Thursday, 7 February 2013

Playing with the big boys now





In terms of positioning we are ranked as one of the top 1% of promotional companies in the UK doing what we do.
As a result of this reputation InnerWorkings Inc. acquired us during September 2012. InnerWorkings has a projected turnover of $860 million for this year and being part of the Group moves us to the top of the UK market place.

My role is "Head of Sourcing / Promotional Products" which suits me perfectly as I have been involved with buying trips through China regions sourcing promotional goods since I was 24 years old and I'm excited about doing this role for a NASDAQ listed company with such a huge global scope already and are on the way up with recent prestigious awards.



This now makes my offering to my UK and International clients very attractive as I now have an increased range of products and services, enhanced global leverage across the supply chain, access to more resources plus financial stability for future growth.



Further information regarding InnerWorkings:


Who We Are: We are a global marketing supply chain organisation. We help maximise our clients marketing initiatives by efficiently creating, procuring and delivering marketing materials and campaigns.

What We Do: Our team and our technology make certain that our clients brand message is delivered with accuracy and consistency, and in the most cost effective way possible.

What We Offer: Our suite of marketing supply chain capabilities includes: print management, POP/POS development, promotional products, packaging & labels, creative and studio services, data management, direct mail, brand and colour management, web services and warehousing and fulfilment.

We are the leading provider of global marketing supply chain solutions. We combine innovative technology, an extensive supplier network, and deep domain expertise to help companies strategically manage their print, promotional, and packaging solutions. We service customers across multiple industries, including financial services, retail, non-profits, healthcare, food and beverage, education, IT, transportation and utilities. With headquarters in Chicago and major operations in Chile and the United Kingdom, our group employs approximately 1,200 people and operates in more than 44 offices around the world.

What does this mean for you...

One stop shop offering

I can provide the ‘one stop shop’ service to my clients. Through the development of a bespoke website for the client, which either sits on their own intranet or public domain, I will recommend innovative and market-appropriate products to be selected. Products and quantities are agreed, products ordered and then stored in my warehouse awaiting call off by the client.
This tried and tested solution offers both cost and time efficiencies.

Warehousing and distribution 

I have the capabilities to ship worldwide and do so for many clients. All of these stores can ship worldwide and last year I shipped to over 141 countries.

One shot products

I am also very happy to look after a customer on their ‘one shot’ business, where they only require a certain number of a particular product(s) to be at a given place at a given time. 

I currently source from over 1 000 000 off the shelf products, and have the capabilities to obtain manufactured products of literally anything bespoke!  I welcome you to visit our grand showroom any time, to come and see the many examples of bespoke manufacturing for yourselves.

I work to a well established infrastructure to cater for different needs ranging from one-off requirements of promotional items to personalised corporate merchandise programmes.

Awards and accreditations

Being a multiple award-winner (including back-to-back BPMA Distributor Of The Year winner for 2011 and 2012) means that you can expect is the best ideas and the best solutions for your promotional needs!




Also proud to be doing it the right way - accredited with the worldwide ISO9001 quality assurance standard and the ISO14001 environmental standard, as well as CHAS accredited and SEDEX members.

 Procurement/Sourcing

With a sourcing capacity that spans the globe, I can give you access to millions of quality products, at competitive prices, on time & on brand. With the capacity and the facilities to work with your company throughout the process of merchandise procurement; from brainstorming and idea generation, to sourcing, purchasing, warehousing and logistics through to local and global distribution. All of this is done with on-time and accurate reporting and accountability.

Web-Stores

I take great pride in our ability to provide you with unique IT solutions; your own portal from which to call off stock, detailed statistical analyses on the movements of your promotional merchandise as well as full tracking of your stock. I will work with you from the outset to tailor a promotional merchandise solution that caters to your specific requirements and is very easy to use.
These stores can be public facing retail stores or marketing call-off stores. Some stores average 20,000 visitors a day and all stores have a back-end dashboard where you can see live data and run a multitude of reports to show you all the relevant MI about how your merchandise is getting used.












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