UK – In October 2014, Viv Blumfield stepped down from her position as Chairman of the British industry association, BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association). Blumfield announced her resignation on September 16 during the Patrons Dinner at the Carlton Club in London. At the event organised by the British Member of Parliament Brian Binley, the BPMA Chairwoman thanked all of the members of the association for their support. “I can’t believe that my two years have gone so quickly and I am so proud to have taken the role of Chair and achieved all we have,” commented Blumfield.
From October onwards Matt Franks, Managing Director of Fluid Branding, will take over the BPMA Chair. Franks: “I am truly delighted to be helping build on all the great work my fellow Board Directors and Secretariat have been doing over the last few years. The BPMA is in great shape and we have lots of plans to take it even further forward.”