Award-winning and British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) Charter Distributor of promotional merchandise Outstanding Branding, is pleased to announce that a number of their staff members have recently passed both Trained in Promotional Merchandise (TPM) and Certified in Promotional Merchandise (CPM) BPMA examinations. According to the BPMA, their Professional Development Programme has been created to “cover a broad spectrum of skills and fundamental aspects of the promotional merchandise industry, and exists to raise industry standards and professionalism”. Outstanding Branding constantly strive to outperform their competitors in both their level of service and industry expertise. One way in which they manage to successfully achieve this is to educate all of their employees to the highest BPMA standards.

The TPM qualification acts as an introduction to the industry and BPMA training course and allows members to differentiate themselves from their competition by earning an industry recognised certification and as of November this year, Senior Account Manager Chris Dawson, Account Manager Sil Warnaar, Designer Julie Twydell and Finance Assistant Rhys Bailey confidently hold this qualification.

In addition to this fantastic result, OB are incredibly pleased to boast that the two CPM passes from earlier on this month, are in fact the first two in the country! Not only does the CPM qualification provide the next step to the highest qualification which members can reach after 5 years experience within the promotional merchandise industry, but it also marks an incredible achievement for Senior Account Manager Nicki White, Account Manager Nicola Grant and Outstanding Branding as an entire organisation.

Gordon Glenister, Director General at British Promotional Merchandise Association comments, “Truly delighted to hear the news of the achievements of the OB team. Professional distributors that invest in their team in this way will reap long term benefits, and with two of the qualifications marking the first two in the country is such an accomplishment. Well done!”

More information on Outstanding Branding’s promotional merchandise is available at, where details of the complete range of products and services offered can also be found.

From left to right:
Nicki White
Sil Warnaar
Julie Twydell
Rhys Bailey
Chris Dawson
Nicola Grant