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Teme Valley Insurance Brokers to make it's Mark!

A new insurance brokers in South Shropshire is expected to make its mark in the county, quite literally, after pooling more than 60 years of experience to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.

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Derwent innovation on show at CreativeWorld

Derwent’s® product innovation will once again be on display at CreativeWorld as the brand launches a professional range of 100% Lightfast coloured pencils

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Get flustered over Mustard at Spring Fair

Trend-led designers Mustard are hitting Spring Fair to showcase their new catalogue and fresh collections. The ultimate goal: to inject colour into office spaces and take over 10% of all desks.

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Cross taking the lead with inaugural Office Dog of the Year Contest.

With Chinese New Year celebrating the Year of the Dog in February, Cross Pens are taking the lead on a new initiative to crown the UK’s best workplace pooch.

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Small Man Media bags top industry award

Small Man Media is celebrating a maiden industry award for its skills in public relations, after winning a 2017 SME News Midlands Enterprise Award.

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Bridgestone’s UK roadshow leaves lasting impression on dealers

Bridgestone has embarked on a five-stop tour of the UK to bring its range of commercial products and services to life

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Cross and Thunderbird release bringing Christmas cheers with Dickens-inspired gift set

A.T. Cross and Thunderbird Releasing have partnered to create a promotional Cross Classic Century® Fountain Pen and Ink Bottle Gift Set inspired by the upcoming film, The Man Who Invented Christmas

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Artline have ‘Creativeworld’ in their hands at Frankfurt show.

After a successful first year in Creativeworld, Shachihata (Europe) Ltd. will be returning to Hall 4.2, Stand E03 to once again exhibit their Artline, Xstamper & QUIX brands.

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Mustard will make you wish it could be Christmas every day

If Mariah Carey was singing about what she wanted for Christmas, then Mustard’s selection of fashionista stationery would certainly be top of her list.

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Trigg Life Mapper makes off with ANOTHER major industry award!

'Tis very nearly the season to be jolly, and Trigg, makers of the revolutionary Life Mapper, are starting their celebrations early after winning a top industry prize for their 2018 edition.

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Cross create a Year Of The Dog special edition pen with pedigree

2018 sees the start of the Chinese Year Of The Dog. Like the animal it represents, those born under this sign are loyal, affectionate, friendly, big-hearted and willing to put themselves in harm’s way for the benefit of others.

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Bridgestone secures Greggs fleet partnership

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tyre and rubber manufacturer, has signed a prestigious fleet partnership with Greggs!

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The Derwent Art Prize is calling for entries from British and International Artists

Derwent, internationally renowned fine art brand, are proud to announce that the fourth instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries.

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Sheaffer Sunday Matinee heralded a success from music afficianados

Sheaffer are hitting all the right notes with music fans, following a successful first Sheaffer Sunday Matinee at St Johns Smith Square on September 24. Read More

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Life Mappers Trigg says: Stay away from Black Friday, come into the Light

Black Friday is here! Hooray! Now we all get to pay reduced prices for things that we never actually wanted!

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Uncle Tom’s welcomed to First Stop family

The First Stop fast fit network is continuing to accelerate ahead with expansion plans across the UK, after welcoming Uncle Tom’s Motorist Centre to the family.

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A.T. Cross write their own story with successful Althorp Festival sponsorship

The A.T. Cross Company has turned over the next leaf in its story, with a successful four days at the Althorp Literary Festival.

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Artline celebrates continued successes in Europe

The Artline brand, owned by Shachihata Inc. is maintaining focus as it moves into the next sales quarter

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Get the 'write' gift this Christmas with Cross and Sheaffer

Christmas is just around the corner, but with Cross and Sheaffer, you can get those presents wrapped before Santa Claus arrives.

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Bandag to clock up more miles in Scotland with Caledonian

One of Bandag’s largest franchise partners has underlined the strength of the commercial retread tyre market with the grand unveiling a £250,000 refurbishment in Scotland.

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Unsigned acts to be heard in Firestone’s Battle of the Bands!

Unsigned music acts and artists across the UK are being given the breakthrough opportunity of a lifetime with Firestone, whose Battle of the Bands competition is back for another year.

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CROSS Presents 2017 Star Wars™ Limited-Edition Collection

A.T. Cross proudly presents its newest  Star Wars collaboration, the Star Wars™ Limited-Edition Collection. This collection commemorates fan favorite characters from the Star Wars saga: Chewbacca, Han Solo, and Boba Fett.

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Sheaffer Pen & Art Supply Co. Presents Star Wars™ Collection

Sheaffer Pen & Art Supply Co. proudly presents its first collection in honor of one of the most successful entertainment brands of all time, Star Wars™, in collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm.

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First Stop unveils 2017 Plumber Of The Year

Six months ago, Fast-fit network First Stop set out on a hunt to answer an age-old question  - who is the best plumber in the entire United Kingdom.

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AT Cross start new chapter with sponsorship of Althorp Festival

The AT Cross Company is proud to announce the start of a partnership with Althorp Literary Festival.

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Merry Christmas from Derwent Pencils

As John Lennon famously once sang;
“ So this is Christmas, and what have you done?”

Well the answer, if you're Derwent, is ‘brought out a whole new range of Christmas gift ideas to make the festive season more colourful’.

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Manuscript Pen Company Launches World Calligraphy Day

Manuscript Pen Company are delighted to announce the first ever World Calligraphy on 16th August 2017 with events and workshops taking place around the world and predominantly at the Pen Museum, Birmingham.

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Cutting the Mustard

Small Man Media has cut the mustard with an emerging stationery and gift provider, charged with the task of making the brand a ‘household name’.

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Say ‘I do’ to a gift from CROSS Pens

Cross Pens have made the choice of gifts or wedding favours easy with a selection of beautiful and easily customisable pens.

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Derwent launch first mechanical pencil

Derwent ®, the world leading British artists’ brand, is proud to announce the addition of its first mechanical pencil, the Derwent Precision.

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Derwent® announce launch of new Procolour range

Derwent ®, the world leading British artists’ brand, is proud to announce the addition of a new range of coloured pencils to its Professional range which is already setting artists’ interests alight across social media.

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Derwent Pencil Museum re-opens in the Lake District with John Craven OBE

After eighteen months of painstaking restoration work following the floods of 2015, world- famous art materials brand Derwent is delighted to announce the re-opening of the Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick, Cumbria by household name John Craven OBE .

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Joey Barton wins the 2017 Cross Autobiography of the Year Award

Joey Barton, the controversial Premier League footballer, has triumphed at the 15th annual Cross Sports Book Awards, as winners across 10 categories were announced at Lord's Cricket Ground on 24th May.

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National Stationery Week proving that writing still matters

National Stationery Week, the annual consumer awareness campaign that celebrates all things stationery, is counting its multiple successes from the week-long event, following its sixth bold and bright campaign. Read More >


Sheaffer have one ‘Ion’ the future with new compact pen launch

World famous pen manufacturer Sheaffer are hoping that their latest compact size pen will make a big impression with a selection of bold colours and portability

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Derwent appoint Mike Stranders as Global General Manager

Derwent®, the world-leading British fine art brand, have appointed Mike Stranders as its new Global General Manager. The former EMEA Marketing Vice President of ACCO was appointed to the senior role at beginning of March.

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Lancashire blogger wins National Stationery Week Stationery Blogger of the Year 2017

Following weeks of tough competition and multiple entries from online influencers around the world, National Stationery Week was proud to announce the recipient of its Stationery Blogger of the Year award.

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National Stationery Week puts its stamp on April with the Royal Mail

National Stationery Week, the annual awareness campaign that celebrates all things stationery, will be stamping its mark on letters being posted in the United Kingdom and sent across the World in April. Read more>

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CROSS launch the world’s first trackable pen with TrackR technology

Lost pens and misplaced mobile phones might just be a thing of the past, after a revolutionary new product was revealed by one of stationery’s most forward thinking brands.

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Toby Little to complete large project with National Stationery Week assistance

Young penman Toby Little is enlisting the help of National Stationery Week to reach out to all corners of the globe to find contacts in the 29 countries currently missing from his address book.

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Bridgestone UK announces Olympic partnership activation campaign

Bridgestone announce worldwide Olympic partnership with three Olympic stars as they launch the Chase Your Dream, No Matter What campaign activation.

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Fabriano Boutique launch Valentine's Day Paper Jewellery

Fabriano Boutique wants to wish a Happy Valentine's Day to all lovers with a new range of bracelets, necklaces, brooches and earrings making the ideal gift for the one you love.

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Cross Sports Book Awards choose 2017 charity of choice

The Professional Cricketers’ Association’s Benevolent Fund has been announced as charity of choice at the 15th Cross Sports Book Awards.

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Your industry needs you! Get involved with National Stationery Week 2017

The UK stationery market’s biggest consumer sales initiative is appealing for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of stationery products to come forward to support their industry

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Bridgestone Towers above competitors to secure bus and coach fleet

The strength of Bridgestone’s bus and coach tyre offering has been further underscored after securing a significant fleet agreement with one of the UK’s leading public transport providers.

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Sheaffer puts pen to paper on National Stationery Week sponsorship.

Following six years of sponsorship of the UK’s biggest consumer retail campaign, Sheaffer has once again put pen to paper on a deal to sponsor National Stationery Week.

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Battle of the Bands success is music to Firestone’s ears

Firestone is reflecting on a supremely successful Battle of the Bands UK talent competition, which concluded at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

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Write Size make debut at Frankfurt Paperworld

UK creators of innovative writing tools Write Size will attend Paperworld, their debut appearance at the annual Frankfurt exhibition. Read more >


Olympic Golden Couple Lead Longlist for Cross Best Sports Autobiography Award 2017

The long list for Autobiography of the Year has been announced with golden couple Laura Trott and Jason Kenny leading the way

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Your industry needs you! Get involved with National Stationery Week 2017

The UK stationery market’s biggest consumer sales initiative, are appealing for manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of stationery products to come

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Cross and Sheaffer open new store in Swindon

The iconic duo proudly opened their new outlet store in the MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Swindon on 17th November Read more >


Woolhope wonderkid continuing to dazzle!

Woolhope ‘wonderkid’ has put Herefordshire on the map once more, after a memorable season Read more >


Harry’s hard work pays off in style!

A talented teenage motocross rider from Stroud is celebrating a prestigious double title triumph, with months of hard work

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Fire up the Quattro with Sheaffer

No matter how long your task list or what your method of working is, make sure Sheaffer is your first choice. Read more >


G-Mac gives Bridgestone Tyres winners a major cause for celebration

A trio of Bridgestone DriveGuard Trophy winners wildest of dreams came true when they teed it up with 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell Read more >


Sheaffer® on pole, as the brand unveils new distribution arrangement for the Scuderia Ferrari Collection

Historic writing brand Sheaffer® is delighted to unveil the latest distribution arrangement which will see the hugely popular Scuderia Ferrari by Sheaffer range available

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Joshua reflects on a wheelie memorable year with Bridgestone

A supremely talented motocross rider from Gloucestershire is reflecting on a year to remember, after winning a prestigious national title just days after becoming a dad for the first time. Read more >


Derwent support North Lakes Food Bank

Derwent, fine art materials brand based in Cumbria, are supporting the North Lakes Food Bank with storage space to receive and distribute food deliveries and a financial contribution. Read more >


Make a statement with Sheaffer

Whether strutting down Saville Row, parading your poise in Paris or making your mark in Milan, Sheaffer have you covered with the perfect accessory for the winter season.

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Add some colour to your White Christmas with Maped Helix.

There is nothing more satisfying than a full pencil case bursting with a selection of colour, styles and shapes. Read more >


Maped Helix partner with leading Mattel Brands for exciting new stationery range

Maped Helix is proud to announce an agreement with Mattel that will launch their exciting new ‘Fun to Learn’ brand.  The range will create exciting and innovative new products with leading children’s brands Read more >

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Bridgestone brings DriveGuard Trophy to life

Bridgestone is reflecting on a memorable DriveGuard Trophy for amateur golfers, which engaged with more than 20,000 players at hundreds of clubs across England.

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Derwent are delighted to announce the prize winners of the Derwent Art Prize 2016

Agim Sulaj has been awarded First Prize in the third Derwent Art Prize competition for his pencil drawing entitled ‘Refugees’. He will be presented with the £6,000 top prize at a Private Awards ceremony

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Firestone making noise with Battle of the Bands talent search

After amplifying its name to hundreds of unsigned music acts across the UK last year, Firestone’s Battle of the Bands talent search is back – and the stage is set for musicians to make their mark. Read more >


Kingsway’s crowning glory in Retford after £450,000 investment

Up to £450,000 has been spent on a new autocentre in Retford for car and van drivers to benefit from, which will immediately create two new jobs and further positions in future.

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Derwent announces new branding and product innovations

Derwent, the world leading artists’ brand have unveiled new branding to be implemented throughout the year, which will capture retailers’ and consumers attentions when it hits the High Street. Read more >


First Stop swinging into action at European Tour golf event

Tens of thousands of golf fans will receive an inflating safety message from Bridgestone and First Stop, when the companies swing into action with free tyre checks at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports. Read more >


Firestone making tracks at World Ploughing Contest

Firestone has ploughed an impressive furrow to a world-famous event in Yorkshire, where its Maxi Traction 65 product was showcased to an audience of millions.

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Start September right with iconic stationery staple

Maped Helix are still top of the class when it comes to back to school stationery, with their iconic Oxford range still helping millions of students across the globe.

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Bridgestone UK driving forward with huge golf sponsorship

Bridgestone UK’s tyre division is embarking on an exciting golf sponsorship quite unique to the UK tyre industry, featuring a European Tour event Read more >


Draw inspiration from Derwent in September

Returning to school isn’t easy after a summer in the rolling hills of Cumbria or the European sunshine, whether you’re putting a pencil to paper for the first time or whether your big final project is due in May. Read more >


Rule the school this September with new Helix Maths Sets

If you’re a controller king, an awesome adventurer or a funky fashionista, you can master mathematics in the new school years, thanks to stationery giants Helix.

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Firestone putting farmers ahead of the field

In today’s unpredictable climate, farmers are under continued pressure, but with help from Firestone in the last twelve months, farmers are saving money and harvesting better yields. Read more >


Redditch rewards for talented duo after Bridgestone Challenge qualifier

A young golfer from Bradway, Sheffield has prevailed over scores of seasoned professionals – and a testing Redditch golf course – to secure a spot at the Bridgestone Challenge at Heythrop Park, where he now hopes to make his big breakthrough. Read more >


Black Country inventor hopes Dragons’ Den appearance will write headlines

A Black Country inventor is hoping that an appearance on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den will enhance the launch of his unique stationery concept, after some typically fiery feedback was given on the hit television show.

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Made In Britain visit Derwent Pencil Factory

Following the launch of International Festival For Business by George Osborne MP on June 13, Made in Britain Campaign have visited the Lake District home of Derwent, fine art materials brand, where they have been manufacturing fine art pencils since 1832. Read more >


Love is in the Air at Fabriano Boutique

Fabriano Boutique is the go to destination this Valentine’s Day, whether your partner is in to making notes, fine art, and calligraphy or looking for something unique for their office, the boutique has it all.  Read more >


Rousey fights to the top at Cross Sports Book Awards

After being announced as winner in the Cross International Autobiography of the Year category, former UFC champion Ronda Rousey has been crowned Cross Sports Book of the Year. Read more >