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Page Partnership 2017 Annual Awards Dinner Exhibition & Activity Day

The PAGE group hosted their annual conference, table top exhibition and awards dinner at Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa in Brandon, Coventry on Thursday 15th June 2017. The conference was attended by PAGE members where Brian Hayward welcomed new members and addressed the well received, latest PAGE catalogue and other support facilities offered by PAGE.

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BPMA Awards Dinner 2017

Over 150 tickets already sold for the BPMA annual dinner. Have you booked yours? If last year was anything to go by, the atmosphere and excitement was tremendous. For more information book online.

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Purple Club at the Polo

Distributor and Supplier Purple Club members enjoyed a sunny afternoon at the Polo in the Park on Friday 9th June 2017 held at Hurlingham Park, Fulham, London. Not knowing the rules was hardly a distraction, as most time was spent at the bar!

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Staples Become Marke Creative Merchandise

As of the end of May 2017 Staples Promotional Products Europe Ltd (the promotional products division of the American office item chain Staples), has been renamed as Marke Creative Merchandise Ltd.

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Remembering Paul Bimpson

Sadly Paul Bimpson passed away on Saturday 20th May, after his battle against cancer. Paul had been in the promotional industry for over 30 years, starting at Starline in his beloved Blackpool, then working at Bemrose, Umbrella Company and Raingear.

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Recognition Express Endorse Merchandise World

Merchandise World are delighted to announce that Recognition Express are endorsing the joint Merchandise World events being organised by the BPMA and Sourcing City at Stoneleigh in September 2017 and Silverstone in January 2018.

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Purple Club Industry Summit 2017

Forty two of the industry’s top movers and shakers are registered for the annual Purple Club Industry Summit which will take place on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at the Cricklade House Hotel & Spa in The Cotswolds. It is not too late to come along, so please register as below.

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Brand Addition Sold for £60m

The UK’s largest promotional merchandise distributor, Brand Addition is to be sold for £60m. The American private equity house HIG Capital is expected to complete the deal this week, selling the business to rival Elysian Capital and the company’s management.

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Crystal Galleries Acquire the Assets of Rowton Crystal

Crystal Galleries has today acquired the assets and customer list of Rowton Crystal who went into administration last week. The move strengthens Crystal Galleries position as the UK’s leading supplier of glass and crystal gifts and awards to the promotional gift industry.

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Promotional Office Release Latest Upgrade

The rolling evolvement of Promotional Office Software; to constantly improve and maximize it’s performance at no extra charge, delivered extra features last week for the 58 distributor and supplier companies currently using Promotional Office.

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Dynamic Highway Update

As many in the trade already know, Dynamic Highway is being developed to elevate the distribution and collection of data across the industry to a completely new level. In other words, Dynamic Highway is about to create a complete Data Revolution. Dynamic Highway has been in development since early 2016 and the investment made is in excess of £150,000. Today the Dynamic...
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