Category Archives: Industry News


BDA Appoint Marc Roy to Senior Leadership Team

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA) the USA’s largest Branded Merchandise Agency based in Washington USA have announced the appointment of Marc Roy as Divisional Vice President of Client Integration and New Ventures.

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Ignite Exhibition Warwick 2017

Over 100 members and suppliers attended the Ignite exhibition at Warwick racecourse on Thursday October 5th, creating record turnout numbers once again. Ignite will return to Warwick on Thursday October 4th 2018.

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What the Trade Said About Merchandise World

The only thing that matters is what the visitors and exhibitors thought about Merchandise World at Stoneleigh, and we are pleased to say many have told us that they were more than pleased. Here is a selection of the comments the Merchandise World team received…

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At Merchandise World or Not, Let Us Know What You Think

Whether you were at Merchandise World at Stoneleigh in September – or not, we would be interested in your view. Merchandise World has been created as a high quality industry event, exclusively for Professional Distributors. At a time when change is challenging the traditional ‘distributor sales channel’, we want to support and reinforce the commitment of top suppliers to professional distributors.

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Promotional Products Week Commences

The promotional products sector is shining the spotlight on promotional merchandise’s ability to make people feel valued, with the theme of ‘Thank You!’ for this year’s Promotional Products Week (PPW) which runs from 2-6 October.

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BDA Acquire Sports Merchandise Global

BDA (Bensussen Deutsch & Associates) have acquired Manchester based Sports Merchandise Global (SMG). Sports Merchandise Global are the UK’s leading provider of specialist sports merchandise, and were previously part-owned by ORB Group in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Major Distributors Attend Merchandise World

A successful new major industry event, Merchandise World took place at NAEC Stoneleigh from Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th September 2017. As expected, many of the owners and senior management from professional distributors attended Merchandise World and the 521 visitors were able to have focussed and meaningful conversations with the 200+ exhibitors.

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Congratulations to the BPMA Award Winners

The BPMA hosted its annual awards dinner on 19th September 2017, after the first day of Merchandise World. The 350 industry peers who attended the event celebrated in style and were also entertained by close versions of Austin Powers and Ali G whilst raising funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

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Merchandise World Starts This Tuesday

The doors open to Merchandise World at NAEC Stoneleigh on Tuesday, and this major industry event will run from Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th September 2017. The 200+ exhibitors are looking forward to meeting the teams from the industries professional distributors.

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Coronation Promotions Acquire The Promotional Chocolate Co.

Coronation Promotions Ltd are pleased to announce that they have acquired the ongoing business of The Promotional Chocolate Co Ltd. Coronation have been supplying the Promotions Industry with Top Quality Personalised Confectionery for 30 years and this acquisition  will help to enhance our product range and strengthen our position in the Marketplace. For all your Personalised Confectionery Requirements please contact our Sales...
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Premier Print & Promotions looking for acquisitions

Premier Print & Promotions Ltd; one of the UK’s largest distributors of promotional products, are looking to make further acquisitions of UK professional distributor companies. Premier have an ambitious expansion plan to become the No. 1 provider of print and promotional products in the UK. If you would like a confidential discussion, please contact Jamie Marshall directly on: 01376 574670 - 
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Merchandise World Starts Next Week

Over 200 exhibitors are eagerly preparing for Merchandise World and they are looking forward to meeting the teams from professional distributors across the industry. Everyone visiting Merchandise World is directly involved in the sales of promotional merchandise, so every conversation is an opportunity for suppliers to present what is new about their products or services. It is anticipated that around 750 professional...
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Ask the Experts at Merchandise World

The BPMA Business Clinic takes centre stage at this year’s Merchandise World, giving you the chance to get answers to the questions that matter to you. Our panel has been gathered from across the industry, offering professional and practical advice on anything from HR, compliance, social media and overseas trade, to some of the more topical issues of the day.

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BDA Acquires Dukes of London from Administration

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC (BDA) based in Woodinville, Washington USA has completed the acquisition of Dukes of London out of administration. It has been announced that all Dukes employees will join the existing BDA UK team and will be integrated into BDA’s technology systems.

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Merchandise World Stands Sold Out

With two weeks to go, Merchandise World has announced that all exhibitor space has sold out, giving the visitors an exciting range of products to discover. Many of the industries professional distributors are registering on a daily basis to see the 200+ exhibitors at Merchandise World.

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