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Success recognised

Winners were awarded and preparations made for the coming year at Advantage Group’s latest business event.

The Advantage Group returned to SopwellHouse Hotel and Country Club, St Albans to celebrate its 18th annual catalogue launch and business awards dinner.

 A record attendance ensured a fun, lively atmosphere with the Group Member of the Year award picked up by Outstanding Branding. Arcadia Corporate Merchandise and Stay Sourced, the group’s most consistent award winners, collected Highly Commended positions, while Concept Incentives, Mojo Promotions and Willsmer Wagg were Commended.

The Best Catalogue Cover of the Year award went to Response Marketing with Integral Promotions picking up the Best Use of Website.

A special recognition award was presented to the newly-retired Andy Goffin, for his services to the group over the years. Long-time friend and group member, Gill Thorpe, presented this.

On the supplier side, The Pen Warehouse scooped the top prize of Group Supplier of the Year, with Adco Products and The Umbrella Company being recognised as Highly Commended. Bizz Badge, Strive Badges and The Sweet People were each Commended.

Day two of the event saw the new Advantage catalogue launched, with many members and suppliers citing it the best yet. The members meeting also featured a well-received education session, entitled Tech Talk, by Desk Top Ideas MD, Matt Pluckrose.

A busy product showcase followed the meeting, with more than 40 key suppliers exhibiting their ranges, and engaging with the members in attendance.

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