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Galpeg continues to grow Associate programme

Galpeg is continuing to grow its Associate programme and help them expand their businesses and knowledge.

The latest Associate is John Peel, who has launched Peel Promotions, based in Northampton, after working in the promotions industry for nearly 10 years. He said: “The opportunity to run my own business backed by the resources of Galpeg, expand my knowledge of promotional gifts and have access to the network of other Associates in the programme was a win-win situation for me.”

To help Galpeg Associates expand their knowledge, they were recently invited to Laltex to see its operation and meet the heads of each of the promotional product divisions of Laltex Promo, Bags HQ, Pencom and Source It.

The Associates were impressed to see the scale of the in-house print shop, boasting 20 machines across pad, screen, rotary screen and engraving processes. Forty members of staff are on hand to ensure that all orders from the large stock held on-site are turned around within five days.

During the visit, all the Associates were invited to turn their hand to printing on various machines, with varying degrees of success. Sid Yaseen, a recent addition to the Associate programme, said: “It was great to see all the various print methods and have the opportunity to print onto products. Sorry for breaking the machine.”

Paul Green, director of Galpeg, commented: “Whilst it is the Associate who selects the supplier for their orders, Galpeg will continue to encourage the selection of suppliers who meet the broad criteria of requirements, including quality certifications and a fully embedded corporate social responsibility policy.”

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