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Employee engagement and retention specialists

Delivering happiness directly to home or work.

"It's ultimately all about putting smiles on faces, and that's what we deliver."

Natalie Bamford, CEO

About Colleague Box

Colleague Box is an employee gift consultancy helping organisations celebrate employee milestones.

Gift collections range from employee onboarding and birthdays to company events or celebrations.

Organisations can choose from off-the-shelf gifts or create their own.

Gift packaging, including personalised messages, is company-branded, with boxes despatched directly to home or work. Services include: 

  • Gift consultation: We work with your occasion/event, theme and budget to curate your gift.

  • Design: Options for custom-designed packaging and messaging.

  • Digital: Gift portals and microsites, including employee self-service.

  • Gift subscription services: Combine your annual rewards programme into one easy subscription.

  • Promotional materials: Design and order branded merchandise, simplifying everything under one vendor.


The Colleague Box Story

Hello! We're Adam and Natalie, a husband and wife team and founders of Colleague Box.

In May 2020, we were tasked by our then employer to design a personalised gift box to help the company connect to its remote workforce. 

The gifts were a real hit, and the word started to spread thanks to social sharing. We were soon receiving enquiries from other local businesses asking if we could help send Colleague Boxes to their employees.

And that's how Colleague Box was born. 

Meet The Team

Executive Director

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Neil Everatt

Executive Director

Technology, great wine and gorgeous food.. is pretty much me in a few words. 

I work to create great teams that acheive amazing outcomes, the most recent being the multi-million pound exit of Selenity.


I believe and have proven that, if you create nice places to work, the results are enhanced, and colleagues are they tell people. Colleague Box was created to support this model. 

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Adam Bamford


Chief snack master

and heart and soul of our gift specialist team.


I've got a creative flair and keen eye for detail, so I excel at curating personalised and thoughtful gifts that leave lasting impressions.


I love working with our clients to understand their unique preferences and tastes to ensure that each gift is a perfect match.


Away from Colleague Box I enjoy family days out, Derby County FC and the odd craft beer.

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Natalie Bamford


Content queen and chocolate connoisseur here.

I love writing content for our website, newsletters and social media channels as well as doing what I can to 'give back' to our community via volunteering.


Getting to deliver happiness daily via our employee gifts is a great feeling and I genuinely feel grateful everyday. 

Mum of two daughters and doggo, I absolutely love going on adventures, reading and learning new things. 

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Fulfilment Manager

Carly aka gift creation specialist.

Carly works tirelessly to ensure all orders are out on time, with all the right contents and looking absolutely stunning.

She has a keen eye for detail and won't let any gift boxes leave The Smile Factory anything less than immaculate. 

Carly has high standards and always ensures your gifts puts a smile on your recipients face.

A big football fan and lover of all things leopard print.

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Deborah Saunby

Executive Director

Sales and Marketing Enthusiast

I'm passionate about helping promote and deliver solutions to companies that help improve employee retention, engagement and ultimately increase business performance.

I love improving the customer experience and driving happiness for colleagues, customers, and our communities. 

Mum of two who enjoys cooking, preferably with wine, travel and long walks.

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Company values

Find out how our people collaborate together as a team and work toward a common business goal.


Social Responsibility

Discover how we're making a positive on society impact whilst creating impact that matters for our people and planet.


Case Studies

Read more about the hundreds of companies across the UK who trust us to deliver their happiness.

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