Is the UK's leading digital retailer, offering more than 33,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, stores, over the telephone and uniquely, through Argos TV. Argos continues to be the UK's largest high street retailer online with over 430 million website visits annually. Argos serves around 130 million customers a year through its network of 740 stores. In the financial year to February 2012, Argos sales were £3.9 billion and it employed some 31,000 people across the business. Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK's leading home and general merchandise retailer. They Keep clean and green, dealing accordingly with environmental issues such as waste management and energy consumption; they are extending their product range to help you make more responsible choices, conserve resources and save money; they source with care, providing details of their timber sourcing policy, chemical strategy and ethical trading conditions in their supply chain; they support the local and national communities in which they operate. These are just some of the practical ways in which they try to be socially, ethically and environmentally responsible. They're committed to reducing the impact their business has on the environment as well as helping you to do the same. They're working hard to reduce the amount of resources they use and the amount of CO2 emissions they produce. Some of their recent achievements: 91% of waste from the business was recycled, 35% reduction in waste sent to landfill, 26% reduction in packaging from own brand and direct-sourced products, 9% reduction in carbon footprint and 100% of direct-source and direct-import factories have a current ethical audit. They believe that working to meet these objectives is the best way to live up to your expectations of them as a retailer, enhance their reputation and manage their resources effectively in the face of rising costs.
They are the original Gift Basket Company in the UK. Their mission was to take humble Wicker Baskets and transform them into a range of exciting Gift Baskets exploding with colour, flair, style and panache. Their goal was to establish an all year round Gift Basket Service which exceeded expectations. Their ambition was to be 'the world's favourite Gift Basket Delivery Service for friends and family back home.' A decade later they're proud to be the No. 1 choice for customers all over the globe when they wish to send a Hamper or Basket for delivery in the UK and Europe. They strive to offer Gift Baskets and Hampers that both stand out from the crowd, and are a genuine representation of our customers sentiments. Whether it's to mark a special occasion such as a Birthday or Anniversary, to send your Best Wishes or Thanks, or to say Congratulations you're guaranteed to find the perfect gift solution at Basketsgalore UK.
For nearly 100 years, people have been flocking to Yorkshire for a taste of Bettys, but today its easy to have a taste of Bettys at home. Each item is packed by hand with great care to ensure it arrives with you in immaculate condition. They deliver to your home or office, the UK and overseas. Bring a touch of Bettys to your table, or send someone the gift of deliciousness. Bettys was founded by Frederick Belmont, a Swiss baker and confectioner who came to England in search of opportunities to develop his craft skills. He opened his first Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate in 1919 and named it 'Bettys'. The reason why remains a mystery to this day. As a fellow family business, their chocolate maker, Felchlin builds relationships with farmers and partners at origin to ensure high ethical standards and acquire sustainable, quality cacao. They have travelled to the smallholder cocoa farms in Venezuela to learn about the origins of their chocolate couverture and meet the farmers, such as the Franceschi family, who supply the extra fine beans that they require. Alberto Franchesci brings in cocoa pods and beans from a number of farms and is committed to working with his fellow farmers on improvements in quality and the sustainable use of the land. With chocolate close to their hearts, they are also supporting the Rainforest Foundation UKs work in Peru to help rainforest communities develop sustainable livelihoods in small-scale cocoa production.
British Hamper Company (The)
Wonderful selection of British food and gift hampers perfect for any occasion. Proud members of The Guild of Fine Food, their collection of luxury food hampers is a celebration of all that is great in British artisan and independent food production with truly delicious produce from passionate and dedicated producers all over the United Kingdom making them great gifts to send abroad or to someone closer to home. All of their luxury hampers have been collated with care and thought and are beautifully presented in their unique British themed gift boxes with the aim of delighting the recipient. The British Hamper Company is a family business born from shared enthusiasms for great food, British individuality and a love of gift giving. They feel enormous pride at the depth, diversity and quality of wonderful food now being created by small, artisan and independent food producers and entrepreneurs here in the United Kingdom, and they are delighted to be able offer a fantastic taste' of Britain in their careful selection of luxury gift hampers. They like to think of their hampers as a joyful celebration of the exciting and passionate British food landscape. Whether you are searching for perfect Christmas food hampers, luxury gifts for her, luxury corporate gifts or any other luxury hampers UK and internationally delivered they strive to present an attractive selection. As time progresses they continue to develop new food hamper ideas, ideas for Christmas hampers and gifts to send abroad as more interesting and special British food comes into their sights.
Cadbury Gifts Direct
Cadbury Gifts Direct and Cadbury Gifts Direct for Business are operated, under licence from Mondelez International, by Hemingways Marketing Services Ltd. Hemingways is a specialist e-commerce and distribution company based in Ripon in the north of England. Its association with the Cadbury brand spans forty years and this long-standing relationship has led to many exclusive innovations including the creation of Cadburys biggest chocolate selection box the famous Giant Selection Box and the personalisation of sleeves for Dairy Milk and Milk Tray brands. Hemingways is also responsible for Green & Blacks Direct offering a range of indulgent, organic chocolate gifts for the consumer and corporate markets. Aside from confectionery, Hemingways also works with over 50 of the biggest retailers to manage the online sale of gift cards and digital gifts. The company employs over 100 permanent staff and is proud of its long heritage as an independent, private business.
Cadbury Gifts Direct for Business
Chocolate corporate gifts from the exquisite Cadbury brand.
Privately owned, independent mail order company based in a new 60.000 square feet unit in the Knowsley Business Park. Graham Rubin, the managing director, developed the mail order business some 30 years ago after many years experience in the manufacture of trousers, which were supplied to the large Mail Order Catalogue businesses at the time. Starting by selling men's trousers direct to the public by off the page direct response advertisements in national newspapers and magazines, he eventually also sold through a catalogue of his own using the ever-increasing database of customers he recruited. Well over 1 million customers have now enjoyed buying direct from Chums since those early days, many of whom will have started by firstly trying their fantastic value for money crimplene trousers (which are still one of their best sellers) or summer cotton trousers or Farah branded trousers. They listen to what their customers wanted and this led them to develop their famous high waisted trousers which accommodate that familiar middle aged spread that men of a certain age are prone to, and which have an additional 2 inches between the waist and crutch to make things more comfortable. Their simple aim was to provide a range of trousers that offers unparalleled comfort in sizes to fit virtually every shape imaginable. They also sell a full range of shirts, knitwear, jackets, coats, suits, underwear, nightwear and footwear. There are also mobility products for the elderly or infirm and also personal hygiene products for those that require them. They also offer via this web site ranges of traditional ladies clothing. More recently ranges of merchandise for the home have been developed making bulky bedding items for example easy for you to order from home and have them delivered to your doorstep, totally hassle free. Not only household textiles but innovative products that help to make life a little easier around the house or garden.
Clearwater Hampers UK
One of the largest privately owned gift hamper companies in the UK and supplies food, wine and other gifts around the world, all year round. The business was founded in 1979 and incorporated in 2007. Philosophy: excellent personal service and quality product. Concept: explore the world for the finest foods and wines and carefully present them in an explosion of colours, flavours and sensations.bEach gift has been thoughtfully and carefully assembled ensuring theres a variety available to choose from for any number of occasions throughout the year. Hampers are carefully packed by hand, thoughtfully arranged and stunningly presented. Their customer base includes many thousands of private customers, major UK and international corporates, overseas gift agencies, department stores and promotional goods agencies. They have one of the most extensive ranges of hampers, gifts and gift baskets available in the UK and many can be delivered around the world. This includes their industry leading 'create your own' gift hamper webpage, where creating your very own hamper to your own specifications has allowed customers to pick and choose the components to create the perfect gift to send. They distinguish themselves by offering: modern and traditional gifts for all occasions all year round, same day despatch (plus free named and next day delivery); unrivalled customer service and flexibility, well established international delivery service, internationally themed products and ranges.
Family owned and operated business in Lifton, West Devon. They are based at the Arundell Arms Hotel in the midst of beautiful countryside and rivers on the edge of Dartmoor. This has been their family business for over 50 years. They have great pride of their region. Over the recent years the area has seen a huge increase in the quality and range of the food and drink produced locally. Devon is now a great source of fresh healthy food and the county has the highest quality produce in the UK. They are delighted to present a range of hampers featuring Devon produce. These have all been selected after an extensive tasting (not a hardship!) and represent the very best of the county. You may select one of their hampers or create your own by filling it with the things that you love. With no minimum order, you can order anything from a clotted cream tea for two to a large Christmas hamper. The choice is yours. You can order in advance and choose the date that you would like your hamper delivered, which is deal for birthdays and anniversaries. Your hamper will be carefully packed by them and sent overnight by courier and tracked to the point of delivery. Winners of the 2015 Taste of the West Gold Award and 2014 Online Retailer of the Year Award.
East India Company (The)
Offer an expertly crafted range of exquisite teas and coffees; artisan sweet and savoury biscuits; a luxurious chocolate range; vintage and exotic jams, marmalades and mustards; and gourmet salts and sugars. The extensive selection also includes exquisite silver tea accessories and fine bone china and porcelain ranges unique in appearance and rich in history. The Company continues to explore the world to surprise and delight customers with inspirational tastes crafted from the finest ingredients the world has to offer it remains a quintessentially British brand with influences from diverse cultures. Granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1600, The East India Company was founded to explore the mysteries of the East. As The Company grew, it mapped trade routes through unchartered territory and changed social customs, tastes and ways of thought to influence the very fabric of our lives today. The Companys pioneering spirit and sense of adventure created British India, founded Hong Kong and Singapore and introduced tea to Britain and India. Their warehouses were places of wonder, stocking never before seen silks, chintzes, calicos, porcelain, coffees, chocolates and spices from around the world. They played a pivotal role in writing history by planting the first teas in Darjeeling, causing the Boston Tea Party; holding Napoleon captive; and generating the fortune of Elihu Yale, founder of Yale University. They believe the world needs vibrancy, indulgence and inspiration. They believe people should never stop discovering, never stop being surprised. They see their role as bringing together the best the world has to offer; to create unique goods that help people to explore and experience whats out there. Products that help people see their world in a different and better light. Products that have the power to amaze and astonish. The East India Company made a wide range of elusive, exclusive and exotic ingredients familiar, affordable and available to the world; ingredients which today form part of Britain's daily and national cuisines. Today they continue to develop and market unique and innovative products that breathe life into the history of The Company. They trade foods crafted by artisans and specialists from around the world, with carefully sourced ingredients, unique recipes and distinguished provenances.
First 4 Hampers
Owned by Lanchester Wine Cellars Unit 2 Greencroft Estate, Stanley, Durham DH9 7XP, it has been a family owned business for over 31 years. They strive to offer a unique gift service, with a bespoke selection of specialty foods available for next weekday delivery to most locations in the UK. When they are sourcing goods, whether it is a type of food or packaging for the hampers they aim to be as ethical as possible. In order to promote healthy living, they aim to sell foods without harmful additives. They strive to offer as many fair trade products as possible. Their fresh fruit is GM free. They give preference to independent manufacturers who do not sell their goods to large multiples. Preferences are given to manufacturers who offer recyclable packaging. Their gift baskets and hampers use recyclable fillers and outers, and their aim is to have 100% of their packaging recyclable or reusable. The advantage to this criteria is that the recipient of your gift is getting something truly special- a beautifully packaged food gift filled with specialty foods sourced from the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Foodie’s heaven – a combination of farm shop and lovely café in the heart of Harrogate. Whether you’re looking for somewhere special to enjoy an afternoon tea for two or want to treat the whole family to a delicious lunch, Fodder has something for everyone with one special added bonus – it’s 85% local! With their freshly cut meats and fresh fruit and veg, you can be rest assured that their café food and shop produce has been sourced locally for you to enjoy. Just passing through? Be sure to stop off at Fodder on the Hoof for breakfast on the go, or a quick delicious lunch or snack of their favourite seasonal food and drinks, all of which are available to take away. Shop online hampers, gift vouchers, tweed cap, tweed scarf and event tickets straight to your door.