Neill and Brown Global Logistics is launching its 100 year celebrations with hampers full of ‘Hullness’.
The fun cardboard models of the company’s centenary trucks will be distributed to its longest standing customers in time for Christmas.
In support of Made in Hull, the theme for the first quarter of Hull 2017, the hampers are packed with products that have been manufactured in the city, from food and books to art and music.
Throughout next year, Neill & Brown will be marking its centenary in a series of events, and on social media with the hashtag #OurStars, paying homage to the people that have made the company and Hull great.
Neill & Brown’s CEO Peter Brown said: “The stars are the staff of Neill & Brown, past and present, our customers and the many people outside the company who have shaped our home city of Hull. We will be celebrating them all – and it starts with the hampers which represent a celebration of the skills of Hull people and businesses.”
Neill & Brown started out by providing horse-drawn timber haulage from Hull docks and has enjoyed rapid expansion over the last few years based on a steep increase in overseas business and major infrastructure developments. It now employs 130 staff.
It was the first company to pledge £17,000 as part of the city’s bid to become UK City of Culture and now has Bid Angel status along with a number of other local bid supporters.
The cardboard hampers, made by Hull packaging experts Garthwest, contain around 25 items, among them an exclusive CD compilation from Dancing On My Own star Calum Scott, a Luke Campbell brochure on his rise to Olympic glory and the World Boxing Council lightweight championship, a note book with paper from GF Smith, and special local foodstuffs such as Hull Brown Sauce.
Mr Brown, who is the third member of his family to head the company, added: “We are a Hull business through and through and City of Culture status has the capacity to do a tremendous amount of good for our region.
“It’s a happy coincidence that our centenary year coincides with Hull 2017. It’s an opportunity to further increase the profile of our business, celebrate the contribution of staff and thank our customers.”
Inside the Neill & Brown Made in Hull hamper
A Century of Hull by David Gerrard
Pevsner Architectural Guide to Hull by David & Susan Neave
Seasonal bar of chocolate by Cocoa chocolatier and patisserie
No Place Like Hull calendar, key ring, fridge magnet and two postcards from the Hull Shop
Handmade milk jug by Kjersti Goss (Emberton)
Hull Brown, Red & Chilli sauce from Chilli Devil sauces
CDs by Tre Amici, Ben Raney and Calum Scott
Personal brochure from Luke Campbell
Hull Truth cards by Mike Emberton
Notebook with paper by GF Smith
Hoots snacks by Premium Food Co
Bottled beers by Atom
Generation mug from Hull City AFC
Hull KR gift set of pen, key ring and pin badge
Hull City of Culture 2017 bag plus the January-March seasonal guide
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