Technologo launches exciting new Custom Flyer tool

Technologo are pleased to unveil a brand new tool to their market-leading suite of virtual sample solutions, which allows a customer to see their logo on a selection of promotional products on a virtual flyer, with just a single click upload. How it works: You create a promotional flyer featuring a selection of products or […]
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Sad farewells at Kan

Staff at the Kan Headquarters in Hamble said a sad farewell last month, to two of their much loved sales people. Tara Bidwell and Craig Richards have both now left the promotional merchandise industry and are seeking new challenges in different commercial sectors. Tara worked with Kan since 2012 and was a popular member of […]

New owner for Polyconcept

Polyconcept, the parent company of PF Concept, is being sold to an investment group led by Charlesbank Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity company. Current owner Investcorp revealed in May that it was exploring the possibility of selling the supplier. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, and it is expected to be completed by […]
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Altitude retains exhibitions and publications

Altitude Group plc – the parent company of Customer Focus – has decided to retain its UK-based exhibitions and publications businesses, which include PPD. In April this year, in response to increases in Altitude’s share price, the company revealed that it was in early-stage discussions regarding a potential sale. However, in its half-year trading update […]
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A project that John Kay (ex Sales Director of EMC Advertising Gifts) is heavily involved in is asking for help to get together notepads, pens and clothing for a temporary school set up to offer the best education possible to the children caught in the refugee camp in Calais. These are needed for their basic […]
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Fluid Branding Coastal Challenge

The Fluid Branding team are taking part in the Fluid Branding Coastal Challenge on behalf of the Vanessa Grant Trust on Friday 29th July 2016. The challenge will consist of a 2.5k run across the Charlestown/Carlyon Bay coastal path, followed by a 10 laps of the famous Charlestown Harbour, a leap from the harbour wall […]
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Management Acquires 100% of Ordinary Shares in Mid Ocean Brands

Netherlands-based promotional products supplier, Mid Ocean Brands, announces that on July 12th, all ordinary shares in Mid Ocean Brands owned by HAV, have been acquired by investment company Korenvliet. Korenvliet is a company majority owned by Mid Ocean executive board members Rutger de Planque and Stephen Gibson. The group of HAV continues as controlling shareholder […]

Perusa acquire Senator

Perusa, the successful private equity firm, is to acquire Senator from the Merz Group. The plan is to allow for long term investment in the Senator organisation which, with its superb reputation for quality-made products and its unrivalled research and development centre in Germany, operates in 83 countries worldwide, and has eight regional subsidiaries. Andrew […]

Hatton Textiles Move to Larger Premises

After 25 years in the towelling and textile industry Hatton Textiles continues to grow. To facilitate this growth, we have moved into considerably larger premises which will allow us to deliver a much improved experience for our valued customers. Our range of towelling products is extensive, covering beach, gym, hand, golf and bar towels. Our […]
everything-770x380 Supports Leicester Charity Soft Touch Arts were proud to support Soft Touch Arts at a fundraising barbeque on Friday, July 1. The Leicester based charity are an award winning charity which uses arts, media and music activities as tools to engage with and change the lives of disadvantaged young people in the area. The charity was established in 1986 and […]
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All Personal Gifts Ltd Move Offices

All Personal Gifts Limited has moved to new premises to allow continued growth, along with a more central location where they will be able to service customers more efficiently. All Personal Gifts specialise in diamond drag and laser engraving of metal corporate and promotional gifts. Contact details: Address:  All Personal Gifts Limited Suite 10, The […]

The Winners of the Professional Clothing Awards 2016!

The German Design Council honours pioneering German brands and brand developers with the German Brand Award. TROIKA was honoured in the category “Industry Excellence in Branding” for 2016. The first order of business for all of the companies was to survive the challenging nomination process and earn a chance to win over the independent […]

New appointment at GF Europe Ltd (Golden Finishes)

Golden Finishes (GF), the UK’s leading manufacturer and finisher of embroidered and printed badges, pennants and associated products is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeremy Aston-Phillips as its new Sales Director with immediate effect. Jeremy will be responsible for delivering GF’s overall business strategy, with a hands on approach in all aspects of the […]

Martin Lenton Retires From Billbo UK

One Chapter closed and another opened on this memorable Day as Mr Martin Lenton retired from Billbo UK after a long and illustrious Career at the Helm of this long established Company, founded by his Great Grandmother in 1880 in Coventry. Paul Lenton (Martin’s son) will take over as Managing Director. With his professional A […]
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New team members for Customer Focus

Customer Focus has added two new sales executives to its team.Gareth Tammadge is a well-travelled guy, originally hailing from the South African city of Cape Town. Gareth worked for a few years in Australia before his visa ran out – having British citizenship through his mum, he decided to try his luck in the old country. He and his wife Devi initially set up home in […]

Videos – starring your products

Industry veteran David Dawson has launched an innovative new video creation service to sell promotional products. allows users to create in bulk videos for products on their promotional merchandise websites. Users can choose from various templates, or request a bespoke template to be made. Each of the videos created is unique, with the option […]

New team member for Kalfany

Since the 13th of June 2016, Mr. Patrik Kaiser is supporting the Export Team of the in Germany leading, IFS certificated, advertising manufacturer Kalfany Süße Werbung in Herbolzheim. Mr. Kaiser will succeed Ms. Vera Jezkova In his position as Sales Executive, he will take care about the customer service in Great Britain and Ireland. After concluding […]

20 years of success and still growing

Pinfold Promotions, based in Southwell, is celebrating 20 years of business and has employed a new Marketing Executive to encourage further growth. The small company, in which three generations of the same family work, sources and supplies promotional products for companies all over the country. Some of their biggest clients include Nottingham Trent University and […]

Unique Books – Quality Without Compromise

Unique Books is a new company, but owned by an industry stalwart.  Mike Gittins is re-engaging with the promotional market to do what is in his blood – to offer paper products to the Trade. Unique Books will offer the highest quality of totally bespoke and customised books – manufactured to reflect client’s exact specification, without […]

Winners and losers after Brexit decision

The promotional products industry this morning awoke to the news that the United Kingdom is to leave the European Union – with both winners and losers in the resulting economic fall-out. The result of the referendum has seen share prices plummet this morning – the FTSE 100 fell more than 500 points before regaining some […]
No-Min and First Editions Bottles (2) Announces New Partner

As part of its continued growth, is pleased to announce an exciting new trade partner. First Editions Ltd have added high-quality personalised sports bottles and protein shakers to the substantial product offering available through is an automated web-to-print system designed to process online orders of digitally printed and engraved promotional products quickly […]

Yob welcome Lisa and Scarlett

The YOBGroup would like to announce two new starters to their team. Lisa Sheeran and Scarlet Lee have joined the Sheffield golf and events company in a sales and design role, respectively. L isa joins with a weight of industry experience under her belt having been at the Umbrella Co and Rain Gear in the […]
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Wild Thang are proud to be Official Merchandise Supplier for IFB 2016.

Exhibiting at the International Festival of Business 2016 and showcasing IFB merchandise over the next three weeks. Andrew Dwerryhouse commented: “We are proud and excited to be part of IFB 2016 and the official merchandise provider. It was great to develop a range in conjunction with the event organisers that was a combination of either […]
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Liz Bailey of Steel City Passes Away

Steel City had some extremely sad news at the start of this week when they learned of the passing of a dear colleague Liz Bailey after a short illness. Liz was the Accounts Manager at Steel City for eight and a half years. She was extremely methodical, loyal and conscientious in her role, had a […]