Category Archives: Industry News


PSP Coming to Elstree

The newly formed Promotional Supplier Partnership will be at the The Village Hotel, Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree WD6 3SB between 10am to 4pm on Wednesday 22nd March. Lunch and tea & coffee will be supplied throughout the day.

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The All New Sourcing City 5 Launched

A completely new Sourcing City 5 has arrived. Some of the new features include; faster searching, easier filtering, express products search, mobile friendly, crisp & clean layout and Image Search (coming April 2017).

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Merchandise World in Jan/Feb 2018 is Happening

As a result of strong survey feedback and a 39% participation, we now consider that we have a mandate from members/customers. We are therefore pleased to announce that Merchandise World will take place for professional distributors in Late January/Early February 2018 at a venue in the Midlands. (Note: MW17 will also take place at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire this September 2017).

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PPExpo to become PPD LIVE

Following on from the PPExpo 2017, show organisers Customer Focus had planned to rebrand the event as Resellex, a broader conference-led reseller event. However, the event will now become PPD LIVE. Customer Focus said; “To clarify the format of the show, we are simply adding a way for distributors to engage with End-Users as they do in many other geographical markets....
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SC Award Winners Celebrate

Sourcing City held their SC Award Winners Lunch at the Michelin Star restaurant, Nathan Outlaw at The Capital Hotel on Friday 24th February 2017.

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Launch of the Promotional Supplier Partnership

The Promotional Supplier Partnership is a new select group of leading Trade Exclusive suppliers, incorporating all product areas, joining together to share their extensive knowledge, product ideas, expertise and of course enthusiasm to help support and push a distributors business further.

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BPMA Scottish Summer Dinner

The BPMA are organising a summer dinner for members north of the border to take place on June 22nd. The venue is a top quality entertainment centre in the centre of Glasgow with live music and a casino and nightclub too for the more adventurous.

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Jeff Workman: 24/3/1962 – 12/2/2017

It is with great sadness and shock that we announce the death of Jeff Workman – Resource Gift Solutions Ltd. Jeff had not been ill and was very much in the prime of his life. Many of you will have known Jeff as he had been in the industry for over 20 years – starting as Trade Sales Manager with Brunel Promotions in Bristol.

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Winners of the PSI FIRST Club 2017

Visitors looking for innovations from the promotional products industry at the leading international trade show for promotional products were spoilt for choice in Düsseldorf from 10 to 12 January 2017. Here a total of 50 product premieres were presented as part of the PSI FIRST Club 2017.

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Merchandise World Canvasses Opinion

Merchandise World are delighted to say that the event (this coming September 2017) is proving to be very popular based on bookings and visitor interest. Now, the BPMA and Sourcing City are looking to the future, and are very interested to hear the views of their collective members/customers in an eight question survey.

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Free Meeting Facilities for Purple Club Members

The City Suite is available for the free exclusive use of Sourcing City Purple Club members. The soundproofed meeting room is located at the Sourcing City HQ in Farnborough, Hampshire, and can be arranged as a 18 seat boardroom table, or a in a 30 seat theatre style.

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More Promotional Office Users Trained

Earlier this week the latest recruits at The Cotton Textile Company and Simple Sourcing combined their Promotional Office software training course in the City Suite at Sourcing City HQ in Farnborough.

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Resellex Launched by Customer Focus

Customer Focus (owners of PPExpo – formerly the Trade Only Show) have announced that PPE will become Resellex (The Reseller Expo) next year. Resellex will be held at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry and run over 3 days from Sunday 14th January to Tuesday 16th January 2018.

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Review of PPExpo

Over two thousand visitors attended the PPExpo at Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 25th and 26th January 2017. The show, organised by Customer Focus, was running for its eleventh year and featured 200+ exhibitors.

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