Sir A P McCoy (3rd from left) and Celia Denny (far right) with the winning Betfair team

Celia Denny raises festive funds on the green

With the Christmas season just around the corner, Celia Denny, a partner in Mike Denny Golf Promotions once again rallied fellow golfing fanatics the annual Christmas Starts Here Charity Golf Day. The event was held on Tuesday 5th December at the beautiful Foxhills Club and Resort in Surrey. Also present was notable former jockey and […]
Elvir Rizvic

Goldstar begins European recruitment drive

Goldstar Europe has proudly announced that it has welcomed aboard Elvir Rizvic as their new sales account manager for the West area of the German market. Bringing with him two years of industry experience, Elvir was inspired by the company’s approach to business: “I cannot believe how quickly Goldstar is growing; the size of the […]

PF Concept International B.V. acquires SPS (EU) Limited

Polyconcept, a global leader in the promotional products industry, announced today the acquisition by its European subsidiary, PF Concept International B.V. (PF) of the entire share capital of SPS (EU) Limited (SPS). Based in Blackpool, UK, SPS is a leading manufacturer and marketer of promotional products serving the UK, Ireland and Europe markets. PF Concept […]

Kalfany Süße Werbung create overnight magic

Great news for the last-minute shopper with a sweet tooth – leading German promotional confectioners, Kalfany Süße Werbung, have introduced overnight production service for their delicious fruit gums. Sales manager Patrik Kaiser, explained “Already starting from 2,000 pcs, we can now produce and print the overnight fruit gums and ship them out the next morning to […]
PPD Issue 66

Alan Weston jailed for 40 months

Back in October 2015, PPD led the call for distributors who had been the victim of Alan Weston’s fraudulent activities to step forward and make themselves heard to Trading Standards. We can now report that Alan Weston, who cheated companies out of tens of thousands of pounds for non-existent promotional goods was jailed for 40 months […]
Jamie Gray receives his award from Uzma Sadiq of West London College Photography by Justin Thomas

H&F award sends Jamie Buddy Bursting with pride

Founder of Buddy Burst, Jamie Gray, was delighted to crown his company’s second successful year trading with a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Best New Business at the Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2017. The council held a glittering awards ceremony on 15 November to honour the best and brightest of the borough’s businesses. “It […]
Vegan offerings from Hay Hampers

Hay Hampers unveil festive treat for vegans

Hay Hampers is launching a brand new vegan hamper for this coming Christmas season to meet the increasing demand of vegan food in the market. Simply called ‘A Vegan Christmas’, this hamper contains no dairy, meat, seafood and honey products, making it a suitable gift for vegans. Evoking the countryside with a blue and green […]
Conference delegates browse promotional merchandise

Clever marketing speaks volumes at Celebration of Communication

Earlier in November, promotional merchandise firm Vibrant Colour gave marketers plenty of food for thought by organising a seminar in Peterborough. The free half-day ‘Celebration of Communication’, held at the Allia Future Business Centre in the city, covered topics like digital marketing strategy, promotional merchandise, and gender marketing, with more than 40 in attendance. The […]

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. […]