This really is driving me a little mad!

I simply can't have any pagination to appear what so ever. I'm while using default wordpress pagination instead of more full featured code although I attempt to resolve this problem.

Have 9 posts and loop is placed to exhibit 6 per page. Pagination is employed in general as I can tell and employ it around the primary publish (index/blog) page.

Any help appreciated, cheers

global $paged;

            $query = 'post_type=portfolio-items&meta_key=_simple_fields_fieldGroupID_4_fieldID_1_numInSet_0&meta_value=dropdown_num_'.$portfolio_type.'&orderby=menu_order&order=ASC&posts_per_page=6&paged='.$paged.'&caller_get_posts=1';
            $queryObject = new WP_Query($query);
            // The Loop...
            if ($queryObject->have_posts()) {
            while ($queryObject->have_posts()) {

                <div class="portfolio_item">

                <?php $image_id = get_post_thumbnail_id();  $image_url = wp_get_attachment_image_src($image_id,'large'); $image_url = $image_url[0]; 

                $portfolio_testimonial_id = simple_fields_get_post_value(get_the_id(), array(4, 3), true);

                $portfolio_client_url = simple_fields_get_post_value(get_the_id(), array(4, 2), true);


                    <a href="<?php echo $image_url ?>" 

                    <?php if($portfolio_testimonial_id)

                    { ?>


                    <?php } ?>

                    ><?php the_post_thumbnail('portfolio'); ?></a>

                    <?php if($portfolio_testimonial_id)

                    { ?>

                    <div class="tooltip">


                    $post_id = $portfolio_testimonial_id;
                    $queried_post = get_post($post_id); ?>

                    <h3 class="orange">Testimonial</h3>

                    <h3> <?php echo $queried_post->post_title; ?> </h3>
                    <p><?php echo $queried_post->post_content; ?> </p>

                    <?php $testimonial_author = simple_fields_get_post_value(get_the_id(), array(5, 1), true); ?>
                    <?php $testimonial_company = simple_fields_get_post_value(get_the_id(), array(5, 2), true); ?>
                    <?php $testimonial_url = simple_fields_get_post_value(get_the_id(), array(5, 3), true); ?>

                    <p class="testimonial_meta"><?php echo $testimonial_author; ?></p>
                    <p class="testimonial_meta"><?php echo $testimonial_company; ?></p>
                    <a href="http://<?php echo $testimonial_url; ?>"><?php echo $testimonial_url; ?></a>


                    <?php } ?>

                    <h3 class="portfolio-item-title"><?php the_title(); ?></h3>

                    <div class="portfolio-links">

                    if ($portfolio_client_url)
                    echo "<div class='portfolio_client_url'><a href='http://$portfolio_client_url'>Visit The Website</a></div>";

                     </div><!--end portfolio-links-->

                    <div class="portfolio-cta">

                    <a class="button portfolio-quote float-right" href="/contact-us">Get a quote</a>

                    </div><!--end portfolio-cta-->

                 </div><!--end portfolio_item-->