promotional gifts. After a successful day visiting the show, where some good new business gift ideas have been found, it was onto the dinner. There are two thousand plus distributors of business gifts across the UK and Northern Ireland and this doesn’t count companies who tag this type of sales onto their existing core business. As a company, Steel City Marketing would fit into the top 50 nationally, but an exact position is very difficult to work out. The awards dinner recognizes the suppliers but also breaks down into regions the distributors. Suppliers vote for their top 3 (gold, silver and bronze). Steel City Marketing was lucky to be the winner in 2008, and were delighted to have achieved this recognition from our trade association in a fiercely competitive market. Unfortunately we did not take the top prize this year, but we were shortlisted for the second year in a row, which again was something to be proud of. The management are delighted to have been shortlisted by the suppliers and know that this is a great indicator of how well the company is continuing to progress and that we have good foundations, the right systems in place internally, a great team and a great work ethic. Still one of the only companies in the country to put together a promotional gifts directory (rather than use a trade catalogue), a website to mirror this range (constantly being updated), an end user show which will take place in September 2009, we are continuing to raise our profile locally and nationally with the aim of being the number one promotional gift supplier in our turnover category. Please contact a member of the sales team should you wish to discuss any product ideas, pricing or request samples. The number is 0114 2754150.]]>