Great British Business Campaign – Go Live!

25th July 2018

Earlier this year The Matchstick Men Group were approached and signed up to an exciting opportunity to be part of the Great British Business Campaign via the Telegraph online.

This is a campaign fronted by Natasha Kaplinsky OBE (well-known newsreader, television presenter and the winner of the first series of Strictly Come Dancing) and distributed by The Telegraph online.

The initiative is designed to bring attention and support to over 5m small and medium sized businesses in the UK who are making a huge contribution to the economy and largely go unnoticed. It was a great opportunity which we didn’t want to miss!

Our Design & Trade team took the lead on creating our video campaign which has featured a number of our staff across all departments

The link to our campaign has now gone live and you can see our campaign on The Telegraph website here.

We hope you enjoy it and a big thank you to everyone who has contributed.

George Foreman BBQ launch

31st May 2018

To celebrate the launch of our new George Foreman BBQ range, we held a BBQ launch party at our Hindley Green site. Demonstrating a number of products from the range, we cooked up a feast and held a raffle to raise money for our chosen charity, Inspire Youth Zone in Chorley.

It was a glorious sunny day in the North West, the food was delicious and everyone had a great lunch together. Rufus our office dog was excited to receive a couple of meaty treats that ‘escaped’ from the BBQ. To top it off, we raised a total of £665 for charity!

Matchstick Men Group spark energy savings

7th March 2018

As part of our efforts to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint, we contacted the Business Growth Hub. They were able to recommend a number of key partners who could help us to upgrade our energy transformers and lighting at the site we own in Hindley Green. These upgrades have resulted in significant cost savings and reduced our carbon emissions.

Read the full article on the green-growth.org.uk website.

A merry Christmas party

16th December 2017

Our Christmas party was held at Hotel Football in Manchester. We are really pleased to announce that this was the most attended social event to date. The aim of any social event we hold is to get people together, celebrating achievements and encouraging team building. There was good food, great laughs and lots of dancing!! In some instances, but not all, there were dance moves to rival the professionals on Strictly Come Dancing. A great time was had by all…The feedback was so good that we have already booked the venue for our next Christmas celebration.

Charity golf day

27th July 2017

We held a golf day at Mottram Hall to raise money for our chosen charity. A number of key clients, partners, suppliers and customers were invited to join us for the day and evening events.

The golf day was jam-packed with eager golf enthusiasts of varying abilities who between them provided lots of footage to share (and laugh at) for our evening awards ceremony. To get the evening started, we arranged some rather special entertainment from the World Champion Cocktail Flair Artists Tomek & Marek, who performed three amazing shows and provided a variety of cocktail making ideas for our guests. We were delighted to announce that following the auction and raffle events we raised a total of £7,538.

Funding secured to buy Hindley Green premises

17th April 2015

We moved into our premises in Hindley Green in 2009 as a renting tenant. We are delighted to announce that we have been successful at securing funding to purchase the site, giving us a solid foundation from which to grow our business.

Read the full article.