Trade Only Limited, publishers of Promotional Product Distributor magazine, the only trade publication for the UK promotional product industry have announced they will host the inaugural National Promotional Awards in January 2016.

The awards which will be open to the whole industry and judged by independent experts and peers will be presented at a glittering ceremony to be held on the middle night of Promotional Product Expo 2016 (PPE 2016, formerly the Trade Only National Show) the 20th of January 2016. The announcement follows on from the decision by BPMA to host their own dinner.

The PPD National Promotional Awards Dinner at PPE 2016 is expected to be one of the events of the year and a celebration for the whole industry of its strengths and achievements.

Nigel Bailey, event director for the dinner and ceremony, added “With BPMA having decided they no longer wish to run their awards in January, we are very excited to be able to deliver to the industry an awards programme that will truly recognise and celebrate the stars of the whole industry in the UK and not just a part of it.”

PPD editor Aidan Goldstraw said “While PPD is organising the awards, they will be judged by a panel of independent experts and voted for by their peers. Every promotional merchandise company in the UK that is proud of what they have achieved is invited to enter and will be eligible for nomination. Details of the award categories and how to vote will be announced in the coming weeks.”