We are sad to announce that Jon Birrell has decided to step down as CEO of the BPMA in April. After much deliberation, Jon’s decision is centred around his desire to return to commercial life. His knowledge, input and passion for the promotional merchandise industry will be much missed at the BPMA.


As some members will be aware, the BPMA have recently recruited Carey Trevill to project manage their sustainability and end user research linking both with industry standards. With a strong marketing and industry body background, Carey has been a long-time supporter of the BPMA through her previous roles which include leading a marketing trade association. The Board is delighted to announce that they have invited Carey to step in an Interim CEO for the coming year, utilising her skills and experience to oversee this of period of change.


Members are welcome to contact Carey Trevill directly on carey.trevill@bpma.co.uk via 01372 371182 to discuss any matters arising and she will be arranging to speak and visit members from next week onwards.


Jon remains with them during the transition period to provide a thorough handover and support until his departure at Easter which will allow him to spend time with family and friends before the next chapter in his career.


On behalf of the Board, the BPMA would like to wish Jon well in the next step in his career and thank him for his hard work and diligence during his time there.


Any members wishing to contact Angela in the light of this announcement can do so via email: angela.wagstaff@bpma.co.uk or on 07703 964172.