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New Brexit helpline

Welcome to the latest in a series of BPMA business readiness bulletins, aimed at keeping the industry up to date with the latest information and guidance for business on the UK exiting the EU.

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Scam Alert

The BPMA would like to warn the industry of a potential scam.

This scam or series of scams are underway pretending to be universities and we are aware of examples including Nottingham University, King’s College London and East Anglia University but do be on your guard with other universities.

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Brexit Readiness Update

We have all heard the radio adverts and seen messages along the motorway alerting us to the many changes and preparations required for a no deal Brexit on 31st October but are you aware of what you need to do in your business to be ready for business come 1st November 2019.

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Merchandise World smashes it again!

Merchandise World smashes it again!

576 of the promotional merchandise industry’s top distributors attended Merchandise World at the MK Arena on the 11th September 2019. Almost every major UK distributor company was there, alongside many other significant and professional distributors. The hall itself was buzzing and vibrant as 125 exhibitors created an excellent array of colourful and innovated stands to present their eco, new and top selling products.

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BPMA – Lets Go To Work

It’s been a hectic nine months both in our industry and at the BPMA. Taking on the role of Chairman, having been Vice Chairman for the past two years, has not only meant getting more involved with the team but also with engaged members and the wider-reaching trade association network both in the UK and in Europe. Juggling the voluntary role of Chair for the BPMA, my own business, and my family can be tough at times, especially with two teenage daughters.

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BPMA – Writing the future

A household name, BIC became synonymous with quality and reliability in 1950 with the launch of the BIC Cristal, the first high-quality ballpoint pen at an affordable price. BIC took its first step in the promotional sector 50 years ago in 1969, the same year Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon. In the 1970s it launched the iconic BIC Lighter and BIC Shaver, and today sells 32 million BIC products every day worldwide, 20.2 million of which are stationery products. BIC is known for pens but sees itself as selling solutions.

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Print technique brightens up bottles

TheMagicTouch is offering its image transfer process to decorate and personalise trendy vacuum bottles that many consumers are using to cut down on their single-use plastic consumption. Using the latest in white-toner technology together with the established CPM transfer paper, full-color designs can be applied using a traditional mug press.

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Fluid gains B Corp status

Fluid Branding recently enhanced its efforts to be an environmentally responsible operator by achieving B Corporation status. Becoming a B Corp means that it is part of a global community using business as a force for good. Certified B Corporations are legally required to consider the impact of their business practices and decisions – not only on shareholders but on stakeholders too, like workers, suppliers, consumers, the wider community and, also the environment.

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Alternative Eco Merchandise Products

Necessity is the mother of invention, and merchandise companies are innovating with alternative products. Bagco currently has a range of recycled cotton, which is made from recycled cotton and rPET (recycled plastic bottles). All samples are sent in paper bags with minimal packaging for orders – one cardboard box and this is the box that the goods are packed in from the factories. The company also makes a donation to Plastic Oceans for every recycled bag sold.

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Eco Products – Rise to the Challenge

Hardly a week goes by without another announcement about how companies, governments, and organizations are seeking to leave less of a footprint on our planet. Intercontinental Hotels recently pledged to remove the 200 million miniature plastic toiletries it uses annually, by 2021. Brewers, Carlsberg and Guinness are just two of the beer companies who are getting rid of plastic rings that hold four-packs together.

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