Contour Wood Ballpen Award

Contour Wood Ballpen Wins Merchandise World Award

The innovative Contour Wood Ballpen from The Pen Warehouse has been recognised with a top industry accolade in the Merchandise World Promotional Product Awards 2019. The new eco-friendly writing instrument won the silver award in the Promotional Pen of the Year category.

The Contour Wood Ballpen is based on the industry’s most popular promotional pen, but swaps plastic for bamboo – a sustainable material with eco-friendly credentials. It features the popular Contour shape and there’s a large 60mm x 10mm print area for a spot colour design.

The Contour Wood Ballpen is printed on a 5-day standard lead time, with a 3-day express option also available.

Visit The Pen Warehouse at Merchandise World on 30th and 31st January to find out more about the Contour Wood Ballpen and see what else the trade-exclusive supplier has in store for 2019. You can also grab a copy of the new Pens Galore catalogue, featuring Europe’s widest range of promotional writing instruments.

Contact sales@pens.co.uk to find out more about the environmentally friendly Contour Wood Ballpen.

Contour Wood Ballpen
Foodbank

 The Pen Warehouse Supports Local Foodbank

Leading suppliers The Pen Warehouse were pleased to support the Farnham Foodbank during its busy Christmas period.

Customer Service Managers Charlotte New and Terri Baker-Clowes met some of the dedicated volunteers and delivered boxes of essentials donated by Pen Warehouse staff. Donations included food staples and toiletries, as well as Christmassy treats for those who might otherwise miss out.

The Farnham Foodbank is run by the Trussell Trust, a national charity that aims to end hunger and poverty in the UK, with a network of 428 foodbanks operating out of more than 1,200 centres. Christmas is the busiest time of the year for the charity. Last December it provided nearly 160,000 emergency food supplies to people in crisis and is expecting that number to increase this year.

The Pen Warehouse regularly supports its local Trussell Trust foodbank throughout the year. To find out how you can get involved in supporting yours, visit www.trusselltrust.org.

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The Pen Warehouse Raises Money for Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Staff at The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products never need an excuse to get dressed up, but Christmas Jumper Day 2018 was the perfect chance to dust off yuletide knits and support a worthy cause.

Christmas Jumper Day is a national event in aid of Save the Children, an incredible charity that gives vulnerable children in the UK and around the world a chance for a better future.

Team members at The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products got in the festive and charitable spirit and paid a small donation to wear their festive finery. Money was raised for this fantastic cause in a blur of garish colours and a general feeling of itchiness.

To find out more about the charity’s incredible work, visit www.savethechildren.org.uk.

Christmas jumper day

Design registered products

Our Design Registered Products

The Pen Warehouse has a long history of designing pen ranges in-house. As the UK’s leading trade-only supplier of promotional writing instruments, we have invested considerable resource in developing unique products.

These designs are always registered in the UK, EU and US and any infringement of design rights are vigorously defended. We welcome feedback on any copies that might infringe these design rights.

The list of our design registered products is extensive, but here are some of the most popular lines:

  • The Contour Digital Ballpen has a unique barrel shape developed for a larger digital printing area and is registered design no 00223996-0001.
  • The Contour Wrap Ballpen was designed to allow a full colour transfer wrap print to the entire barrel and is registered design no 002330787-0004.
  • The Albion Grip Ballpen was developed for digital transfer printing to a large branding area and is registered design no 002330787-0003.
  • The Electra Touch Ballpen was designed with the signature chrome rings closer to the tip to allow a larger printing and engraving area. It is registered no 002330787-0005.
  • The System Ballpen range was developed for digital transfer printing around 360° of the barrel. Each pen in the range is a registered design.

These products are only available from The Pen Warehouse. Please contact sales@pens.co.uk if you find infringing copies available from other suppliers.

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Electra Enterprise Ballpen – Price Drop and Marketing Support

We are offering lower pricing and a marketing support package on one of our best-selling products.

The Electra Enterprise is a plastic ballpen made from composite material to give the appearance of a metal pen at a value price point. It’s a great budget-friendly alternative to the metal Electra Ballpen. Now it’s even better value for money with new lower pricing and screens for just £10.

The Electra Enterprise Ballpen is spot colour printed to a large 40mm x 20mm area – plenty of room to make it a versatile marketing vehicle. It adopts the popular Electra aesthetic, with the signature chrome rings placed closer to the tip than comparable models to give a larger barrel area for branding. There’s a range of appealing colours to choose from, each with a metallic-like finish.

We print the Electra Enterprise Ballpen on a 5-day standard lead time, with an incredible 24-hour express service also available.

We are also offering a range of resources to help distributors sell the Electra Enterprise to their customers. Distributors can order up to 5 presentation packs free of charge from the innovative new BrandedSamples.com site; get printed self-promotion samples for just 15p a unit including screens and carriage; and get up to 100 free leaflets printed with their details – just pay £5 postage.

To find out more about these marketing resources and the Electra Enterprise Ballpen, call 01252 400 270 or email sales@pens.co.uk.

Electra Enterprise Price Drop

Pen Supplement 4 end user catalogue

The Pen Supplement Edition 4 Out Now

The Pen Supplement Edition 4 is a handy, concise catalogue featuring some of our most popular lines. The collection of writing instruments and accessories has been specially selected to suit any campaign or occasion. It features RRP pricing and is perfect for promotional products distributors to show to end users.

The latest edition includes low-cost plastic pens, executive metal pens and in-house developed products specifically designed for full colour digital printing. New lines such as the impressive Ergo Ballpen and versatile Metro Ballpen join established favourites such as the Contour and Electra ranges.

We are also proud to feature our exclusive Pierre Cardin-licensed range, a premium retail brand priced for the promotions industry.

All products are printed or engraved using the latest technology for precise results and fast fulfilment. There’s a standard 5-day lead time, with many products also available on rapid express services starting from just 24 hours.

The Pen Supplement is ideal for distributors to send to their end users. It’s trimmed down form makes it great for mailing and all pricing is RRP. The catalogue has no Pen Warehouse branding and can be overprinted with a distributor’s details for a small charge.

Contact sales@pens.co.uk to request your free copies of The Pen Supplement Edition 4.

Matt Dyl National Sales Manager

Matt Dyl Joins The Pen Warehouse as National Sales Manager

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Matt Dyl as National Sales Manager for The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products.

Matt’s appointment represents an exciting opportunity to further grow our business, bringing with him a wealth of experience and an abundance of passion and ideas. Matt comes from a background of digital printing and business development, making him the perfect fit for his new role. Previous accomplishments include working his way up through the ranks of a large format print company, and overseeing the transformation of a small print company into a major player.

Having lived in South Africa for the last 9 years, Matt is pleased to return to his native UK to embark on the next stage of his career. The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products are the perfect fit for his ambitions.

“The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products have demonstrated impressive growth over the years”, Matt told us. “But I’m confident there is more opportunity to pursue and potential still to be tapped into. I’m excited to make my mark on both companies and drive further growth.”

Pen Warehouse national sales manager

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Custom Catalogues from The Pen Warehouse

There’s an innovative new way for  distributors to pitch promotional pens to customers and prospects. The Pen Warehouse leads the industry in introducing its game-changing Custom Catalogues service. These online catalogues are free of charge and feature the clients’s branding shown on every product. They’re the ideal way to pitch for new business without incurring any additoinal costs.

The process of creating Custom Catalogues could not be easier. Distributors simply log in to their www.pens.co.uk Trade Account, upload the customer’s logo and the bespoke catalogue is automatically created in minutes. The distributor doesn’t need to do anything else – a link to the online catalogue will be emailed when ready, perfect for forwarding on to customers and prospects.

Distributors have access to their own online library of Custom Catalogues 24/7, allowing them to create new catalogues on the fly or resend existing versions at any time. There are a range of catalogue templates to choose from with new themes added all the time, perfect for targeting particular customers, seasons and market sectors.

Custom Catalogues are the fast and easy way for customers to visualise branded promotional products and drive business for distributors. They are versatile, easy to use and can be created with no investment of time or money.

The Pen Warehouse is always striving to support its distributor partners and so offers this innovative service completely free of charge.

To find out more or to apply for a trade account, contact sales@pens.co.uk.

Custom Catalogues

 

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Pen Warehouse and Snap Products Welcome New Field Sales Manager

Trade-only suppliers The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products are proud to announce the latest addition to their sales force. Jon Cronin joins as Field Sales Manager for the South of England and Ireland.

Jon is a key addition to the team and brings with him a wealth of experience. He comes from a Business Development role with UPS and before that spent 10 years working in sales for Lyreco, where he first realised his passion for stationery products. Prior to these roles, Jon forged an impressive career in Relocation Services, working with prestigious clients that included large banks, the oil and gas industry and embassies.

The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products are always looking to bolster their teams with the best talent as they continue to enjoy year-on-year growth. Jon’s experience and pedigree make him an ideal fit to drive further expansion.

“I was attracted by how forward-thinking The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products are,” Jon said. “These are companies at the forefront of the industry and who continue to innovate. Industry-first developments such as Custom Catalogues and BrandedSamples.com offer genuine opportunities for distributors to grow their business and I’m excited to help make that happen.”

Jon spent several weeks at The Pen Warehouse and Snap offices gaining insight into all aspects of their operation, including sales, marketing, production and product range, before hitting the road to introduce himself to distributors.

 

Jon Cronin Field Sales Manager

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The Saga of the Silent Soldier

We recently put up a commemorative soldier outside our offices to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The cut-out silhouette of the WW1 serviceman was created by the Royal British Legion to remember the brave men and women of our armed forces and what they sacrificed for our freedom.

Staff members named the Silent Soldier ‘George’ and were extremely proud of him and what he represented.

Unfortunately, just a few days later, George was stolen. HR Manager Grace Mitchell sprang into action, contacting the police and local media. The story of the missing soldier was covered on Eagle Radio, a local newspaper, a local TV channel and even BBC News.

Members of staff from both The Pen Warehouse and Snap Products also took to social media in a campaign to track down the soldier who was absent without leave. The activity attracted the attention of Keith Bean from Historic Aldershot who heroically set up a Just Giving page to raise funds for a replacement. Generous members of the public donated, many in memory of family members who had fought in the war, and over £2,100 was raised. This was enough to buy Silent Soldiers for several sites, including a nearby park and local schools.

We were delighted to receive a replacement soldier. Mick Mills from Aldershot British Legion met with Grace Mitchell and Jo Cheesman to present the new recruit.

But the saga of the Silent Soldier still had one more twist in the tale. A local taxi driver found the original soldier dumped nearby. George was returned home but had clearly seen frontline action and sported several war wounds.

Now the Silent Soldier is back standing proudly on display outside our offices, this time welded in place with CCTV trained on him.

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in bringing George home and to those who helped raise money for the British Legion to fund more commemorative soldiers.

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Jo Cheesman from The Pen Warehouse and Mick Mills from Aldershot British Legion