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 […]


Up to eight newcomers will be on display at the PSI 2015 For the sixth time promoted by The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Special finishing techniques, promotional calendars, design items or high-grade protective display foils: There is considerable potential for developments and innovations in the promotional products world. Young companies, who would […]
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New features give Trade Only users a boost

A leading website and software provider to the promotional products industry, Trade Only Ltd, has announced two key upgrades to its VISION and STORE solutions: in VISION product research, distributors can now create ‘Favourite’ product boards, facilitating faster presentations and quotes, and in STORE, all order and enquiry emails can be fully customised. Every time […]
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Is your company culture suffocating your growth?

Increase your chances of success in tenders whilst benefiting from our member discount for ISO standards Book your FREE place at the BPMA regional events NOW! Register to attend today to find out how to protect your brand In a world where there are key societal and economic changes, the companies that survive and thrive […]
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Creative Emporium celebrates growth with senior appointment

A leading marketing services firm has strengthened its senior management team in response to significant growth. Promotional merchandise and branded clothing specialist, Creative Emporium, has strengthened its management team and signalled its ambitious intent, as Russell Coulston joins the fast-growing Leeds-based firm as Creative Director. Russell’s experience promoting global super-brands like Rolls-Royce, Google and Intel, […]

Important information for exhibitors about the Trade Only National Show 2015

EXHIBITOR WARNINGS! Already we are receiving reports that hotel booking agencies and exhibition supply companies are contacting exhibitors purporting to be endorsed by the Trade Only National Show.  Please note that if a company is not listed in the show exhibitor manual, they are not an official show contractor. We received several reports last year […]

Suki Gifts International Ltd

PPD has been advised that Suki Gifts International Ltd have announced that their promotional merchandise division will cease trading on the 12th of December 2014.  They will not take any orders after 12th November 2014.  Further information when we have it.  The retail arm of the business will continue to trade normally.
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Promotional Gift Award 2015

Haptic highlights Ballpoint pens made out of liquor bottle caps, exploding sweets for radio comedy, pencils which herbs sprout out of when planted, frying pans that can be imprinted on the inside – the potential of haptic advertising is enormous. Particularly creative ideas in the areas of product development and campaign implementation are distinguished with […]
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Fantasy League manager of the month for August

The Everything Environmental Promo Industry Fantasy League manager of the month for August is Everything Environmental’s very  own Elaine Broadhurst. Position     Name Assists Goals Points 1 Elaine Broadhurst (BLUEMOONERS) 7 20 344 2 Michael Hearn (Covhampton) 19 14 339 3 Philip Dilworth (Dillys 11) 12 14 305 4 Mark Lever (Exmouth Beachboys) 11 […]

Prodir joins Promotional ShowCase

Prodir is the latest company to join Promotional Showcase and will be making their debut appearance in October at the Aberdeen and Glasgow events taking place on the 7th and  8th respectively. ‘Prodir is a highly respected and well known supplier, their range of writing instruments will provide a very welcome complement to the comprehensive […]
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People and products make for APG success

Trade Only, the leading marketing and information solutions provider for the Promotional Product Industry reports that their APG expo 2014 shows were a great success. The shows – the biggest autumn events in the promotional products calendar attracted more than 600 visitors. The number of exhibiting suppliers – 115 was also a record. Staged at […]
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Julie Henderson Promoted to President of Trade Only USA

Trade Only, a leading provider of software and websites for the promotional products industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Henderson to the position of President, reporting to Stephen Yapp, Executive Chairman. In this new role, Julie will be responsible for all aspects of the US operations, with a primary focus on implementing […]
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Free pens top most used promotional products list

Nearly nine in 10 business people have a branded pen on their desks, making pens the most-used promotional item. In a survey carried out as part of Promotional Products Week 2014, business people were asked to list the promotional items they actually had on their desks. Pens topped the poll with 89.3% having them, well […]

BPMA Team & Brunel Students take to the streets!

Promotional Products Week 2014 kicked off on the 15th September 2014. Students from Brunel University currently studying product design and led by this year’s winner of the BPMA Student Design Innovation Awards Amberley Colburn supported the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) in raising the profile of Promotional Products in striking pink T shirts and Umbrellas […]
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New BPMA Chair announced at the Patrons Dinner in London

On 16th September, BPMA patrons met at the prestigious Carlton Club – the original ‘home’ of the Conservative party in London and was chaired by Member of Parliament Brian Binley. Although this was a formal event, there were still streaks of the Promotional products Rock! theme throughout the evening. Patrons were treated to a promotional […]
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Promotional Products Rock!

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS ROCK! WE KNOW IT… YOU KNOW IT… IT’S TIME TO PROVE IT TO THE END-USERS! New Industry Statistics to promote Promotional Products The BPMA released findings from a new survey What’s on your Desk? this week in celebration of Promotional Products Week. The survey results are available every BPMA member to use to […]

Why Michael O’Leary depends on free pens

Survey results reveal that more business people are akin to Michael O’Leary’s money saving ideas than they might care to admit! 89.3 per cent of business people use free branded pens at work Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary once made the bold statement that he bans the buying of ballpoints for the office commenting: “Hotels […]
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Promotional Products Week Is Here!

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS ROCK! WE KNOW IT… YOU KNOW IT… LETS PROVE IT TO THE END-USERS! Promotional Products week is sponsored to the trade by PPD magazine. Thank you all for your support so far, we have had some great #Deskie images and some really creative use of the Promotional Products Rock! theme in the various […]
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Great Central Plastics is strong, better, faster, leaner.

Great Central Plastics is very pleased to announce that Steve, their Business Development Manager, will be running the London Marathon in April, 2015. He is running the marathon with his partner Karen, for the charity ‘Headway’, which is very close to both their hearts. The charity is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected […]

APG expo – it’s all about people and products this week!

The UK promotional product industry is gearing up for the biggest promotional products shows of the autumn with 115 exhibitors and brands ready to exhibit at these key regional events. Organisers Trade Only Ltd are reporting a surge in pre-registrations as distributors sign-up to avoid the queues at the door. Nigel Bailey, Event Director for […]
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Inaugural Exhibitor Masterclass – Huge Success

The inaugural Exhibitor Masterclass at the NEC – a new event for exhibitors looking to supercharge their exhibition activity in the modern information age – was a resounding success with over 500 delegates in attendance. The event, organised by The Association of Event Organisers (AEO) and FaceTime in partnership with the NEC and GES, covered […]

A FREE informative and inspiring seminar from YOUR trade association

The BPMA are hosting its inspiring and empowering FREE Member Orientation Seminar at its offices in Central London on Friday 14th November from 11.30am – 3pm. The BPMA encourages its existing members to attend alongside new members as research shows that previous attendees to this seminar have received more value out of their membership, leading […]

Merchandise Mania Changes Name To InnerWorkings

Statement from Merchandise Mania: As we are sure you are aware, Merchandise Mania Ltd was acquired by InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) in September of 2012, and to further the process of our full integration, we will be changing our name to InnerWorkings. InnerWorkings is the Chicago-based world leader in promotional merchandise, with offices in 83 […]