It’s been a great month for new BPMA memberships. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome the following new members…
Promotional clothing supplier, Screenworks Ltd, has recently recruited Clive Allcott to join its growing team. As Account Director, Clive will be charged with further developing the company’s customer base of regional and national distributors.
Coronation Promotions recently awarded Jason and the Team at Total Merchandise our Distributor of the Year award for outstanding performance and increased business in 2016.
Bio Laboratories Ltd went through their annual ISO9001 surveillance audit at the start of February successfully migrating across to the new standard ISO9001:2015 ahead of schedule establishing it as one of the leaders in its field.
Announced today is a new partnership between Northampton based branded technology products specialist USB2U and international technology company Pixika. From the beginning of 2017, USB2U will be the exclusive supplier of all PXK design promotional technology products in the UK.
Goldstar Europe has recruited two new sales managers for the French and German markets.
Zaklina Camus has joined Goldstar’s French team as Area Manager. Having previously worked with Listawood Ltd, Zaklina brings over nine years of valuable experience within the promotional products market to Goldstar.
This acquisition further enhances Premier’s position in the UK’s promotional goods industry, contributing to the company’s future growth and performance
Feering, Essex – February 1, 2017 – Premier Print & Promotions Ltd., one of the UK’s largest distributors of promotional products, are pleased to announce the acquisition of Blueprint Promotional Products Ltd. in Nottingham for an undisclosed sum. Blueprint will continue to trade under the umbrella group of Premier companies.
Points really do mean prizes for distributors searching for promotional products on Sourcing Machine over the coming year.
China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe.
China Railway already runs services between China and other European cities, including Madrid and Hamburg.
Fluid Branding are delighted that they built on 2015’s second place win to take the top spot in the 2016 Sourcing City Awards. The Sourcing City Annual Awards are a way for suppliers and distributors within the promotional merchandise industry to vote for their top companies to work with.
The BPMA regional events being held across the country in March and April are gathering pace as many members are now signing up.
Gordon Glenister commented “ We want to provide in one day so much content on best practice around compliance and service level standards – a constant challenge for our industry. We have produced guides from both our legal partners at Croners and Intertek on product safety. Each event will have 3 keynote speakers.
Creative, practical and extremely efficient – haptic advertising inspires. No other medium is implemented by so many German companies to convey advertising messages as giveaways, premiums and co.
New York City, New York – Outstanding Branding, after opening its US office in New York City last October, is quickly becoming one of the most premier promotional merchandise distributor companies around the globe. On Wednesday, February 8, #teamOB USA showed off their promotional pizzazz as it hosted a NYC Launch Party and Happy Hour in its 300 Park Avenue office.
Roddy Rutland, our Managing Director & CEO at HEADWEAR UK for 17 years and a stalwart of our industry, has been on leave since October 2016, trying to recharge his batteries and doing all good things for mind, body and spirit after a tough period of family bereavement, health issues and pressures of life.
On the 26th January 2017 Customer Focus announced that the Promotional Products Expo (PPE – Formerly the Trade Only National Show) is to close after the final show in January 2017.
It was further announced that a new event, Resellex (www.resellex.com) would emerge in 2018. At present no firm date or venue has been announced, although it is planned to be held at around the same time next year. The new venue will require a theatre to seat around 600 to 700 people.
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Based in Bedfordshire, the leading gourmet merchandise company achieved full certification after undergoing a rigorous audit by SALSA, who reviewed all safety, production and legal processes in accordance with the strict SALSA standard for food producers.
After 38 years of supplying branded merchandise, Viv Blumfield is finally hanging up her ‘promotional’ hat and retiring from the industry.
Viv was on the distributor side of the business for the first 30 years, running The Regency Collection, which she sold to Dowlis, and subsequently became Managing Director of that company.
Rob Manley from Illuminated Apparel recently appeared on Dragons Den and successfully won backing from his pitch.