UK – The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) has appointed a new Chairwoman: As resolved at a Board Meeting on February 5, 2013, Viv Blumfield will be heading the association with immediate effect. After serving as Chairman of the Association for almost two and a half years, her predecessor Neal Beagles has taken over the position of President. Blumfield has been working in the British promotional products industry for 32 years: After selling her company, The Regency Collection, which she had directed for 25 years to the Dowlis Group, she joined the Group as their Managing Director. In 2010 she was appointed to the board of the Altitude Group as Director of Partnerships. She has been sharing her industry experience with other promotional products firms since 2011 after founding her own consulting company, Pro-Motion Consulting Ltd.