2018 Exhibitor Testimonials

This year 5,918 visitors attended Printwear & Promotion LIVE! That’s nearly 6,000 people who actively sought out new ideas and products to enhance and grow their businesses. Check out what this year’s exhibitors had to say about the event.



“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2018 was a resounding success for Team Prestige. Like every year, our time at P&P LIVE! was so valuable. It’s a great place to learn, and have fun too! It’s so important to us as a business and we will be back for P&P LIVE! 2019 refreshed, energised and ready to inspire!” – Steve van der Wolf, marketing manager, Prestige Leisure UK

“P&P LIVE! 2018 was a great success with record breaking footfall to our stand. It was a great opportunity to meet customers both new and old, while showcasing over 300 new styles and eight exclusive brands. Thanks to everyone who visited the stand and we look forward to seeing you again next year.” – Neil Jheinga, sales director, Absolute Apparel

“As a new exhibitor we had a very good show. After visiting for many years the show seems to have progressed very well over the last few years, which helped our decision to exhibit. We were very happy with the footfall for the show and received many enquiries from customers both new and old. The Sunday was our busiest day and the three of us exhibiting were talking to potential customers all day long.” – Kevin Selwood, sales director, Castle Clothing

“We are very glad to say that once again the show was very successful. It was our third time and we are more than pleased with the outcome. Thank you to Tony Gardner and his team for their hard work. Hope to see you next year.” – Cristina Ferreira, sales assistant, Valento

“The show is of huge value to us because of the quality of visitor that attends. We had a valid discussion with everyone who came onto our stand. The show provides us with the opportunity to showcase new products to existing customers, as well as use our diverse collections to display the rich decoration opportunities available to new customers who have never considered headwear or bags previously, opening up new avenues for them.” –  Luca Conte, commercial manager, Beechfield Brands

“We were rushed off our feet all three days and my sincere apologies to visitors who came to our stand several times and could not get to speak to anyone. We probably took more orders at our stand this year, than in the past and the number of orders going into our office after visitors came to our stand was well up. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand next year.” – Jas Purba, MD, ETC Supplies

TheMagicTouch team

“We made our 25th appearance at this year’s show and it was our best ever! The overall profile of the show continues to go from strength to strength with more new exhibitors, more visitors and a more overall professional look in terms of stands and layout.” – Jim Nicol, managing director, TheMagicTouch

“Following the overwhelming success of Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2018, on behalf of the team at blankbadge.co.uk and my-accessories.co.uk, we would like to thank everyone for taking the time to visit our stand and appreciate our products across the three days.  The show was a fantastic experience for us. Again, we would like to thank everyone for their time and orders with us and we hope everyone enjoyed the show as much as we did!” – Peter Sansome, managing director, Blankbadge.co.uk

“The 2018 show calendar is a great platform to present our new products to a wide audience. It’s been a very worthwhile show, meeting potential and existing customers.” – Joanne Price, marketing manager, Fruit of the Loom

“We had our best Printwear & Promotion LIVE! ever. We have never been so swamped with potential buyers.” – Robert Miller, MD, J&B Sewing Machine Co.

“With 10% more visitors to our PenCarrie stand than ever before, P&P LIVE! 2018 was a great success. It was a fantastic show this year and PenCarrie would like to thank all visitors that came to join us at the event!” – Becky Davies, marketing and communications manager, PenCarrie

“This was our fifth year at P&P LIVE! and our best yet.” – Derek Muller, owner, GOCCOPRO UK

“2018 was the first year we attended Printwear & Promotion LIVE!, though I have attended as a visitor for several years. For our industry, this is the show to be at and this year, with the recent launch of our new Reveal PrintPerfect imaging system, it was the perfect time for us to take the next step and exhibit. Given it was our first time at P&P LIVE! we were blown away by the response we had at the show, as well as the calls and emails we’ve received since.” – Steven Woolridge, MD, Dye Sublimation Supplies

“This year’s Printwear & Promotion LIVE! saw unprecedented success for us, as record numbers of trade show visitors registered their interest on our stand.” – Richard Joyce, MD, Cottonridge

“This was our second year at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! and the show didn’t disappoint! We were busy across the three days, meeting up with existing customers, reaffirming strong relationships, while taking the opportunity to tell new customers all about the premium outdoor clothing and equipment brands we can supply the B2B market at wholesale prices.” – Mark Dix, sales director, The Outdoors Company

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! was another great show for Target Transfers. It was wonderful to meet so many attendees passionate about garment printing. Thanks again to the attendees and organisers for making this show such a success.” – Andy Rogers, marketing manager, Target Transfers

“We had a wonderful few days at P&P LIVE! It was the first time we had exhibited and as a UK manufacturer we were extremely excited to showcase our business and the products that we manufacture. It was also an opportunity to touch base with the other exhibitors and to make some new contacts which I am sure will bring benefits to all concerned.” – Liz Aplin, commercial director, First Corporate Clothing

“This year we had the pleasure to exhibit for the first time at P&P LIVE! We already have many customers in the UK and it was great to finally meet a lot of them in person.” – David Kandelhardt, founder of Ghost

The Innovation Schoolwear team

“As a first time exhibitor at P&P LIVE! we did not know what to expect… and it surpassed all expectation. We had a phenomenal show on all three days with the busiest hours being between 11am and 3pm. P&P LIVE! will be an important date in our calendar going forward. See you in 2019!” – Michelle Cohen, export and head of accounts, Innovation Schoolwear

 “P&P LIVE! is always a busy show for us and this year was no exception. We would like to thank all the P&P LIVE! 2018 customers old and new who visited our stand.” – Sean Barker, UK sales manager for GS UK

“This year’s Printwear & Promotion LIVE! was a resounding success for MHM Direct GB. Over the entire three days our team saw a huge footfall visiting the stand at the very well attended event. Once again, the UK’s only tradeshow for the screen and DTG industry proved invaluable.” – John Potter, MD, MHM Direct GB

“It was a real pleasure to see so many new and familiar customers on the Result stand again this year. The new show date was a great kick-start to the year.” – Myron Shafee, brand ambassador, Result

The Snuggle team

“It was the first year for the team at Snuggle at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! and did we have fun! It was great meeting so many people. We’re excited about 2018 and look forward to meeting everyone old and new again at next year’s Printwear & Promotion LIVE! From all of us here at Snuggle a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to visit.” – Akil Thathia, director, Snuggle

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! proved to be another great show for Just Cool by AWDis and the team would like to thank everyone who visited the stand at the show and look forward to seeing you next year.” – a spokesman for Just Cool by AWDis

“The earlier P&P LIVE! date really attracted an increased footfall across all decoration trades as well as many new start-ups this year with particular note to printers who were happy to leave their print shops for a day in the traditionally quieter January.” – Sara Sanders-Smith, sales and marketing director, Result and SPIRO

“We were pleased to be involved with P&P LIVE! this year. This was our very first exhibition of this scale and we have to say that we thoroughly enjoyed it. Over 500 people visited our small stand over the three-day period, so definitely keep a look out for us here in 2019.” – Steven Galbraith, owner, Start 2 Print