Hassle free brand promotion

 

BMT Promotions has been supplying businesses across the UK with promotional merchandise for the last 8 years and put supply chain management at the centre of their business operation.

Many businesses may invest in branded merchandise at the start of their venture, then as the workload increases it drops down the priority list. In reality this shouldn’t be the case. As your business grows you should promote your brand more.

With advances in printing technologies the variety of available merchandise is not only vast, but also more affordable. The BMT team make it their job to find the right product for their clients’ requirement or marketing activity. They achieve this by understanding the objective of the exercise.

Approximately 6 years ago BMT was let down by a UK supplier. This indirectly lead to them speaking to a manufacturer in China, which looking back was a significant turning point for the business.

Dealing with this particular manufacturer opened the door to a twenty strong network of others including an introduction to a specialist manufacturer. BMT now has full control over its supply chain, providing confidence in delivering a great customer experience.

EXAMPLE:

“A recent job was for 500 branded lanyards with card holders costing 75p + VAT (including delivery). They arrived 10 days after the order was placed. Other companies in the UK may turn around the same order quicker, but when the prices were compared they were 42% more expensive on average”

BMT’s buying power and supplier choice can provide some very attractive price points, meaning you don’t have to find lots of extra budget to do some form of promotion. These activities are really well received by clients and your internal team, sometimes putting a little life back into marketing activities.

If you want to explore what could work for your business or have any questions about products available, call the team 01933 409489 or email hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Celebrating Chinese New Year at BMT

January 28th 2017 marks the Chinese New Year, one of the most highly anticipated and most colourful events of the year which sees people in China and across the globe taking to the streets to celebrate. The new year celebrations will continue for 2 weeks with the year lasting until February 15th 2018.

So what is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it’s based on the lunar calendar, therefore New Year’s Day normally falls between January 21st and February 20th. The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances.

Traditionally, Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve and to clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year’s Day.

This year is the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, therefore those born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005 are known as Roosters. This is the year of the Fire Rooster, which last fell in 1957 and is one of five types of Roosters within the Chinese zodiac and they all have different personalities. Fire Roosters are known for being trustworthy, punctual and responsible.

In China, the diversity of practises and rituals in context to tea, performed during the new year festivities, varies from regions based on their own heritage and custom. Therefore, we want to follow tradition here at BMT by creating promotional pyramid boxes, which can be branded with your logo and contain traditional Chinese tea’s of your choice.

Why not have a promotional mug to go with your pyramid boxes? Promotional Mugs are another fantastic way in getting your brand out there and it’s a product that will certainly be used to go with whatever hot beverage you will be drinking during this Chinese New Year.

We’d like to wish all our suppliers, customers and future customers who celebrate Chinese New Year a very Happy New Year.

新年快乐 (New Year Happiness!)

 

Goodbye Tax Disc!

With the changes to tax disc rules due to take effect in less than a month’s time, we want to ensure you know what is required of you & when.

  • As of 1st October 2014, the DVLA will no longer be issuing paper tax discs 
  • Vehicle owners are required to have vehicle tax in order to drive, or keep a vehicle on the road
  • Autonmatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will be used to establish if a vehicle is taxed or not
  • If you buy a used car, you will no longer be able to benefit from any month’s left on the tax disc
  • if you sell a vehicle, then the seller is responsible for notifying the DVLA of a change of ownership (sellers will be eligible for a refund of any full months left on the vehicle tax)

To check whether your vehicle is taxed or not please visit www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk

Here at bmt Promotions, we have been supplying branded car tax disc holders for many years and they have been a great way of advertising your brand or product all year round. Now that the car tax disc holder is becoming redundant, there are many more ways in which you can promote your brand to potential or exisitng customers. For example, branded air fresheners, promotional car stickers, branded key rings, promotional car shades and promotional ice scrapers. All of these promotional items have a durable shelf life and ensure your brand is kept infront of customers for a long time, whilst also ensuring they have a product which is of use.

Did You Know?

  • In 2013, 42.2 million tax disc were issued (weighing approxiamtely 72 tonnes!)
  • The removal of tax discs will save the tax payer £10 million per year