Category Archives: Industry News


Vistaprint Open Vistaprint Studio

An interesting article has been published by Mark Graham of PromoKitchen in the USA. He writes a review of his visit to Vistaprint Studio – Vistaprint’s new retail shop in Toronto Canada. The shop has been positioned as a ‘design studio’ where anyone can go in to source their own print, signage and promotional products.

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Merchandise World 74% Sold for Silverstone 2018

The New Year is a key time when top distributors want to see new products, and be reminded of top sellers (alongside the Peak Selling Season in September). The second Merchandise World will take place on Wednesday 31st January & Thursday 1st February 2018 at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN.

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Future Dates for Merchandise World

Merchandise World has announced that it will be held twice a year in the key seasons: September (The Peak Season) and January (The New Year), which are the perfect times for professional distributors to see new products, and to be reminded of top sellers.

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David Tauber Passes Away

We are sad to hear of the passing away of David Tauber after a battle with cancer. Many will have known David from Totnoll Promotions, which he started in 1977 and then sold 20 years later.

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Email Address Scam Warning

A word of warning. A friend of Sourcing City received in the post yesterday a letter entitled ‘Publication of companies and VAT Reg in the UK Corporate Portal’. Read the small print very carefully.

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Lively Discussions at Purple Club Industry Summit

Forty eight supplier and distributors attended the Purple Club Summit at the Cricklade Hotel & Country Club on Tuesday 27th June 2017 and we are delighted to say that those that attended found the experience of value and they were pleased to discuss important issues facing our industry today.

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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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