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Traditionally many government subsidised or fully funded authorities are provided with an annual budget that runs from 1st April to 31st March. This means that they often try to ensure every penny of their budget for the current financial year is spent by the end of March, to make sure that their budget is fully replenished for the following financial year.

So, if you are a supplier to the public sector then let these customers know that they can buy Phoenix Safes from you.

Phoenix Product Guide

Products such as our Fire Ranger FS1510 Series Fire Cupboards and the FS2250 Series World Class Vertical Fire Files sell fast in March as they provide large storage capacities for the protection of paper records.  These kinds of products are ideal for the ‘Budget Burn’ that many of these organisations do in March.


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Who can enter?

  1. The promoter is: Phoenix Safe Company Ltd, whose registered office is: Apex House, 1 Orrell Mount, Bootle, L20 6NS
  2. This competition is open to UK and ROI residents only, aged 18 and older.
  3. There is no entry fee or purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  6. Closing date for entry will be 19th March at 23.59pm. After this time, no further entires will be permitted.
  7. The rules of this competition and how to enter are as follows:
    On Twitter – An entrant must follow the page @Phoenix_Safe_Co, and retweet the competition tweet for their entry to be valid.
    On Facebook – An entrant must like the competition post and comment with which colour they would like to win.
  8. The prize is as follows:
    ONE safe from the SS0721 range in a colour of the winner’s choice (Pink, Blue, Yellow).
  9. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry.
  10. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter.
  11. ONE winner will be selected at random from all complete entrants across Facebook and Twitter. Winner will be announced within 5 working days of the closing date.
  12. Phoenix Safe Co Ltd. reserve the right to cancel this competition at any time.

On March the 28th, the brand new pound coin will be coming into circulation. Here is everything you need to know about the change:

Why the change?

Estimates claim that 1 in 30 pound coins are counterfeits, with more than 45 million forgeries currently in circulation in the UK. For businesses and the tax payer, this costs millions of pounds each year. The new pound coin has been billed as the most secure coin in the world. It will be made of two different metals, much like the current £2 coin, and this combined with its 12 sided design will make it much more difficult to copy. It will also have an embedded security layer within the coin, along with latent imaging, micro-lettering, and milled edges – In an effort to foil even the most determined forgers.

What will it look like?

The 12 sided design is in homage to the old “threepenny bit” which was in circulation between 1937 and 1971, the first coin to feature the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. In the year where the queen has celebrated her sapphire jubilee, this is a nostalgic nod to the length of her service. Of course, the new pound coin will still have a portrait of the Queen on one side, whilst the tails side has been designed by a 15 year old school boy from Walsall. This design includes a rose, a leek, a thistle and a shamrock – To represent each of the nations of the United Kingdom. In regards to its size, the new pound coin is slightly larger than the current design, but also thinner.

What does it mean for me?

Now is the time to start breaking open your piggy banks and rooting down the side of the sofas for your old pound coins. The new and old pound coins will be in co-circulation from March 28th until October 15th, when the legal tender status of the old pound coin will be withdrawn and you will no longer be able to pay with it in shops. After this date however, you will still be able to deposit the coin at your bank, and you’re recommended to contact your branch for more details. Most self-service machines, vending machines, and parking meters should have been updated to accept both coins, but this will be an ongoing process and you may struggle to use the new pound coin in some cases.

And for my business?

If your business operates equipment that handles the £1, you should already be underway in making the necessary adjustments or changes, and ensuring that all staff are fully aware. During the co-circulation period, you are able to accept either the old or new coins. You must return these to the bank in separate bags to enable them to be sorted efficiently. From the 15th October, you will be under no obligation to accept the old coin and should no longer distribute it.


Join us this week at the 2017 Spring Fair, 5-9 February at the NEC Birmingham.

Spring Fair is the UKs number 1 gift, DIY and home trade show.

Meet our expert team at stand 10A35. Our experienced staff will be on hand to answer any questions and will be demonstrating our safes and security products.

See you there!

Find out more at www.Springfair.com


Wishing all our customers a prosperous and successful New Year!

All the best for 2017 from the team at Phoenix Safe Company



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