As part of Merchandise World, an industry show hosted by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) and Sourcing City at the NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, UK, on September 19-20, the BPMA recognized industry members’ accomplishments and milestones at its annual awards dinner. The dinner drew more than 350 attendees to the Chesford Grange Hotel.

"I'm delighted to see such member engagement at this annual prestigious event,” says BPMA Director General Gordon Glenister. “I've seen the impact of what it means for the Winners and finalists to be recognized for all their hard work.”

BPMA Chairman Graeme Smith comments, "Our first collaboration with the BPMA and Sourcing City was a huge success, bringing together the best suppliers from our industry with the highest quality distributors. Can't wait for the next Merchandise World!”

Awards and award Winners included:

Supplier of the Year up to £2 Million, Sponsored by BTC Group
Winner: Goldstar Europe
Finalists: Logobugs Plus Ltd, Bio Laboratories and Strive Badge

Supplier of the Year £2 Million-plus, Sponsored by Brand Addition
Winner: Bizz Badge
Finalists: The Pen Warehouse, Snap Products and SPS

Distributor of the Year up to £500,000, Sponsored by Promo Trade
Winner: ASP Promotions
Finalists:, Navillus and Blue Mole Promotional Merchandise

Distributor of the Year up to £2 Million, Sponsored by SPS
Winner: Willsmer Wagg
Finalists:, Ross Promotional Products and Mojo Promotions

Distributor of the Year £2 Million – £5 Million, Sponsored by Listawood
Winner: Allwag Promotions
Finalists: Premier Print & Promotions, LSI and Pellacraft

Distributor of the Year £5 Million-plus, Sponsored by Senator
Winner: Fluid Branding
Finalists: Dowlis, Brand Addition and Total Merchandise

Innovative Product of the Year, Sponsored by the BPMA Education Programme
Winner: The Notebook Builder, Juniper Products
Finalists: 360 degree digital printed water bottle, First Editions, and the Colour Fusion Photo Mug, Listawood

Marketing Campaign of the Year, Sponsored by Marketing Week Live
Winner: The London Merchandise Show – Fluid Branding
Finalists: OBTV – Outstanding Branding. and Cunard – Arcadia

Catalogue Cover of the Year, Sponsored by Ignite Incentives, Advantage Group, Encore and Page Partnership
Winner: Applewhite
Finalists: Roantree, LSI and Heartlands

Supplier Unsung Hero of the Year Award, Sponsored by Product Media Magazine
Winner: Sarah Kirby, SPS
Finalists: Josh Winstanley, SPS and Ryan Brown, The Umbrella Company

Personality of the Year Award, Sponsored by Roantree
Winner: Richard Pettinger
Finalists: Rob Durant, Dorian Tranter and Brian Hayward

Best Garment Decoration of the Year Award, Sponsored by The Branded Clothing Group
Winner: Screenworks
Finalists: Fanela and Creative Apparel

Best Stand at Merchandise World, Sponsored by B2B Marketing
Winner: Senator Pens