Handmade And Custom Printed In England
We might well take more orders if we took advantage of cheap labour but it’s not our way. Of course, the choice is yours, but we are where we are today through honest endeavour. We don’t rip off anyone. We don’t mislead customers by copying domain names unlike some competitors. We are Whitney Woods, manufacturers of handmade and custom printed marketing products. We make them right here in England and we’re proud of it!
Specialist Manufacturer Of Handmade And Custom Printed Marketing Products
Whitney Woods was formed in 1992 when the company’s main function was as a supplier of hand finishing services to the UK’s printing industry. We still provide this service to a multitude of printing companies but over the years our core business has evolved to where we are now regarded as the UK’s major supplier of pop-up and interactive products for advertising, marketing and promotional use.
We feature in excess of fifty products in our range, all of which are custom printed, die-cut and handmade right here in Lancashire. We feel that it is vital that we have control over all production processes from start to finish in order to guarantee the quality of the finished goods. We are aware that some of our competitors prefer to send out work to other countries in order to take advantage of lower rates in the cost of labour but that’s not what we are about.
“The pursuit of excellence is less profitable than the pursuit of bigness, but it can be more satisfying.” David Ogilvy
We think that it is highly appropriate that we have decided to take a quote from David Ogilvy for inspiration, being, as we are, so heavily committed to producing work for advertising, marketing and promotional professionals. Ogilvy was known by many as “The Father of Advertising” and was at the top of the advertising tree for some 40 years or so. He died in 1999 at the age of 88.
Ogilvy’s words are almost like a mission statement to Whitney Woods. We try to achieve a level of friendly and helpful relationships with our customers whilst supplying a professional service throughout the purchasing process. We hope to make each step as easy and stress free as possible from sampling to supplying quotes to guiding you through the design process and onwards through production and to final delivery.
We aim to produce goods of the required quality by the required date and delivered in good order. We wouldn’t feel confident of achieving this if we couldn’t see the pop-ups and interactive products being handmade right here in our own factory. Each of our hand-assembly staff acts as an inspector and even then, all products are re-checked by our packers. These are not minimum wage, high turnover staff. Some have been with us for over 15 years and most have been here for at least 10 years. They all have a high degree of manual dexterity and an eye for detail, skills that are essential to supplying a handmade product that is suitable for important marketing campaigns.