Why Michael O’Leary depends on free pens

Survey results reveal that more business people are akin to Michael O’Leary’s money saving ideas than they might care to admit! 89.3 per cent of business people use free branded pens at work Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary once made the bold statement that he bans the buying of ballpoints for the office commenting: “Hotels […]
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Promotional Products Week Is Here!

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS ROCK! WE KNOW IT… YOU KNOW IT… LETS PROVE IT TO THE END-USERS! Promotional Products week is sponsored to the trade by PPD magazine. Thank you all for your support so far, we have had some great #Deskie images and some really creative use of the Promotional Products Rock! theme in the various […]
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Great Central Plastics is strong, better, faster, leaner.

Great Central Plastics is very pleased to announce that Steve, their Business Development Manager, will be running the London Marathon in April, 2015. He is running the marathon with his partner Karen, for the charity ‘Headway’, which is very close to both their hearts. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected […]

APG expo – it’s all about people and products this week!

The UK promotional product industry is gearing up for the biggest promotional products shows of the autumn with 115 exhibitors and brands ready to exhibit at these key regional events. Organisers Trade Only Ltd are reporting a surge in pre-registrations as distributors sign-up to avoid the queues at the door. Nigel Bailey, Event Director for […]
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Inaugural Exhibitor Masterclass – Huge Success

The inaugural Exhibitor Masterclass at the NEC – a new event for exhibitors looking to supercharge their exhibition activity in the modern information age – was a resounding success with over 500 delegates in attendance. The event, organised by The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and FaceTime in partnership with the NEC and GES, covered […]

A FREE informative and inspiring seminar from YOUR trade association

The BPMA are hosting its inspiring and empowering FREE Member Orientation Seminar at its offices in Central London on Friday 14th November from 11.30am – 3pm. The BPMA encourages its existing members to attend alongside new members as research shows that previous attendees to this seminar have received more value out of their membership, leading […]

Merchandise Mania Changes Name To InnerWorkings

Statement from Merchandise Mania: As we are sure you are aware, Merchandise Mania Ltd was acquired by InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) in September of 2012, and to further the process of our full integration, we will be changing our name to InnerWorkings. InnerWorkings is the Chicago-based world leader in promotional merchandise, with offices in 83 […]
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Everything Environmental brings Remarkable’s famous CD case pencil and recycled tyre products back to life

Everything Environmental, the UK’s leading trade-only supplier of eco-friendly and recycled promotional gifts, has purchased from the administrators Remarkable’s specialist machinery used to create its famous CD case pencil and recycled tyre material products. Furthermore to oversee production the company has taken on a number of former members of Remarkable staff experienced in running the […]
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PSI 2015 on the up and up

SENATOR, Promodoro Fashion, MACMA Werbeartikel/Easy Gifts, and Stanley and Stella: the famous names of the promotional merchandise market are set to return to PSI in 2015, further reinforcing the upward trend experienced by the Leading European Trade Fair of the Promotional Products Industry last year. “We’re happy to see so many key exhibitors interested in […]

Fanela Announcement

Fanela Ltd have announced that Manjit Rana has resigned as Operations Director and left the company with effect from 5th of August. The company will operate without an immediate replacement, any enquiries in the first instance can be directed to Lynda Moore
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Festive Promotions signs with PromoServe

With the Christmas season fast approaching Festive Promotions has signed up with PromoServe. Tim Cadel, co-founder of Festive Promotions commenting said – “as we approach our 12th Christmas and as our business expands we believe the time has come to install the industry leading business processing software to ensure that we provide the most efficient […]

Breaking News: A. T. Cross buys Sheaffer from Bic

The US owner of A. T. Cross has announced that it has purchased a part of the writing implement business of France-based BIC Group. Clarion Capital Partners reports that it has paid $15 million for fine writing instrument brand Sheaffer, which it will merge into the A. T. Cross business. The deal is expected to […]
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Customers score the top prize with BTC activewear this summer

12 lucky winners have beaten the competition in the BTC World Cup Tournament and scored themselves each £1000 worth of Thomson Holiday vouchers to be spent on a holiday of their choice. During the World Cup Tournament this year BTC teamed up with 4 major brands Gildan, Fruit of the Loom, Russell and Dickies to […]
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BTC Group Strengthens Team with Head of Procurement

Jackie Reid has joined BTC Group as Head of Procurement, bringing with her an impressive 17 years industry experience with companies such as RDP Creative and Supremia. Her extensive knowledge in the fields of product compliance, quality assurance, corporate social responsibility, risk assessments and contract management will provide an invaluable resource to the company, further […]

APG expo – biggest ever shows – its people and products all the way!

More than 100 exhibitors and brands will be at APG expo 2014 in September, the shows organisers have announced witht the current count standing at a record 112. For many key exhibitors these will be their only shows of the autumn. The industry-leading autumn regional shows are being held in Manchester, Surrey and Dublin. APG […]

Strawberries and Cream have been served by BTC activewear

Wimbledon 2014 may be over but the celebrations continue for the winners of the BTC activewear Strawberries and Cream competition in partnership with Gamegear. During the first week of Wimbledon BTC and Gamegear gave 5 lucky customers the chance to win an afternoon tea for two and a product of choice from the great Gamegear […]
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Koziol builds awareness and goes direct

Koziol, the cutting edge retail brand of contemporary, design-led, lifestyle-orientated products, is now offering its products direct to distributors and brands following its positive association with Senator, which has helped to successfully build the Koziol brand in the UK promotional market over the past few years. The connection with Senator and the synergy between the […]
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Adpads welcome Cathy Anderson to the team!

Adpads are delighted to announce that Cathy Anderson has joined them as Field Sales Manager. Sales Director, Howard Smith, says “We are extremely pleased that Cathy has joined our team. Cathy brings with her a wealth of experience built up from working within the industry for many years. She already has an excellent knowledge of […]

I’m Walking All Over Cancer

From Paul Rose: This year, on the night of Saturday 27th September, I’ll be joining thousands of fantastic people to walk all over Cancer. We’ll all be taking part in the Shine Walk – a full marathon walk throughout London in all it’s illuminated glory. We’ll start at 9pm and we’ll finish when it’s time […]
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Promotional Products Week 15th – 19th September 2014

The second annual Promotional Products Week will be taking place from the 15th – 19th September 2014. The aim of the awareness week is to raise the profile of promotional products and drive the demand of the use of Promotional Products within the marketing mix. There are many different ways YOU can get involved and […]
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Stormtech’s Andrew Kouroushi embarks on the biggest challenge of his life

On the 13th of August 2014  Stormtech Performance Apparel Sales Director Andrew Kouroushi embarks on the biggest challenge of his life. He and his wife Tina will be heading to Tanzania to climb the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level, to raise funds for Breast Cancer. […]

Remarkable In Administration – Updated

It appears that supplier Remarkable Eco-Solutions Ltd, formerly Remarkable (Pencils) Ltd have gone into administration. A message has been placed on their web site stating “The company has gone into administration – please contact BDO, 125 Colmore Road, Birmingham B3 35D.” Update: PPD has been contacted by former Remarkable staff and told that all staff […]

BlueLime’s Tonya is Sky Diving for Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Tonya Cull – Owner of BlueLime Promotions and BlueLime Recruitment will be SkyDiving for Crohn’s & Colitis UK on 23rd August. Tonya was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in the year 2000 but 4 years ago had severe symptoms due to Crohn’s and had a complex operation in 2012. After having a Colostomy bag for 14 […]
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Richard Leonard Joins Outstanding Branding

Promotional merchandise industry veteran, Richard Leonard, joined award winning distributor, Outstanding Branding’s senior management team this month as Operations Manager. ‘Having worked at Merchandise Mania for over a decade, Richard brings a wealth of invaluable experience in a wide range of areas’, said Sarah Penn, Managing Director of Outstanding Branding.  ‘As a company we continue […]