2020 Exhibitor Testimonials


In 2020 6,069 visitors attended Printwear & Promotion LIVE! That’s more than 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.



“This year’s Printwear & Promotion LIVE! was full of surprises. Team AJS was pleasantly surprised not only with the number of visitors to our stands, but by the diversity and spread of the type of work that customers are doing with embroidery machines, direct to garment printers and lasers. The number of ‘new starters’ visiting our stand was phenomenal which is always a good sign, and as a result many direct to garment, single head and small multi-head embroidery machines orders were actually taken on the stand.”

– Scott Mason, sales manager, AJS Embroidery Services

“This year brought in real quality visitors who were serious about buying Wilcom products and they really knew what they were looking for. It felt as if the pre-show marketing efforts by both P&P LIVE! and the Wilcom team hit the mark and reached the right people at the right time. As always, P&P LIVE! was a great success and a highlight for the Wilcom teams both in Europe and Australia.”

– Rob Smith, director, Wilcom

“Who could have thought of a better way to start the new decade than being at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! and not only catching up with our existing customers, but welcoming so many new customers on our brand-new shiny stand. It was an incredibly busy three days. A huge thank you to everyone who came and visited us, and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon!”

– Shabbir Maimoon, director, Snuggle

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2020 was a great show for Absolute Apparel, existing customers and new visitors. It was a fantastic opportunity for all to see the garments in person and really get a feel for the high quality on offer.”

– Sanjay Jheinga, commercial director, Absolute Apparel

“A very healthy uplift in sales since the exhibition has proven once again, that the draw of Dae Ha’s premium quality heat transfer vinyl, and exclusive equipment, has yet again wowed new and existing customers alike.”

– Michael Overy, executive director, Dae Ha UK

“Just one week after the show 53 new trade accounts were opened. P&P LIVE! was a huge success and AS Colour has already rebooked for 2021 and anticipate meeting a lot more existing customers than this year!”

– Jonathan Wintle, general manager, AS Colour

“Now that another Printwear & Promotion LIVE! is behind us, we cast a look back at the experience and the many years in which we have been a part of the show. In fact, we have been a constant attender since 1996, and it is a true testament to the organisers and the exhibitors that the show keeps on going when many others have long disappeared. The lifeblood of any commercial organisation is new business, and exhibitions such as Printwear & Promotion LIVE! offer this exact opportunity to those eager to extend their expertise and dedicate their time to the customers. Would we say the show was successful? Well, we can’t answer for others, but it certainly was for us!”

– John-Paul Burton, sales director, YES Ltd

“Wow! We weren’t expecting that! What a great first day! We’ve had a fantastic response to all our ranges of towels, and orders were already being emailed into our offices ready for the Monday morning after the first day. The second day was even busier than the first, and although the last day was quieter, we had quality visitors to our stand from start to finish. Thanks everyone. We’ll be back!”

– Gazz Vallender, operations director, Bursali Towels

“P&P LIVE! has developed into an integral part of our year. To have a large show like this in January gets the year off to a great start and it provides us with an opportunity to meet with many of our current customers while also introducing our ranges to potential new clients that may be entering the industry, or looking to branch out into new areas. The visitors to the show are so varied in terms of their background, from workwear and embroidery companies to school suppliers and sportswear you never know what the next person may be interested in.  It’s also always a lively event in an industry that is keen to innovate and develop.”

– Simon Ward, group sales director, Grahame Gardner & GFORCE Sportswear

“It was a successful year for Screen Print World at this year’s show, we spoke to lots of new faces and it was great to see so many familiar faces as well. It was my first year at the event and It was great to learn more about the trade and chat to screen printers and people in the industry.”

– Holly Best, marketing co-ordinator, Screen Print World

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2020 proved to be another great show for Rowlinson Knitwear!”

– Melanie Fawcett, sales account manager, Rowlinson Knitwear

“Amaya Sales UK had another great Printwear & Promotion LIVE! with all our products creating a lot of interest. It’s amazing how our sales at the show grow on a yearly basis.”

– Peter Wright, managing director, Amaya Sales UK

“We would like to use this opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone who came over to see us on the DecoNetwork stand. The show gave us our annual opportunity for face to face interaction with not only our existing loyal DecoNetwork clients, but also to show off some fancy features of the software to the newcomers to the industry. The demand for our software exceeded last year and we left the show with an exciting buzz for 2020.”

– Michal Gembrowicz, UK and Europe sales manager, DecoNetwork

“After exhibiting at P&P LIVE! for over a decade, this year was by far our best show to date with sales both on and off the stand. Sunday was always associated with ‘window shoppers’, but we now see the first day as both the busiest and best day for us with a significant increase in prospects. Lots of visitors on the stand on a Sunday are good old honest hard-working companies that simply don’t have the time through the week to visit exhibitions.”

– Dean Sanger, managing director, Sabur Digital

“After eight years, Printwear & Promotion LIVE! is one of the most important trade fairs and a key event within the annual Roly calendar. As usual, our presence at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! ended up becoming a valuable professional experience. An opportunity that we take to continue strengthening our position within the UK market.”

– Roberto Talón, managing directoy, Roly

“We are proud to return again to the most important show of the year – it allows us to meet all aspects of the industry, learn what garment decorators want and show off our own prediction for the year ahead.”

– David Sanders-Smith, managing director, Result Clothing

“Hats off to the organisers of Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2020 – another great show and our customers think so too. The Resolute DTG team had a great time this year. We would like to thank everyone who visited the Resolute stand, it was a busy one, I hope we managed to talk to everyone and offered the information required.”

– Colin Marsh, managing director, Resolute DTG

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2020 was another brilliantly busy show for us at Doro Tape, and this year was about introducing all things new. For a business like us, one of the best things about the show is to meet new contacts. There aren’t many others who supply the products we do, and not many who sell similar machines. A lot of what we offer is truly unique.”

– Paul Houghton, technical sales, Doro Tape UK

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! proved to be another great show for Just Cool by AWDis, we’d like to thank everyone who visited us at the show and look forward to seeing you next year!”

– Lisa Janaszak, deputy marketing manager, Just Cool by AWDis

“Wow, what a show! Everyone in Team PenCarrie would like to say a big thank you to all our customers and guests that helped make P&P LIVE! 2020 a resounding success. It truly was a standout show. The incredible feedback we’ve had from our visitors has made all the hard work worthwhile. We absolutely loved meeting you all and discussing your plans for making the most of the year ahead.”

– Becky Davies, marketing and communications manager, PenCarrie

“We were delighted by the response of our new 2020 catalogue and sample pack that we launched at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! The uptake from the visitors was very encouraging and we were overwhelmed by the complimentary comments from those who visited our stand.”

– Peter Sansome, managing director, MyAccessories.co.uk

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2020 was a successful and busy time for the team. This was my first year attending and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole three days of the event. Very much looking forward to planning the stand and attending in 2021.”

– Sarah Stirling, marketing assistant, Prestige Leisure UK

“This was our first year exhibiting at Printwear & Promotion LIVE! for a while and we were pleasantly surprised by the number of customers – old and new – that we met at the show. Overall, the show has proven to be a good platform to launch the entry level HP Stitch into the UK and Ireland market.”

– Alex Mighall, operations manager, RA Smart

“We had a fantastic show, receiving positive feedback on both our new and existing products. Thank you to everyone that visited and we look forward to another successful show next year.”

– Nicole Hulley, marketing assistant, Regatta Professional

“We are pleased to report we had a good show, so much so we had an extra member of staff this year to cope with demand! Many of this year’s enquiries were from people who are not already in the embroidery business which is a pleasing sign that embroidery is still a growing industry. Roll on 2021, we are excited for next year’s show already.”

– Mark Hobkirk, managing director, Hobkirk Sewing Machines

“Printwear & Promotion LIVE! was a good success. Many thanks to the team.”

– Paul Simpson, manager, Cebrian UK