Delicious offers introduced at Promo Trade Co

Promo Trade Co have designed a new and lip-smacking incentive to whet their clients’ appetites. The free Pizza Lunch Prize Draw selects a company at random who have requested a quote within the fortnight to win a pizza banquet for their company. Bordon’s Complete Merchandise Ltd were recently the first winners of this offer, after […]
Doming Service Snap Products

Snap Products launches digital doming service

Digital print specialist Snap Products is now offering a new doming service – the ideal way to add impact and perceived value to a promotional gift. Recent investment in the latest resin doming technology allows Snap to offer this beautiful branding option on a number of key product lines, including a comprehensive new notebook range. […]
The Pen Warehouse custom sleeve

The Pen Warehouse launches custom printed packaging

Thanks to investment in new print finishing equipment, The Pen Warehouse now offers a fantastic range of cardboard packaging options, each digitally printed in stunning full colour. This custom packaging service is a great way to enhance a corporate image, create a story and increase the opportunity for messaging. Available options include the Card Pouch, […]
Euro Trophex

Euro Trophex 2018 is Berlin bound

After having been hosted in Amsterdam for many years, Europe’s biggest annual event for the awards, trophies and engraving industry, Euro Trophex, is moving to Berlin for the 2018 show. Scheduled to run Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 November, the event will be held at the iconic Estrel Berlin hotel and conference centre, which offers […]
Elisabeth Och and Marco Bettiol speaking at Padua University

Hay Hampers becomes university case study

On 9 April 2018, leading British gift hamper company Hay Hampers took part in a lecture at the University of Padua in Italy as a case study of a fast growing e-commerce business. About a hundred Italian students of the faculty of communication attended the lecture arranged by the professor of business management, Marco Bettiol and […]
Sandown Park Exhibition Centre

Trophex Live 2019 heads to the races

The organisers of Trophex Live, the leading trade show for the awards, trophy and engraving industry, have announced a new venue for the January 2019 show: the Sandown Park Exhibition Centre in Surrey. Tracey Greenfield, event & sales manager for Trophex, said: “Sandown Park has an enviable reputation as one of the top venues in […]
FleQs

fleQs joins the drive to banish plastic waste

As part of their drive towards sustainable and eco-friendly production processes, fleQs promotional paper products have recently taken the decision to remove single-use plastics from their production processes and product packaging options. Since the beginning of 2018 and thanks to their customers for supporting this initiative, the company has seen a fall of approximately 3,000m […]
Chairman of Lantex, David Hardman

Lantex celebrates 100 years in business

Accrington’s promotional textiles manufacturer, Lantex, has an incredibly special anniversary this year – its centenary. Coinciding with this mammoth milestone, the company has announced record sales, with turnover reaching £2 million plus. Lantex’s chairman, David Hardman, whose family have owned the business since the early days, commented: “Reaching £2million of sales is a fantastic way […]
Jim Low

Sixty second interview: Jim Low

Meet the director of Badge Superstore, Jim Low. What did you want to be growing up? Believe it or not, my ambition as a young schoolboy was to be a cameraman. Photography was something that I was interested in when I was younger, so it seemed a natural progression. What’s your favourite aspect of the promotional […]
London stationery show

The eighth London Stationery Show edges closer

Later this month, the London Stationery Show is set to make its big return. Taking place from 24 – 25 April, this is the eighth incarnation of the event and promises to be the largest yet, set to showcase more than 150 exhibitors at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Tonic Studios, Scribble Geeks, Dingbat […]
Award for constant quality

Kalfany’s constant quality control wins award – again

For the fourth year in a row, German confectioners Kalfany Süße Werbung have been recognised for their meticulous food standards by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschaft-Gessellschaft – German Agricultural Society) and received an Award for Constant Product Quality. Participation at the international quality testing event is voluntary, and the procedure is demanding. Companies hoping to earn the accolade […]

Reed Exhibitions to launch PromoTex Expo 2019

Reed Exhibitions are accelerating their trade show activities within the advertising and marketing sectors, with the introduction of PromoTex Expo next January. Taking place concurrently with PSI and viscom from 8 – 10 January at Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre, PromoTex Expo is designed as an international trade show for promotional apparel, sportswear and workwear. The focus […]
CEO Matt Franks in the London Landmarks Half Marathon

Fluid Branding aim high in a string of charitable events

Members of the Fluid Branding team have been on a charitable run of late, with an 1,800 mile trek, the deliverance of business leadership workshops in the heart of Kenya, and taking part in a London marathon on the agenda. First came a challenge to mimic the staggering journey taken by wildebeest from the Serengeti […]
Steve Gadd

Steve Gadd joins Premier Brands

Alan Stride and Amanda Miles (MD and FD respectively) are delighted to welcome Steve Gadd to Premier Brands, the promotional product division of Premier Impressions Ltd. “After the successful introduction of PromoMate® and uni-ball® pens, Markie® Permanent Markers, CamelBak® Sports Bottles and the successful Mighty Mug® products to our portfolio, it was time to take […]
Andrea Hatcher

Shiny new premises for Laser Crystal

2018 is so far proving to be an exciting and busy time for Laser Crystal as they expand to take on a third factory. This growth enables Laser Crystal to extend their product range to ensure they can deliver bulk orders in very short lead times at great prices. Increasing their warehouse capacity by 50% […]

Deadline for PSI Sustainability Awards entry approaches

Since its debut three years ago, the PSI Sustainability Awards has been one of the standout events in our industry, incentivising and recognising the achievements of ecologically-focused companies and campaigns. With the awards returning this September for its fourth edition, companies wishing to enter must apply by 20 April. Distributors, importers, manufacturers, designers, advertising agencies […]
RemaDays Kiev

Ukrainian trade fair returns for ninth edition

This month saw the arrival of the RemaDays Kiev exhibition, a celebration of all things in the advertising and printing markets. Spread over two days and situated at the IEC-EXPO exhibition centre, product/service demonstrators had the chance to showcase themselves in various new sectors: Gifts and Textile, Sign and Visual, plus Tech and Print. The […]
Jeremy Lowes

Crystal Galleries celebrates 35 sparkling years

The hardworking team at Middlesborough-based suppliers Crystal Galleries will doubtless be raising a glass and toasting their success as the company marks 35 years of trading in 2018. To thank their customers, old and new, the company heads have developed some exciting themed offers which they will be promoting throughout the year. From its incorporation […]
Baby Max Leo Nardini

Yet another speedy delivery for Pro-Ad

The Nardini family, who created the Northumberland-based distributor company Pro-Ad, are celebrating after welcoming an adorable and brand new member! Max Leo Nardini came into the world on the 25th of February … a few weeks ahead of lead time and weighing a tiny but very strong 5lbs 4oz! The parents Loren and Emily Nardini […]

The Cotton Textile Co spin a yarn – from bamboo

Formed just five years ago, The Cotton Textile Company is making fresh waves in the industry with its focus on environmentally-friendly product lines. The producers of socks, towels and clothing now offer bamboo yarn and viscose in place of cotton, as they attempt to tackle the impact yarn manufacturing and regular washing can have on […]
Jay Deutsch

BDA in major panic recall as CEO quits quality initiative

US distributors Bensussen Deutsch & Associates (BDA) were left red-faced earlier this month as they recalled 1,800 promotional menorahs due to fire and safety reasons. No strangers to controversy, BDA recently upset many suppliers with their pre-pack to acquire Dukes of London leaving creditors high and dry  last year, and suffered a recall in August […]
Audio software

New study suggests music is key in marketing

A new consumer study suggests that music can have a greater psychological effect on brand marketing than visuals when it comes to perceptions of a company’s brand. Audio branding specialist PHMG conducted a study of 1,000 UK consumers and discovered that music is capable of producing strong emotional reactions that can be associated with a […]
Louise Etson

Sixty second interview: Louise Etson

Say ‘G’day’ to the general manager of Flourish Promotional Marketing, Louise Etson. When are you at your most productive? Mornings, definitely. I’m an annoying morning person. I do talk to our Australian colleagues every day, so I don’t keep regular office hours. They put all of my jobs up on the board over there so […]

Snap, cover and print

Digital print specialist Snap Products, has recently launched a fresh custom printed packaging service, complete with most of its comprehensive range. This not only increases the perceived value of a promotional item, but is the initial touch point for clients and the first opportunity for brands to create an impression. The company’s cardboard packaging is […]