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Obstacle course feat for Soopa Doo-pair

Jake Scott-Paul, company director of promotional product supplier Soopa Doopa, was one half of a tireless twosome to take on the obstacle course race Rush. Raising funds for a deeply personal matter, Jake took on the challenge, organised by Nuclear Races, with his good friend Matt Lucas. Soopa Doopas head honcho is coming up to two years []

Key account manager joins pen specialists

Senator Pens have announced that a new member has joined their accounts department. With 20 years of industry service under her belt, Claire Hutchinson has secured the role of key account manager. Experience and knowledge go hand-in-hand, and Claire has built a fantastic reputation in the stationery and promotional merchandise sectors. Sharing her excitement about []

PPD are proud to announce that they will be doubling down on their digital services and expanding their options to help suppliers and distributors stay informed and connected. With this in mind, from June onwards, PPD magazine will continue as a digital-only publication. However, the first issue of every quarter January, April, July and October []

London Stationery Show sets new standards

Last month was the launch of Londons eighth Stationery Show, which saw more than 2,000 visitors flock to the Islingtons Business Design Centre. Taking place on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April, the exhibition nicely coincided with National Stationery Week. Event manager, Hazel Fieldwick shared: We want our event to be the place to find []

Senior account manager addition at Zagwear

As part of the companys expansion within European and UK territories, product based marketing agency Zagwear has appointed a new key member to the team. Daniel Hill, taking on the role of senior account manager, will lead the office alongside senior manager of global accounts, Charlotte Hollidge. Looking to introduce Zagwear to a larger client []

Print specialists snap up fresh recruits

Snap Products, who celebrate a decade in trading this year, have recently added to their workforce: enter Sam Charlton and Monique Lawrence. Based in the customer service team, theyll both take on the position of sales administrator. Among others, their responsibilities will include taking customer enquiries, processing sales orders and liaising with production to ensure []

Impamarks fifth client day is the greenest yet

Last month saw the fifth annual client day organised by Impamark, this year titled The Power of Brand. Designed as a merchandise and marketing conference, this event took place at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Colchester, on 25 April. Approximately 50 clients arrived from across the UK to meet with 35 leading suppliers at the []

Coronation Promotions puts the protein balls in your court

Promotional confectionery supplier Coronation Promotions have expanded their range with a healthy and delicious treat: protein balls. They have entered into an exclusive agreement with The Protein Ball Co to offer the market leading protein snack as a personalised promotional gift for the first time. The promotional sector was an area that they hadnt covered []

Delicious offers introduced at Promo Trade Co

Promo Trade Co have designed a new and lip-smacking incentive to whet their clients appetites. The free Pizza Lunch Prize Draw selects a company at random who have requested a quote within the fortnight to win a pizza banquet for their company. Bordons Complete Merchandise Ltd were recently the first winners of this offer, after []

Snap Products launches digital doming service

Digital print specialist Snap Products is now offering a new doming service the ideal way to add impact and perceived value to a promotional gift. Recent investment in the latest resin doming technology allows Snap to offer this beautiful branding option on a number of key product lines, including a comprehensive new notebook range. []

The Pen Warehouse launches custom printed packaging

Thanks to investment in new print finishing equipment, The Pen Warehouse now offers a fantastic range of cardboard packaging options, each digitally printed in stunning full colour. This custom packaging service is a great way to enhance a corporate image, create a story and increase the opportunity for messaging. Available options include the Card Pouch, []

After having been hosted in Amsterdam for many years, Europes biggest annual event for the awards, trophies and engraving industry, Euro Trophex, is moving to Berlin for the 2018 show. Scheduled to run Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 November, the event will be held at the iconic Estrel Berlin hotel and conference centre, which offers []

Hay Hampers becomes university case study

On 9 April 2018, leading British gift hamper company Hay Hampers took part in a lecture at the University of Padua in Italy as a case study of a fast growing e-commerce business. About a hundred Italian students of the faculty of communication attended the lecture arranged by the professor of business management, Marco Bettiol and []

Trophex Live 2019 heads to the races

The organisers of Trophex Live, the leading trade show for the awards, trophy and engraving industry, have announced a new venue for the January 2019 show: the Sandown Park Exhibition Centre in Surrey. Tracey Greenfield, event & sales manager for Trophex, said: Sandown Park has an enviable reputation as one of the top venues in []

fleQs joins the drive to banish plastic waste

As part of their drive towards sustainable and eco-friendly production processes, fleQs promotional paper products have recently taken the decision to remove single-use plastics from their production processes and product packaging options. Since the beginning of 2018 and thanks to their customers for supporting this initiative, the company has seen a fall of approximately 3,000m []

Lantex celebrates 100 years in business

Accringtons promotional textiles manufacturer, Lantex, has an incredibly special anniversary this year its centenary. Coinciding with this mammoth milestone, the company has announced record sales, with turnover reaching 2 million plus. Lantexs chairman, David Hardman, whose family have owned the business since the early days, commented: Reaching 2million of sales is a fantastic way []

Meet the director of Badge Superstore, Jim Low. What did you want to be growing up? Believe it or not, my ambition as a young schoolboy was to be a cameraman. Photography was something that I was interested in when I was younger, so it seemed a natural progression. Whats your favourite aspect of the promotional []

The eighth London Stationery Show edges closer

Later this month, the London Stationery Show is set to make its big return. Taking place from 24 25 April, this is the eighth incarnation of the event and promises to be the largest yet, set to showcase more than 150 exhibitors at the Business Design Centre in Islington. Tonic Studios, Scribble Geeks, Dingbat []

Kalfanys constant quality control wins award again

For the fourth year in a row, German confectioners Kalfany Sße Werbung have been recognised for their meticulous food standards by the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschaft-Gessellschaft German Agricultural Society) and received an Award for Constant Product Quality. Participation at the international quality testing event is voluntary, and the procedure is demanding. Companies hoping to earn the accolade []

Reed Exhibitions to launch PromoTex Expo 2019

Reed Exhibitions are accelerating their trade show activities within the advertising and marketing sectors, with the introduction of PromoTex Expo next January. Taking place concurrently with PSI and viscom from 8 10 January at Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre, PromoTex Expo is designed as an international trade show for promotional apparel, sportswear and workwear. The focus []

Fluid Branding aim high in a string of charitable events

Members of the Fluid Branding team have been on a charitable run of late, with an 1,800 mile trek, the deliverance of business leadership workshops in the heart of Kenya, and taking part in a London marathon on the agenda. First came a challenge to mimic the staggering journey taken by wildebeest from the Serengeti []

Alan Stride and Amanda Miles (MD and FD respectively) are delighted to welcome Steve Gadd to Premier Brands, the promotional product division of Premier Impressions Ltd. After the successful introduction of PromoMate® and uni-ball® pens, Markie® Permanent Markers, CamelBak® Sports Bottles and the successful Mighty Mug® products to our portfolio, it was time to take []

Shiny new premises for Laser Crystal

2018 is so far proving to be an exciting and busy time for Laser Crystal as they expand to take on a third factory. This growth enables Laser Crystal to extend their product range to ensure they can deliver bulk orders in very short lead times at great prices. Increasing their warehouse capacity by 50% []

Deadline for PSI Sustainability Awards entry approaches

Since its debut three years ago, the PSI Sustainability Awards has been one of the standout events in our industry, incentivising and recognising the achievements of ecologically-focused companies and campaigns. With the awards returning this September for its fourth edition, companies wishing to enter must apply by 20 April. Distributors, importers, manufacturers, designers, advertising agencies []