Geiger + BTC

BTC Group’s transatlantic union

UK distributor BTC Group announced today in London it is merging with US distributor Geiger.  The company will now be known as Geiger BTC Group and will support clients in the UK and across Europe. BTC Group is the largest private owned promotional products distributor in the UK.  Geiger is a 5-generation family owned and […]
Roger Poll

Sixty second interview: Roger Poll

Meet the sole trader owner at AKA Promotional Products, Roger Poll. If you could be granted one superpower, what would it be? To read the future. I would like to know what’s around the corner. It might be a bit of a double-edged sword but I suppose the bad thing is you might realise you’ll never […]
Contestants at the EverythingBranded dog show

EverythingBranded fundraise for furry friends

Earlier this week, the pitter-patter of canine paws could be heard within the Leicester offices of EverythingBranded as part of a fundraising event. This was in aid of account administrator Stacey’s pet dog Marnie, who’s in need of specialist surgery for hip dysplasia. If this condition is goes untreated, the risk of debilitating conditions increases, […]
Jamie Gray

Sixty second interview: Jamie Gray

Meet the founder and managing director of Buddy Burst, Jamie Gray. What did you want to be growing up? From about 8 years old I wanted to be a rugby player. I even went to a rugby secondary school. I was a winger and everyone in my age group was about the same size. But […]
Trade Lanyards and Your Gateway

Trade Lanyards becomes Your Gateway

Surrey-based suppliers Trade Lanyards have given themselves a brand new look and rebranded as Your Gateway. “It was time to find a name that truly reflects what we do and who we are,” explained Joe Evans. “Whilst lanyards will always be one of our core competencies we do so much more for our clients, acting […]
Eddie Douglas

Sixty second interview: Eddie Douglas

PPD picks the brains of some of the promo industry’s most colourful characters. Meet the managing director of Westhill Marketing, Eddie Douglas. When are you at your most productive? Probably in the morning. I sometimes wake up with a few good ideas so it’s good to put those into practise as quickly as possible before […]
Phil Clarke

Sixty second interview: Phil Clarke

PPD picks the brains of some of the promo industries most colourful characters. Meet the co-founder of Calendar Lady Promotions, Phil Clarke. What did you want to be growing up? I really wanted to be a footballer; when I was 16 I signed for Bristol City. I also played for Portsmouth, then I played some semi-professional […]
Alan Doyle (L) and Sion Jones (R)Alan Doyle (L) and Sion Jones (R)

Alan Doyle is Desktop’s new gadget man

Thame-based promotional tech supplier Desktop Ideas (DTI) announced that it is proud to welcome Alan Doyle to its team as account director. Alan will be bringing his passion for tech and gadgets to bare in his new role, which will see him visit clients up and down the country. It’s the perfect role for him […]
Jody Fletcher (by Fiona Baker)

Sixty second interview: Jody Fletcher

In our new regular feature, PPD picks the brains of some of the promo industries most colourful characters. Meet the founder and managing director of Chilli Promotional Products, Jody Fletcher. What did you want to be growing up? An accountant. I was really good at maths and I loved the idea of it, but then I […]
Anthony Jones (L) and Alan Jones (R) with reusable bottles

Sional champions metal bottles in a drive to ditch plastic

A campaign spearheaded by TV star Sir David Attenborough encouraging people to ditch plastic has led to a sharp spike in demand for a North Wales company’s refillable metal drinks bottles. Promotional merchandising company Sional is helping reduce the number of discarded plastic bottles – with more than 800 of which are thrown away every […]
Yo Boki products are inspired by Japanese kawaii culture

LaunchPad London winners unveiled

It’s congratulations to the 12 worthy winners who have been selected in the LaunchPad London winners. Each has earned themselves a free exhibition stand at the London Stationery Show in April from which to introduce their product to the industry. This year’s three judges with the unenviable task of selecting between the entrants were Sidonie Warren, founder […]
RemaDays Kiev 2018

RemaDays Kiev trade fair has started

The 9th edition of the International Advertising and Printing Trade Fair, RemaDays Kiev, has started in the international IEC centre in Kiev.  For two days, visitors will have a chance to view and admire the latest ranges from exhibitors in three new trade fair sectors. The event, held in the Ukranian capital, enjoys greater and […]
Michelle Wynne

BIC Graphic expands field sales team

BIC Graphic Europe is delighted to announce that Michelle Wynne has joined the UK field sales team. Michelle is well-known within the industry and brings a wealth of sales experience from her time as a distributor with Sports Merchandise Global and Brand Addition. Michelle joins at a time when BIC Graphic has refocused on its […]
(L-R) Mr. Sriram .R – MD of Contemporary; John Thorp – Chairman of Contemporary; Mr. Umakanthan Rajagopalan – regional sales manager of BSI; Mr. Jayaraman – HR manager of Contemporary; Mr. Padmanabhan Subbaraman - Client manger of BSI

Contemporary awarded SA8000 certification

Contemporary Leather Private Ltd., the wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based The Leather Business, has been awarded an SA8000 certificate. This social accountability audit is widely regarded as the most stringent of all the audits and covers in depth all social and employment issues. At the same time, Contemporary has also successfully achieved SEDEX Pillar 4 […]
Rudi Bedy (L) and Stefan Eiche (R)

Kalfany Süße Werbung welcome two new directors

West German promotional confectionery giant, Kalfany Süße Werbung, has announced two new directors to join its dynamic team. Rudi Bedy steps into the role of marketing director and is primarily responsible for online marketing and social media as well as running the marketing team. Rudi has previously worked for Romanian cybersecurity company Bitdefender as global social […]

Dublin’s Big Promotional Trade Show postponed

Due to extreme weather conditions, The Big Promotional Trade Show which was due to take place tomorrow (Thursday 1 March) in Dublin is being re-scheduled for later in the year. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused to people looking forward to the event, but wheels are being put in motion to make sure there […]
The Perfect PA Hamper

Hay Hampers release Perfect PA Hamper

Family-run gift hamper company Hay Hampers has released a new product designed as an executive gift to treat personal, executive and virtual assistants: The Perfect PA Hamper. The company will showcase the mouth-watering treat at the Office* Show 2018 which runs 28 February to 1 March at Olympia, London and will give one away as a […]
RemaDays Warsaw 2018

RemaDays Warsaw 2018: a great success

It’s ‘gratulacje’ (or ‘congratulations’) to RemaDays Warsaw for pulling off a bustling and successful show for the 14th year running in February. More than 800 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 54 countries attended the three day, international advertising and printing fair in the Polish capital. Eager visitors – including almost 3,000 individuals who had traveled […]
David Klatt

David Klatt becomes CEO for BIC Graphic North America

On 12 February, David A. Klatt Jr. officially became the new CEO of stationery giant BIC Graphic North America. Emmanuel Bruno remains president of the company. David came to BIC with more than 30 years of consumer product experience and has served as CEO of AAMP Global, a leading Clearwater, FL-based manufacturer of consumer-focused vehicle aftermarket […]
feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

Golden hat-trick for Fluid Branding in 2018

Fluid Branding are delighted to announce that for the 3rd year in a row they have been awarded with the Gold Trusted Service Award. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of […]
Children playing football

Recognition Express launches National Unsung Junior Football Club campaign

Funding for junior clubs is often hard to come by, which is why, for the second year running Recognition Express has launched a competition across England and Scotland for Under 16 teams to nominate their unsung heroes. The prize is a complete set of new football shirts, shorts and socks for the team’s 2018/2019 season […]
A toweled figure at the beach

The Cotton Textile Company vows to fight plastic waste

With plastic waste becoming an increasingly serious blight on our coastlines and oceans, The Cotton Textile Company has stepped up to take a stand and do what it can to tackle the issue head-on. “The team at The Cotton Textile Company is acutely aware of the damage plastic is causing our planet when it enters […]
The O2O Journal from Plusfile

Plusfile rewrites the rules with new notebook solution

Putting pen to paper has just taken a huge step into the digital world with the new, multi-award winning O2O Journal exclusively from Plusfile. Winner of the prestigious Convex award for Best New Product, the handy tool is part of a new generation of corporate gifts and features a SMART app to help creative end […]
Promo Trade are now housed in Cedar Court

Promo Trade Co now have a new home

Promo Trade Co have now officially moved and expanded offices. If you have any of their contact details stored on your systems please amend them as per the new address; First Floor, Offices 15-17, Cedar Court, Grove Park Business Estate, Waltham Road, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW. Sanjay Bhalla, the managing director of Promo […]