UK – On February 19 and 20, 2014 a delegation of the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) visited the premises of the supplier company, SPS in Blackpool. The BPMA team was demonstrated the full SPS order journey, from marketing to orders, art work, production and the numerous different branding processes.
SPS Operations Director, Richard Wildsmith gave a tour of the factory and an introduction to the manufacturing process including injection moulding. In the final stage of the branding boot camp, Sharon Marley, Print Production Manager at SPS demonstrated the many branding processes which take place at the Blackpool factory including screen printing, pad printing, digital printing, litho printing, transfer printing, engraving and embroidery. The BPMA team was then invited to screen print their very own folders as well as designing Rubik’s cubes.