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Space Solutions announces new rugby deal

Scotland’s leading workplace design firm as agreed a deal to become an official sponsor of one of Edinburgh’s top amateur rugby clubs.

Space Solutions, which has enjoyed impressive growth despite the recession, has agreed a four-figure deal to become the new First XV shirt sponsor of Boroughmuir Rugby Club for the 2010/11 Premier Division season.

Derek Binnie, director at Space Solutions, said: “We are delighted to give our support to Boroughmuir Rugby Club and look forward to seeing the team in action over the coming season.

The full story can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership website.

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One Call Business Assist

Businesses across Scotland are being offered an innovative new emergency maintenance service that could help them save thousands of pounds in repair bills.

The innovative service – called One Call Business Assist – is designed to provide emergency repair work for small and medial sized businesses in order to keep them up and running in the event of a disaster.

For a fixed fee of just £15 per month, companies will be able to receive 24/7 cover for six of the most common emergencies that could force them to close: electrical breakdowns, pest infestations, heating emergencies, gas leaks, plumbing emergencies and broken drains.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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A NEW online gift delivery service is giving customers the chance to give their friends either a pat on the back…or a pat in a box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish company youarea.co.uk has unveiled the new service, which offers online users the chance to send chocolate and jewellery to their friends – or gift-wrapped cow pats to their enemies.

The unique, easy-to-use service lets customers write a personalised message and pick a matching gift from an extensive online range, which have been separated into three sections – called “nice”, “nasty” and “extravagant”. 

So while a “nice” gift box reading You Are A Star would include a present from a wide range of gifts such as luxury chocolate or silver earrings, others bearing the message You Are A Sh*t would be filled with vacuum-packed cow pats or horse dung.

The “nasty” boxes have been devised as a tongue-in-cheek alternative to more traditional gifts and, with a fully-personalised messaging system available through the site, customers are able to explain exactly why they have sent the gift to the lucky or unlucky recipient. The sender also has the option of remaining anonymous should they wish.

Company founder Charlotte Waugh said that she hoped the service would prove popular among people with a uniquely British sense of humour who often struggle to find the perfect present for their friends and family.

She added: “We initially aimed You Are A at young working professionals with disposable income, but we also think it will be popular with people of all ages who have difficulty finding the perfect gift to send.

“For example, a grandmother wanting to congratulate her granddaughter on passing her exams could send her a You Are A Star box with a star necklace in it. And, of course, a group of office workers could purchase a tongue-in-cheek You Are A Sh*t box for their colleague’s birthday.” 

Charlotte, who lives on a farm in the Scottish Borders, added that she came up with the idea of including gift boxes of dung after seeing a photo on the internet of a woman packaging dog droppings.

“It seemed like a great idea,” she added. “Sometimes people want to send an amusing present to their friends, so I thought we should offer them the option of sending a gift box filled with dung.

“The droppings get vacuum packed before they go in the box and it’s all 100 per cent natural.  It’s a great, unusual present that I’m sure will be popular with a lot of people with a sense of humour.” 

To help customers order their gifts, the You Are A website has been specifically designed to be uncluttered, making it easier to use and avoiding the need to spend hours registering for the service.  

The ordering process takes five easy steps and, as You Are A… is an all-inclusive service, there are no hidden postage and packaging costs. The gift boxes have also been designed to fit through as standard letter box, so there are no extra collection hassles to deal with.

Customers can also choose from the firm’s extravagant gift range, which includes presents such as luxury silk underwear and silver bracelets. Customers can also suggest their own, specific items for the extravagant gift boxes, which You Are A… will make every effort to source and send to their recipients.

More information on the gift boxes can be found at www.youarea.co.uk

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