It seems a lifetime ago that we won our first awards – Best Small Business and Growing Business - in the Essex Business Awards 2004. We’ve grown steadily since then through our strategic approach to business development.
And we’ve enjoyed significant success each year, thanks to the professionalism of our supply chain, supportive clients, and our dedicated team.
Here are just a few of the highlights starting with the most recent.
BPMA Employer of the Year
We were delighted to win the Employer of the Year award at this year's BPMA Conference.
Page Partnership - Distributor of the Year
BPMA Distributor of the Year finalists
Team Allwag were thrilled to be awarded Distributor of the Year, nominated by the industry's suppliers.
We were thrilled to be nominated for this prestigious industry award once again.
Sourcing City Distributor of the Year – Winner
Quality management standard - ISO 9001 and environmental management standard ISO 14001. These certifications demonstrate our dedication to providing quality and helping to safeguard the environment.
NWUPC Framework Agreement. Being awarded the contract to become a preferred supplier of promotional merchandise and clothing, via the NWUPC Framework Agreement, was a proud moment for us.
Winners - BPMA Distributor of the Year 2014. This is a special award as people within the industry vote for the nominees. So a huge thank-you to all our customers and suppliers. And special thanks from Angela who got to meet the dance troupe – Diversity – at the awards ceremony!
Angela Wagstaff became Vice Chair on the Board of the British Promotional Merchandise Association.
BPMA Distributor of the Year
We delighted to be nominated for this prestigious award for the second year running.
Retained Investors in People Gold status following reassessment. Our IIP assessor said, "In Allwag Promotions Ltd you have created a successful business which sets high standards and achieves them. You have recruited and developed a very capable team who demonstrate a strong commitment to the company and its clients. As directors of the company, you continue to be excellent role models, and your employees feel inspired and motivated by you."
Became approved A/B members of Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex)
Winners - BPMA Distributor of the Year
Ecommerce division launched.
Angela Wagstaff joined the Board of the British Promotional Merchandise Association as Director of Education
BPMA Charter status recognised - BPMA Charter Status is designed to both develop and, subsequently, achieve the highest standards within our specific niche of the promotional marketing discipline
Winner - Sourcing City Distributor of the Year.
Winner - BPMA Distributor of the Year.
We joined Green Achiever scheme, demonstrating our commitment to becoming a greener and more environmentally friendly business, and supporting our environmental ethics policy. Visit www.greenachiever.co.uk to find out more.
Achieved Investors in People Gold standard.
BPMA 10 year accredited. This isn’t just about longevity: it demonstrates Allwag Promotions is financially sound, and that we abide by the BPMA code of conduct ensuring standards are met at the highest level.
ISIS accredited online retailer. This trust mark scheme is an international standard widely recognised in many European countries, so customers know they can trust our site. It’s partnered with Trusted Shops, which offers buyer protection and customer feedback elements.
Newly launched website awarded the Mid Essex Business Award - E-Business category for outstanding achievement and ecommerce development for a small business.
Shells Technology Enterprise Programme (STEP) – marketing category winners. Our STEP student undertook an eight-week research project, focused on marketing, to help us understand our customers’ needs. As well as winning the marketing category, our student, Ciarra Holloway, also won Best Presentation award.
Investors in People recognition. The report stated: "Directors have developed a very clear vision and strategy for the development of the business with very thorough and detailed planning. Effective management: hardworking but relaxed in approach, supportive, flexible and family friendly, built good teamwork ethos."
Won several major tenders, including the University of Hertfordshire. These contract wins were the start of our success within the education sector.
One of our new websites won prestigious awards for their marketing and IT capability in the STEP scheme. www.recycledpromotionalproducts.co.uk won Best Marketing Project in the IT and Marketing category for offering unique industry-related, environmentally friendly products to specific core industries.
Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2005 - Essex in Boom finalist. We were commended for our keenness to stay one step ahead of our competitors, and for understanding the importance of excellent customer care.
Unfortunately our memories are fading a bit now.....