The PAGE group hosted the 24th annual awards conference and dinner. After 23 years the event was held a new venue, the Woodland Grange in Leamington Spa on Thursday 4th June 2015.
The conference was attended by PAGE members with presentations from Andrew Talbot of Gateway 3D who spoke about the standard online catalogue provided to PAGE members and the advantages of having your own stand-alone website, followed by Peter King and Sam Baker of PAGE Partnership who introduced Osyth, the latest development in promotional industry distributor software.
In the evening, the awards dinner was attended by over 150 dinner guests including the top UK business gift suppliers and distributors.
The awards evening opened with an introduction by Brian Hayward, partner of PAGE Partnership, who presented the awards. In addition to the normal speeches there was a charity event where 12 people at random were given a £100 donation for a charity of their choice.
Distributor awards are based on scores for PAGE member’s service and efficiency, taken from the PAGE Partnership annual survey. Silver awards went to Angela Wagstaff of Allwag Promotions Ltd, Blair Carroll of Boosters Ltd, Clare Welch of Hambleside Merchandise Limited and Andrew Nash of Sussex Promotions Limited.
For the second year in a row the PAGE 2014 Gold Distributor of the year Award was presented to Chris Dickinson of LSi Ltd.
Supplier silver awards were presented to Ian Hill of FleQs Promotional Products, Steve Gadd of Logobugs Limited, Tracey Bowen of PF Concept UK Ltd and Andrew Hill of Senator Pens Ltd.
Terri Baker-Clowes of The Pen Warehouse was the proud winner of the Gold PAGE Supplier of the Year Award.
As ever, the event involved a serious amount of networking with some delegates not getting to bed until well after sunrise.
The following day there was an endurance karting event for 30 of the delegates. There were outstanding performances from Tim Buckridge of Ultimate Incentive and Sam Baker of PAGE Partnership. A mention goes to John O’Donovan of If Solutions who would have been voted most courteous driver. The winning team included four years in a row winner Peter Slater of Silk Group Ltd, Chris Spooner of CPI Corporate Solutions Ltd, Sim Shalom of Listawood and Ian Barham of Norwood Bic Graphic
A fantastic day helped by glorious weather and plenty of friendly rivalry.
Pictured: LSi collecting their Gold distributor award.
Published on: June 9th, 2015