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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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British Designer features in New Zealand Top 40 Flags

The story of one British designer whose entry into the New Zealand flag competition has made the top 40 designs. The lucky Brit is Mike Archer, a digital designer from Guernsey, entered 2 designs into the New Zealand Flag Consideration Project. The submitted designs are known as the Land of the Long White Cloud. The […]

Flag Standards on Parade

Flagmakers are very proud to have provided a beautiful new standard for the Dorset Women’s Section. We would like to thank our wonderful client Diane Cooling for working with us in helping her to become the first female standard bearer associated with the branch.

Earth Flag?

Do we need a flag of Earth? The International Flag of Planet Earth is a graduation project at Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm in Sweden. The concept is to use the flag when representing Earth, e.g. a Mars landing, and to unite every nation and remind us to care for the planet we share.

Royal British Legion Conference 2015

Flagmakers would like to thank the Royal British Legion once more for kindly inviting us to this year’s annual conference. An event that has become a bit of a regular and favourite in the Flagmakers calendar with this year proving no exception.

UK Students Create Flags Celebrating the Magna Carta

The Flag Project has seen schools from every county designing flags which celebrate democracy and will collectively create a unique digital exhibition along with a collection of sewn flags to be flown at Parliament Square and Runnymede.

Why should we Celebrate the De Montfort Parliament?

2015 is set to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the treaty which laid the early foundations for British democracy. This year also saw the anniversary of a slightly less well known event in forming modern Britain – the De Montfort Parliament. January 20th 2015 commemorated 750 years since the first meeting of an elected parliament, which became known as the De Montfort Parliament.

Union Jack Plaque for UK Funded Projects

The Union Jack is likely to become common place on UK funded infrastructure. Why? Ministers are planning to use the flag to “proudly adorn infrastructure investments” including motorways and bridge. The suggestion has divided opinion proposing it will look like a gimmick, supporters believe it will allow the public to better understand how government money […]

George Tutill at Edinburgh Museum

Raise the Banners High Book

Flagmakers would like to send a big thank you for the stunning book gifted to us by the Edinburgh Museum and Galleries. Still considering myself quite new to the flag and banner world, I felt a bit of history might help me learn more about Flagmakers and flag making past and present. Hence I started […]

Seeking Border Flag Flying Flexibility

St George & Saltire

This week members of parliament have been discussing the issue of border flag flying flexibility when it comes to flying of national flags on either side of the Scottish and English border. The issue was initially raised by a Berwickshire councillor. He has asked whether flags other than the Saltire can be flown on the […]

Largest Flagpoles in the World – Aqaba Flagpole

Aqaba Jordan Flag & Flagpole

Featuring, the 137 metre tall flagpole which is currently the fifth largest unsupported flagpole in the world (was tallest when installed). With a flagpole this large the flag has to withstand extra pressure from winds and its own weight – with the flag been a whopping 20 x 40 metres to be in proportion with […]