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NTU and BPMA search for product design talent

The BPMA is once again supporting young design students to come up with the next great promotional product through a product design competition. The Association has teamed up with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in an exclusive partnership.

In January, Gordon Glenister, director general of the BPMA, addressed first year students at NTU who are taking part in the competition. Previous winners have included Asher Erskine who won it with the Flatpack branded binocular. Last year’s winner was George Hill from Loughborough University who won the competition with the Cat Selfie Stick.

The BPMA has also enlisted the support of Marketing Week Live and Inner Workings. Simon Dipple, managing director of Inner Workings, said: “I have very much enjoyed being involved as a judge and seeing the great ideas these students have presented to us. Our clients are always looking for creative ideas and when you give young designers an open brief it’s amazing what they can come up with.”

The BPMA is looking at a future education programme to inspire graduates and help them consider the promotional products industry as a future career.

If you are interested in taking on a graduate this Summer as an intern, please contact the BPMA or Nottingham Trent employer engagement team on using BPMA as the subject line.

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