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Briman Group inaugural meeting

The newly-formed Briman group has held its first meeting, setting out its stall as the group gears up to represent bpma UK manufacturing supplier members, and to champion UK manufacturing at home and internationally.

The inaugural meeting, held at the offices of Croner in Hinckley on February 17, was chaired and facilitated by Gordon Glenister of the bpma, although the group’s direction was very much driven by the members.

A number of key initiatives were discussed, including setting up a new website as well as an education programme encouraging distributors to support British manufacturers. There will also be a special feature at the new bpma Show to support the Briman group. 

Among the members attending was Mark Alderson of First Editions, who said: “I am really pleased with the enthusiasm among my fellow manufacturers to work together to promote the Briman Group.

“We discussed some really exciting ideas during the meeting and I am looking forward to seeing these flourish. I am very optimistic for the future of the group and British manufactured promotional products.”

The group is keen to reach out to more manufacturers whose turnover is 50% or more in the UK. Companies represented at the inaugural Briman Group meeting included Ancestors of Dover, WMC&A, First Editions, Great Central Plastics, B Sanders, CHX Products, Trilogy Lasercraft and Orchard Melamine.

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