The PAGE group hosted their annual conference, table top exhibition and awards dinner at Brandon Hall Hotel & Spa in Brandon, Coventry on Thursday 20th June 2019.

The conference was attended by PAGE members where Brian Hayward welcomed new members and addressed the well received latest PAGE catalogue and other support facilities offered by PAGE.  The conference was then followed by a table top exhibition where 44 featured suppliers showed off their products that had been selected for the new catalogue.

In the evening, the awards dinner was attended by around 130 dinner guests including the top UK business gift suppliers and distributors.

The awards evening opened with an introduction about current market conditions by Brian Hayward of PAGE Partnership.   

Scores for Supplier service and efficiency are taken from the PAGE monthly and annual surveys to determine the winners.  Supplier silver awards were presented to Sarah Allison and Yvonne Blackhurst of the Bizz Badge Company, Chris Nelson of Laltex Promo,  Jules and Simon Adams of WCM & A Ltd and Taylor Sargent of Pinpoint Badges & Promotions Ltd.   Matt and Helen Dyl received the 2018 Gold Supplier of the Year Award on behalf of The Pen Warehouse.

This year the Distributors awards were split into 3 categories based on turnover and scored by the Suppliers, recognising their professionalism in the promotional products industry.  In the under £1,000,000 category the Silver award went to Blair Carroll of Boosters Ltd, John King of T. King Associates Ltd, Adrian Roberts and Parm Thatal of ASP Promotions Ltd and the Gold was awarded to Chris Witt of BH1 Promotions.  Andrew Nash of Sussex Promotions Limited and Robin Lyon-Smith and Ian McCord of Purple Company (UK) Ltd where presented with the Silver Award in the £1,000,000 to £3,000,000 category with Jennie Scott and Suzie Munday of Hambleside Merchandise Limited winning the Gold award.  Finally in the over £3,000,000 turnover category the Silver award went to Lloyd Simpson of LSi Ltd and Jo Ly of One Stop Promotions Ltd, and the Gold Award was presented to Angela Wagstaff, Sarah Kemp and Stacey Clarke of Allwag Promotions Ltd. 

After dinner, the crowd was entertained by British comedian Roger Monkhouse with his hilarious observations of people in the room.

As ever, the event involved a serious amount of networking with a late night for many.