Updated: Nov 1, 2022
We’re excited to announce the launch of our sponsorship and corporate hospitality box at Lincoln City Football Club.
Saturday 30th July Lincoln City FC vs Exeter City, pictured left to right: Melvin Prior, Suzanne Prior, James Lawton, Frazer Hines, Pat Doody, Gary Walsh, Jo Everatt, Stephen Jones.
You may not be aware that our humble roots started in Lincoln.
Back in 2020, the Colleague Box leadership team worked within the technology space at a Lincoln organisation. It was here that the story, of delivering happiness and connecting with colleagues wherever they were, began.
Would you believe that Colleague Box began as an internal project to connect and engage remote workers and that it was a request from our friends at Lincoln City Football which propelled our service into the company it is today!
Here’s a brief timeline of our journey:
When the pandemic hit in March, Neil Everatt former Selenity CEO – tasked me and my husband Natalie and Adam Bamford (Selenity colleagues) with the goal of creating personalised letterbox-friendly gifts for our then-current colleagues. The aim was to spread positivity to the teams working remotely and those on furlough.
Shortly after the launch, and due to a flurry of social media from very happy recipients, Lincoln City FC asked if Colleague Box could create personalised gifts for their team. We were thrilled to share our passion for delivering happiness, connecting people and ultimately putting smiles on people's faces. It was this partnership that formed the springboard for the multi-award-winning company that Colleague Box is today.
A year later we had moved into our second (larger) premises, won multiple awards, and exceeded 1 million turnover, with former Selenity colleague, Lincoln-based Chrissy Law joining us full-time as marketing director. A truly Lincoln-Derby company!
Our collection has dramatically increased to include 80+ gifts, with services such as fresh flowers, freshly baked goods, and subscription services, with over 180,000 boxes delivered to-date. We're due to launch an on-site experiential gifting service in September, with a custom build horse trailer underway, and we're excited to take Colleague Box on the road. Discover more about on-site gifting here.
When the opportunity came to be a partner of the club, we knew this was a great move for Colleague Box. It’s really important for us to stay connected to Lincoln, and whilst many people know us as Derby company, we like to think it’s a case of:
Born in Lincoln, raised in Derby, delivering happiness nationwide.
We’re looking forward to sharing the experience at the Lincoln City FC box with clients, suppliers, and colleagues over the football season.
About Colleague Box
Designed to deliver happiness Colleague Box provide gifting solutions, helping organisations connect with employees, customers, or prospective clients. Gifts are fully branded with your company logo and personalised message, with boxes despatched directly to home or work.
Organisations can choose pre-designed gift ideas, or curate their own to suit any occasion; from welcoming new starters, awards evenings, direct mail campaigns, or a simple thank you.
Custom gift portals and address upload templates make multiple recipients a seamless process, whether you’re sending 10 or 10,000 boxes.
Get in touch to discuss your gifting requirements or arrange a visit to our showroom for a brew and some tasty samples!