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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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BPMA to Launch New Industry Trade Show

The BPMA are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new trade show in September 2016. An increasing number of members have expressed the desire for an exclusive BPMA member only event, encouraging business between professional supplier and distributor companies. September has been chosen as a key month to allow suppliers to show mid-season […]

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 […]

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 […]
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Trade Only National Show Brings The Industry Face To Face

Thousands of show-goers flocked to Coventry for the ninth Trade Only National Show making the event the most successful ever organisers have announced. The show – held on the 21st and 22nd January at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK saw nearly 3,000 visitors through the doors over its two-day run. The BPMA Annual Awards Dinner […]

Polyconcept Announces Sale of ADM Business Division

ADM Management Team Acquires Business Roelofarendsveen, 08. January 2015 – Polyconcept, the leading global promotional products company and parent of Polyconcept North America and PF Concept, announces that the management team of ADM has successfully completed the acquisition of their business. The buyout was to an investor group led by the ADM management team. The […]
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We Are Promotional Products Bikeathon For Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research UK

Three members of the We Are Promotional Products team; Jade, Dean & Josh will be dusting down their bikes in June 2015. They will be cycling twice round the picturesque Lake Vrywny, a manmade lake filled with history & beautiful surroundings. Situated in Powys, Wales, the lake will play host to over 100 riders, all […]
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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. The […]
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Dinner Brings Industry Together

The BPMA will once again host a glamorous and glitzy Annual Awards Dinner at the Trade Only National Show alongside partner Trade Only on Wednesday 21st January. This is the most prestigious and prominent event in the industry calendar. With more than 700 supplier and distributor guests already registered to attend the dinner, the event […]

Round the table with leading figures

The state-of-the-art Hall 5 Theatre has become an important focal point of the Trade Only National Show. 2015 sees the return of the Keynote World Leader Panel Discussion. These highly anticipated lunchtime round-table discussions feature industry leading figures from the UK and round the world. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what these world industry leaders […]
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Destination Ricoh

Organisers of the Trade Only National Show announced that visitor registrations for the event are being made faster than ever. Now in its ninth year the Trade Only National Show is the only national show on the UK promotional products calendar and one of the largest in the world. The show takes place at the […]
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Senator’s festive fundraising for Save the Children

It was festive jumpers all round for the staff at Senator as they donned their best seasonal sweaters to show their support for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. Lynn Corrigan, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland at Senator, said: “The team at Senator were extremely keen to show off their best winter knitwear while donating […]

UK Wins BIC & Norwood Award

The UK won the BIC & Norwood 2014 Country of the Year award at the BIC awards evening in Spain on friday night. Amongst other criteria the UK won the award for attaining  double digit growth on both brands for the 4th year running. Country manager Michelle Macdonald told PPD:  “Thanks very much  to the […]
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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, […]