PPExpo 2017: Still the biggest, always the best

WHAT IS PPEXPO? PPExpo is the biggest dedicated trade show in the promotional products industry in the UK and Ireland. The exhibition is a two-day extravaganza where distributors can see hundreds of suppliers exhibit their newest products and services, along with launches and offers exclusively for the show. WHERE AND WHEN? Wednesday 25th and Thursday […]

Adproducts hits the jackpot with PPD promo party sponsorship

Long-standing exhibitors at the PPExpo show, Adproducts, have raised the stakes for 2017 by sponsoring the PPD promo party, to be held on the 25th January in the Grosvenor Casino. The event bisects the two-day trade show and gives exhibitors and distributors alike the chance to unwind and have some fun. This year, party-goers can […]
Launchpad: showcasing new stationery

It’s lift off for LSS’s Launchpad competition

As part of their on-going effort to find and recognise promising young things in the booming stationery market, the London Stationery Show is introducing a new ‘Launchpad’ competition to find talented up-and-comers. 12 competition winners will be picked in early February, and then showcase their ideas at next year’s show in front of the UK’s biggest retailers and buyers in […]
Mary and Harry

‘Silver duo’ celebrate 25 years at Senator® Pens

The hard work paused at Senator®  Pens earlier this month as all the staff gathered to help receptionist Mary and specialist printer Harry celebrate 25 years of service. Managing director Andrew Hill  was delighted to present the hard-working pair with a cheque and beautiful gift in recognition of their milestone achievement. “On behalf of everyone here at Senator®, […]
Some of the Gilt Edged management: (l-r) Natalie Eichmann, Anee-Marie Cook, Sarath Etheridge and Jonathan Cook.

Gilt Edged celebrates 30 years in business

Last Monday, Northampton-based products expert Gilt Edged Promotions hit celebrated 30 years in business. Managing director, Jonathan Cook, said: “We have an exceptional team throughout the business with a real commitment to exceeding our customers’ expectations. We are very proud of our company’s journey to date and our team of long-standing dedicated staff.” Back in 1986, Gilt […]
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Café sponsors Clipper Gifts give us food for thought

The PPExpo 2017’s on-site Grab ‘n’ Go café will be difficult to miss this year as Clipper Gifts Ltd has become it’s official sponsors. Hungry attendees need only look for the company’s distinctive vibrant pink-on-white design to know that a good lunch – free to visitors who pre-register – is at hand. Clipper Gifts Ltd […]
The BTC activewear Open House

BTC activewear Open House declared “a great success”

One of the UK’s leading distributors of branded clothing held a thriving open day at its UK warehouse just outside Birmingham. The BTC activewear Open House took place on 9th and 10th November in Wednesbury and saw over 30 exhibitors including Tee Jays, Dickies, Fruit of the Loom, Bella + Canvas and Stormtech, preview their […]
The International Centre, Telford

Flying high at The Print Show’s open day

The Print Show are set to hold a special open day on 30th November at the International Centre in Telford, which will serve as the venue for the 2017 edition of the event as well as it’s co-located event SignLink Live. Attendees will be able to find out more about both shows’ plans for 2017, snap […]
CEO Peter Sakal

GFM Group launches GFMClearComms

Leading promotional marketing and marketing services agency, GFM, has announced a dramatic restructure for the company, launching a new division: GFMClearComms. “The launch of GFMClearComms combines our considerable expertise in contact centres, partnership marketing, digital services and fulfilment,” explained Peter Sakal, CEO of the GFMGroup. He continued: “We pride ourselves in providing intelligent, scalable solutions across all aspects […]
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Promotional Gift Award 2017 deadline extended

Good news for all companies, agencies, designers, promotional products suppliers and distributors, who would like to take part in the Promotional Gift Award 2017: due to the high demand, the entry deadline of the communication prize for haptic advertising has been extended to December 1, 2016. All entries will be assessed by the expert jury on […]
Shout Showcase

A showcase event to Shout about

On 1st November, Hertfordshire-based supplier Shout held their fourth annual product showcase event at Central London’s stunning Furniture Makers’ Hall. Over 150 visitors came to view the fantastic range of ingenious branded merchandise, including hoodies with in-built headphones, meringues and personalised deckchairs. Event organisers from Shout gave the showcase the theme The Big Idea to put ‘an emphasis on new […]
Suzie Penney and David Williams

Redrok welcomes industry expert to the team

Leading supplier of print, merchandise and uniform, Redrok, have expanded their staff again this year by appointing Suzie Penney as head of client services. She brings with her experience of over ten years in customer service and five years in the print industry. “I am really looking forward to working with the team here at Redrok,” […]
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TheMagicTouch charm EuroTrophex award judges

The EuroTrophex Show 2016, held last month in Amsterdam, brought together some of the biggest and best in the world of awards and trophies. Among those walking away smiling were TheMagicTouch, who received the prestigious Best Image Transfer Product of 2016 award for an application using the latest in white-toner technology. The company introduced their […]
(l-r) Sharron Davies, MBE, John Bancroft, MBE, Scott Warren and Sophie Smith

Badgemaster sponsors Business Manager of the Year 2017

“We are honoured and delighted,” declared John Bancroft, MBE, co-founder and managing director of Badgemaster, as it was announced they will be sponsoring the prestigious Business Manager of the Year at the Professional Clothing Awards 2017. This follows from Badgemaster’s impressive turn at the Professional Clothing Awards earlier this year, when they scooped no fewer […]
The Steel City Promo Show '16 in full swing

The Steel City Promoshow ’16

Staged at the inspiring Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery, branded merchandise distributors Steel City partnered up with the Promotional Showcase to present The Steel City Promoshow ‘16. The only promotional showcase of its kind in the South Yorkshire area proved to be a roaring success, with over 130 business guests flocking to the event from as far […]
Abseiling for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice

USB2U is proud to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice

Branded promotional technology specialist USB2U is proud to announce their charity sponsorship with Northampton based Cynthia Spencer Hospice. Cynthia Spencer Hospice provides inpatient care, outpatient services, Hospice at Home, and palliative care specialist nurse services. They also offer specialist physical, psychological, social and spiritual care to those with life limiting illnesses, with a focus on […]
Vera Jezkova

Vera Jezkova joins Impression Europe

Leading UK supplier of promotional products, Impression Europe, is delighted to announce that Vera Jezkova has joined them in the role of confectionery development manager. Vera’s career in the confectionery market began with United Biscuits, where she worked for in retail and, later, their private label division, before joining Kalfany in 2014. Now, having also earned herself […]
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Trading update from 4imprint Group plc

4imprint Group plc, (the “Group”), the leading direct marketer of promotional products, today issued an update on Group trading performance. In the period since the half year results announcement on 2nd August 2016, further organic revenue growth has been achieved. As a result, the Board anticipates that full year revenue and underlying profit before tax […]
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Gopromotional have joined Ignite Group

Ignite Group are very pleased to announce that Gopromotional, from Penistone in Sheffield, have joined them with immediate effect. “We are delighted to have Gopromotional come on board,” said Richard Pettinger from Ignite. “Being one of the leading internet companies in the promotional industry, we regard it as a great coup that they wish to use our […]

Zagwear comes to the UK

In October, Zagwear, one of the world’s leading fully integrated product-based marketing agencies announced an expansion in response to international demand with the opening of a new office in the UK. Zagwear has been focusing on greatly expanding its international presence in recent years as demand for its products grows internationally. The new office will be […]
Laltex Promo's Chris Nelson with award

Laltex Promo win supplier award for super swift lead times

If you ever doubted the saying ‘Time is money’, just ask Laltex Promo. They were the proud recipients of the Fluid Branding supplier award for Deadline Champion 2016. Chris Nelson, Laltex Promo’s national account manager, said: “We love working with Fluid Branding and it’s great to be recognised for our commitment to short lead times and […]
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Allbranded enters the Spanish market

The fast growing promotional products supplier allbranded has just entered the Spanish market, bringing with them their advanced online shopping platform. The company is innovating the branded merchandise industry in five different countries now with more to follow. Following the success of their web shops in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and the UK, they are […]