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Printwear & Promtion

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Time last week for the directors to take a trip to one of the key shows in our line of work. Printwear and Promotion at the NEC Birmingham. This is usually an annual event but unfortunately it has been unable to take place for the last two years with the pandemic so it's been a real shame we've not been able to catch up on a one to one basis with our suppliers and contacts, see whats new and if technology is moving on in the industry - all because of the covid restrictions. Well this year 'The Unmissable Reunion' was well worth the trip. Not only did we get to order some more kit in a twin head #tajima #embroiderymachine to improve our own production times but we also got to see our brand new DTF machine actually working after ordering it all remotely and viewing it all online. Thankfully, pleased to come away in the knowledge we're still up there with the latest tech and we didn't see much more that we didn't already know about how t

The day we joined Tiktok

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So it happened!!!!, we have joined the tiktok world of video clips, and to be brutally honest it was only a matter of time wasn't it really!!. If you'd like to keep up to date and see the latest footage that comes from #teamboolies then follow us on tiktok handle Bigboolies.com  The team have all recently been spending a serious amount of time and effort welcoming the cameras into the workshops. Not the kind of TV cameras we've had in the Booler4x4 department this last week, more our own nikon camera, our iPhones and android camera phones. It's for us the only way to understand and see for yourself how things are done here, and that in effect can help you make choices as to if we are the company for you and would you want us to help you with your branding and business or personal image. We personally want to invite you behind the scenes, to view how things are done here, see the processess of how things are produced and what we have to offer in a very visual

Booler4x4 ramps it up a notch for 5th year anniversary

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February 2017, the month that a simple conversation started with their accountant Neil Duell from Wasley Chapman & Co Whitby. Bigboolies by this time, with the introduction of extra staff was now becoming a well oiled machine and Nick found himself with more time on his hands and now experiencing a real chomp at the bit scenario to get back to his real love of spannering. For anyone that knows Nick and Gem personally they will know that vehicles and their love for them is really an obsession aswell as a hobbie. Gem couldn't stress enough to Nick how much doing something you love and are passionate about can change your whole perspective on working for a living. So after said conversation with their accountant Gem and Nick agreed that if they were going to do this they were going to do it and invest the same passion and dedication that had lead them to establishing Bigboolies. They planned a strict budget and gave themselves a challenge to find the worst basket case of a vehicle

2022 Update

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Where has time gone?.... 2022 already?. ... shall we have a quick trip down memory lane just to put you in the know of whats gone on here the last few years??..... are you sitting comfortably? The Covid Story:   1st Lockdown: The arrival of Covid-19..... a real worry, the fear of the unknown, the normal route to keeping all staff safe and in a job, .....keeping our customers as equally safe was turning into a real challenge. Garment decoration sales plummeted to an all time low, and hit rock bottom, Booler4x4 thankfully had a full re-chassis refurbishment job to keep it and Nick Busy, Me?.... I found myself in a really difficult and unfamiliar place ..... I had to think FAST and hard to make sure we could do the best with our business to help others and succeed in making headway through a really uncertain time. So we pulled our PPE sales to the forefront, branched out into hygiene screens, for taxis, shops, schools, printed social distancing hi-viz, hard wearing keep your distance flo

New Adventures await, and New Website Launches

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Today Friday the 14th January 2022 .....Brand New Website launch day. You can quickly look back at my rubbish attempts below at a blog 🙈.....when I was just a 30 something year old woman with a 40 something year old husband and two kids under 7, starting a business and taking the steps and walking a path that would lead us to this present day. The fact that I didn't fill in the blanks from October 2012 to this day clearly gives you some idea of how crazy its been over the last 13 years, to have your finger on the pulse of everything and get to where we all are as a family and business today. 13,  nearly 14 Years on from that day in march 2008, unsatisfied in my current job and had a brain wave to start a T-Shirt printing business, and the after effects of the whirl wind that followed and in which we have all sailed has brought us to this point. If you really want a good insight into the past then you need to go check out the Facebook or Instagram posts since 2008 this will put it

Bigboolies charity open day

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Sunday 28th October 2012 Our open Day for friends and family to come and see the new place. On opening day slowly people started to show, Rob Mennell arrived ready to set up and serve the food and drinks, My dad and my step mum and other family members came to add the finishing touches to the tombola and Raffle which they kindly offered to be in charge of, taking the pressure off nick and I.  This meant that we could mingle amongst the people and enjoy it as much as possible. Motor V8 Media turned up with the fantastic looking 22B from Scooby Clinic and then Danny Precious with his Subaru Race car. Things went really well and just as planned, except for the weather which gave us a typical drizzly on and off forcast but we were so pleased that everyone did not let it spoil the morning. After the day was done we totted up the figures to round up just short of £830.00 for my chosen charity which overwhelmed the both of us...and we would both like to take this oportunity to thank all thos

moving day!!!!

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Its Moving Day!!!.  So to ensure there is as little disruption to the working day as possible it has to be a weekend move.  So box trailer hitched to the Boolies van, we have packed, boxed and shifted the business and all it's equipment to the new place on Showfield Lane. Signage all made and ready to go up on the front of the unit, and thankfully the landlord had given it a full lick of paint too!... so a huge improvement all round. This is starting to become all very real worrying and exciting all at the same time and like a fresh start for us at Bigboolies but different from my little office in Birdsall I shall miss the place, but really looking forward to a new start and seeing where this business adventure will take us both.