Visitors put through their paces at Bootcamp
SPS opened its doors in May to host the AGF Branding Bootcamp Extra. Distributors from around the UK came to Blackpool for a day of education, product demos, and quality conversations with their favourite suppliers.
It also included a tour of the SPS factory, with the opportunity to do product branding and explore the company’s massive manufacturing and branding facility. The two-day event was a massive success, with distributors returning to their businesses full of ideas, expert knowledge and a desire to send the rest of their teams to the next event.
CEO Phil Morgan explains why the Branding Bootcamp Extra format is so popular: “Every member of the AGF is passionate about equipping distributors with everything they need in order to be successful. The Bootcamp is a fantastic way to spend quality time investing in ‘supplier-distributor’ relationships, talking through production processes, and ﬁnding ways to work closer together.”
Suppliers included Crystal Galleries, Corporate Executive Gifts, Prime Time, Brunel, Keramikos, Everything Environmental, The Leather Business, Billbo, Bizz Badge, Liquid Lens, Fanela, Tomlinson Golf and United Brands.
SPS (EU) is also continuing to take great strides across Europe, with the launch of SPS Holland. In a move that will see the company deal directly with Dutch promotional product distributors, Robert van den Brink joins the company as Head of Sales for the Netherlands.
With over 20 years’ experience in the promotional gift industry, Robert has previously worked for Xindao, PF Concept and Mid Ocean Brands. Phil said: “SPS are experiencing fantastic growth across our European markets, as our British range of products become increasingly popular. This appointment is great news for British manufacturing too, since we’ll see our export ﬁgures continue to rise.”