Meet Laura Brannan - our Supplier Relationship Manager

Laura Brannan has taken up the role of Supplier Relationship Manager at GeigerBTC and will be working closely with Jason Darbyshire who joined the company as Marketing Director in 2018.

Jason commented: “We have great suppliers who give us amazing support and with Laura on board we can now take our supplier relationship to a new level”.

Laura brings more than 6 years’ experience in the promotional merchandise industry and will focus on building and maintaining stronger supplier relationships for GeigerBTC. 

Commenting on her new role, Laura said ‘I am excited to join the team during this period of growth. I look forward to building collaborative relationships with our suppliers so that GeigerBTC becomes a company which, through its practices, positions itself to receive the best access to ideas, resources, and innovations from its suppliers, and that will ensure that we continue to offer the best service to our clients’. 

 


Meet our Supplier Relationship Manager

GeigerBTC is the largest privately owned promotional products distributor in the UK. We deliver global merchandise programs and clothing, enhancing customers’ brands worldwide, with a large in-house print and embroidery division. For more information visit https://www.geigerbtc.com or call +44 (0)20 8569 2250.

The Rapid Expansion of GeigerBTC

March 2019

Meet the new recruits! 

Our rapid expansion continues, with no less than ten staff joining us since our successful merger with Geiger last year.

Managing Director Frank Murphy said "GeigerBTC is on the expansion trail through client growth and by acquiring like-minded companies in our sector, so adding great staff to our team is essential. We will continue to seek out new opportunities and welcome approaches from any interested parties”.

Pictured below are 10 of our latest recruits, including Anna Turchenko as Marketing Executive, Chloe Churchward as Digital Print Technician, Chloe French as Account Coordinator, Lily Fawssett, Millie Beswick, Olivia Steven and Rebecca Wheeler as Production Coordinators, Nicole Cashman as Account Manager, Rebecca Duffy and Tiffany O’Neil as Merchandise Programme Coordinators. 


Newcomers


Here at GeigerBTC we deliver global merchandise programs and clothing, enhancing customers’ brands worldwide, with a large in-house print and embroidery division. For more information visit https://www.geigerbtc.com or call +44 (0)20 8569 2250.

GeigerBTC Goes Digital

GeigerBTC Goes Digital

GeigerBTC has expanded its value added services to include a fully operational digital print department. 

John Beirne, Production Director commented, “exceptional customer experience is always our key focus.  Our new digital print department is part of our continued effort to better serve our customers in 2019 and beyond, as we now have the ability to deliver high quality printed clothing within a few hours, by going straight to print from a digital file, saving both time and money for our customers.”

 

GeigerBTC goes digital by adding a fully operational digital print department


The new digital print department can now produce the following promotional products at extremely high quality: branded clothing, bags, towels, pillowcases, shoes, posters, POS displays, metallic stickers, labels, canvas prints, exhibition graphics, plaques and much more.

The strong washability of the process means all clothing passes the 60°C wash test. The special formulation of inks combats the chemicals found in typical laundry detergent and withstands the rubbing and scraping of zippers and buttons. The result is a great looking garment that stays brighter for much longer. All ink cartridges are environmentally friendly as they come in pouches that use less plastic than traditional cartridges. More importantly, they are safe for printing on children’s clothing.

At GeigerBTC full in-house production is a major point of difference. The new Digital  Print Studio is supported by an in-house design team, which means GeigerBTC are effectively a one-stop-shop for customers’ marketing and promotional merchandise requirements.

GeigerBTC delivers global merchandise programs and clothing, enhancing customers’ brands worldwide, with a large in-house print and embroidery division. For more information visit https://www.geigerbtc.com or call +44 (0)20 8569 2250.

#BalanceForBetter

#BalanceforBetter – staying safe in 2019

March the 8th sees the launch of the 2019 International Women’s Day – a global event that calls for the world’s women to unite, celebrating their unique strengths and attributes. The event originated in 1910, as an empowering force for females which raised the profile of women’s issues worldwide, and highlighted the sisterhood which can be found through a shared cause.

International Women’s Day has now become a thriving event, with branded merchandise, promotional products and corporate merchandise bringing the message to the forefront each Spring. This year’s theme for the day is ‘Balance for Better’ – but is the day still relevant in today’s society?

Do we still need to celebrate a single sex?

The reason why the event persists and thrives year on year through advertising, promotional clothing and international celebration is simple. Women do still face unique challenges in the world. Modern women are phenomenal – they balance motherhood and careers, homemaking and innovation - perpetually pushing back against traditional barriers to bring about equality between the sexes.

Keeping safe on the big day

In recognition of International Women’s Day’s celebration of female strength, and their 2019 slogan - #BalanceforBetter, we’ve found a great product to keep women safe as they’re out celebrating the big event. It’s a revolutionary new backpack specifically designed for protection when you’re out and about, with in-built alarms which sound when pressed, and have the capacity to use an app to alert friends or relatives to your predicament.

Check out the video below for more details about the ‘Cathy’ backpack, and see for yourself how the product will balance out safety for females on International Women’s Day, and beyond…

#BalanceforBetter

Check out what events and activities will be taking place in your local area on March 8th, and join in with the empowering, uniting force that is International Women’s Day, 2019

What’s Trending in Promotional Merchandise Technology for 2019!

Following the annual Technology fairs in Hong Kong, we are ready to launch our latest range of Tech Lifestyle gadgets for 2019, but what’s trending?

The shows not surprisingly did not throw up any new concepts to take over from the current focus on items such as power banks and speakers but did highlight some very popular trends in technology for the promotional merchandise market.

Promotional TechProbably the single most popular technology concept is what has been christened ‘true wireless stereo or TWS‘ or more simply the ability to pair two Bluetooth audio devices to each other to create wireless stereo for listening to music. Most popular items at the show with this feature were for sure micro Bluetooth earbuds and of course small and not so small travel speakers. Such products simply turn on, one device takes the lead and pairs to the other and then your phone/tablet/laptop and you can enjoy great stereo sound.

Wireless charging continues to be current and one to watch for the future. However, quality, usability and safety are concerns at the low end, and consumer demand, compatibility and a slower than expected uptake is still a question. One to watch closely for 2019...

‘Smart’ home products and connected devices such as plugs, security locks, Wi-fi driven cameras at your front door and light bulbs continue to grow and will become part of our ‘home make up’ sooner than you think!

PowerbanksPower banks and charging cables still dominate the shows with a myriad of new styles, sizes and prices on display. The market does seem a little flooded in this area with some slowdown in interest, as often it’s been ‘done and seen before.’ However cool and unique models still have the power to wow! Excuse the pun...

USB CUSB C hubs and connectivity solutions were probably one of the surprise products areas, as hubs had slowed down in terms of interest a few years ago. However the rapid introduction now of USB type C connectivity into many new laptops is driving a new interest in good quality hubs that can be fed from a USB C port and then power/sync data with 3-4 older style USB A accessories (such as flash drives/mice etc) HDMI and or other ports built into a handy travel gadget often with a great branding area.

Fast charge PD adapters and in-car chargers will become a big part of our ‘re-charging’ world as we all strive to charge our phones quicker and more often. The Fast charge delivered by PD enabled devices will become popular in the car as they themselves will turn into ‘info/entertainment centres’ as driverless cars revolutionise our world in years to come. Alexa and smart Home entertainment systems are growing in popularity with Amazon selling the Alexa solution to many professional factories in China now. However, the fierce battle on hardware costs, and with Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon battling it out on the retail market this looks a tricky area for the promotion market.

Bluetooth 5 is now live and expanding rapidly into many new products and service areas/location services. This new standard is bringing far greater wireless transmission distances between gadget and host device. This coupled with the ability to pair up to 10 or more devices to one host device, opens the door to many new and improved speakers, trackers, heart rate monitors, headphones, earbuds and much more... Smart WatchFitness trackers, smart watches and colour display ‘activity bands’ are making a big come back! After a rapid rise to consumer focus and then slight slowdown over the last 12months, the tracker and Smartwatch are now very popular with most major consumer brands having them made for them. Many of these brands have added a colour screen bringing a new dimension to the product. Many factories are developing this style and with competitive prices, smart and colourful two-tone bands and professional APPS - software’s and even GPS bundled in this is an area to watch and stay close too.

So lots of cool Tech gadgets to stay focused on for 2019. This product area remains one of the fastest growing in promotional marketing, and increasingly one that needs close attention and advice from your expert promotional merchandise supplier.

For more information contact the GeigerBTC team, or to view our latest Winter Tech lifestyle brochure, click here

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