Category: Insight

Schools out but no rest for the industry

Schools out and as we face an unusual summer, many businesses are in the waiting game for slow and steady drip of budgets to be released. With end users looking for innovative ideas to surprise and delight customers, distributors are working hard to bring ideas to the table, working with suppliers to stimulate new orders and opportunities where promotional merchandise continues to provide the perfect solution. With many suppliers and distributors still in the process of bringing teams back into offices and off furlough, every ounce of energy is tuned to changes in pace and need, ready to capture every order on the horizon.

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UK eases out of lockdown

If you’re suffering from lockdown hair or just the thought of being served your favourite meal in a local restaurant is occupying every waking moment, you’re not alone! Most of us seem set to head for the nearest hairdresser but be prepared to wait even longer as waiting lists are reportedly 4 months for some salons.

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Road to Recovery

Life is changing and with the announcement from Government that some sectors can start to return to work, with more guidelines to follow and rules to interpret, we are faced with decisions to make as businesses to map a path to the future.

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Within 48 hours of launching this valuable campaign, enough generous donations have been received from all sectors of the Promotional Gift Industry to fill 2000 goody bags to give to NHS nursing staff, risking their lives in the front line of the fight against COVID19. One thousand bags will be delivered immediately after Easter to the London Excel Nightingale Hospital with a further 1000 to the Birmingham NEC Nightingale Hospital by 17th April.

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Promote the NHS

Desktop Ideas and Print Run Promotions are heading up a nationwide appeal within the Promotional Gift Industry for the NHS staff at the London ExCel Nightingale Hospital. They urgently seek donations of branded or unbranded promotional gifts that can be made into packs to be given away to the dedicated nursing staff who are risking their lives on the front line of the deadly Covid 19 virus. This is your chance to say a massive thank you and do something to help.

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