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INDUSTRY NEWS Elizabeths Embroiderywins

colourful Russell window display A

window display after entering a competition at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! in February. Elizabeths Embroidery in

Stockton-on-Tees is the lucky winner of a Russell display

family-run garment decorators has won a colourful new

stand with interchangeable header cards, two pop-up banners and merchandise including shirts, T shirts and softshell jackets. All materials in the display

were supplied courtesy of distributor BTC activewear, which ran the competition on its stand at the show. More than 600 entries were

received during the show. Sarah Bentley from BTC activewear said: “We are delighted for the team at Elizabeths Embroidery. P&P LIVE! was a great forum for meeting customers new and old and we wanted to run a prize draw that would be a tangible benefit to their business.” Lisa Halligan from Elizabeths

‘Babe’ – Elizabeths Embroidery’s first machine


Pens wins supplier of

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group members. UK and Ireland marketing

manager, Lynn Corrigan, said: “Serving our customers is our upmost priority, which is what makes distributor-nominated awards such as this so special. “These wonderful events also

provide the ideal opportunity for us to get together with our customers and listen to their feedback and what they want from us going forward.” The award was presented by Diane

Mensley and Ash Abrahamson from Encore and was received by Senator

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L-R: Diane Mensley, Encore, Nicola Durant, Senator and Ash Abrahamson, Encore

enator Pens was awarded first place in the ‘Supplier of the Year’ category at the Encore

catalogue launch last month. The award was voted on by Encore

senior account manager Nicola Durant. Ms Durant added: “This year has

been a particularly exciting year for us. We are on the cusp of being able to supply our customers with the largest spectrum of colours available anywhere, and this award gives us the confidence to keep on pushing the boundaries.” The Encore award adds to the 54

awards that Senator has won over the last 10 years. Ms Corrigan added: “We are an

open and transparent operation which listens to our customers’ needs and always puts them first… it’s simple really!” The Encore Catalogue Group is the

producer of the annual Business Gift Catalogue.

Embroidery said: “We have been a BTC activewear customer for the last five years. Supplying to many of the top schools and employers in the North East, we always look for quality and Russell and BTC activewear deliver on that promise.” In a complete coincidence

The team with the winning display

BTC activewear and Elizabeths Embroidery are both celebrating 25 years in business this year. Not only is BTC activewear celebrating its 25th anniversary, Russell and BTC activewear are celebrating 20 years of partnership together. Over the years Elizabeths

Embroidery has invested in new equipment and is continually growing its business. Despite this growth the company is still using its

first ever machine, known as ‘Babe’, which is still going strong at 28 years old. George McCue, business

development manager (UK and Ireland) at Russell said: “It’s fantastic that BTC activewear is supporting its customers with competitions like this one, as promotional materials are a key selling tool for our brand. P&P LIVE! was great for us this year, with the market noticeably more upbeat.”

Evolve Branding

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ast month saw Evolve Branding take delivery of its latest M&R Sportsman screen printing machine.

The company purchased the 10 colour print, 12

station model to further increase capacity to meet steady growth in demand, which will further reduce lead times. Harvey Jeal, managing director, said: “This latest

addition is just another part of our investment programme. This M&R machine and the ones already in place produce excellent results and are very reliable. “They can accommodate a wide variety of screen

sizes while giving us great control over the quality of the print.” Evolve Branding is now recognised as an expert

in colour separation for multi colour designs, especially for larger print runs that require detailed colour separation. Definition is sharp ensuring logos and imagery are faithfully reproduced and colours are consistent. With the various garment decoration machines

now in place Evolve Branding offers a wide range of print options; size and position of print, number of colours, screen or embroidery of a combination of both to meet the largest of print runs.

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