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Fluid Branding Celebrate their Suppliers at Annual Awards

Hot off the heels of the very successful East of England Merchandise Show, Fluid Branding hosted their annual supplier awards at All Saints Hotel and Spa in Bury St Edmunds on the evening of 25th September 2018.  

The guests were greeted with welcome drinks, a two-piece live band and a magician!

An Indian themed buffet was then served ahead of the awards ceremony.  

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Fluid Branding’s East of England Show Success

Fluid Branding hosted their annual East of England Merchandise Show on Tuesday 25th September 2018 at the famous Newmarket Racecourses. The weather couldn’t have been better with wall to wall sunshine! With over 50 suppliers in attendance on the day, the event was the busiest to date, with a record number of clients.

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Tomlinson Golf Press Release

With a period of sustained growth, leading trade golf supplier Tomlinson Golf are pleased to announce the appointment of James Tomlinson as Sales Manager.

James will work alongside his father Mark, in all aspects of the business, with a special emphasis on sales and business development.

Twenty-six year old James brings with him, a wealth of senior management skills and experience from the commercial transport and building industries.

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Jones and Mahre Elected To PPAI Board

IRVING, TX, (September 21, 2018) – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI; ppai.org), the world’s largest not-for-profit trade association serving the more than 15,500 corporate members of the $23.3 billion promotional products industry has announced the election of R. Renée Jones, MAS+, CEO of A Creative Touch, Inc. and Bill Mahre, president of ADG Promotional Products to the PPAI Board of Directors. They will begin their four-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2019 in January.

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Alex Daniels Sets Sail with Midocean

Well known industry face Alex Daniels, pictured left, has joined European generalist wholesaler midocean as Account Manager for UK and Ireland. With his considerable amount of industry knowledge, built up over almost 10 years, Alex has accepted the challenge to help drive sales forward with midocean in the UK and Irish marketplace.

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Press Release: NSA18 and BPMA Team up to offer a 20% Discount

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BPMA Partners with National Sales Academy – a new event for the sales champions of the future!

NSA18 is designed for sales executives and account managers who want to take their careers to the next level and crave stellar success! It is a personal development day presenting an original programme of speakers and a practical toolkit for sales excellence.

A one-day event, NSA18 takes place at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Wednesday 28 November (the day before National Sales Conference 2018, also at the Ricoh).

BPMA have teamed up to bring you a 20% Discount! Use ‘BPMASAVER’ to save 20% on your ticket. Book 5 you will receive a 6th Free of Charge!

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BREXIT: WHAT NEXT?

With the industry’s main exhibition and networking opportunity, Merchandise World taking place in Farnborough on 12 September, it makes sense to use the gathering to share advice and air views on one of the biggest issues facing business in Britain – Brexit. The BPMA Brexit Summit takes place on the afternoon prior to Merchandise World. With Britain set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019, businesses have only six months to prepare for an event that still has many question marks around it. Some businesses are already starting to act. According to CIPS, 63% of EU businesses are expected to move their supply chains out of the UK. Anglo-Dutch brand giant Unilever has opted for Rotterdam over London for its headquarters.

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National Sales event NSA Academy

Psst…want to know a secret? Here’s how to become a Sales champion…

BPMA Partners with National Sales Academy – a new event for the sales champions of the future!

NSA18 is designed for sales executives and account managers who want to take their careers to the next level and crave stellar success! It is a personal development day presenting an original programme of speakers and a practical toolkit for sales excellence.

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Demand for bottles soars with heat and Love Island

ITV has revealed that it sold 270,000 water bottles during the eight weeks of its summer Love Island series. The broadcaster is the latest company to try and tackle its plastic consumption. “Reusable water bottles areagreat way of being more environmentally friendly and this was considered across the show, where no single use plastic bottles were used by cast or crew,” an ITV spokesperson said.

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LOOK TO THE FUTURE – How can businesses foresee and implement what their customers want, asks Sanjay Bhalla

Apple has just become the world’s first Trillion Dollar public company. It was only momentary, but it must have been good to be a part of that company, even if just for that moment. It is one of a sea of companies that have changed business fundamentally. In a business market where the biggest retailer doesn’t own a store, the biggest hotel company doesn’t own a hotel and the biggest taxi company doesn’t own a taxi, we are seeing a change to the business environment never seen before.

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BACKING BRITISH MADE

The Briman Group has become an effective voice advocating British manufacturing. Mark Alderson explains its development

Welcome to the launch edition of Briman Voice. Over the coming months, this column will explore a range of topics affecting British manufacturing within the promotional industry. It seems sensible to start at the beginning and look at the formation of the Briman Group and some of the benefits its members have already shared.

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Apprentice winner Sarah Lynn is looking to expand her business further into the corporate sector

The ambitious and enthusiastic winner of TV’s The Apprentice 2017, Sarah Lynn caught up with Product Media magazine to discuss her future plans. Sarah started her business in 2010 after travelling the world with her husband to be. She thought that many companies that were provided sweets were selling sub-standard product with poor packaging.

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Micromarketing moves to one-stop site

Promotional product agency Micromarketing has relocated and up-scaled to more environmentally friendly offices in West Oxfordshire with a new local warehouse and quality control facility. Paul Faulkner, managing director of Micromarketing, said the spacious new offices allowed the company to grow its offering of services and brought together all functions on one site, to the benefit of clients.

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What’s new? This is the question everyone asks at Merchandise World

We asked some of the exhibitors and her are some of the products they suggested.

Briman member Sow Easy will be tempting green shoots with its custom printed Seedsticks, one of its most popular eco-friendly promotional products. The branded Seedsticks are impactful, memorable and fun to grow, helping to increase brand awareness and loyalty. Planet EcoBags will be showing its range of bags, including jute, laminated and DuraPaper, a super-strong combination of woven polypropylene wipe-clean interior bonded to a heavy brown or white paper bag exterior.

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Three-year growth plan revealed at OBcon

Outstanding Branding outlined its global vision for the next three years at a revitalised annual company conference that brought together team members from around the world. The event, titled OBcon, was the first of its kind to be held by the company. Held at Devere Theobalds Estate, the full day and night event was designed to put the global team at the centre of proceedings.

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COMPARED WITH U.S. – BPMA head of education and best practice, Daniela Arena, had an opportunity to measure up the American attitude to education

On a recent visit to the ASI (Advertising Speciality Institute) education day and trade show in Chicago I was lucky enough to meet some truly amazing industry folk. They are just as passionate and committed to raising standards, sharing knowledge with others and supporting and inspiring businesses to grow as we are here within the BPMA community.

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