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Artworktool announces headline sponsorship at the Trade Only National Show

Artworktool, a unique platform for creating, sharing and publishing online and print-ready artwork, will be a headline sponsor for the promotional products industry’s most successful trade show, The Trade Only National Show. The Trade Only National Show takes place on 21st – 22nd January 2015, and is the only national promotional product trade show open […]

Promotional Gift Award 2015: Entry deadline extended

The entry deadline for the Promotional Gift Award 2015 has been extended by three weeks due to the high demand: Promotional products manufacturers, distributors, agencies and designers now have time up until December 4, to register their products and campaigns for the communication prize, which has been conferred by the Cologne-based publishing company, WA Media, […]

PromoServe v5.0 with 500 New Features

Trade Only Ltd, a leading provider of software and websites for the promotional products industry, is proud to announce the release of PromoServe v5.0 – their most advanced business management system for distributors and suppliers. As well as delivering over 500 new features, PromoServe is now available as a fully hosted and managed solution for […]

PPD Industry Masters Golf Day Moves To The Belfry

Trade Only Limited, publishers of Promotional Product Distributor magazine, the only industry trade publication and YOB Golf Ltd a leading trade only golf supplier have announced they have joined forces again to produce what has instantly become the industry’s premier golf competition. Details are as follows: Friday 22nd May. The Ryder Cup Brabazon Course at […]

PSI 2015 with positive prospects

162 first-time exhibitors and large number of big returnees  Textiles as a focal topic with new TEXTILE AREA PSI FIRST: 50 Product premieres at the trade fair There is a good chance of the promotional products market closing the current business year with a positive balance. An upward trend is noticeable in the promotional products […]

Toast to a fantastic year of achievements at the BPMA Christmas Lunch

Join us for the ultimate festive experience at the number one industry Christmas celebration – the BPMA Christmas Lunch 2014. Back by popular demand, the event will be situated at the Guoman Tower Hotel, in Tower Hill, with the scene set by the lovely view of Tower Bridge. The soiree will be brought to life […]

New Chairman announced at the BPMA AGM

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) held its 11th AGM at their London offices on the 28th October 2014 in Russell Square, London. After almost two years as chairman of the BPMA for the last time, Viv Blumfield (Pro-Motion Consulting Ltd) presented an overview of the last year. Viv stated “I have been honoured […]
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BPMA Announce New Chairman

The British Promotional Merchandise Association have announced the appointment of Matt Franks as their new chairman at the recent annual general meeting at their head office in Russell Square, London. Matt is a director of Fluid Branding, award winning branded merchandise provider. He takes over the role from outgoing Chairman Viv Blumfield, after being in […]

BagFlag to be waved about in Europe and Baltic’s

Worcester based business “The BagFlag Company” continues to unlock its brands growth potential around the world with the signing of a 3 year license agreement with Germany Company Kandinsky Deutschland GmbH. The Kandinsky Group, a key presence in the European promotional merchandise industry, was established in 2001 and is staffed by over 40 employees in […]
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Team OB Grows Stronger

Award-winning and Charter Member of the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) promotional merchandise distributor, Outstanding Branding, is pleased to introduce three new members to their expanding team. In September this year, the company employed Muhammad Anwaar as Head of Finance, Holly Burgess as Marketing Manager and Emma Brady as Account Manager. Muhammad brings a wealth […]
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The Promo Industry Football Manager Of The Month Award

The Everything Environmental Fantasy League promotional industry manager of the month for September  is Impression Europe’s Michael Hearn. Position     Name Assists Goals Points 1 Michael Hearn (Covhampton) 28 29 611 2 Elaine Broadhurst (BLUEMOONERS) 15 27 547 3 Philip Dilworth (Dillys 11) 23 24 538 4 Paul Chute (Oh it doesnt Mata) 21 […]
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BPMA Driving End-User Engagement

As part of their commitment to connect with end-users and promote the value of promotional merchandise, the BPMA attended two recent business events. The National Sales Conference 2014 was held on the 8th October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Keynote speakers included Sky Sports F1 commentator Martin Brundle and journalist Nadine Dereza. The Conference was […]
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B-Loony dress up in purple for a Lupus awareness funday

Lupus is a chronic and presently incurable illness of the immune system and one our members of staff contracted and bravely fought the illness 3 years ago and was in hospital for many months before returning to work. Please share on Twitter & Facebook and donate at:

SPECTRUM – No other catalogues gives you more

With the end of 2014 nearing, no better time to prepare for 2015 and get the edge over the competition. The 2015 Spectrum catalogue sets an even higher standard in Promotional Merchandise catalogues. With five stunning cover choices or the option to go totally bespoke, and 160+ pages of promotional products from over 80 leading […]

VISION now available in Euro currency

As a leading software provider to the promotional products industry, Trade Only Ltd is thrilled to announce the release of VISION in Euro currency. VISION, a cloud based business management system specifically designed for the promotional merchandise industry, enables distributors to source from a range of 50,000 promotional products, make quotes,  raise sales and purchase […]

Forum for young innovative companies: Young Start-Ups at PSI 2015

PSI has reported: Up to eight newcomers will be on display at the PSI 2015 For the sixth time promoted by The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Special finishing techniques, promotional calendars, design items or high-grade protective display foils: There is considerable potential for developments and innovations in the promotional products world. Young […]
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New features give Trade Only users a boost

A leading website and software provider to the promotional products industry, Trade Only Ltd, has announced two key upgrades to its VISION and STORE solutions: in VISION product research, distributors can now create ‘Favourite’ product boards, facilitating faster presentations and quotes, and in STORE, all order and enquiry emails can be fully customised. Every time […]
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Is your company culture suffocating your growth?

Increase your chances of success in tenders whilst benefiting from our member discount for ISO standards Book your FREE place at the BPMA regional events NOW! Register to attend today to find out how to protect your brand In a world where there are key societal and economic changes, the companies that survive and thrive […]
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Creative Emporium celebrates growth with senior appointment

A leading marketing services firm has strengthened its senior management team in response to significant growth. Promotional merchandise and branded clothing specialist, Creative Emporium, has strengthened its management team and signalled its ambitious intent, as Russell Coulston joins the fast-growing Leeds-based firm as Creative Director. Russell’s experience promoting global super-brands like Rolls-Royce, Google and Intel, […]

Important information for exhibitors about the Trade Only National Show 2015

EXHIBITOR WARNINGS! Already we are receiving reports that hotel booking agencies and exhibition supply companies are contacting exhibitors purporting to be endorsed by the Trade Only National Show.  Please note that if a company is not listed in the show exhibitor manual, they are not an official show contractor. We received several reports last year […]

Suki Gifts International Ltd

PPD has been advised that Suki Gifts International Ltd have announced that their promotional merchandise division will cease trading on the 12th of December 2014.  They will not take any orders after 12th November 2014.  Further information when we have it.  The retail arm of the business will continue to trade normally.
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Promotional Gift Award 2015

Haptic highlights Ballpoint pens made out of liquor bottle caps, exploding sweets for radio comedy, pencils which herbs sprout out of when planted, frying pans that can be imprinted on the inside – the potential of haptic advertising is enormous. Particularly creative ideas in the areas of product development and campaign implementation are distinguished with […]