Hallmark Branding Ltd given £500 grant
A South Yorkshire-based marketing specialist with 15 years in-house experience within the professional service and manufacturing sectors has launched his own marketing consultancy to deliver project management, sales support and public relations to companies across the region.
Supported by a £500 grant from the UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) Kickstart Fund, Chartered marketing professional Brendan Hall established Hallmark Branding Ltd in response to demand from small and medium sized businesses looking for strategic marketing advice.
The funding from UKSE, a subsidiary of Tata Steel tasked with assisting the economic regeneration of communities affected by changes in the steel industry, allowed Brendan to invest in advertising and marketing collateral including a logo, website and business cards. Tools he says were ‘vital’ in promoting the new business to the potential clients across the region.
Commenting on the investment, Brendan said: “Having always wanted to set up on my own, the funding from UK Steel Enterprise allowed me to invest in website design and further marketing collateral which are key components in terms of raising awareness of my services and offering.
“There are many SMEs within the region that require my services to get their business known, and I am delighted that I am now able to assist those striving to get their voice heard within their niche market.”