The UK may be edging ever closer to Brexit – but Galpeg’s network of Associates has been busy forging new European business links. At the invitation of promotional bags specialist Halfar, the Associates paid a visit to the German company’s headquarters in the north-eastern city of Bielefeld.
Recognition Express has been named as one of the top 20 UK franchises in the latest industry league table. The Elite Franchise 100 recognises the sector’s brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria.
EverythingBranded USA, one of America’s fastest growing promotional products distributor, is delighted to announce the hire of its new Group Director of Sales, Mosh Aman. The role was created due to the fantastic growth the American brand from Charles Alexander Distribution has experienced since founding in 2016.
Boasting a combined 27 must see brand new products for 2018, The Umbrella Company is the stand you really don’t want to miss this year!
Outstanding Branding, one of the world’s leading promotional merchandise distributor companies, were recently awarded a Finalist’s Certificate by the prestigious Investors in People organisation, in the Best Newcomer category.
The Christmas period has always been a time of giving. A season of joy, generosity and of course bad Christmas movies! But there are of course those who are less fortunate than the vast majority of us.Sharon Lee wanted to donate and volunteer to a local charity which supports and provides for the lonely and homeless around the Christmas period.
EverythingBranded USA, part of the Charles Alexander Distribution group, has announced the hire of three key members of management to join the promotional product distributor. The group is delighted to welcome Monique James as the Group Head of Finance, as well as Vish Vig as the East Coast Floor Manager and Loucas Theodoulou as the West Coast Floor Manager.
Fluid Branding are delighted to be awarded with the 2017 Sourcing City Distributor of the Year Award for the second year in a row! The Sourcing City Annual Awards are a way for suppliers and distributors within the promotional merchandise industry to vote for who they think is the best company to work with.
Goldstar Europe is pleased to announce the recruitment of a new sales account manager for the West area of the German market. Elvir Rizvic joined the Goldstar team in November.
Laltex Promo are thrilled to have won the Sourcing City Major Wholesaler of the Year Award for the second year running. They would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who voted them winners.
EverythingBranded USA is delighted to move forward with plans of a west coast expansion. After its launch in the east coast in January 2017, the USA brand from the Charles Alexander Distribution Group has exceeded expectations in all departments.
Snap Products were happy to support their local Trussell Trust foodbank with a recent donation of supplies. Staff from Snap Products and sister company The Pen Warehouse collected tins, packets of food and other essentials which were delivered to the Farnham Foodbank.
Print Run Promotions Limited and Promo Trade worked jointly on development of Promo Trade’s sunglasses for a large American Corporate client in aviation. The client was sponsoring the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital and wanted a promotional gift that would work for them in conjunction with their sponsorship and also to promote their activity in this worthwhile programme.
In October, Jamie Gray, founder of eco-friendly promo supplier Buddy Burst, got a chance to put burning business issues on the table when he was invited to 10 Downing Street to discuss international trade. Jamie was one of almost 20 delegates from the Institute of Directors (IoD) who met with Jimmy McLoughlin, special advisor to the Prime Minister on business affairs, who himself has a long history with the IoD.
After 20 years of using mercury-free domed labels on their merchandise packaging, The Sweet People are welcoming official regulations from the EU that will see the total ban of all mercury catalysts used in resin doming from the 1st January 2018.
Over the past year the company has grown from 20 to 30 employees across the business, with the most recent recruits joining the Sales & Studio teams. Holly Bennett, Georgina Parkin and Brooke Morrison have joined the Sales & Administration team. The new recruits are looking forward to assisting with customer enquiries.
“At 10:30am on Saturday I officially had the chop! My luscious long hair has been cut off but all for a good cause. I have so far raised £470 and have completely smashed my target of £100.”
Founder of Buddy Burst, Jamie Gray, was delighted to crown his company’s second successful year trading with a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Best New Business at the Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2017.
In October 2017, the EU banned five mercury catalysts present in many commonly used label resins and, from January 2018, the legislation will bring in a total ban that prohibits production of doming resins that include any mercury catalysts, which will affect producers of badges and labels throughout the UK.
Event Merchandising have designed and produced the merchandise, superstores and online store for Winter Wonderland in Hyde park.