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Thortful Lines Up At The Ladder Club Day 2 With Paperchase’s Timothy Melgund And The Art File’s Ged Mace

This time next week (Tuesday 6 November), The Ladder Club seminar Day One, will be well underway. Newbie and would-be publisher attendees look set to be treated to a wealth of information encompassing the fundamentals of prospering as a greeting card publisher.

Above: Paperchase’s deputy chairman, Timothy Melgund will set the bar high as speakers at The Ladder Club.
Above: Paperchase’s deputy chairman, Timothy Melgund will set the bar high as speakers at The Ladder Club.

And, there is also a stonking line-up of ‘celebrity speakers’ for the second day seminar (Wednesday 7 November). Paperchase’s deputy chairman Timothy Melgund will kick things off, followed by Andy Pearce, founder of online operator Thortful with The Art File’s managing director (and Henries Honorary Achiever), Ged Mace bringing the potent morning session to a close, with lots more treats in the afternoon.

Above: Andy Pearce, founder of online operator Thortful will share his story.
Above: Andy Pearce, founder of online operator Thortful will share his story.

Blue Eyed Sun’s md Jeremy Corner, continuing his long running commitment to The Ladder Club is to provide invaluable business advice on both days.

Above: Fresh from being presented with an Honorary Achievement award at The Henries, Ged Mace will address Ladder Clubbies.
Above: Fresh from being presented with an Honorary Achievement award at The Henries, Ged Mace will address Ladder Clubbies.

“When Lynn Tait and I set up The Ladder Club over 20 years ago to help newbie publishers, we had no idea it would have grown to help so many,” commented Jakki Brown, joint managing of Max Publishing (which owns Progressive Greetings/PG Buzz) “This has only been possible due to the incredible support from suppliers and willingness from publishers and retailers to share their insights by speaking at the seminars – and this year’s line up looks set to continue the legacy with great aplomb,” she added.

Above: Scribbler’s co-founders, John and Jennie Procter with some of the attendees at last year’s Day 2 Ladder Club seminar.
Above: Scribbler’s co-founders, John and Jennie Procter with some of the attendees at last year’s Day 2 Ladder Club seminar.

Representatives from loyal Ladder Club supporters, The Imaging Centre, GF Smith, Enveco, The Sherwood Group, GCA and PG will be sharing their knowledge too.

The Ladder Club seminars (November 6 and 7) take place in the Club’s ‘spiritual home’ of Westcliff on Sea in Essex, with a dinner organised for the evenings prior.

Above: Megan Purdie (right), founder of Megan Claire with her mum/colleague Gill Purdie (centre) and Jenny Cummins of Oz-based Macmillan Cards at last year’s Ladder Club.
Above: Megan Purdie (right), founder of Megan Claire with her mum/colleague Gill Purdie (centre) and Jenny Cummins of Oz-based Macmillan Cards at last year’s Ladder Club.

Both seminars are pretty full, but there are a few spaces available, but you need to be quick!

To attend a Ladder Club seminar costs £85 (including VAT) (and includes lunch and refreshments).

Above: Blue Eyed Sun’s Jeremy Corner in full flow at last year’s seminar.
Above: Blue Eyed Sun’s Jeremy Corner in full flow at last year’s seminar.

To book a place at The Ladder Club seminars email  Clare Davies or call 01183 340085.

Top:  Among the speakers on Day 2 of The Ladder Club are (left-right) Timothy Melgund (Paperchase), Ged Mace (The Art File) and Andrew Pearce (Thortful).

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