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Remembering the First World War

To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War, we’ve set up a commemorative soldier outside the front of our offices. The cut-out silhouette of the WW1 serviceman is surrounded by poppies and was created by the Royal British Legion to symbolise what the brave men and woman of our armed forces sacrificed for us and to remember all those that were lost in the cause.

We are extremely proud to display our Silent Soldier, just as we are immensely proud of those who gave their lives for our freedom.

The Royal British Legion is a charitable organisation that helps veterans of the armed forces, as well as current members and their families. It is most famous for its Poppy Appeal which raises money to support valuable work throughout the year. The poppy has become a symbol of remembrance for those who died in the 1914-18 conflict, inspired by the poem ‘In Flanders Field’ which refers to poppies growing in the earth atop soldiers’ graves in Belgium.

To find out how you can support the fantastic work of the Royal British Legion, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk.

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Pen Warehouse Scoop Top Industry Award

The Pen Warehouse is proud to have been recognised with a leading industry award, having won Gold Supplier of the Year 2017 from the PAGE Partnership.

The promotional products catalogue group hosted a fun-packed awards dinner at Brandon Hall Hotel, Coventry on 14th June 2018 where The Pen Warehouse was pleased to receive the top supplier honour. It’s the sixth year in a row the trade-exclusive supplier has won the coveted Gold Supplier of the Year award.

Customer Services Manager Charlotte New accepted the award on behalf of the company and her team. “We’re so proud to have been recognised with this award once again. The PAGE partnership are some of our key distributor partners and it’s rewarding to hear we’re continuing to do a great job. Thanks in particular to Debbie Illingworth and her team who manage PAGE customer accounts.”

The Pen Warehouse is the UK’s leading trade-only supplier of promotional writing instruments and is regularly recognised for its product innovation and customer service. Can it win Gold Supplier of the Year for a seventh year running?

Pen Warehouse Supplier of the Year

Helen Dyl Operations Director

Pen Warehouse Welcomes New Operations Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Dyl as Operations Director. This key new role will see Helen streamlining business processes, improving efficiency and implementing change as the UK’s leading promotional pen supplier continues its growth.

Helen has a wealth of experience and expertise following an enviable career in law spanning nearly 10 years. After graduating from University, Helen trained and qualified as a Solicitor with a London law firm, and since then, her career has seen her work for the highest ranked UK & American law firms in her qualified field. Earning swift promotion to management level, Helen has fronted teams representing some of the world’s largest multinationals in the Technology, Commodities, Pharmaceutical and Fashion sectors. Helen’s dynamic approach saw her provide strategic and cost-effective advice in managing the global mobility programmes of her clients.

The Pen Warehouse has seen year on year growth since its inception and Helen is excited to expedite this further, in the UK and overseas. As Operations Director, she will be second only to Managing Director Neil Cleere.

Although the trade-only supplier is expected to expand over the coming years, Helen is keen that it retains its family business ethos. As Neil Cleere’s daughter, Helen is already passionate about The Pen Warehouse and excited to continue its legacy.

“The Pen Warehouse is going through a key stage in its development,” Helen explained. “As it grows to be a larger business, we need to ensure that it runs efficiently with streamlined practices and a positive culture. I’m excited for this new era and to drive effective change.”

Pierre Cardin pens

Top Retailer Stocks Pierre Cardin Gift Collection

Leading retail chain Chapelle Jewellery now sells Pierre Cardin writing instruments in its flagship stores. The team at Chapelle felt that the premium range of pens was the perfect fit for its selection of gifts from some of the world’s biggest brands.

Chapelle has a heritage of over 50 years in the jewellery and luxury gifting business. The Pierre Cardin range will sit alongside prestigious brands such as DKNY, Armani and Calvin Klein. Bridgend Store Manager Nicola Robbins expressed her excitement at being able to stock such a beautiful range, presented in branded gift boxes and with bespoke point of sale.

The Pierre Cardin Gift Collection includes exceptional writing instruments, notebooks, business card holders and travel wallets. Each has been developed based on the principles of fashion-led design and uncompromising attention to detail.

Promotional product distributors have access to the Pierre Cardin Gift Collection at heavily discounted prices. The range is the ideal way for distributors to offer their customers a premium retail brand at a compelling price point. For example, the 22 carat gold plated Pierre Cardin Lustrous Ballpoint Pen has an RRP of £85 but is available to distributors for around £11 when ordering 50 pieces with laser engraving.

The Pierre Cardin Gift Collection has been developed by official licensees The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products. Their expertise has been leveraged to offer a wide range of branding options including laser engraving, digital printing and debossing, with a standard lead time of just 5 days.

Distributors can explore the range of Pierre Cardin writing instruments here.

Chapelle Pierre Cardin Gifts

Recruitment Pen Warehouse

Recruitment at The Pen Warehouse

We’ve launched a new Recruitment Hub – the best way to find out about careers at The Pen Warehouse. Whether you’re actively looking for a new opportunity or just want to know what it’s like to work for us, this page is your first stop for everything jobs-related at The Pen Warehouse.

Check out our recruitment pages here. You can find out why we think The Pen Warehouse is such a great place to work and read a Recruitment Message from our Managing Director. You can also check our Recruitment Policy and Interview Process.

Finally, we’ll list our Current Vacancies so you can quickly see what opportunities we have available.

We’re always looking for the best people to help us realise our plans for growth, innovation and exceptional customer service. If you think we’ve got what it takes, we’d love to hear from you.

BrandedSamples.com Launched

Introducing BrandedSamples.com

BrandedSamples.com is a quick and easy way for distributors to order branded product samples online. It features a wide selection of digitally printed and laser engraved promotional gifts, each available from between one and five pieces.

With simplified discounted pricing, 24/7 access and an intuitive interface, BrandedSamples.com is the easiest way to order branded samples for your customers or prospects. There are no setup charges and orders are dispatched within 48 hours.

BrandedSamples.com is brought to you by The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products and has been developed by the team behind the award-winning No-Minimum.co.uk web-to-print platform, leveraging their expertise to bring you a unique branded samples solution.

Whether you want to send customers pre-production samples, assess new lines to add to your offering, or are looking for the perfect personalised product to tender for new business, the extensive range means you are bound to find what you’re looking for. Best-selling writing instruments, technology gifts, drinkware, confectionery, travel accessories – the carefully curated collection is personalised with cutting-edge digital printing or precision laser engraving for branding that will really make an impact.

With a huge array of high-quality lines, an easy-to-use online ordering system, and a rapid 48-hour dispatch, BrandedSamples.com is set to revolutionise the way you pitch promotional products to your customers.

Why Use BrandedSamples.com?

  • Huge selection of personalised product samples
  • Full colour and laser engraving branding available
  • Order up to 5 branded samples
  • Discounted pricing
  • No setup charges
  • Simple ordering process
  • Dispatched in 48 hours
  • Custom catalogues available

How Does BrandedSamples.com Work?

  • Visit BrandedSamples.com to register or to login with your username and password. No-Minimum.co.uk users can use their existing login details.
  • Browse the product categories or use the search bar to find what you’re looking for
  • Select your chosen product
  • Use the intuitive artwork tool to add text and images. Upload your own artwork or use our extensive royalty-free image library
  • You’ll see an instant preview of how the printed sample will look
  • Choose your product colour (if applicable) and select the quantity required
  • You can order up to 5 branded samples
  • Add your selection to the cart and proceed to the checkout
  • Select or add the delivery address
  • Enter your payment method and click “Place Order Now”
  • And that’s it! Your order will be dispatched within 48 hours.
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The Pen Warehouse Launches Custom Printed Packaging

Thanks to investment in new paper printing, cutting and folding technology, The Pen Warehouse now offers a fantastic range of cardboard packaging options, each digitally printed in stunning full colour. This custom printed packaging service is a great way to make a promotional pen appear more like a retail product while adding to the perceived value and increasing the opportunity for messaging.

Available options include a pen and business card holder, a versatile pen sleeve and a cardboard box with a large printable surface area. Each is branded using the latest digital technology for photographic-quality prints that are sure to be noticed.

The Pen Warehouse also offers variable data printing for the ultimate in personalisation. This allows individually personalised items from a single print job. The business card holder, for example, could be printed with individual names and contact details. End users can use customised packaging for trade shows and direct mailing, while distributors can use it to pitch to their clients.

For more information, call The Pen Warehouse on 01252 400 270 or email sales@pens.co.uk.

Explore Europe’s widest range of promotional writing instruments at www.pens.co.uk.

Pens Galore Promotional Pens Catalogue

Pens Galore 20 – Out Now!

The latest edition of our Pens Galore catalogue is now available, featuring Europe’s most comprehensive collection of promotional pens. Pens Galore Edition 20 includes over 450 lines, including many we’ve designed in-house so exclusive to us.

The 2018 edition features a number of exciting new products, including a range of Fidget Spinner pens and the Stealth Inkredible™ Roller, featuring our smooth-flow ink technology. We have extended our range of full-colour Pen+ Promo Sets while also adding Notebook Sets and Boxed Gift Sets. We are also excited to announce our new Business Card printing service and our range of Bespoke Printed Packaging options.

Pens Galore also includes our exclusive Pierre Cardin Writing Collection for the first time.

This year, the printed catalogue is just one part of the Pens Galore package. Product data and pricing can be downloaded from
www.pens.co.uk, while product images and print area diagrams can be supplied on DVD or via file sharing. Distributors can also get a free online custom version of Pens Galore with every product shown with their customer’s logo.

Pens Galore Pen Warehouse

For more information on Pens Galore Edition 20 or to request additional copies, please contact marketing@pens.co.uk.

Exceed Award Supplier Pen Warehouse

Pen Warehouse and Snap Products Win Exceed Top Supplier Award

Trade-exclusive suppliers The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products were delighted to be recognised with Supplier of the Year awards at the inaugural Exceed Awards, hosted by Charles Alexander Distribution.

The first Exceed Awards saw a fun-filled evening in Leicester, including a performance from boy band 5IVE. As well as recognising Everything Branded’s top suppliers, the event raised money for the Bodie Hodges Foundation. This fantastic charity supports bereaved families following the death of a child. You can find out more about their important work at www.bodiehodgesfoundation.co.uk.

Snap Products and The Pen Warehouse were proud to each receive the coveted Supplier of the Year award. Head of Sales and Marketing, Rob Hayes, accepted the award on behalf of both companies. “A huge thank you to CAD for putting on a fantastic evening and for recognising us with these honours. We’re looking forward to continuing our close working relationship and taking part in the awards next year.”

The Pen Warehouse is the UK’s top promotional pen supplier with the widest range in Europe. Snap Products is a digital print pioneer making waves in the industry with leading-edge print capability and fast lead times.

Pen Warehouse win Exceed Supplier Award

Pen Warehouse Christmas Jumper

Pen Warehouse Does Christmas Jumper Day 2017

The Pen Warehouse, along with sister company Snap Products, donned their festive finery to support Christmas Jumper Day 2017. Team members proudly wore jovial jumpers, seasonal sweaters and nativity knits in exchange for a small donation. The money raised goes to Save The Children UK, an incredible charity that helps children in 68 countries around the world.

Christmas Jumper Day is a great way to raise awareness while looking just a little bit silly.

To get involved or to find out more, visit www.savethechilden.org.uk.

 

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