The O2O Journal from Plusfile

Plusfile rewrites the rules with new notebook solution

Putting pen to paper has just taken a huge step into the digital world with the new, multi-award winning O2O Journal exclusively from Plusfile. Winner of the prestigious Convex award for Best New Product, the handy tool is part of a new generation of corporate gifts and features a SMART app to help creative end […]
Promo Trade are now housed in Cedar Court

Promo Trade Co now have a new home

Promo Trade Co have now officially moved and expanded offices. If you have any of their contact details stored on your systems please amend them as per the new address; First Floor, Offices 15-17, Cedar Court, Grove Park Business Estate, Waltham Road, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW. Sanjay Bhalla, the managing director of Promo […]
Bal Phillips with her certificates

Bal Phillips becomes a CIPD Associate

For the past year Bal Phillips, director of HR at Great Central Plastics, has been studying hard to earn her level 5 CIPD [Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development] qualification. Now she can take a well-earned rest, passing the course with flying colours and becoming a CIPD Associate. “It’s taken a fair bit of dedication […]
Pack&gift 2017

Pack&gift 2018’s agenda set for customer experience

Organisers of the Parisian trade show for packaging and gift items, Pack&gift, have declared the focus of their 2018 show will be on the increasing number of promotional product solutions designed to create links with customers in search of a unique experience. The show, due to take place at Paris Porte de Versailles on 13 […]
M.A.D.E. 2017

M.A.D.E. 2018 is on a health kick

For those who have kept up their healthy new year diets, the M.A.D.E. trade show, due to run in Paris, 20 – 21 March, is the perfect way to celebrate health and wellbeing as 450 manufacturers of custom-made products will be looking to impress an expected 4,500 visitors. The exhibition, which showcases all aspects of the […]
Branded Cupcakes

B-Loony celebrates 40 years of trading

Buckinghamshire-based supplier of promotional latex and foil balloons and bunting, B-Loony, are looking forward to a milestone year as 2018 marks 40 years of successful trading. From humble beginnings manufacturing rosettes for the equestrian market, B-Loony diversified into printing latex balloons, and from there, the business ‘took off’. Today, B-Loony is the UK’s leading balloon […]

Final call for entries to the LaunchPad competition

Budding stationery designers and suppliers have until FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY to put their new product and service ideas forward for consideration. The entry form can be found on the show’s new website – To go straight to the entry form, CLICK HERE. Entries this year will be judged by Sidonie Warren, founder of design-led […]
Printwear & Promotion LIVE 2018

New slot a bold move for Printwear & Promotion LIVE

Organisers of the garment decoration trade show, Printwear & Promotion LIVE! declared their decision to move the show to Januray, a month earlier than they usual slot, ‘a great success’. 5,918 visitors flocked into Halls 17 and 18 of the NEC Birmingham from Sunday 21 to Tuesday 23 January to discover new products and equipment, […]

Sional backs children’s hospice charity bid to raise £30,000

Merchandising company Sional is set to scale dizzying new heights in a bid to help raise £30,000 for a charity caring for children. The North Wales-based company is the headline sponsor for a nine-mile trek to the summit of Snowdon. Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice in the Conwy Valley and Hope House at Oswestry, Shropshire both […]
AD Merchandise

AD Merchandise seeks new account manager

Manchester based Full time Excellent salary – uncapped bonus scheme plus car allowance An opportunity has arisen to join a professional and fast-growing promotional products distributor. We are looking for a resourceful, energetic and organised individual to provide excellent account management and customer service at all times. Primarily based at our office in Old Trafford, […]
Plato Group Location

IGO-POST B.V. becomes Plato Group B.V.

IGO-POST B.V., also known as International Gift Organisation in Helmond, the Netherlands, is now known as Plato Group B.V. As of 1 January 2018, the umbrella organisation Plato Group encompasses the following brands: IGO, Clipper, Promotiv, Compacon and Heroes of Print. Now that IGO-POST B.V. has also become Plato Group B.V., the name IGO-POST is […]
PF Concept uk

PF Concept sells Areka SAS to Boudeville and Fontaine

PF Concept – the European subsidiary of the global leader Polyconcept – has sold Areka SAS to Boudeville and Fontaine to longterm business parter Boudeville and Fontaine, a French manufacturer of metal packaging and specialist in printing and varnishing on metal since 1890. Areka SAS is a French based company specialized in the distribution of pocket […]
Nigel Toplis

Industry praise for Recognition Express

Recognition Express has been named as one of the top 20 UK franchises in the latest industry league table. The Elite Franchise 100 recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the […]

Awards glory for Snap Products and The Pen Warehouse

At the debut Exceed Awards, which took place recently in Leicester, suppliers Snap Products and The Pen Warehouse were delighted to be recognised for their work in the promotional sector and honoured with the Supplier of the Year awards. Charles Alexander Distribution hosted the awards evening, which included a very well received musical performance from […]
Ian Hill and his son, Matthew

Seeking corporate sponsors for charity ball

As part of his role as a volunteer with the charity Dreams Come True, Ian Hill from fleQs is part of a team arranging a charity black tie ball to be held at the Hilton Manchester on 5th October 2018, an event where top-class food, drink and entertainment will be served in a glamorous setting, […]
PSI show 2018

PSI 2018 more international than ever

Professional, strong and international: that’s what the three letters in PSI have always stood for. But this time, Europe’s largest trade show of the promotional products industry really reinforced the meaning behind its initials. That’s because PSI 2018 sent out the call, and even more international visitors from around the world came. Some 58 per […]

Essex suppliers reel in a new sales manager

Braintree-based heat transfer graphic suppliers, Target Transfers, are pleased to announce the appointment of their new sales manager Victoria Gilchrist. Part of the Target Transfers team for more than 10 years, Victoria brings with her a remarkable can-do attitude and a wealth of experience in the transfer, screen and digital heat printing industry, along with […]

DSR Tax Claims delivers tax return caution

With January being a particularly manic time of the year in the promo industry, it’s easy to let tax returns slide until the eleventh hour. However, DSR Tax Claims have delivered a stern warning for those who drag their feet following weeks of reported technical issues for HMRC. DSR’s founder, David Redfern, stated: “The temptation […]
London stationery show

LaunchPad London is open for entries

Following on from its success last year at both the London and Manchester Stationery Shows, the LaunchPad competition is returning this year – and entries for the capital’s spring show are now being accepted. Entering its third incarnation, LaunchPad will look to support companies and individuals in their efforts to break into the growing stationery […]

Premier acquires Mesh Promotional Solutions

Following on from their notable acquisition of Smarter Promotional last year, Premier Print & Promotions Ltd have officially announced their second acquisition in four months; Mesh Promotional Solutions Ltd are to be incorporated into their business. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Mesh is a promotional merchandise company that will assist Premier in their quest to becoming the […]

Sional’s pledge for hospital charity

North Wales merchandiser, Sional, was pleased to present Birmingham’s Ronald McDonald House with a donation of 100 specially-printed mugs and 500 stickers to sell to support their charitable efforts. The generous gesture was inspired by a member of Sional’s team, Chris Williamson, who has been a fervent champion of the charity ever since he and […]
Goldstar's PSI Irish party

Goldstar’s PSI Irish party returns

Delegates attending the PSI show 2018 in Düsseldorf new week will once again be able to cut loose and relax courtesy of Goldstar. Their now infamous PSI Irish party takes place on Wednesday 10th January in Fatty’s Irish pub in the Altstadt, from 10.30pm till late.  Invitation tickets can be obtained at the Goldstar PSI […]
(L - R) Michael Witzorrek, Michael Scherer, Karin Froeter, Martin Zettl and Michael Mätzener (diewerbeartikel gmbh).

Jury decides on victorious Promo Gift Award entries

Over two days earlier this month, the Promotional Gift Award’s expert jury deliberated and carefully chose 42 winning products and campaigns, narrowed down from an original 229 entries. The competition demonstrates how creatively corporate messages can be conveyed using haptic advertising. This was illustrated through memos with electrostatic staying power, letting customer relations grow using […]

Sharon Lee champions neurological charity

Sharon Lee are proud to have spent 2017 supporting Funding Neuro, a wonderful charity that targets devastating and debilitating conditions of the brain. The organisation focuses on identifying and resolving issues which hinder getting pioneering neurological therapies to those who need it most. It works towards improving the lives of those afflicted with many conditions, […]