Category Archives: Industry News


The Big Promotional Trade Show 2018

Promotional Showcase has collaborated with the Promotional Suppliers Partnership to bring you The Big Promotional Trade Show. These two groups have joined forces, along with some specially selected guest suppliers, to present a series of brand new, quality trade exhibitions featuring 40 of the top suppliers of promotional merchandise and services from the UK and Ireland.

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PF Concept Acquires SPS (EU)

Polyconcept, a global leader in the promotional products industry, announced today the acquisition by its European subsidiary, PF Concept International B.V. (PF) of the entire share capital of SPS (EU) Limited (SPS). Based in Blackpool, UK, SPS is a leading manufacturer and marketer of promotional products serving the UK, Ireland and Europe markets.

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Sourcing City Awards 2017 – Winners Announced

Sourcing City are proud to announce the winners of the Annual Sourcing City Awards. These prestigious awards, now in their 10th year, are widely recognised in the industry for showing how well both Suppliers and Distributors are regarded by each other.

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Industry Catalogue Providers Support Merchandise World

Merchandise World are delighted to announce that industry catalogue providers; Premium Portfolio (by Latex Group) and The AGF Catalogue Group (led by SPS) are officially supporting Merchandise World. All professional distributors that take either of these catalogues are invited to attend Merchandise World.

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Free Networking Evening at Merchandise World

Merchandise World have announced that there will be a Free Networking Evening, including a free hot fork buffet for exhibitors and visitors. The Networking Evening will take place at 8pm to late at Whittlebury Hall, near Silverstone on 31st January 2018.

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Alan Weston Jailed After Cheating Companies Out of £80,000+

The notorious Alan Weston has pleaded guilty to two counts of fraudulent trading with regards to the companies of Promoprods Ltd and 8th Wonder Merchandise Ltd. Between the years of 2011 to 2015 the court has heard that more than £80,000 has been defrauded out of companies via dirty tactics.

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Merchandise World Networking Evening

Continue your networking with industry friends and colleagues in the evening at the Merchandise World Networking Evening – The BPMA and Sourcing City look forward to seeing you there!

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Trophex Live 2018

Trophex Live 2018 opens its doors on the 14th and 15th January 2018. At the show you will find many areas of the business, including personalisation, sublimation, printing and embroidery, alongside the Trophy, Awards and Engraving industries.

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Please Support Merchandise World by Registering Today

Merchandise World is fast approaching and the mass support of professional distributors is critical to the events success. If you would like to support Merchandise World, which has been specifically created to support all professional distributors, please register yourself and all of your team today.

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New Merchandise World One Day Event

As Merchandise World in January at Silverstone fast approaches, plans have now been made for future Merchandise World events. Following the exhibitor survey completed after Merchandise World at Stoneleigh in September, there was clear support for a New Year (January) event in the Midlands, and a Peak Season (September) event in the South.

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More Exhibitors Join Merchandise World

New exhibitors that have joined Merchandise World in past 10 days include: A.T. Cross Company, Animal, ARC Apparel, Bizz Badge Company, Brunel Trade Services, Encore Catalogue Group, Euro Cap, Evolve Branding, High Profile, IF Solutions, Lowe Aston, R&JP International and Reeve Calendars.

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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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