HAPTICA® Live 18 to be its greenest show yet

With sustainability and ecological issues being such essential topics in business today, WA Media are aiming to make the 2018 incarnation of their annual HAPTICA® Live event –  held on 21 March at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany – their greenest to date. Alongside programme items aimed at marketing professionals, buyers and ad agency […]
Jamie Gray at 10 Downing Street

Jamie Gray in export talks at Number 10

In October, Jamie Gray, founder of eco-friendly promo supplier Buddy Burst, got a chance to put burning business issues on the table when he was invited to 10 Downing Street to discuss international trade. Jamie was one of almost 20 delegates from the Institute of Directors (IoD) who met with Jimmy McLoughlin, special advisor to […]
(L-R) Ralf Rieken of Uniscon, Andrew Goldstein of Deloitte, Julian Thormählen of Tradeconthor and Henrik-Jan van der Pol from Perdoo

Deloitte crowns Tradeconthor a Rising Star

Established a mere two years ago as an electronic products supplier, Germany’s Tradeconthor recently emerged victorious at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, as it grabbed first place in the ‘Rising Star’ category. Now in its 15th year, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Awards is one of the foremost technology award programmes, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in […]

The Vernon Company joins forces with Brandinc

Two powerhouses of the US distribution sector, The Vernon Company and Brandinc, have officially formed a strategic partnership. With the former placing no.19 on ASI’s ‘Top 40 Distributors’ list and the latter earning eighth place on the ‘Fastest growing 2017’, this collaboration aims to serve Fortune 500 clients with domestic and international requirements for promo marketing […]
(L-R) Peter Welch of Beeline, Dan Morrissey of Free Radio, Scott Jones and Jenny Welch of Beeline

Radio station teams up with Beeline for festive appeal

This year, West Midlands’ Free Radio are running their own ‘Mission Christmas’, which is part of the Cash for Kids programme. Local promotional products supplier Beeline are officially supporting the cause and will be donating £5 from every order placed by their customers. Research shows that one in four children are living in poverty and […]
Iona Lake

Production manager chases down Commonwealth Games entry

Scanglo Ltd of Norwich, who have been active in the safety reflector market since 1999, are excited to announce their young production manager, Iona Lake, will be representing England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Daughter of the company’s owner Matthew Lake, Iona will be part of the 75-strong athletics squad who’ll be competing […]

Big numbers flock to SignLink Live’s debut

The recent SignLink Live’s inaugural event proved a big success with more than 5,300 visitors flocking to the Telford International Centre for this and its co-located sister event, The Print Show 2017. Taking place from 11 – 13 October, the shows cater for businesses in the sign-making and print markets. “The whole idea behind SignLink Live […]
Shell scheme stands will be kitted out

Grand designs for exhibitors at PPD LIVE

Exhibitors at PPD LIVE 2018 will be turning heads at the January exhibition show with a fantastic graphic design package deal. Those who sign up before Friday 1 December and are utilising a shell-scheme stand will have the option of a complimentary full graphics and furniture package. “All they need to do is tell us […]
The Manchester Stationery Show 2017

A triumphant launch for the Manchester Stationery Show

Over Halloween, the city of Manchester hosted its debut Stationery Show. Visitors have praised the new trade show tremendously, describing it as ‘edgy, quirky, intimate and boutique’, to the delight of organisers Ocean Media Group. The Group who also run the sister event, The London Stationery Show, decided to give the northern show a venue […]
Justin Felton

Sharon Lee waves goodbye to a company stalwart

Braintree-based supplier Sharon Lee Ltd are bidding a fond farewell to one of their long-serving team members of the company. Justin Felton has filled the role of warehouse manager for 22 years, but now he’s following his passion for travel and will be starting a new career at the end of this month. It’s the […]
Nigel Toplis cycling for WellChild

Managing director feels the heat on Asian charity trek

Endurance test fanatic and Bardon Group head honcho, Nigel Toplis, recently added to his commendable work on behalf of the charity WellChild, raising £7,000 by cycling the 540km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Angkor Wat (Cambodia). Tearing through temperatures of 90 degrees at 90% humidity, Nigel cycled up to 100k per day, encountering […]

Premier make Smart move with recent acquisition

Once a privately owned promo company, Smarter Promotional have officially been acquired by Essex’s Premier Print & Promotions. This is part of the latter’s vision to grow into one of the UK’s leading suppliers of promotional merchandise and print for brands who are committed to taking their marketing to the next level. Jamie Marshall, Premier’s managing […]

The Sweet People begin product range reshuffle

Committed to their SALSA (Safe and Local Supplier Approval) audited supplier identity, The Sweet People are relocating all non-confectionery items from their long-standing promotional gifts business to sister company, Liquid Lens Ltd. Up until 2016, The Sweet People and Liquid Lens Ltd were one company but with the increasing popularity of both the company’s gourmet […]

Cyber attacks cause Bio Laboratories to open 2018 websites

Altrincham’s Bio Laboratories have officially launched their 2018 websites slightly earlier than initially planned due to recent security attacks. The sites www.bio-labs.co.uk and www.promotionalcosmetics.co.uk were down for several days during October and this became the catalyst for an early release of the updated websites. With the Bio Laboratories’ sites now live, visitors can see the newly […]
Jason Burke

Jason Burke is a Brandz new account manager

Brandz Limited are delighted to welcome to the fold their brand new key account manager, Jason Burke. Notching up over 15 years’ worth of promo merchandise experience, Jason’s expertise will be a welcome addition to the team based in St. Albans. Malcolm Garnett, Brandz’ sales director sees this new appointment as a strong move by […]
Neeta Varia

New sales director appointed at Resource Gift Solutions

Bath’s very own Resource Gift Solutions has recruited a new sales director in the shape of Neeta Varia, who brings with her almost 12 years of experience in the promo market. Her understanding of products and branding is a hugely valued asset and her new team members are more than pleased to have her on-board. […]

Crowdfunding propels company on to successful growth

Southend-on-Sea’s thefullworks has been extremely busy of late, having reeled in successful crowdfunding capital which has enabled the company to move into larger premises as part of its planned expansion. Director of the company Adam Gorham commented, “We are so excited about taking the keys to our new home! Whilst the office is only down […]
(L – R) Sophie, Sian, Katrina and Georgina

Allwag continues to expand

To keep up with the continuous growth of their business, Allwag Promotions have now recruited four new employees within the past three months to add to their devoted team of promotional merchandise enthusiasts! Sophie Hunt and Sian Luton have joined the company’s dedicated sales team as Customer Service Executives. Sian has a wealth of customer […]
Viscom will be rescheduled

Viscom to run alongside PSI

Last month, Reed Exhibitions announced dramatic changes to the scheduling of Viscom, the leading European trade fair for visual communication. Currently the show is held in the autumn and alternates between Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. But, as of 2019, it will instead simply run in Düsseldorf in January, directly alongside the PSI show; the former will exhibit […]
PSI 2017

Pure genius at PSI 2018

A number of leading inventors and creative types from across Europe will be jumping in their eure-cars and heading for the PSI show 2018 in January. The leading European promotional products trade show (9 – 11 January in Düsseldorf ) is set to act as a springboard for budding new creations in their dedicated Innovation Area. […]
Hay Hamper's recycling campaign

Hay Hampers’ campaign to cut Christmas waste

Hay Hampers is launching a brand new campaign to cut waste by inviting their clients to reuse their gift packaging this Christmas season. Named ‘Relish, Reuse, Rejoice’, the campaign aims to offer a range of suggestions about how customers can repurpose their wicker baskets. A leaflet, which will be sent to all Hay Hampers’ customers […]
(L-R) Alison Gill, Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London, and Mark Alderson

First Editions honoured by BPF

The British Plastic Federation (BPF) has recognised the technological advances made within Digital Printing by First Editions Ltd, by awarding them the prestigious Horners Bottle Makers Award. The national recognition follows persistence and hard work by both First Editions’ staff and many supporting companies.  The announcement was made by The Worshipful Company of Horners on […]
A Christmas stocking from Clear Prospects

Clear Prospects to step back into the spotlight at PPD LIVE

Blackburn-based Clear Prospects, who have been trading for 18 years, have announced they are to exhibit once more, making their comeback at the PPD LIVE show in January. They will also reinvigorate their marketing spend in the industry under their ‘British Made Promotional Merchandise’ brand name. The company makes promotional products in-house (selling to the […]
Premier Print & Promotions winning their award

Premier Print & Promotions is Essex’s Employer of the Year

In early October, Premier Print & Promotions had plenty to celebrate when they took home not one, but two trophies at the Countywide Business Awards. First, MD Jamie Marshall was hailed as Business Man of the Year for Essex for the second year. Then, the company as a whole has honoured to be named Employer […]