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2010 bpma Student Design Competition winner announced.

Posted on 03/09/2010 by Henk KROON

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The first ‘bpma Design Innovation Award’, sponsored by 3M, has been won by Andrea Pisa, a design student at Brunel University.
bpmaThe Competition challenges UK based undergraduate design students to create a new product idea for the promotional merchandise industry. Launched by the bpma, the annual competition seeks to create new British designed products for the promotional market, and to focus UK design students on the large and thriving UK promotional industry that will be largely unknown to them.

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BPMA Academy Graduation Ceremony

Posted on 02/12/2009 by Henk KROON

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Wow this news comes from BPMA in England the photo looks like some kind of a MISS UK promotional product election, but that’s not exactly what Gordon organised. :-)

Here is the very serious press release that explains more about the photo :

The bpma Academy Graduation – November 2009

The bpma held its second Academy Graduation Ceremony at the House of Commons on the 9th November, with 35 guests attending the special occasion. John Greenway MP has supported the bpma and particularly the bpma Academy, and proudly presented 20 students with their certificates alongside Adrian Ferrand bpma’s Director of Education and Gordon Glenister, Director General of the trade body.

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BPMA and Promota coming together as one Association

Posted on 22/09/2009 by Henk KROON

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The boards of the British Promotional Merchandise Association and Promota have agreed that the two associations will come together in the spring of 2010 to form one association, subject to ratification by the memberships at the AGMs of both associations in October 2009. The new Association will have a base of c.1,250 members.

doc logo Over the next few months, a working party, made up of board members of both associations will be working on the structure and detail that will benefit members of both associations.

The prime objective will be to offer both trade supplier and distributor members a strong platform to drive business and a framework that builds confidence amongst customers to buy from members. The new association will enhance the trade channel – supplier to distributor and distributor to end user, making it stronger and giving more clarity in the marketplace.

Rod Duncan, chairman of Promota said “I believe that this is a positive move within the promotional industry and having one strong association will be of great benefit to all companies who are members of the regenerated organisation”.

Gill Thorpe, chairperson of the BPMA commented “Undoubtedly the new association will offer members greater strength in the marketplace as well as a range of benefits that will help them in their everyday business lives. We are all looking forward to the completion of the amalgamation so that we can truly be one association for one industry and offer members a ‘best-in-class’ service”.

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bpma members pavilion at the Trade Only Show

Posted on 03/07/2009 by Henk KROON

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Bpma pavilion 2010
The bpma are thrilled to announce they will be hosting a bpma members pavilion at the Trade Only Show in January 2010.

gill thorpe Gill Thorpe comments:
The show looks to be bigger and better than ever and we are delighted Trade Only have agreed to support our members with our own pavilion. It allows first time exhibitors and supplier newcomers an opportunity to be seen and present themselves and their products in a cost effective and simple way. In addition, our full bpma secretariat team will be on hand at the pavilion for the two days to support our members at the show.

gordon glenister Gordon Glenister adds:
the bpma pavilion opens up the show to many of our supply members, for example for a 3 x 1 m stand complete with lights and electrics – the starter package for a 2 day show will only cost our members £705.00 – great value!

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