UK – Gill Thorpe has stepped down after 19 years in the British industry association BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association). “I have been proud to have been part of this wonderful association and being able to make a contribution to the association and industry over the years. Being Chair and subsequently, President was a true honour – I have made some wonderful friends throughout the industry and I am incredibly proud to know I have made a difference,” commented Thorpe. She went on to explain that it was however now time to dedicate her attentions more to her company, The Sourcing Team, and to her work for the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) and her other honorary obligations.
Viv Blumfield, BPMA Chairman and Gordon Glenister, Director General of the BPMA, thanked Gill Thorpe for her commitment and her contribution towards the development of the association over the past 19 years.