2018 Visitor Testimonials

Read what some of our visitors had to say about Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2018.

Janette Gibbons, Sara Easton and Emma Crowhurst, owners, EJS Products

“We attended the show for the first time last year and really enjoyed it, so we made the effort to take the time out of our busy workload and come this year. It’s definitely been worth it. It’s great to have both clothing and equipment all in one place. We came to source new technology and garments, and if there is something new out there it’s going to be here. We came with a lot of questions, but are leaving with a lot of answers.”

Derek Breslin, owner, Magik Moments

“I’ve been coming to the show for years. We come to visit our regular suppliers and to see what’s new and if there is anything else we can add to the business. I normally add something extra on to what we do every year, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. I will be back next year and would definitely recommend the show.”

Malcolm Calder, company director, The Transfer Market

“I’ve been attending the show for the last six or seven years. I deal quite a bit with Xpres and Ralawise, so it was nice to catch up with them. I didn’t attend the show for any particular reason, just to see if there’s anything new out there on the market. I’ll be back next year for sure!”

Mark and Katy Spence, owners, Linear Signs and Graphics

“We have never been to the show before, and it has been very eye-opening. We specialise in signs and graphics, but starting to venture into garment decoration and hoping to conquer that market as well. We were very impressed by the quality and number of exhibitors and will return next year.”

Chris Putt and Caroline Parker, directors, Delta PI

“We first came to the show last year and this year we’ve noticed that it has grown in size with a lot more manufacturers present. We have seen what we came for and now we are full of ideas to take back to the business.”

Ebrahim Patel, director, Xpress Workwear UK

“It was my first time at the show. I should have arrived a lot earlier in the day as it took me longer to walk round than I thought it would. It’s been good fun. I got to meet account managers that I already know and to meet with new suppliers. I will be 100% back next year and for longer than four hours!”

Charlotte Arnold and Alisha Frater, graphic designers, Mean Streets

“We last attended two years ago and noticed that this year’s show is a lot bigger. We came with a list of things to look at, in particular with a view to purchasing a new embroidery machine and a print and cut machine. We have definitely come away with lots of ideas and inspiration. It’s great to see everything in action.”

Mick and Sam Bowden, director and screen printer, Wetherby Screen Print

“We came with a view to upgrading our screen print carousel. We probably will invest in a new M&R carousel within the next three months. We also came to take a look at the new garments on the market. It’s great to see everything under one roof. There don’t seem to be any reps on the road anymore, so this show is a great place to come and meet them.”

David and David Ashworth, sole proprietors, Fanfare North

“We had a brilliant time at our first show. It’s been an eye-opener. We found Orn Clothing who we didn’t know existed and were really impressed with their quality and prices, so will definitely be placing an order with them. We were so impressed with everything, from the organisation to the exhibitors. The show is an opportunity that cannot be missed.”

Paul and Clare Wright, directors, The Thread Studio

“We have been coming to the show for a number of years now. We come to keep up with what’s new in the industry. We specialise in embroidery, but could see that the new Ricoh Ri 100 could be beneficial to our business. Now we’ve got a lot of brochures to go through!”

Andrew Orawe, director, Chuck Entertainment & Print and Ard Aicken, manager, Aicken’s Rapid Designs

“We spent an amazing three days at the show. We’re already planning our visit for next year. We didn’t find exactly what we were looking for, but we still had a great time and would recommend the show to anyone in the industry.”