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4imprint Reorganises Board, Appoints Kevin Lyons-Tarr Chief Executive

4imprint, the leading international direct marketer of promotional products, today issues an announcement regarding its board succession planning. Over the past three years, 4imprint has successfully disposed of its non-core businesses (Brand Addition and SPS) and has undertaken a substantial reduction and de-risking of its legacy defined benefit pension scheme. The 4imprint Group now consists […]

Promotional Gift Award 2015

Winners you can actually touch A knife, whose blade is cut into the shape of a Swiss mountain panorama. A bag collection manufactured out of the surplus production of “Capri Sun” drink pouches. Empty smoothie bottles that have been transformed into spice shakers or vinegar and oil sets. “Medicine” against homophobia that reinforces an awareness […]
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The BPMA Christmas Lunch 2014

Held at the Gouman Tower Hotel, the BPMA Christmas lunch delivered an afternoon of relaxed entertainment whilst celebrating professional success within the BPMA community. Guests settled down to a three course lunch whilst Matt Franks of Fluid Branding & new chairman of the BPMA reflected on the professional initiatives and solutions that the BPMA had […]

20th Anniversary milestone reached by LSi Limited

24th November was the 20th Anniversary milestone reached by LSi Limited, formed in 1994 by Lloyd Simpson, LSi has grown steadily and is firmly established as a major UK Promotional Merchandise and Corporate Clothing Distributor. LSi has expanded again this year to 32 staff members with new additions to the sales and support resulting in […]

The Promo Industry Football Manager Of The Month Award

Paul Lenton  of Bilbo is the Promo Merchandise Fantasy League Manager of the month for October. Josh Winstanley of SPS is the Manager of the month for November. Position     Name Assists Goals Points 1 Michael Hearn (Covhampton) 36 37 850 2 Philip Dilworth (Dillys 11) 30 35 843 3 Elaine Broadhurst (BLUEMOONERS) 22 […]
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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 and […]

Corporate Promotions UK Ltd To Close

Corporate Promotions UK Ltd has taken the decision to close the company at the end of 2014.  The Directors Chris Miller and Felicity Mills have decided to move forward and focus on their other business interests.    Felicity said “Chris and I have decided it is a good time for us to concentrate on our sports […]

New BPMA and Trade Only Agreement Announced For 2016 Show

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) and Trade Only Limited (Trade Only) have jointly announced a revised continuation of their existing co-operative agreement. The BPMA is the pre-eminent trade association for the promotional merchandise industry in the UK. Trade Only is a leading marketing and information solutions provider for the same industry. The two organisations […]
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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 […]