Absolute Apparel's new premises

Absolute Apparel complete their fifth move in 11 years

Clothing suppliers Absolute Apparel Ltd took the final week in May to complete a move to their new premeses – a 150,000sq ft distribution centre in Wolverhampton – which marks their fifth move in 11 years. The new warehouse can hold more than 15 million T-shirts, enabling the company to significantly expand the depth of […]
Alan Jones (R) shows the new embroidery machine Bertie to Trefor Rowlands

Sional welcomes Brother Bertie in production boost

The North Wales merchandising firm Sional is about to boost their output by 20% with a brand new, top-of-the-range Brother embroidery machine. The firm are putting a grant from Conway County Borough Council to covering 40% of the machine’s more-than-£8,000 price tag. Sional founder and managing director Alan Jones said: “Conwy Council has supported us […]
Three of The Pen Warehouse's rubberised pens

Digital printing breakthrough at The Pen Warehouse

After an intense six months of research, the clever old sticks at The Pen Warehouse have developed a system to print full colour onto soft-feel rubberised aluminium pens – an industry first. “Although soft-feel aluminium pens are growing in popularity, laser engraving alone as a method for branding is proving to have limited appeal,” explained […]
The Snap Summer Catalogue

Snap Products releases summer catalogue

Snap Products have launched a new online catalogue, Summer Merchandise 2017. Not only is this ideal for sourcing summer-related digitally printed products, but a distributor can also get their own customised cover. Summer Merchandise features a specially selected range that includes travel and leisure products, bags, technology and golfing. New lines include the Twister Car […]
John de la Roche, from Hybrid Services, with the Mimaki JV300-160

Hybrid Services marshal Mimaki armada for the Print Show 2017

Hybrid Services, Mimaki’s exclusive UK and Ireland distributor, has announced that it has signed up to exhibit at The Print Show 2017. The show’s organisers have also revealed that they are forming back-up plans to increase the size of the event as 85 percent of the floorspace has already been sold with four months still […]
Marc Hoj Larsen (L) and Daya Ram Singh (R)

Management buyout for Sheffield printers

Multi awarding winning manufacturing company Bag It Don’t Bin It (BIDBI) has been sold by owner Julia Gash to Daya Ram Singh and Marc Hoj Larsen, who manage the day-to-day running of BIDBI. The company, which was founded in 2007, creates branded eco bags entirely from natural materials as an ecological and sustainable alternative to […]
Edinburgh won the GBEA entrepreneurial city of the year in 2016

NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards call for entries

Organisers of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards are accepting applications for the 2017 event which will be held in November. The Awards were created to recognise and promote the inspiring stories and dedication of British entrepreneurs. Now in its fifth year, the event has expanded its reach and will now be held in five […]
Bodie Hodges foundation

EverythingBranded.co.uk partners with Bodie Hodges Foundation

Leicester-based supplier EverythingBranded.co.uk has announced an official partnership with local charity, the Bodie Hodges Foundation, and will be donating promotional merchandise to the charity for awareness and fundraising material. The charity was created after 10-month old Bodie sadly passed away five years ago. Bodie was an organ donor, and his donations saved the lives of four […]
Chris Masters, second from right, with his climbing companions

Recognition Express’ Chris conquers Three Peaks Challenge

Chris Masters, head of operations at Hinckley-based suppliers Recognition Express, took on one of the UK’s most infamous climbing challenges for charity – and triumphed with bare minutes to spare. He led a team of 11 fitness enthusiast friends, aged between 28 and 57, from Hinckley’s RE Fitness Studio to climb Scafell Pike, Snowdon and […]
People all around Britain gathered in solidarity following the bombing at Manchester arena

Merchandisers dig deep for One Love Manchester

Suppliers involved in the official T-shirts for the Manchester One Love benefit concert gave a heart-warming show of solidarity by contributing all profits from sales to the We Love Manchester emergency fund, which gives aid and support to victims and those affected by the cowardly and evil attack on Manchester Arena on 22 May. 10,000 […]
BIC Graphic Norwood

BIC Graphic discontinues Norwood activity

BIC Graphic Europe, the advertising and promotional items division of the BIC Group, have announced its intention to discontinue Norwood activity. The intention is to help them focus on the products of the BIC brand to offer more unique products and services required to help distributors maximise their potential. “We would like to thank our […]
Chris Pitts

New director of operations at Charles Alexander Distribution

Chris Pitts has been warmly welcomed into the Charles Alexander Distribution team in a newly created role: director of operations. The leading promotional products distributor created the role after growing considerably in the last few years. Chris has a proved record of supporting and directing sales over the past eight years, coming fresh from the […]
The Leather Business

Two shoe-in at The Leather Business

The Leather Business boosted its workforce by two in May, although one will be a familiar figure to anyone who has worked with the company before. Lisa Poolton, who works in internal sales support, took a break from the company six months ago but is now back in the, well, saddle. “The time away did me the […]
Jason Burke exhibits Bobble bottles for Promise Promo

Jason Burke bids goodbye to Promise Promo

After almost a decade at Promise Promo in Hertfordshire, which holds the exclusive rights to offer the Bobble bottle in the UK, Jason Burke said a sad farewell in the first week of June. “I joined Promise Promo nearly eight years ago (where has that time gone?) and became sales manager,” he recalled. “Three years ago we […]
Promotional Showcase

Promotional Showcase prize draw winners announced

Two lucky visitors to the May Promotional Showcases were winners in the prize draw that takes place at each event. Maylin Powell of Get Yourself Noticed walked away a winner from the Cardiff showcase, while Brogan Keogh of Vivid Branding saw his ship come in at the Heathrow one. Each of them receive a John Lewis […]
Emily Carpenter with the Encore Award

Senator earns bragging writes with third Encore award

Senator Pens are sitting pretty after having won the Encore Supplier of the Year award for the third consecutive year. The award was presented by Encore’s Diane Jaggard at the 2017 catalogue launch at the prestigious Whittlebury Park and received by Senator’s key account manager, Emily Carpenter. “Winning the Encore award for the third year […]
Rose Calendars

Novercal acquire Brunel Trade Services

Brunel Trade Services, the trade supplier of paper promotional products, has announced that it has been acquired out of administration by Novercal, a sister company to Rose Calendars. Essex based Rose Calendars was founded in 1908 and is currently run by Michael Rose, who was preceded by three generations at the helm of the family-run […]
Judith Hunter (l) with Jo Lowes and Jeremy Lowes (r)

From crystalware to crystal care

The North East based charity Butterwick Hospice Care is celebrating a tenth year of support from Crystal Galleries. The glass and crystalware suppliers became involved with the charity back in 2008, when they provided awards with which Butterwick Hospice Care could honour their corporate partners. Then in 2015, they also took on the sponsorship of the full cost of the awards. […]
Dunelm Glass' new premesis

Thumbs up for Dunelm’s new premises

It has been a few months since Dunelm Glass, settled into their new premises and they are happy to announce the move was a great success. The suppliers of crystal and glassware crossed Houghton-le-spring in Tyne and Wear to the Rainton Bridge Business Park to accommodate their booming business. “What a year 2017 has been so […]
Prodir's 'Me, Myself and I' collection

Prodir goes retail

Swiss writing instrument specialist, Prodir, has announced that, for the first time, one of their ranges is now being sold in retail outlets. “It was extremely important to us that people from all walks of life be able to find a part of themselves in the pens,” said CEO Luca Ossola. “Which is why each of […]
Andrew Wheeler and Ben Knights

The Pen Warehouse welcomes new duo

The Pen Warehouse has announced not one, but two new additions to its team of dedicated and enthusiastic staff. Andrew Wheller joins the IT department, bringing with him over 6 years’ digital experience and a wealth of credentials from having worked in the retail and publishing sectors. “I’m excited by the fantastic opportunity The Pen […]
St Mary's Church, Witney

Micromarketing is the toast of the Witney Beer Festival 2017

Micromarketing was a first-time sponsor at Witney’s 6th annual Beer Festival last month. The networking event (held the evening before) began with Reverend Toby Wright thanking everyone for their support and attendance with huge thanks going to Witney Round Table. St Mary’s was once a place where people from “all over” would come together for […]
Hannah Watson's sky dive

Hype Branding’s Hannah takes the plunge

Hype Branding are extremely proud of Hannah Watson who, on Saturday the 13th May took the part in a 15,000ft tandem skydive to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. “I wanted to do something extraordinary to help raise awareness for MS, so that hopefully, one day, a cure will be found. I didn’t know […]
Altitude Group plc

Altitude Group releases results for the year ended 31 December 2016

Altitude Group plc (AIM: ALT), the operator of a leading marketplace for personalised products, announces its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2016. The financial highlights include: • Major turnaround in legacy business completed and Company returned to profitability • Profit before taxation £0.1m (2015 Loss £1.3m), an increase of £1.4m • Increase […]