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Paul Noble

Paul Noble is the current Sales & Marketing Director of the Flagmakers Group. He oversees both teams and retains a hands-on customer-facing role.

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Flag Focus – Iceland

  Having recently been to Iceland I couldn’t help but notice how many flags were flying in the capital Reykjavik and the surrounding villages. I know most people probably don’t notice these things but as a Flagmaker its refreshing to see a nation taking such pride in their flag. If ever get the chance to […]

Cromford’s New Village Flag

Cromford became the latest in a small club of villages to have its own registered flag. The new flag finally achieved its approval last month, certified by chief vexillologist Graham Bartram. The news came as a great surprise to designer Clem Wilson who originally designed the flag in 2006, it was first flown in the […]

Rio Passes the Olympic Flag to Tokyo

The closing ceremony of this year’s Olympics saw the standard process of passing the Olympic flag. The unique flag which flies throughout the Olympics was slowly lowered to go back into hiding until the next summer games. The usual Olympic flag ceremonies were adopted in the closing ceremony with the Brazil flag been slowly lowered […]

5 Reasons you Should Choose POWERFlag

Flagmakers has become one of the first UK resellers of the exciting new flag material POWERFlag. The clue is in the name! This innovation in flag material is set to potentially transform the flag industry… here’s why: 1. Super Resilient When we say POWER we mean it! POWERFlag has proved itself to last up to 3 […]

Rio Flag Blunder – Chinese Flag

Olympics officials in Rio have apologised after discovering they were raising an incorrect version of the Chinese national flag during medal ceremonies. Both Chinese flags are red and feature a large yellow star flanked by four smaller stars. But there are (very) subtle differences in how the smaller stars are aligned. “We do understand that […]

Royal Yacht Squadron Burgees

Flagmakers recently created some beautiful burgees for the Royal Yacht Squadron. These bespoke burgees where hand sewn to give the beautiful finish which is a requirement of the squadron’s impressive ships. The burgee uses the St George flag as a basis before adding the Squadron’s badge. The burgee was entirely hand sewn, from the white […]

BREXIT – Does it Vote Impact Any Flags?

As far as we can see no! The Union Jack will remain just that whether the decision is in or out on the big day. The more interesting one could have been the flag of the EU, which at this stage we believe would be unaffected also. The European flag as we all know is […]

Vexillology?

Vexillology, one of those funny looking words that is near impossible to spell. But what does it mean? A fear of something maybe? A research field perhaps? Well as you’d probably guess Vexillology relates to flags. More specifically the scientific study of flags and related emblems… and yes that is a field of study! A […]

The Worshipful Company of Poulters Banner

Flagmakers recently created a beautiful piece for the Worshipful Company of Poulters. The banner features the striking and intricate coat of arms on a dark blue field with beautiful two-tone fringing to finish the piece. This banner is quite unusual in that it combines many production techniques to create beautiful results. Larger elements of the […]

Pudsey’s Slippers Fundraising Total

You may remember our blog post in November last year whereby we donated one of our hand sewn Union Jack’s to Shoe Zone’s event for Pudsey. Our two yard flag flew proudly at the event and we were very pleased to have been able to give a little something for Children In Need. This new blog […]