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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.

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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
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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 women 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.”

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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

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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.

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