Digital Fundraising

Our unique virtual balloon race system is 100% eco-friendly & great fun for everyone. It will raise money; help with community outreach; significantly grow your supporter e-database thereby reducing future communication costs and help in all sorts of brand awareness / business development projects.

Commercial clients using the – virtual balloon race™ platform for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are growing too. Companies of all sizes regard CSR as a way of giving back to the community but want an easily managed fundraising platform.

Marriott Hotels gave their monies to the Princes Trust, Sodexo, a global French company serviced their own famine relief charity and Nationwide Bank favoured the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Alternatively, we can work with a myriad of smaller corporates all in one go - our electronic brochures make it ridiculously simple

Retail Consultancy

Mike Phillips, an MBA graduate of Manchester Business School, leads a small team of associates with a wide range of retail skills. He is an ex director of both PricewaterhouseCoopers, Centre of Retail Excellence in Utrecht, Holland and KPMG, the latter role as Head of Retail in the UK’s BAS Division. Recently Mike was invited to Paris by the French Government to discuss the opportunities for the French bookshop industry to stave off mass bankruptcy in the wake of the Amazon onslaught.

See article in Bolton Evening News

Purepages Retail has just completed the analysis and turnaround marketing plan and strategy for a mid-size chain of UK DIY stores. Some other relevant retail work:

  • Category management at Sainsbury’s
  • Turnaround strategy for Cotswold Outdoor
  • Award winning regional manager with B&Q
  • Supply chain analysis for Bon Marche fashions
  • Branding for American Tools, Copenhagen
  • Brand sales training for K2 Skis of the USA

Saving our planet

Companies that manage and organise real latex balloon races argue that their balloons are environmentally friendly. They say, for example, “The acceptable way to run a balloon race is to only release items that are biodegradable. All of our balloon race kits contain these items. Our balloons are made from latex which is a natural product which will break down at the same rate as an oak leaf".

Unfortunately, oak leaves can take years to fully degrade, so the balloon company’s sales literature is extremely misleading if not downright untrue. But that’s not the whole picture. No, the real issue is that birds, animals and sea creatures like turtles try to eat them when they inevitably fall back to earth as a result of helium escaping through the latex.

So when a bird pecks at a shiny red, say, deflating balloon, the rubber envelops the bird’s beak and asphyxiates it. And similarly, let’s not forget indiscriminate litter caused by these balloon releases. It might be brightly coloured but it doesn’t belong on the sea shore or school playground.

Recently, Rentaballoonrace has made great strides promoting the company’s ethical credentials. We’re building relationships and offering help to a myriad of environmental organisations and pressure groups worldwide because a strong group can achieve a lot together.