Fluid Branding – Raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Fluid Branding’s Leeds office are currently on a fundraising mission for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The team have set an ambitious target of £12,500 to raise for the charity. Kyle Scott, Sales Director and James Ingleby, Account Manager have a number of fundraising events scheduled around Yorkshire during March and April which include a karaoke night, […]

Keepme Bags: Donation for children’s charity

The second donation initiative “Race to print 200,000 cotton bags“ by Keepme Bags has come to an end. Since November 2014, the British bag manufacturer has been donating a penny for every sold and imprinted bag of its Long Handled Natural Cotton Bag model, with the aim of raising a total sum of 2,000 British […]

First Editions completes new acquisition

First Editions has completed the acquisition of its biggest competitor in the sports bottle industry- Ash Print Plastics, which includes H2Glow. This has solidified First Editions’ position as the UK’s number one manufacturer of promotional sports bottles and signals its intention to remain there. With Ash Print Plastics’ previous owner Brad Ball stepping down to […]

Customer Focus formerly Trade Only recognised as an Investors in people

Customer Focus, the leading provider of technology and information solutions, based in Manchester and Sheffield has been awarded the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. Customer Focus offers a vast gateway to technology services, award winning exhibitions and widely read publications. Customer Focus is committed to maintaining […]
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Ultimate have expanded their administration team and appointed Aisha Douglas as Production Manager. Aisha’s experience in digital print and the influence of spending her formative years in Toronto, will bring a new perspective to the high level of customer service offered by Ultimate. As customers delivery deadlines get tighter than ever, Aisha and the team […]
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The IPIA Council are delighted to announce the appointment of….

The IPIA Council are delighted to announce the appointment of Marian Stefani as interim CEO, following the departure of Andrew Pearce who has managed the Association for the past 8 years. The IPIA, established in 1990, is celebrating 25 years of bringing trade buyers and suppliers together to maximise their business opportunities with networking events, […]

Major New Investments at Premier Impressions

Laser Engraving Significant investment in two new laser machines, with total flexibility for most products, means Premier Impressions can offer larger capacity and faster engraving turnaround times in 2015. Alan Stride, MD says “I’ve been in this trade for many years and recognise the need to keep up with technology to remain competitive. Having witnessed […]
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Biggest show yet for London Stationery Show

There is even more reason to visit this year’s London Stationery Show which has the biggest exhibitor line-up yet, and a vision which includes National Stationery Week and for the first time on 29 April, World Stationery Day. The exhibition is in its fifth year and takes place on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 April […]

Awards, Education and Show to Benefit from Investment and Professional Leadership

Trade Only, the leading provider of technology and information solutions, and organizer of events including the internationally respected Trade Only National Show, Spring Shows and APG Roadshows is pleased to announce further enhancements and investment to the visitor experience for all delegates. Vicky Robinson, Managing Director of Trade Only UK commented, “With the rebrand of […]

Dates Announced for 2016 Show as TONS Becomes PPE

Trade Only Ltd, organisers of the leading Trade Only National Show have announced a rebrand of the exhibition for 2016. The 10th edition of the record breaking and award nominated show will become Promotional Product Expo 2016 and will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK on the 20th and 21st of January. Event […]
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Promotional Product Distributor Magazine to Host New National Awards for 2016

Trade Only Limited, publishers of Promotional Product Distributor magazine, the only trade publication for the UK promotional product industry have announced they will host the inaugural National Promotional Awards in January 2016. The awards which will be open to the whole industry and judged by independent experts and peers will be presented at a glittering […]
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50 Shades Likely to be the biggest Promotional Merchandise not aimed at Children

No one foresaw the monumental success of the 50 shades trilogy – a raunchy book targeted at women. With the film of the BDSM bestseller out this week, brands and companies of all shapes and sizes across industries have capitalised on the revenue opportunities available by offering products inspired by the trilogy. Traditionally when toys […]
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BPMA warning !!

The BPMA has issued a warning about a company which apparently defrauded two end users and illegally used the association’s logo. HLB Promotions, based at Southampton International Business Park in Hampshire, is alleged to have failed to supply goods to two end users with a total value of nearly £2,500. BPMA director general Gordon Glenister […]

HAPTICA® live ’15 – With heart and hands

Good marketing rarely just appeals to the mind – it seeks the way to the heart of the target group, it arouses emotions. And the most direct route is often not via the brain, but indeed via the hands. Touching things brings a feeling of trust – we namely perceive things that we have touched […]

Melissa Chevin Joins A.T. Cross to Expand Business Gift Division

International writing instruments brand A.T. Cross has appointed Melissa Chevin as Global Business Gift Marketing Manager. Joining the team with a wealth of industry experience, Melissa’s key role will be to define and implement innovative solutions across the business gifting portfolio, enabling A.T. Cross to further support its customers and present an even stronger product […]
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Trade Only National Show Brings The Industry Face To Face

Thousands of show-goers flocked to Coventry for the ninth Trade Only National Show making the event the most successful ever organisers have announced. The show – held on the 21st and 22nd January at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK saw nearly 3,000 visitors through the doors over its two-day run. The BPMA Annual Awards Dinner […]

Polyconcept Announces Sale of ADM Business Division

ADM Management Team Acquires Business Roelofarendsveen, 08. January 2015 – Polyconcept, the leading global promotional products company and parent of Polyconcept North America and PF Concept, announces that the management team of ADM has successfully completed the acquisition of their business. The buyout was to an investor group led by the ADM management team. The […]
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We Are Promotional Products Bikeathon For Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research UK

Three members of the We Are Promotional Products team; Jade, Dean & Josh will be dusting down their bikes in June 2015. They will be cycling twice round the picturesque Lake Vrywny, a manmade lake filled with history & beautiful surroundings. Situated in Powys, Wales, the lake will play host to over 100 riders, all […]
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Education Day set for repeat of success

Tickets are still being booked for the 3rd BPMA Education Day, endorsed by the Trade Only National Show, the trade association has announced. The event takes place on January 20th, the day prior to the Trade Only National Show, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, and will feature world-class speakers including Paul Bellantone from PPAI. The […]
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Dinner Brings Industry Together

The BPMA will once again host a glamorous and glitzy Annual Awards Dinner at the Trade Only National Show alongside partner Trade Only on Wednesday 21st January. This is the most prestigious and prominent event in the industry calendar. With more than 700 supplier and distributor guests already registered to attend the dinner, the event […]

Round the table with leading figures

The state-of-the-art Hall 5 Theatre has become an important focal point of the Trade Only National Show. 2015 sees the return of the Keynote World Leader Panel Discussion. These highly anticipated lunchtime round-table discussions feature industry leading figures from the UK and round the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what these world industry leaders […]
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Destination Ricoh

Organisers of the Trade Only National Show announced that visitor registrations for the event are being made faster than ever. Now in its ninth year the Trade Only National Show is the only national show on the UK promotional products calendar and one of the largest in the world. The show takes place at the […]
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Senator’s festive fundraising for Save the Children

It was festive jumpers all round for the staff at Senator as they donned their best seasonal sweaters to show their support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Lynn Corrigan, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland at Senator, said: “The team at Senator were extremely keen to show off their best winter knitwear while donating […]