Roantree joins Envoy Catalogue Group

Roantree Promotional Marketing have become the latest distributor to join the Envoy catalogue group to represent the High Wycombe area. With a wealth of experience and a great track record. Roantree join a list of leading distributors to become a member of this exclusive catalogue group. Neal Beagles, Managing Director of Roantree, comments “We are […]

Polyconcept Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Polyconcept, a global supplier of corporate and promotional merchandise, announces the appointment of Gene Colleran as its new Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Colleran will assume full group responsibilities for Polyconcept including its three primary operating divisions: Polyconcept North America (PCNA), PF Concept, and Polyconcept International Markets (PCIM). Colleran succeeds Michael Bernstein in the role, […]
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Fanela’s Mike Makes England Masters Hockey Team

Friday the 3rd of April wasn’t an ordinary day at Fanela, it turned out to be one of huge pride for everyone with the information that Mike White (Sales Manager) was selected to represent England Masters Hockey Team. Mike kept it a secret from most that he was undergoing trials and when the news came […]

John Stevens is celebrating 25 years of service for Senator Pens.

John Stevens, Production & Print Manager, is celebrating 25 years of service for Senator Pens. The quality and consistency of Senator printed products have enabled the company to become the industry leader that they are today. John started work with Senator Pens on 27th March 1990 and over the past 25 years he has played […]

Sid Yaseen chooses Galpeg Associate Programme

The Galpeg Associate Programme continues to attract leading industry names, with Sid Yaseen deciding to launch Twelve Ten Promotions this spring. Having worked for some of the larger distributors, Sid is now eager to start a new chapter in his career and develop his own brand, targeting blue chip accounts. Sid commented: “The opportunity to […]

Altitude Group Plc Results

The 2014 results from Altitude Group plc have been published. The Altitude group operates in the UK & USA, and consists of Customer Focus (formerly Trade Only) Customer Focus Exhibitions i.e. Promotional Product Expo (formerly The Trade Only National Show) , Spring Show and APG. Customer Focus Enterprise (formerly Promoserve) Customer Focus Publications (Spectrum, Envoy and PPD […]

Wild Thang to be headline sponsor of the International Mersey River Festival

We are completely and utterly over the moon to have been drawn out the hat to be headline sponsor for the International Mersey River Festival at the Mayoral 100 Club Gala Dinner which has a prize value of £125,000 in brand presence across city dressing, print, press & social media coverage across all marketing platforms. […]
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Promotional Showcase Starts the 2015 Season

Cardiff was the venue for the successful start of the 2015 Promotional Showcase season on 24th March; this was followed by another extremely well attended Showcase in Guildford on the 26th. “These were two hot, hot shows with distributors at times queuing up to register. And why wouldn’t you” commented Gerry Thomas. “We bring together […]

Fluid Branding – Raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK

Fluid Branding’s Leeds office are currently on a fundraising mission for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The team have set an ambitious target of £12,500 to raise for the charity. Kyle Scott, Sales Director and James Ingleby, Account Manager have a number of fundraising events scheduled around Yorkshire during March and April which include a karaoke night, […]

Keepme Bags: Donation for children’s charity

The second donation initiative “Race to print 200,000 cotton bags“ by Keepme Bags has come to an end. Since November 2014, the British bag manufacturer has been donating a penny for every sold and imprinted bag of its Long Handled Natural Cotton Bag model, with the aim of raising a total sum of 2,000 British […]

First Editions completes new acquisition

First Editions has completed the acquisition of its biggest competitor in the sports bottle industry- Ash Print Plastics, which includes H2Glow. This has solidified First Editions’ position as the UK’s number one manufacturer of promotional sports bottles and signals its intention to remain there. With Ash Print Plastics’ previous owner Brad Ball stepping down to […]

Customer Focus formerly Trade Only recognised as an Investors in people

Customer Focus, the leading provider of technology and information solutions, based in Manchester and Sheffield has been awarded the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. Customer Focus offers a vast gateway to technology services, award winning exhibitions and widely read publications. Customer Focus is committed to maintaining […]
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Ultimate have expanded their administration team and appointed Aisha Douglas as Production Manager. Aisha’s experience in digital print and the influence of spending her formative years in Toronto, will bring a new perspective to the high level of customer service offered by Ultimate. As customers delivery deadlines get tighter than ever, Aisha and the team […]
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The IPIA Council are delighted to announce the appointment of….

The IPIA Council are delighted to announce the appointment of Marian Stefani as interim CEO, following the departure of Andrew Pearce who has managed the Association for the past 8 years. The IPIA, established in 1990, is celebrating 25 years of bringing trade buyers and suppliers together to maximise their business opportunities with networking events, […]

Major New Investments at Premier Impressions

Laser Engraving Significant investment in two new laser machines, with total flexibility for most products, means Premier Impressions can offer larger capacity and faster engraving turnaround times in 2015. Alan Stride, MD says “I’ve been in this trade for many years and recognise the need to keep up with technology to remain competitive. Having witnessed […]
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Biggest show yet for London Stationery Show

There is even more reason to visit this year’s London Stationery Show which has the biggest exhibitor line-up yet, and a vision which includes National Stationery Week and for the first time on 29 April, World Stationery Day. The exhibition is in its fifth year and takes place on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 April […]

Awards, Education and Show to Benefit from Investment and Professional Leadership

Trade Only, the leading provider of technology and information solutions, and organizer of events including the internationally respected Trade Only National Show, Spring Shows and APG Roadshows is pleased to announce further enhancements and investment to the visitor experience for all delegates. Vicky Robinson, Managing Director of Trade Only UK commented, “With the rebrand of […]

Dates Announced for 2016 Show as TONS Becomes PPE

Trade Only Ltd, organisers of the leading Trade Only National Show have announced a rebrand of the exhibition for 2016. The 10th edition of the record breaking and award nominated show will become Promotional Product Expo 2016 and will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK on the 20th and 21st of January. Event […]
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Promotional Product Distributor Magazine to Host New National Awards for 2016

Trade Only Limited, publishers of Promotional Product Distributor magazine, the only trade publication for the UK promotional product industry have announced they will host the inaugural National Promotional Awards in January 2016. The awards which will be open to the whole industry and judged by independent experts and peers will be presented at a glittering […]
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50 Shades Likely to be the biggest Promotional Merchandise not aimed at Children

No one foresaw the monumental success of the 50 shades trilogy – a raunchy book targeted at women. With the film of the BDSM bestseller out this week, brands and companies of all shapes and sizes across industries have capitalised on the revenue opportunities available by offering products inspired by the trilogy. Traditionally when toys […]
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BPMA warning !!

The BPMA has issued a warning about a company which apparently defrauded two end users and illegally used the association’s logo. HLB Promotions, based at Southampton International Business Park in Hampshire, is alleged to have failed to supply goods to two end users with a total value of nearly £2,500. BPMA director general Gordon Glenister […]

HAPTICA® live ’15 – With heart and hands

Good marketing rarely just appeals to the mind – it seeks the way to the heart of the target group, it arouses emotions. And the most direct route is often not via the brain, but indeed via the hands. Touching things brings a feeling of trust – we namely perceive things that we have touched […]

Melissa Chevin Joins A.T. Cross to Expand Business Gift Division

International writing instruments brand A.T. Cross has appointed Melissa Chevin as Global Business Gift Marketing Manager. Joining the team with a wealth of industry experience, Melissa’s key role will be to define and implement innovative solutions across the business gifting portfolio, enabling A.T. Cross to further support its customers and present an even stronger product […]