Parcel tape firm is sticking to England

ENGLAND S cricketers may seem to be batting on sticky wickets, but a St Ives-based business is trying to persuade the football team to stick to its task. Le Mark Group, internationally known manufacturers of self-adhesive products, were quick to produce a

ENGLAND'S cricketers may seem to be batting on sticky wickets, but a St Ives-based business is trying to persuade the football team to stick to its task.

Le Mark Group, internationally known manufacturers of self-adhesive products, were quick to produce a custom-printed parcel tape with the legend "Come on England - we're sticking with you all the way".

The original concept was a promotional give-away for clients purchasing from Le Mark during the World Cup period. Le Mark, a former Hunts Post Business Awards winner, also used the tape on every package that left the factory.

Managing Director Stuart Gibbons, an avid early morning GMTV viewer, picked up on comments made by GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips. After a complimentary roll of the custom printed tape was sent to her, the company got an unexpected on-air thank you - and plenty of free publicity.

"The tape was also seen for about five minutes and that proved to be enough," Mr Gibbons said.

"Le Mark's web site has been buzzing with requests from private individuals wanting to find out how and where to buy the rolls of printed tape. At the moment the printed tapes are very much available, as long as we have stock. However, we are offering one free roll to customers or callers.

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"What started as a simple lighthearted way of supporting England's efforts during the World Cup has become a sought-after accessory for fans wanting to support the team, throughout the country.

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