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We are always excited to attend the UK promotional industry’s largest annual trade show, Merchandise World. It’s an opportunity for all of our team to see the latest products and innovations in real life and to meet and catch up with our suppliers and fellow distributors. As well as sourcing brand new ideas for our clients during the daytime, we also have the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA’s) glittering Annual Awards dinner in the evening.

Navillus Winners BPMA Awards 2023Last year, we were winners of the Briman Award, voted as the UK distributor who has best supported UK manufacturing.  We were honoured to be the guests of the Briman Group at this year’s BPMA Awards dinner. What we really did not expect was to hear our name called out as a nominee for the most prestigious award in our industry band. Distributor of the Year 2023. We had no idea that we had been nominated by our wonderful UK suppliers.

So you can imagine our surprise when the golden envelope was opened and the winner was announced - Navillus Print Gifts - Distributor of the Year 2023!

WOW! was it really our name that was called out? But there it was - our logo displayed across the screens! After a few moments it sank in and we went up to the stage to collect our award, which was presented to us by Haydn Willets, Chairman of the BPMA, and Russ Coleman of Preseli. 

We were dazzled by the photographer's flashlight and champagne was sent to our table for us to share with our friends and colleagues. In true industry style, we were handed a box to keep our award safe in a bag that was printed with ‘Surprised & Delighted’ - a perfect summation of our mood! 

Our wonderful evening continued into the small hours, celebrating with our many friends from suppliers and distributors alike (yes we are also friends with many of our competitors) An early start the following day and we were back to the show to thank our suppliers and to check out more new and sustainable products.
Now we plan to grow our business together and keep on providing that excellent service for our customers.  

This means so much to the small but dedicated Navillus team and 2023 has certainly started with a bang!