Suppliers and distributors mixed business and pleasure at Ignite’s annual race day get together.
There was a record turnout of more than 100 members and suppliers at the Ignite exhibition at Warwick racecourse on 5 October.
Richard Pettinger from Ignite said “It is always a great day of mixing business and pleasure in most convivial surroundings. We are indebted to our superb suppliers who always turn out in force and with such large distributor numbers in attendance, they were kept very busy all morning.”
BPMA director general, Gordon Glenister was on hand to award Applewhite the BPMA best catalogue award to Martin and Helen Applewhite who were unable to pick up the prestigious award at the recent BPMA awards dinner.
The afternoon was completed with lunch, watching the racing and the party continued into town well after dark.
Odds on favourite
BPMA member Crystal Galleries supplied trophies for the winning owner, jockey and trainer at the Ignite Group sponsored hurdle race at Warwick. The award is a combination of an acrylic full colour top mounted on a crystal glass base, showing both elements of engraving with a full colour application.
Voices from the Grandstand
“The Wild Thang team had a fantastic day at Warwick racecourse for our inaugural Ignite catalogue launch. It was a great opportunity to meet the supplier exhibitors who were there in force showcasing an array of new and innovative products.”
Andrew Dwerryhouse, Wild Thang
“I brought along our whole team from here as we have two new girls and the suppliers were most helpful and supportive, offering advice on branding, product selection and many other things along the way. We all benefited hugely and it was a day very well spent out of the office.”
Judith Tinker, M4 Promotions
“It was my first visit to the Ignite Race Day and it did not disappoint. A brilliant way to interact and network with suppliers and fellow distributors in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.”
Andy Ducksbury, Lesmar
“Many thanks for yet another fabulous Ignite Warwick event. It was great to meet so many of the group and its excellent suppliers, old and new.”
Steve Waller, Swift Promotional Merchandise
“Excellent attendance by the distributor members and we look forward to developing the business with the whole of the Ignite group.”
Haydn Willetts, Mid Ocean Brands
“The morning exhibition provided an excellent opportunity for us to engage with the Ignite members in a relaxed environment, allowing for constructive conversations and product demonstrations. It was great to catch up with old friends over a lovely lunch and an afternoon of racing.”
Richard Curtis, Corporate Executive Gifts