The Cliffs Pavilion in Westcliff-on-Sea is renowned for attracting a surprisingly good line-up of performers – but The Ladder Club seminars, which took place at the venue a few days ago trounced this.
Attendees of the two one day seminars were treated to presentations from Timothy Melgund, deputy chairman of Paperchase; Andy Pearce, ceo of Thortful; Mark Janson-Smith, md of Postmark; Ged Mace, md of The Art File; Megan Purdie, md of Megan Claire; Andy Paterson, sales director of Woodmansterne; Jeremy Corner, md of Blue Eyed Sun; Midlands agent Ian Bradley as well as information galore from The Imaging Centre’s business development manager Julie Brightley; GF Smith’s greetings consultant Mark Jessett; the GCA’s Sharon Little as well as PG’s Warren Lomax, Tracey Arnaud and Gale Astley.
“When Lynn [Tait, now sadly no longer with us] and I first had the idea for The Ladder Club over 20 years ago, to help would-be and newbie publishers get on the ‘first rung’ of the greeting card ‘ladder’ there is no way either of us ever envisaged it growing in the way it has,” commented Jakki Brown, joint managing director of PG. “The support from great people willing to selflessly share their knowledge, as well as the ongoing commitment from suppliers such as The Imaging Centre, Sherwood Group, GF Smith, Enveco as well as the GCA has enabled The Ladder Club to help many hundreds of greeting card publishers over the years.”
Here PG Buzz shares a flavour of The Ladder Club 2018 seminars in both pictures and mini videos…
Here are some little videos from Ladder Club attendees sharing their highlights from the seminars:
Laura Heathwood, founder of Heath & Wood
Sarah Burman, founder of Sarah Burman Designs
Myra Hutton, founder of Barley Bay
Sarah-Jane Adams, founder of Lavender Bear Art
Emma Bryan, founder of Emma Bryan Designs
Giulia Cavelli, founder of Colorfille
Top: Over 80 people attended The Ladder Club Day One seminar.