Words ‘n’ Wishes’ annual conference is always a major event for the publishing company, but this year it scored a hat trick.
Unveiled at the sales conference which took place at the impressive Etihad Stadium (home to Manchester City FC), was the company’s new branding, a brand new product portfolio as well as presenting David Larmour with the Words ‘n’ Wishes Sales Person of the Year award. The conference coincided with the start of Words ‘n’ Wishes sales team distributing a curated collection of Quitting Hollywood designs to independent retailers alongside the Words ‘n’ Wishes ranges.
Rod Brown, joint md of Words ‘n’ Wishes said he felt “incredibly proud and emotional” at the recent meeting, which celebrated the progress the company and the team has made. “Without doubt it is a challenging market out there at the moment, but we see lots of opportunities. Our new branding and extended portfolio reflects the refreshed approach we are taking,” he told PG Buzz.
Not only is Words ‘n’ Wishes now offering 120 ‘best of the best’ of Quitting Hollywood designs to independent customers, but half of these designs have been revamped exclusively for independent retailers to give them a point of difference.
Exclusive formatted designs from Quitting Hollywood’s Paw Play and QH ranges have just been launched with more from Twisty and other ranges to follow.
Rod Brown had every reason to feel at home at the venue as he himself was a professional footballer (playing for Arbroath) prior to coming into the card trade and in fact is still very involved, as vice chairman of semi-professional team Kidderminster Harriers.
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