X appeal lands firm contract with hit show

Mark Galley and the mugs and glasses for the X Factor.
Mark Galley and the mugs and glasses for the X Factor.

A NORTH Tyneside company has proved it’s got the X Factor after landing a contract with the hit talent show.

Photo Stuff, the Monkseaton firm behind the e-commerce website PersonalisedMugs.co.uk, has been asked by the makers of the ITV1 series, back on TV later this year, to create a selection of X Factor mugs, coasters and keyrings for its production staff.

It has also been commissioned to create special X Factor mugs and glasses for use by the show’s new judging panel.

Director and co-founder Mark Galley said: “Existing X Factor judge Louis Walsh – along with new judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos – have already been pictured in the national press with the X Factor glasses produced by Photo Stuff.

“They will be on the desks while the judges are holding the live auditions, and we will definitely be looking out for them when the judges are giving their comments on the TV.”

Mark and wife Louise started the business in August 2009 and now run a network of e-commerce websites, along with a shop in Front Street, Monkseaton.

Photo Stuff’s corporate clients include Mercedes Benz, Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Channel 4’s Big Brother.