Dublin’s Big Promotional Trade Show postponed

Due to extreme weather conditions, The Big Promotional Trade Show which was due to take place tomorrow (Thursday 1 March) in Dublin is being re-scheduled for later in the year. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience caused to people looking forward to the event, but wheels are being put in motion to make sure there […]
The Perfect PA Hamper

Hay Hampers release Perfect PA Hamper

Family-run gift hamper company Hay Hampers has released a new product designed as an executive gift to treat personal, executive and virtual assistants: The Perfect PA Hamper. The company will showcase the mouth-watering treat at the Office* Show 2018 which runs 28 February to 1 March at Olympia, London and will give one away as a […]
RemaDays Warsaw 2018

RemaDays Warsaw 2018: a great success

It’s ‘gratulacje’ (or ‘congratulations’) to RemaDays Warsaw for pulling off a bustling and successful show for the 14th year running in February. More than 800 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from 54 countries attended the three day, international advertising and printing fair in the Polish capital. Eager visitors – including almost 3,000 individuals who had traveled […]
David Klatt

David Klatt becomes CEO for BIC Graphic North America

On 12 February, David A. Klatt Jr. officially became the new CEO of stationery giant BIC Graphic North America. Emmanuel Bruno remains president of the company. David came to BIC with more than 30 years of consumer product experience and has served as CEO of AAMP Global, a leading Clearwater, FL-based manufacturer of consumer-focused vehicle aftermarket […]
feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

Golden hat-trick for Fluid Branding in 2018

Fluid Branding are delighted to announce that for the 3rd year in a row they have been awarded with the Gold Trusted Service Award. Created by Feefo, Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews. Those that meet the high standard, based on the number of […]
Children playing football

Recognition Express launches National Unsung Junior Football Club campaign

Funding for junior clubs is often hard to come by, which is why, for the second year running Recognition Express has launched a competition across England and Scotland for Under 16 teams to nominate their unsung heroes. The prize is a complete set of new football shirts, shorts and socks for the team’s 2018/2019 season […]
A toweled figure at the beach

The Cotton Textile Company vows to fight plastic waste

With plastic waste becoming an increasingly serious blight on our coastlines and oceans, The Cotton Textile Company has stepped up to take a stand and do what it can to tackle the issue head-on. “The team at The Cotton Textile Company is acutely aware of the damage plastic is causing our planet when it enters […]
The O2O Journal from Plusfile

Plusfile rewrites the rules with new notebook solution

Putting pen to paper has just taken a huge step into the digital world with the new, multi-award winning O2O Journal exclusively from Plusfile. Winner of the prestigious Convex award for Best New Product, the handy tool is part of a new generation of corporate gifts and features a SMART app to help creative end […]
Promo Trade are now housed in Cedar Court

Promo Trade Co now have a new home

Promo Trade Co have now officially moved and expanded offices. If you have any of their contact details stored on your systems please amend them as per the new address; First Floor, Offices 15-17, Cedar Court, Grove Park Business Estate, Waltham Road, White Waltham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3LW. Sanjay Bhalla, the managing director of Promo […]
Bal Phillips with her certificates

Bal Phillips becomes a CIPD Associate

For the past year Bal Phillips, director of HR at Great Central Plastics, has been studying hard to earn her level 5 CIPD [Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development] qualification. Now she can take a well-earned rest, passing the course with flying colours and becoming a CIPD Associate. “It’s taken a fair bit of dedication […]
Pack&gift 2017

Pack&gift 2018’s agenda set for customer experience

Organisers of the Parisian trade show for packaging and gift items, Pack&gift, have declared the focus of their 2018 show will be on the increasing number of promotional product solutions designed to create links with customers in search of a unique experience. The show, due to take place at Paris Porte de Versailles on 13 […]
M.A.D.E. 2017

M.A.D.E. 2018 is on a health kick

For those who have kept up their healthy new year diets, the M.A.D.E. trade show, due to run in Paris, 20 – 21 March, is the perfect way to celebrate health and wellbeing as 450 manufacturers of custom-made products will be looking to impress an expected 4,500 visitors. The exhibition, which showcases all aspects of the […]
Branded Cupcakes

B-Loony celebrates 40 years of trading

Buckinghamshire-based supplier of promotional latex and foil balloons and bunting, B-Loony, are looking forward to a milestone year as 2018 marks 40 years of successful trading. From humble beginnings manufacturing rosettes for the equestrian market, B-Loony diversified into printing latex balloons, and from there, the business ‘took off’. Today, B-Loony is the UK’s leading balloon […]
LAUNCHPAD

Final call for entries to the LaunchPad competition

Budding stationery designers and suppliers have until FRIDAY, 9 FEBRUARY to put their new product and service ideas forward for consideration. The entry form can be found on the show’s new website – www.stationeryshow.co.uk. To go straight to the entry form, CLICK HERE. Entries this year will be judged by Sidonie Warren, founder of design-led […]
Printwear & Promotion LIVE 2018

New slot a bold move for Printwear & Promotion LIVE

Organisers of the garment decoration trade show, Printwear & Promotion LIVE! declared their decision to move the show to Januray, a month earlier than they usual slot, ‘a great success’. 5,918 visitors flocked into Halls 17 and 18 of the NEC Birmingham from Sunday 21 to Tuesday 23 January to discover new products and equipment, […]

Sional backs children’s hospice charity bid to raise £30,000

Merchandising company Sional is set to scale dizzying new heights in a bid to help raise £30,000 for a charity caring for children. The North Wales-based company is the headline sponsor for a nine-mile trek to the summit of Snowdon. Tŷ Gobaith Children’s Hospice in the Conwy Valley and Hope House at Oswestry, Shropshire both […]
AD Merchandise

AD Merchandise seeks new account manager

Manchester based Full time Excellent salary – uncapped bonus scheme plus car allowance An opportunity has arisen to join a professional and fast-growing promotional products distributor. We are looking for a resourceful, energetic and organised individual to provide excellent account management and customer service at all times. Primarily based at our office in Old Trafford, […]
Plato Group Location

IGO-POST B.V. becomes Plato Group B.V.

IGO-POST B.V., also known as International Gift Organisation in Helmond, the Netherlands, is now known as Plato Group B.V. As of 1 January 2018, the umbrella organisation Plato Group encompasses the following brands: IGO, Clipper, Promotiv, Compacon and Heroes of Print. Now that IGO-POST B.V. has also become Plato Group B.V., the name IGO-POST is […]
PF Concept uk

PF Concept sells Areka SAS to Boudeville and Fontaine

PF Concept – the European subsidiary of the global leader Polyconcept – has sold Areka SAS to Boudeville and Fontaine to longterm business parter Boudeville and Fontaine, a French manufacturer of metal packaging and specialist in printing and varnishing on metal since 1890. Areka SAS is a French based company specialized in the distribution of pocket […]
Nigel Toplis

Industry praise for Recognition Express

Recognition Express has been named as one of the top 20 UK franchises in the latest industry league table. The Elite Franchise 100 recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the […]

Awards glory for Snap Products and The Pen Warehouse

At the debut Exceed Awards, which took place recently in Leicester, suppliers Snap Products and The Pen Warehouse were delighted to be recognised for their work in the promotional sector and honoured with the Supplier of the Year awards. Charles Alexander Distribution hosted the awards evening, which included a very well received musical performance from […]
Ian Hill and his son, Matthew

Seeking corporate sponsors for charity ball

As part of his role as a volunteer with the charity Dreams Come True, Ian Hill from fleQs is part of a team arranging a charity black tie ball to be held at the Hilton Manchester on 5th October 2018, an event where top-class food, drink and entertainment will be served in a glamorous setting, […]
PSI show 2018

PSI 2018 more international than ever

Professional, strong and international: that’s what the three letters in PSI have always stood for. But this time, Europe’s largest trade show of the promotional products industry really reinforced the meaning behind its initials. That’s because PSI 2018 sent out the call, and even more international visitors from around the world came. Some 58 per […]

Essex suppliers reel in a new sales manager

Braintree-based heat transfer graphic suppliers, Target Transfers, are pleased to announce the appointment of their new sales manager Victoria Gilchrist. Part of the Target Transfers team for more than 10 years, Victoria brings with her a remarkable can-do attitude and a wealth of experience in the transfer, screen and digital heat printing industry, along with […]