Kev Vass with his partner, Chloe

Adproducts’ Kev is in a spin for charity funds

Kev Vass, of Adproducts, has recently added to his tally of impressive charity work with an exhausting two-day challenge. The second weekend of July saw the sales account manager tackling a gargantuan ‘spinathon’, followed by ta trek up and down Snowdon. Alongside fellow fundraiser John Parker and a number of other friends, their ambition is […]
KidsOut Day

Annual KidsOut Day shines once again

Grace Mitchell and Amanda Deallie from The Pen Warehouse were given a lesson in how to get into the party spirit by a host of youngsters as they attended the KidsOut Day nation-wide event at the Aldershot Rugby Club. The KidsOut charity run the annual fun-day in conjunction with 600 Rotary clubs spanning the British […]

LaunchPad competition coming to Manchester

This autumn’s Manchester Stationery Show will feature winners from the September LaunchPad competition. Running from 31st October – 1st November, the victorious entrepreneurs will be able to showcase their work in their very own display areas at the new show. With an entry closing date of 8th September, competition hopefuls must fill out an online […]
Divya Vijayan

Crystal Galleries welcomes new addition

The customer service team at Crystal Galleries has recently added a new member. Divya Vijayan, has been brought on board as a customer services advisor, where she’ll be a friendly point of contact. She will be on hand to help customers with queries on products, quote requests and sales enquiries. Managing director, Jeremy Lowes, said […]
DJI's Mavic Pro Drone

Great Central Plastics reach new marketing heights

Great Central Plastics are heading for the top with their new marketing campaign: the Northamptonshire-based suppliers have recruited a drone to give viewers a unique insight into their company. Their first promotional video using drone footage is now available on their YouTube account. With media activity being one of Great Central Plastics’ newest focal points, […]
Goody bags from the Gilt Edged coffee morning

Guilt-free indulgence at charity coffee morning

Gilt Edged Promotions continued their dedicated support of the Cynthia Spencer Hospice by holding a social coffee morning in June at the Northampton offices. Customers of the aforementioned supplier and local businesses congregated in aid of the organisation, who specialise in palliative care – boasting a team of specialist consultants, doctors and nurses. With opportunities […]
Discover more about Channl

Martin Varley shows you how to add £250k in annual sales

You are probably hearing a lot about Channl, the new web store solution that is changing the way distributors win profitable business online, and have some questions about why it works so well and how to get started. To help answer all of your questions, Martin Varley will be on hand on Monday, 24 July to […]
Alan Jones from Sional with Mark Hallam, of GreenThumb

Sional given the GreenThumbs up

Promotional merchandising outfit, Sional, are celebrating their two year anniversary working alongside GreenThumb, as they continue to provide staff uniforms. The nationwide lawn surgeons are delighted with how the partnership is going, operating director Mark Hallam had this to say: “Sional has delivered excellent customer service during the past two years, along with high quality […]

Manchester set for autumn Stationery Show

This Halloween there will be far more than toffee apples and pumpkin pies up for grabs in the UK’s industrial heart, Manchester. That’s because the historic northern city will be hosting the Manchester Stationery Show, a sister trade show to the highly successful one situated in London. The confirmed venue for the event is the […]
O-Buds

Earbud suppliers are moving on up

O-Buds, who produce a range of brandable tangle-free headphones and accessories, are pleased to announce they have completed their move to brand new premises. The company has settled comfortably into a converted barn in Andover, Hampshire. “The new location is perfect for our needs,” explained Paul Forsyth, managing director of O-Buds. “Over the years our […]
Clare and Neil Hornby

Neil’s bid to make British Heart Foundation filthy rich

When Customer Focus’ financial controller Neil Hornby promised his wife Clare a dirty weekend, she may have been disappointed to learn he meant a 10K, obstacle-strewn slog through the filthiest mud Cheshire has to offer. The pair laced up their trainers and led nine friends through the grueling Born Survivor challenge at Capesthorne Hall, raising […]
Ian Hill and his son, Matthew

Ian makes Matthew’s appeal a runaway success

FleQs employee, Ian Hill, is a man on a mission. Running at the Birchwood 10K in aid of his son’s cause, Ian will be represented by the Dreams Come True charity on Sunday 20th August. Matthew Hill, 4, is Ian’s youngest child who suffers from Chromosome Duplication 15Q Syndrome. The promotional paper products worker is […]
Charles Alexander Distribution's supplier showcase

Debut supplier showcase for Charles Alexander Distribution

Charles Alexander Distribution (CAD) threw open their doors recently and welcomed key suppliers in for their first ever supplier showcase. The Sweet People, Listawood, and CHX Products were among a number of big industry names who all arrived to showcase their latest ranges and greet the distributor’s staff. Chris Pitts, the new group director of […]
Bottle Promotions

It’s bubbles for Bottle Promotions

Dutch-based water bottle supplier, Bottle Promotions, have been raising a glass in celebration of ten years of trading. Parent company Tacx originally began selling and repairing bicycles and mopeds from a shop in Wassenaar in the 1950’s. Over the next 50 years it grew from a shop to a factory, producing many cycling parts and […]
Nigel Toplis

Franchise accolade for Bardon Group boss

Nigel Toplis, managing director of The Bardon Group, has been included in a list of top 20 influential individuals of 2017 within the UK franchising industry by what franchise magazine. Started by Nigel in 2007, The Bardon Group is composed of four franchise brands: ComputerXplorers (educational technology for primary schools); Kall Kwik (print and design centres); […]
Ms Becky Fleury receiving the award in Paris

The Sourcing Team scoop debut eco award

It’s hats off to The Sourcing Team, the leading industry specialist in ethical, sustainable and compliant global sourcing and procurement of promotional materials, who were delighted to bring home the first ever EcoVadis Sustainable Leaders Award. EcoVadis, who provide Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains, held the awards to honour the small and medium-sized […]
Professional Clothing Awards 2017

Winners announced for the Professional Clothing Awards 2017

On Wednesday 21 June, more than 300 apparel buyers, suppliers and distributors gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel – O2 in London to honour and celebrate the sector’s latest achievements at The Professional Clothing Awards 2017. Kanya King, MBE, Sophie Smith and Reuben Lynch hosted the lavish ceremony at the 5-star venue, shining the light of […]

Samir Metssitane joins the ranks at The Carole Group

The Carole Group has announced a new member of their team, Samir Metssitane, will take over the position of business development manager. A former employee of Northern Flags and YOB Golf, Sam’s experience has seen him attain invaluable knowledge of the industry. Now he will take the reigns as an expert in not only writing […]
Marke Creative Merchandise

Staples makes its Marke with a new name

Staples Promotional Products Europe has rebranded to Marke Creative Merchandise as part of a global restructure of the Staples business. The team at the re-named agency confirmed that the choice of name was reflective of Marke’s reason for being. “We’ve never been one to slap a logo on a hat and leave it at that. […]
Absolute Apparel's new premises

Absolute Apparel complete their fifth move in 11 years

Clothing suppliers Absolute Apparel Ltd took the final week in May to complete a move to their new premeses – a 150,000sq ft distribution centre in Wolverhampton – which marks their fifth move in 11 years. The new warehouse can hold more than 15 million T-shirts, enabling the company to significantly expand the depth of […]
Alan Jones (R) shows the new embroidery machine Bertie to Trefor Rowlands

Sional welcomes Brother Bertie in production boost

The North Wales merchandising firm Sional is about to boost their output by 20% with a brand new, top-of-the-range Brother embroidery machine. The firm are putting a grant from Conway County Borough Council to covering 40% of the machine’s more-than-£8,000 price tag. Sional founder and managing director Alan Jones said: “Conwy Council has supported us […]
Three of The Pen Warehouse's rubberised pens

Digital printing breakthrough at The Pen Warehouse

After an intense six months of research, the clever old sticks at The Pen Warehouse have developed a system to print full colour onto soft-feel rubberised aluminium pens – an industry first. “Although soft-feel aluminium pens are growing in popularity, laser engraving alone as a method for branding is proving to have limited appeal,” explained […]
The Snap Summer Catalogue

Snap Products releases summer catalogue

Snap Products have launched a new online catalogue, Summer Merchandise 2017. Not only is this ideal for sourcing summer-related digitally printed products, but a distributor can also get their own customised cover. Summer Merchandise features a specially selected range that includes travel and leisure products, bags, technology and golfing. New lines include the Twister Car […]
John de la Roche, from Hybrid Services, with the Mimaki JV300-160

Hybrid Services marshal Mimaki armada for the Print Show 2017

Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, has announced that it has signed up to exhibit at The Print Show 2017. The show’s organisers have also revealed that they are forming back-up plans to increase the size of the event as 85 percent of the floorspace has already been sold with four months still […]