Join Our Affiliate Future Programme and Earn up to 15% Commission on Hamper Sales

by Stewart 29. November 2013 12:03

Do you have advertising space on your website? Are you looking for an extra source of revenue? If so Highland Fayre wants to hear from you as we are looking for companies to join our affiliate marketing programmes! 

Companies who direct sales through to our websites will be paid a generous commission based on the value of the sales they accumulate each month.


What is Affiliate Marketing?

Using Affiliate Future, website publishers (i.e. affiliates) place adverts, banners or other links on their website. The advertiser (i.e. Highland Fayre) then pay the affiliate commission when a person on the affiliate’s site clicks on the banner, goes through to our website and makes a sale. 

To find out more about affiliate marketing and Affiliate Future click here.


How much commission do I get?

We will pay you:

- 10% commission up to £1,000 sales per month

- 12% commission up to £1,000-£1,500 sales per month

- 15% commission up to £1,500+ sales per month

For top earning affiliates there is also the opportunity to increase this commission depending on the number of sales you generate on a monthly basis.

 


Photo Credit: CJ Isherwood


How do I join your affiliate programme?

It is simple and completely FREE to join our affiliate programme.

Once you have registered with Affiliate Future, you can join our Highland Fayre programme by clicking here or our Christmashamper.com Affiliate programme by clicking here.

The sooner you join, the quicker you can start earning money.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about Highland Fayre’s affiliate marketing or any other affiliate marketing opportunities that yourself and Highland Fayre can work together on, then please contact Stewart Donaldson by emailing stewart@highlandfayre.co.uk . Alternatively, call us on 01738 639 222.

We look forward to partnering with you.

GBEA - Highland Fayre Take Home The Special Merit Award

by David 23. November 2013 16:02

So it was the big night for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA) Ceremony last Tuesday and what a fantastic event it was. With a smooth journey down to London, 30 minutes to spare for my wife Pia to get in some retail therapy, and even a cheeky wee room upgrade in our hotel, the omens certainly looked in Highland Fayre’s favour (maybe not so much when the credit card bill comes in from Pia’s shopping trip). 

(Sir Steve Redgrave and I after receiving the Special Merit Award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards)

For its first year, the awards were a splendid affair with no expense spared. Held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, the atmosphere was so vibrant and it was an honour to be rubbing shoulders with some high profile entrepreneurs (i.e. James Caan was also up for two awards on the night).

I think one of the biggest highlights for me had to be the speech from Sir Steve Redgrave as he drew on the parallels between the traits of being an entrepreneur and that of a sportsman.  Such things as there being “no substitute for hard work”, “when you don’t succeed try again” and “drawing strength from others when working as part of a team” really hit home as I reflected on the trials and tribulations I have experienced as an entrepreneur.

(Pia and I at The Great British Entrepreneur Awards)

Facing some stiff competition, and despite not winning our category, I was delighted to have been singled out for the Special Merit Award

Simon Burton (Founder, The Great British Entrepreneur Awards) explained to me the essence of this award later on in the night: 

“The Special Merit Awards are given by the judges to the entrepreneurs who made them smile, applaud, gasp and cheer. These are the entrepreneurs with a great story to tell. They are the entrepreneurs who in some way capture the essence of what it means to be an entrepreneur.” 

(Fellow Award Winners)

(A view from the balcony at The Grand Connaught Rooms in London)

This award has certainly increased our determination to grow the business at home and abroad, and I envision big things for Highland Fayre when it comes to expanding into markets overseas in the future.

Birthday presents under £60

by Mhairi MacLeod 20. November 2013 19:22

If you’re looking for an extra special birthday gift this month then we have some seriously good ideas for you!
 
Here are our five favourite hampers for under £60:
 
1. A Taste of the North - £36.51

With a bottle of Señora Rosa Merlot, Walkers of Aberlour Luxury Dundee Slab Cake and a box of Duncan's of Deeside Family Recipe Scottish Shortbread amongst others this is a seriously Scottish hamper that will delight any birthday boy or girl.

Send this to a friend south of the border to give them a Scottish treat.

2. Chilli Lovers Choice Hamper - £40.93
Any fan of spice will thank you for this wonderful chilli and cheese hamper!
 
Perthshire Chilli Oatcakes and Snowdonia Cheese Company Red Devil Select Red Leicester with Chilli and Crushed Pepper will make a beautiful combination and a bottle of Ass Kisser Shiraz is ideal to wash down all that spice.

 
3. Luxury Larder - £51.67
This is the perfect hamper to fill up someone’s kitchen with high-end essentials.
 
Mackays preserves, Rendles Ginger Loaf Cake and Epicure Petit Pois & Whole Baby Carrots are just some of the wonderful goodies packed into a lovely red box for extra special presentation.

4. Luxury Red Wine & Cheese Hamper - £52.26
If you’ve got a traditionalist to buy for then why not go for a wine and cheese hamper?

A bottle of Dom Ramos Rioja and Cropwell Bishop Stilton Cheese Wedge are a wine and cheese lover’s dream while the addition of Epicure Wild Boar Pâté provides a unique twist.

5. The Lochnagar Personalised Hamper - £57.06
If you’d like to add an extra bit of sparkle to your present then a personalised hamper is the perfect idea.
 
A bottle of Las Condes Cabernet Sauvignon with a personalised label will send a special message to the recipient and Highland Croft Famous Macaroons and Mrs Bridges Spicy Tomato Salsa will give them something tasty to snack on.

 
For more hampers under £60 come and see our Hampers by Price page.

Christmas gifts for coeliacs

by Mhairi MacLeod 8. November 2013 22:15

If you have a friend or family member that is a coeliac then we’ve got some excellent news; gluten free produce is getting better and better and there are some fantastic presents to be found on the market.
 
A gluten free Christmas is no longer a chore!
 
Here are our 5 favourite Christmas gifts for coeliacs:
 
1.Chocolates & fizz


If there’s one thing that is guaranteed to make someone feel special it’s receiving a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates!
 
A lot of chocolates are gluten free which is helpful but you can buy specially made chocs that are equally as luxurious as non-GF options.

2.Cheese

Photo Credit: Whatshername


All real cheese is gluten free which is a massive relief for those Stilton loving coeliacs out there.
 
The challenge will be finding perfect pairings for your gluten free friend; crackers, pickles and wines are all easily available online though.
 
If the recipient is a big cheese lover then they will be blown away by this gift.

 

3. A gluten free hamper
If you want to give a full compliment of gluten free gifts then a hamper full of GF produce is the perfect idea.
 
Ordering one as opposed to building it yourself saves time on searching for individual products and guarantees that you won’t accidentally include a non-GF item.

4. A fruit basket

Photo Credit: Michael Law


Fruit is most definitely gluten free and a well-presented basket full of unusual fruit can be a showstopper.
 
If you think your recipient will love it then you could even arrange a fruit basket to be delivered to their door each month of the year.

 

5.Whisky
Distilled alcohol is gluten free so a dram or two won’t go a miss this Christmas!
 
A bottle of whisky is an ideal present during the festive season and, if you’re feeling extra giving, you can have the bottle personalised with the recipient’s name and a message from yourself.

For more Christmas gifts for coeliacs pop over to our speciality diet hampers page.

 

The Cress Company

by Mhairi MacLeod 5. November 2013 02:04

The Cress Company are based just down the road from ourselves in Dunfermline and from there they distribute high quality food products around the whole of Scotland and the North of England.

They have been expanding their gluten free range recently and now provide us with Mrs Crimbles gluten free cheese crackers for our gluten free hampers.

Joanne at The Cress Company is excited about their gluten free suppliers:

“Gluten free is a quickly growing market and we receive requests for GF produce far more now than we did even three years ago.

“We started stocking gluten free produce first to meet demand but it’s become obvious recently that there are so many great product ranges with great producers developing them that it’s important to supply their stock.”

Mrs Crimbles was founded over 30 years ago and became one of the first products to feature on the “free from” shelves at your local supermarket.

Before gluten free became as well known as it is now the company’s products were only found in health stores and farm shops; this shows just how far the industry has come in recent years.


Lucy from Mrs Crimbles spoke to us about the emergence of gluten free requirements over the past few years as well as the ethos of the company:

“Mrs Crimble’s were one of the first brands to be stocked on the Free From fixtures in the UK supermarkets and our focus is on creating the best tasting treats which just happen to be gluten free and do not compromise on taste or quality.

“The number of consumers diagnosed with intolerances has grown remarkably and increasing numbers of people are turning to a gluten free diet as part of a healthier lifestyle.”

We certainly agree that these cheese crackers are a luxury treat whether you are gluten free or not.

The excellent thing about these products is that they allow people to feel included in the dining experience and we hope our new gluten free hampers will do just that.

Pop over to our speciality diet hampers page to take a look.

Highland Fayre Reach the Finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

by Stewart 1. November 2013 14:54

Last week Highland Fayre received some fantastic news that we had been selected as a finalist, in the Export Entrepreneur of the Year category, at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. It was a proud day in the office to be recognised for the hard work we have been doing to expand our hampers into international markets. 

(Highland Fayre were announced as finalists in the Export Entrepreneur of the Year Category, at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards)

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate the contribution entrepreneurs have had on the UK economy, as well as their extraordinary achievements. Simon Burton, founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards said: 

“Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of the economy. They question the received wisdom, drive change and create opportunities,

"Entrepreneurs rescue failing industries and invent entirely new ones. They create jobs and solve problems. Entrepreneurs make something of nothing.” 

(David with some of the finalists at the Shortlist Announcement event on 22nd October 2013. Pictured left to right: Piers Mummery, BrightMove Media, Sam Middleton, The Chapar, David England, Highland Fayre)

Ecstatic about the news, our Managing Director David England had this to say:

“It is an absolute honour to reach the finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Expanding the Highland Fayre brand overseas is something we have been working very hard on, and it is great to see the staff and the company receiving the recognition they deserve. It is a new area of business for us which we intend to expand upon in the coming years.”

(David enjoying the festivities of the GBEA Shortlist Announcement event)

Those shortlisted for an award were revealed on Tuesday 22nd October, during the Shortlist Announcement Event, at the RBS Headquarters in London. A great night was had by all, as some of the best business minds in the country came together to network with fellow finalists and speak about their own companies.

(Stage set for the Shortlist Announcement Event)

Like the other finalists, we are all waiting in anticipation for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards on Tuesday 19th November, at the Grand Connaught Rooms in Central London, where the winners for each category will be announced.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for an award and we can’t wait to meet you all at the ceremony night next month.