The BPMA presented the new look BPMA Awards Dinner at Whittlebury Hall, following the successful BPMA Show at Silverstone. Just under 250 guests from the promotional merchandise industry got together for an evening compared by director general Gordon Glenister.

Winners of the awards were:

Supplier of the Year up to £2m: WCMA

Supplier of the Year over £2m : SPS

Service Partner of the Year: Sourcing City

Distributor of the Year up to £500k: Face 2 Face

Distributor of the Year £500-£2m: Willsmer Wagg

Distributor of the Year £2-5m: Allwag

Distributor of the Year £5m+: Dowlis

Garment Decorator of the Year: Screenworks

Unsung hero of the Year: Pat Darr of Senator Pens

Personality of the Year: Dave Kershner  of Impression Europe

Professional Development Student of the Year: Vicky Crosby

Marketing Campaign of the Year : Fluid Branding

Best dressed stand at the BPMA Show: Senator Pens

Winning Formula Competition:  (mug tree) – Listawood

Innovative product: Robots by Xindao

Pancreatic Cancer UK Fundraising: A big part of the event involved the Promotional Products Week chosen charity, Pancreatic Cancer UK.  A lively quiz and a charity auction managed to raise £5989 for the charity. Pushpinder Hill from PCUK commented; “We are thrilled to bits and hope the BPMA can raise its goal of £10,000 by the end of the week.

The winner of the auction Andy Thorne had a poignant reason for supporting having lost his father to the disease. Andy said; “Pancreatic Cancer is an awful disease, 7 years ago I watched first hand it destroy my Dad until it took his life at 63. I was going to do a sky dive this year to raise funds but my plans got stopped when I busted my leg. So winning the auction was my way of remembering my hero and great man, who I miss every day and wished could see the success of Outstanding Branding. Anyone near me last night would of seen my tears, it was emotional as it brought back all the memories and sadness.”

It is not too late to donate, as of today (19th September 2016) only £774 is needed to hit the £10,000 target.

To donate please contact: Gordon Glenister, BPMA Director General – Mobile: 07595 710338