This year has given Brits a lot to be proud of, you can show this with your promotional merchandise.
Events taking place over 2012 have shown how great it is to be British and with events still taking place over the next two months, there is still time to support Great Britain. We have discussed a lot in this blog about how you can use promotional merchandise to support your country in football tournaments, the games and for the Queen's Jubilee, but now we are going to discuss how you can simply support Britain for being great.
Great Britain was first inhabited by people as long as 500,000 years ago by people who crossed over a bridge from mainland Europe. Until about 10,000 years ago the land was joined to Ireland and up until 8,000 years ago, it was joined by a small strip of land to Denmark. Due to land moving, this crumbled away leaving the Great Britain we know today.
The term Great Britain was coined by King James I, who styled himself as the King of Great Britain. Great Britain refers to a piece of share land so includes Scotland, Wales and England. The United Kingdom, therefore, includes Northern Ireland. From 1603, the country was officially known as the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which was shortened to the United Kingdom.
In 2009 there were an estimated 61.8 million people living in the UK. This is an increase of 2.1 million people since 2001 and an increase of 23.6 million since the start of the 20th Century. The average age of the population is 40 which again has increased from 36 in 1992.
Britain is also part of the Commonwealth, which is a collection of countries across the world ruled by Queen Elizabeth II. The Commonwealth includes countries from all across the globe, from Canada to Australia, providing Britain with great links across the world.
There are many different types of merchandise you can invest in to show your support for Great Britain. Our particular favourite and the yummiest is the Union Jack Jelly Bean pots. These are simply jelly beans in the colours of blue, red and white. Your company branding goes on the outside of the pot and will be seen whenever anyone reaches for a jelly bean.
So be proud to be British with your promotional merchandise.