Award-winning and British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) Charter Distributor of promotional merchandise Outstanding Branding, is pleased to announce that January saw a very exciting and rewarding time as the team attended the 2015 Trade Only National Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry for another year.

In previous years the company have won first place for the Distributor of the Year for the up to £2m turnover category. Last year, they moved categories for turnover of £2-5m, but just lost out at the winning spot by winning 2nd place. 2015 however, saw a massive achievement for the company as they won first place in the Distributor of the Year, £2m-£5m turnover category! The award which was sponsored by Listawood, is voted for by suppliers, decides on a dedicated and passionate Distributor that is consistent with its approach to business growth and one who has established relationships with suppliers and end users alike.

Winning the award proves that hard work and determination is rewarded, and also marks the step forward for the company’s future.

In addition to this fantastic award, Outstanding Branding also won at the Digital Awards, as sponsored by Constant Contact. Voted for by independent marketers, Outstanding Branding won the Best Use of Social Media in 2014 with their parody video of ‘We Will Rock You’ by Queen, which was produced in conjunction with Promotional Products Week (PPWeek). Outstanding Branding was one of two distributors who produced video content promoting PPWeek 2014. The parody video was shared across the company’s main digital platforms and reached 1000 views in just over a week. Impressively, it was retweeted by former professional boxer and presenter Johnny Nelson, increasing views by 12% on day one. Both awards prove that Outstanding Branding are innovators in their field and that they can outperform their competitors through both traditional and digital channels.

Managing Director Sarah Penn comments, “Firstly of course a huge thank you goes to all of the wonderful suppliers we have here – whether they voted for us on this occasion or not, I want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts – we couldn’t do what we do without our supply chain and their support and enthusiasm for working with us is humbling and so very much appreciated.

Biggest thanks though has to go to #teamOB – we know we can push them hard to work to the OB standards and ask them to challenge themselves constantly, whether that’s completing the BPMA education programme, working to their best every day, or performing in a parody video – they always deliver. So a massive thank you from Andy and me to the whole team.”

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