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TEDxNewcastleUniversity Imagine a World Commission

TEDxNewcastleUniversity Imagine a World Commission

April 15, 2021 5 min read

As a small business owner I am always looking for new opportunities. And when Ashley King contacted me to produce a range of items for the TEDx Newcastle event that she was organising I couldn't wait to be involved.

The brief was to product a pin badge for attendees and to be sold on the TEDx Newcastle website, an award for the speakers and sponsors, and gift bags for vip guests and speakers.

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The Women in Business We Admire - A Celebration

The Women in Business We Admire - A Celebration

March 08, 2021 7 min read

In honour of International Women’s Day (IWD), we wanted today to be about celebrating local women in business who we admire here at Powder Butterfly. In light of this, we’re delighted to feature Suzanne Hutton, Ann English, Michelle Jones and Elise Lane and their amazing businesses and latest projects they are leading to inspire us all. But first, a little bit on IWD and what today is all about...
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Gateshead Council Wall Mural

Gateshead Council Wall Mural

February 26, 2021 3 min read

Every now and then I get some amazing opportunities. And when I got asked to create a mural for the quiet waiting area at Gateshead Civic Centre I was thrilled to say the least. In this blog post I will take you through the very particular requirements of this client and share some images of the finished mural.
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Gold plated cuff links by Powder Butterfly

10 frequently asked questions about corporate gifts (A buyers guide)

February 10, 2021 9 min read

In this blog post I answer 10 questions about corporate gifting by showcasing the gifts I have created, how they have been used, what impact these gifts have had and why you might want to consider building corporate gifts into your marketing strategy. 
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Bespoke Sapele wood tray with Newcastle skyline etch

A very special commission

January 11, 2021 2 min read

Every now and then a very special commission comes my way. And I can't wait to share this one with you. But let's start with how it came about.

When I was invited to do the pop up shop in Corbridge the best bit about it was being able to chat with all of my amazing customers. My customers are the best by the way. They love high quality products and they love a good chat too. Which is very handy because anyone that knows me I love a good natter.

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How I found a new client during lockdown

How I found a new client during lockdown

January 10, 2021 4 min read

2020 was a tough year for so many of us. And running a small business like mine was no easy task. A feeling of uncertainty was a common theme throughout the year. And I didn't know what a year without face to face events would be like. It's fair to say that any new ways of working or new clients were high on my priority list, but finding them was not going to be easy.
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Why our customers keep coming back

Why our customers keep coming back

January 06, 2021 8 min read

Every sale is valued and cherished at Powder Butterfly and I will tell you why. I design all of the products myself and I find all of the makers and manufacturers, all of which are tried and tested before my designs are transformed into the products that my customers love. 
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