January can be a tough month, with loose ends to tie up and an avalanche of admin to get through – but we know that by now, you’ll be looking ahead and seeking out ways to refresh, reinvigorate and grow your business over the next 11 months of 2019.
That’s where Taste of Bath comes in. We firmly believe that success in business is all about the little black book, and creating and maintaining a powerful network of contacts and partners. Not only do we want to become a crucial part of your little black book, but we want to help you supercharge it too. Our business gifting service, recently shortlisted for the Bath Life Award for Business Services, offers delicious gifts for all occasions and budgets – here are just a few things Taste of Bath can help your business to do in 2019…
At the centre of your network is your own team, and we can help you to make sure that each member feels personally valued and supported with a whole variety of thoughtful little touches – for example, for some of our clients, including housing association Curo, we provide a supply of instant recognition prizes, little signs of appreciation that can be handed out on the spot in the office. Buro Happold, meanwhile, use our fabulous Taste of Bath hampers instead of a generic bouquet for staff members on sick leave, and to recognize work anniversaries. Then, of course, there’s your external network – and whether you want to recognize a long-term relationship with a key partner, or welcome a new client to the fold, our beautiful gift boxes are just the thing. Shop our existing collection or have us create something bespoke just for you – find out more here.
Make an Impression
Of course, your network doesn’t just stop at your clients – we can help you to wow all sorts of key connections, from press contacts to event attendees. Each month, we supply speakers’ gifts for the Bath Business Lunch, and for a Fidelius golf day with key introducers, we created hampers for the first, second and third prize winning teams. Giving a gift that features delicious produce from small, local, independent businesses is a fantastic PR message – click here to read more about how big businesses support small ones through Taste of Bath. We’re not just about big hampers, either – for one conference, we supplied 60 bedroom gifts for delegates, all for less than £10 per head, and for another sit-down lunch, we supplied 40 branded treat boxes filled with our bestselling local fudge for just £3 per person.
Reach Out and Take the Initiative
Building your network is something that requires constant work and attention, and if you’re looking to add key contacts then we can help you to make a dazzling first impression. One of our most triumphant moments from 2018 was helping regular Taste of Bath clients We Are Ready reach out to twelve of their cold leads, with a specially-created Taste of Bath hamper to accompany their brochure – an initiative that generated three pitch opportunities and one new multinational client. You don’t get a second chance at a first impression, so take a creative approach and use Taste of Bath to make a really memorable impact.
Make Some Noise
Speaking of making an impression, if you’ve got something to shout about, from a big company milestone to a new product range, then you want to make sure the news creates a big splash in your network. Sending out a little something with the news can be a great way to get people’s attention – for example, we’ve worked with multiple companies that are sponsoring a category at the Bath Life, Crumbs and Bath Property Awards, and have sent out Taste of Bath hampers to finalists to make sure their sponsorship doesn’t go unnoticed.
Whatever the occasion or whoever the intended recipient, business gifting is always a crucial opportunity to make a meaningful and memorable impact, so don’t waste it on generic gifts. No matter what your goals are for 2019, Taste of Bath’s business gifting service can help you achieve them – visit our website to discover our business gifting range, or get in touch today to discuss bespoke options.