommend that you take a look! To watch Mechanix Wear’s new advert simply click here.
RHS Flower Shows
Bulldog Tools will once again be exhibiting our great British tools at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 19th to 23rd May and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show between 30th June and 5th July. As ever we will be offering a wide selection of tools available to purchase alongside our Mechanix ladies gloves range and our helpful staff will also be on hand to answer any questions visitors might have. To find out more about RHS events, please visit: www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events
Mechanix at the Spring Fair
Last week we took our ranges of Mechanix Ladies Gardening Gloves to the Spring Fair 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. The show is popular among buyers from gift shops and garden retailers with thousands of trade visitors filling the exhibition halls during the week. The Bulldog Tools team were delighted to welcome both new customers and old friends onto our gardening themed stand to try out a pair of the gloves. If you want to find out more about Mechanix Gloves, please visit our website pages at: www.rollins.co.uk/mechanix
Urban Food Awards
Last month, London Food Board chair Rosie Boycott presented London’s first ever Urban Food Awards at Whole Foods Market in Kensington. Bulldog Tools were delighted to sponsor the Capital Growth Enterprising School Garden award which was won by Nightingale Primary School in Hackney which achieved an impressive amount of work around growing and enterprise in 2014. The Awards are part of an initiative funded by the Mayor of London and Seeds of Change, which provides grants and expert advice to small food enterprises in London to help them benefit people in their local communities.