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14 December 2021

Christmas Opening Hours 2021

Piggotts would like to say a very big thank you to all of our clients, partners and suppliers for your...

16 November 2021

Sustainability at Piggotts

Here at Piggotts we are passionate about sustainability and how we can contribute as a business. As a leading international...

25 October 2021

Piggotts – Our Heritage

There are very few British establishments that have been operating since the 18th century; Twining’s, Sotheby’s and Fortnum & Mason...

1 October 2021

Looking after your flagpole

Flagpoles are an investment, and with regular care, maintenance, and servicing they can stay strong and looking great for many...

9 June 2021

Piggotts lend a hand in record breaking expedition

Global expeditioner, Sacha Dench, is attempting to circumnavigate around mainland Britain from Glasgow on June 18th, flying anti-clockwise around the...

5 April 2021

Proudly fly your Union flags

The national flag of the United Kingdom, the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories is the Union Flag, which may also...

8 March 2021

Let’s all celebrate together – #IWD2021

  International Women’s day is a special day celebrating the achievements of women who have played a huge part in...

28 February 2021

The evolution of a windsock

A truncated cone of textile mounted on a mast so that it is free to rotate about a vertical axis to indicate the local wind direction. Look back in time Although it is unclear...

8 February 2021

A sign of the times.

Corporate signage is extremely important for your business branding, whether you’re a company steeped in history or a new one...

8 December 2020

Piggotts Christmas Print Advertising

Christmas print advertising has a vital role to play in festive marketing, whether it’s via billboards, leaflets, stickers or magazine...

5 November 2020

Piggotts Face Masks

If you had told any of us that just six months ago that our whole world would be turned upside...

14 January 2020

Official Union Flag Flying Dates for 2020

Dates for flying the Union Flag on UK government buildings in 2020   9 January Birthday of the Duchess of...

20 November 2019

Fairyell Festive Flag Pole – Limited Stock Left!!

TRANSFORM YOUR FLAG POLE THIS CHRISTMAS!   It’s nearly that time of year again when the days get shorter and...

31 July 2019

The Flag Protocol of the United Kingdom

Flag Protocol of the United Kingdom The UK Flag protocol  is based on custom and practice rather than by statute...

4 July 2019

History to the American Flag

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag for the new nation. The resolution...

26 June 2019

Flagpole Maintenance

Your flagpole is an investment, and with proper care and maintenance, it can stay looking great for many years. A...

12 June 2019

Piggotts Advertising Banners

PVC is proven popular as a cost effective promotional display tool for a range of locations. As a material, it...

29 May 2019

New British Library Exhibition

Piggotts Flags & Branding Ltd is fortunate to have a long-standing, very good relationship with the famous British Library, which...

26 April 2019

Crown Vic Movie Poster

Friday the 26th April 2019 brings the movie Crown Vic to the Tribeca Film Festival for its world première.  http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/crown-vic-2019...

23 April 2019

The story of St George

The story of St George, the patron saint of England, is a legend that has been told for centuries, how...

18 April 2019

Piggotts Scaffolding Banners

Piggotts Flags & Branding Ltd are experts in high quality building and scaffold banners. Our Banners, Building Wraps and Signs...

13 March 2019

Taking care of your flags & flagpoles during a storm.

Considering the wind and rain received this week thanks to Storm Gareth we thought we would re publish the details...

27 February 2019

History of windsocks

There is something about a windsock that seems simple, but deceptively so. On closer inspection, a windsock can seem like...

14 February 2019

Things to consider when having a new flagpole

There is a myriad of purposes for both commercial or personal use of flagpoles which require a degree of thought...

30 January 2019

Choosing a windsock (infographic)

Choosing a windsock supplier It’s important to choose a good supplier of windsocks and there are several determinants that qualify...

17 January 2019

Flag World Records

We thought we would start 2019 with a blog on some flag world records. Yes, believe it or not there...

20 December 2018

Official Union Flag flying dates 2019

Dates for flying the Union Flag on UK government buildings in 2018 9 January Birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge...

27 November 2018

Advertising using Piggotts PVC banners

PVC is proven popular as a cost effective promotional display tool for a range of locations. As a material, it...

21 November 2018

Freeport Christmas lights 2018

It’s that time again when Piggotts Flags and Branding Ltd gets wrapped up in the silly season nice and early....

25 October 2018

Beaufort wind force scale

Beaufort scale, in full Beaufort wind force scale, scale devised in 1805 by Commander (later Admiral and Knight Commander of the...

18 October 2018

British Library New Installation

Piggotts Flags & Branding Ltd is fortunate to have a long-standing, very good relationship with the famous British Library, which...

11 October 2018

Taking care of your flagpole

Your flagpole is an investment, and with proper care and maintenance, it can stay looking great for many years. A...

4 October 2018

Choosing the right windsock for you.

Where are windsocks used? Aviation: small airports and airfields Medical transportation and helipads Petrochemical plants and oil rigs Offshore platforms...

10 September 2018

Christmas tree illuminated flag poles

TRANSFORM YOUR FLAG POLE THIS CHRISTMAS!   It’s nearly that time of year again when the days get shorter and...

7 September 2018

Cool facts about flags

Why do we have flags? 1) Where does the use of flags come from? In earlier centuries, people decorated their...

15 August 2018

The importance of events & exhibitions

Are you planning to promote your products or services at an exhibition or trade show? This can be a wise...

3 August 2018

Union Jack specfications

Flags are designed to simply be a representation of whatever you are wanting to display, be proud of, support or...

31 July 2018

Preserve the life of your flag or banner

When flying a flag or banner outside your home or business, it is important to take the appropriate steps to...

19 July 2018

History of the American flag

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag for the new nation. The resolution...

16 July 2018

Harrods “Rarity” display

Piggotts Flags & Branding Limited  has made and supplied flags to the ever popular and world famous Harrods store in...

26 June 2018

Westfield, Stratford City flag display

This year the World Cup takes place between 14th June to 15th July and in order to celebrate this plus...

5 June 2018

Why attending events & exhibitions are important for your brand

With the right planning and preparation, exhibitions are the ideal place to launch a new product or service, or gain...

30 May 2018

Armed Forces Day

Plans for a Veterans’ Day were announced in February 2006 by then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, who said...

22 May 2018

World Cup Facts

The World Cup is arguably the world’s most widely viewed sporting event. It takes place every four years to determine...

15 May 2018

Iconic use of the Union Jack

You could argue that by far the most recognisable flag in the world is our very own Union Jack. As...

10 May 2018

Skull & crossbones: the history of the Jolly Roger

In the early 17th century, “Jolly Roger” had been a term used for a cheerful, friendly fellow but it seems...

26 April 2018

Flags & flag design

Recently I had a very nice conversation with a company about their flag and their very unique logo. Over the...

17 April 2018

The Legend of St George

The story of St George, the patron saint of England, is a legend that has been told for centuries, how...

5 April 2018

Flagpole maintenance

Your flagpole is an investment, and with proper care and maintenance, it can stay looking great for many years. A...

26 March 2018

Important flag flying dates 2018

We often get asked about special and respected days for when to fly the Union Flag. The short answer is...

9 March 2018

The history of the rainbow flag

The first rainbow flag was designed in 1978 by Gilbert Baker, a San Francisco artist, in response to calls by...

26 February 2018

The history of semaphore

Semaphore is a visual method of communication that involves signalling the alphabet or numbers by the hand-holding of two flags...

20 February 2018

History of the white flag

The history of the white flag and its use for surrender was something I was contemplating, so I thought I...

8 February 2018

100th anniversary of RAF & Ensign flag

 A history of the Royal Air Force On April 1, 1918, the Royal Air Force (RAF) is formed with the...

29 January 2018

Piggotts Flags & Branding at Royal Ascot

Recently Piggotts Flags & Branding Limited received a call from Royal Ascot (who we have a long-standing relationship with to...

29 January 2018

Choosing the right feather flag for your brand

In recent years the forecourt flag, feather flag, sail flag, teardrop flag, blade flag and others have become a very...

11 January 2018

Piggotts and our Country’s Counties’ flags

A flag is directly linked to the entity that is normally displayed upon it. It conveys, reinforcing the notion and...

20 December 2017

Piggotts Flag Flying Protocol Part 3

On a Speaker’s Platform When displayed from a staff, on a speaker’s platform, the senior national flag should be placed...

19 December 2017

Piggotts Flag Flying Protocol Part 2

In Front of and On a Building Where there are two or more flagpoles parallel to the building line, the...

18 December 2017

Piggotts Flag Flying Protocol Part 1

A short while ago we wrote about what permissions were required for flags and the installation of them, then last...

1 December 2017

Nespresso Installation

A short while ago we were asked to be a part of a refurbishment of the Nespresso Coffee Shop in...

23 November 2017

Piggotts Flags & Branding and Parliament

Piggotts Flags & Branding and Parliament. At Piggotts Flags & Branding Limited we consider every order and every customer special:...

10 November 2017

Christmas Installation at Freeport Braintree

It’s that time again when Piggotts Flags and Branding Ltd gets wrapped up in the silly season nice and early....

20 October 2017

Flying flags and permissions: A Piggotts guide to what you need to know Part 2

In last week’s blogs we explored what requirements there are for flying flags and some of the permissions that are...

18 October 2017

Flying flags and permissions: A Piggotts guide to what you need to know Part 1

As flag makers and installers we are often asked at Piggotts & Branding Ltd, “what permissions are required for a...

13 October 2017

Harry Potter: A History of Magic……and Piggotts

Piggotts Flags & Branding Ltd is fortunate to have a long-standing, very good relationship with the famous British Library, which...

11 October 2017

Piggotts Flags & Branding Supporting Local Hospital

A short while ago, Cambridge University Hospital came to Piggotts Flags and Branding Ltd to ask for our support in...

5 October 2017

A brief flying visit to the history of flags

When most people think of flags they tend to imagine their national flag. The study of flags is known as...

10 August 2017

Our new festive flagpoles systems have arrived to transform your flagpole.

TRANSFORM YOUR FLAG POLE THIS CHRISTMAS! It’s nearly that time of year again when the days get shorter and the...

1 August 2017

Piggott Bros. & Co. – History Of The Company

You may or may not know from our company details, but Piggotts has been around for a very long time....

17 July 2017

Your Guide To Safe & Quick Flag Pole Installation

Believe it or not there are more than one type of flag pole. You could have a vertical flag pole...

13 July 2017

Flag Pole safety Inspection – Piggotts Flags & Branding Ltd

If you have an existing flag pole that has been installed either by Piggotts Flags & Branding Ltd or by...

29 June 2017

Piggotts & Harrods continued partnership

Harrods is arguably one of the most well-known department stores in the world. Known for its heritage, quality and diversity...

21 June 2017

Pick The Right Windsock For Your Purpose [Infographic]

Where are windsocks used? Aviation: small airports and airfields Medical transportation and helipads Petrochemical plants and oil rigs Offshore platforms...

16 May 2017

Order custom printed banners from Piggotts Flags and Branding

We understand corporate standards, the importance of communicating a persuasive and consistent brand message and successfully capturing your audience’s attention;...

19 April 2017

THE LEGEND OF ST GEORGE

The story of St George, the patron saint of England, is a legend that has been told for centuries, how...

5 April 2017

Banners, flags and flagpoles for outdoor advertising

Flags and Flagpoles Branded flags and outdoor advertising banners are one of the most successful means of not only marketing...

8 March 2017

Advertising Banners

Advertising banners are an increasingly popular way of advertising brands. They are a versatile and cost effective way of visualising...

28 February 2017

Commercial Flagpoles

Piggotts Flags & Branding is one of UK’s renowned suppliers of quality commercial flagpoles, manufactured from aluminium and fibreglass in...

16 February 2017

Commercial Flagpole Installation and Maintenance

Piggotts Flags & Banners is a nationwide supplier of complete flagpole services – from design through manufacture to installation and flagpole...

27 January 2017

Decorative Bunting for a Summer Garden Party

With plenty of time ahead of us to get ready for the summer party season, we’ve lined up a list...

10 January 2017

Interesting facts about industrial windsocks

Windsocks nowadays include a wide range of safety products that are manufactured from various fabrics and materials depending on their...

23 December 2016

The Harrods Winter Sale gets the Piggotts flag treatment

Leading flag, banner and marquee provider, Piggotts, will be providing all of the flags for the Harrods Winter Sale for...

14 December 2016

2017 Flag dates for your diary

At Piggotts, we know how important raising a flag for a particular day or event is. We also know that...

7 December 2016

Evening Standard flags

Piggotts are thrilled to be working with the Evening Standard to introduce new branded flags to their famous news stands...

11 November 2016

Piggotts Special Christmas offers

Piggotts Flags and Branding have some fantastic promotions to offer you this Winter season, just in time for Christmas. Free...

13 October 2016

Winter is coming

Winter is coming and Piggotts want you to be ready with your flag pole maintenance. Are you aware that as...

13 October 2016

Halloween bunting

We are pleased to say that we are now stocking halloween bunting – the perfect addition for your indoor and...

4 October 2016

Autumn offer

We are offering 10% off all of our banners throughout autumn! All you need to do is design your artwork...

30 June 2016

Piggotts’ Poles

Piggotts’ flags team have been working hard on crafting the 10 metre flag pole made from a Douglas fir tree...

16 June 2016

When Flags and Marquees meet

At Piggotts, we pride ourselves on providing end to end solutions for your event. To help make your marquees that bit...

14 June 2016

Flag Poles for Churches

The rain doesn’t stop Team Piggotts!  Piggotts prides itself on offering a safe, accredited and reliable installation service. We are...

9 June 2016

Roller Banner Launch

Piggotts has sought to remind organisations of the effectiveness of printed banners for advertising as it launches its new range...

9 June 2016

Facts about Flags

We recently had a customer ask us what the world’s largest ever flag was so I decided to collate a...

9 June 2016

Sewn Stars and Stripes

This week we have taken some progress photographs of a four yard American flag, sewn by our talented seamstress at...

9 May 2016

Piggotts waves Premier League flags

After an extraordinary and historic win of the Premier League 2015/16 for Leicester City, Piggotts were thrilled to work in...

13 April 2016

Shakespeare and Piggotts

Yesterday we were at the British Library hanging banners and clean flags. The banners were hung for the Shakespeare in...

31 March 2016

1800s Throwback Thursday

We have a gem of a Throw Back Thursday today! As you may already know, Piggotts has been in business...

25 January 2016

The Queen’s 90th birthday flags and banners

April 21 2016 will be a big day for Great Britain as we celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday. To show...

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