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Meet the team

This is the hard working, professional, friendly team that makes up Allwag Promotions. A determined focus on quality customer service at the heart of their motivation.

Read more about the key people in our team, then mouse-over their photos to reveal their alter egos.

 

Angela Wagstaff
Director/Account Manager
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Angela enjoys continually developing Allwag Promotions to repeatedly exceed client expectations while motivating and developing our team to achieve even more success. Her creative approach to business development is responsible for our year-on- year expansion, which has allowed the team to grow and the business to prosper.

Angela's hands-on account management role keeps her in touch with our key clients and allows her to constantly develop new opportunities.

Angela has proudly led the Allwag team to win the BPMA Distributor of the Year Award three years running. She was delighted when the association invited her to become a board member in January 2013. She feels it's a great time to be involved with shaping the future of the industry.

To ensure she is at the heart of all things Marketing, Angela now spends her 'spare' time as an Ambassador for the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is a Board member on the East of England regional board.

Mouse-over Angela's photo to see what other profession Angela is fully qualified in...

Alan Wagstaff
Director/Production Manager
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Alan has over 25 years promotional print experience - both on the print room floor and customer facing, so he understands the pressures you face when time is tight. He still enjoys being a hands-on production manager and is well respected by suppliers and customers alike due to his honesty and ability to seemingly perform miracles when needed!

Alan is responsible for managing all aspects of production, from processing paperwork to delivery of your order. He aims to make sure we meet all your deadlines - even if this means living in the office (this is not uncommon!) to get orders processed on time.

Mouse-over Alan's photo - no clues for guessing his two favourite pastimes...

Ciarra Holloway
Contracts Manager
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Ciarra joined us as a summer student on the Shell Technology Enterprise Programme (STEP) programme in 2007, and won the award for Best marketing project and Best Presentation. Ciarra went on to achieve a First Class Honours Business Management degree.

She works tirelessly, to secure new contracts via competitive tendering processes, and is responsible for overseeing all of our Contracts supporting our Contract management team to exceed our service level agreements.

Ciarra manages our constantly evolving range of promotional products to ensure they reach the expected high quality you expect. Ciarra begins the process by ensuring the credentials of our carefully chosen manufacturers and our carefully chosen products meet all aspects of legislation and compliance. Coupled with managing the operational side of our business, no 2 days are the same for Ciarra!

Mouse-over Ciarra's photo to discover her two favourite passions...

Alice Wakefield
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
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Alice works closely with Angela and the rest of the team to ensure the smooth running of our constantly expanding business. She is in charge of the general upkeep of the company; from organising our stand at upcoming exhibitions, to sourcing company cars and helping the customer service team quote and place orders. 

Having previously worked in HR, compliance and event management, her background has led Alice to have a versatile approach in the workplace and has learnt every aspect of the company so she can offer a helping hand whenever needed.

Alice is a highly motivated and organised individual who constantly keeps the team on their toes! 

 

 

Sarah Kemp
Education Business Development Manager
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With over 10 years account management experience, Sarah understands the importance of building relationships with new and existing clients. She has extensive experience within the print industry including labelling and packaging, large format print, digital and screen-printing which compliments her knowledge of promotional merchandise.

Her role is varied and exciting as she works tirelessly to ensure we maintain a high level of customer service when servicing your requirements.

No two days are ever the same as she aims to fulfil even the most challenging requests from our Education and Public sector clients.

Mouse-over Sarah's photo to see her with her glasses in hand...!

Lauren Ranson
Education Team Leader/Key Account Manager
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Lauren joined the team in 2012, after completing her degree in media production. She has creativity in abundance and loves to work on new projects - no matter how challenging.

Her confident telephone manner and customer-focused approach make her an ideal complement to our team of professional sales co-ordinators. She works exclusively on our education division, managing some of the UK's largest university contracts.

Lauren is never without a smile, or a song, which brightens up everyone's day!

Mouse-over Lauren's photo to check out her new car...

Beth Coleman
Education Key Account Manager
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Beth has 19 years of promotional merchandise experience and is truly dedicated to her clients. She works in partnership with key education clients to consult on merchandise needs and effective campaign solutions.

Her in-depth knowledge of the education sector plus supreme organisation and communication skills are invaluable to her clients.

Beth is based on the South Coast, with a nationwide client base, visiting each on a regular basis with new product ranges, unique creative ideas and industry advancements as well as consulting on merchandise campaigns and applications.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys spa days, reading Stephen King novels and Formula One!

Julie Barwick
Education/Public Sector Account Manager
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Julie works closely with our key education and public sector clients to help provide inspiration for new and innovative product ideas to maxmise their marketing. 

Julie has gained valuable experience working in the promotional merchandise industry before she joined our company in 2016, bringing with her a wealth existing product knowledge and expertise.

Also having previously worked in the conference and events sector, Julie is a people person and knows exactly what it's like to be ordering merchandise from a client perspective, so she will be able to offer you advice on which products are best suited to your needs. 

 
Lisa Cooney
Education Account Manager
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Need an exciting new product for your university, college or academy promotion? Lisa is who you need to speak to!

No challenge is too hard for our bubbly Account Manager and her friendly, customer-first approach is highly commended by everyone she speaks to. 

After living in France for 9 years, Lisa moved back to the UK where she was a buyer for a global brand. Her knowledge of what her clients want is spot on, along with her exceptional communication skills and positive "we can do it" attitude. 

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Karen Heddell
Education Customer Service Executive
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Karen specialises in sourcing bespoke products for our education clients to give their promotions the WOW factor.

Whether you're looking for a fully bespoke bag, games set or even a company mascot, Karen is your go-to girl!

Having previously worked in bag manufacturing,  Karen has an eager eye for design and works closely with Account Managers to ensure the products she creates truly reflect her client's brand ethos.

Karen's attention to detail is impeccable, meaning that she is extremely hot on branding guideline compliance. 

Emily Hillman
Education Customer Service Executive
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Emily works closely alongside our Account Managers to produce unique and innovative merchandise ideas for some of our key university contracts and is has a knack for negotiating the best possible prices for her clients.

Emily is bursting with product knowledge from her previous job in the industry and her bubbly personality combined with her creative flair and expertise is a match made in heaven for Team Allwag.

Did you know that in 2018, Emily braved a wing walk in aid of Prostate Cancer UK? She raised over £1100! 

 

Stuart Fry
Business Development Manager
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Stuart is our Business Development Manager, with over 29 years of specialist knowledge in the promotional merchandise industry, especially in the corporate sector.

Based in the Midlands, Stuart travels all over the UK visiting corporate clients, offering them the best possible consultation and advice on all aspects of promotional merchandise thanks to his wealth of industry knowledge and expertise. One of Stuart’s many strengths is being able to understand and recognise the client’s brand message, target audience and budget requirements to provide creative thinking to create the perfect promotional solution to suit their needs.

Out of the office, Stuart is up for a challenge and can be found participating in numerous sporting activities, including running, swimming and rugby! In fact, Stuart has completed both the Lanzarote and UK Ironman triathlons and the Coast to Coast Cycle!

Danielle Collins
Business Development Manager
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Danielle joined our corporate team as a Business Development Executive in January 2018, bringing decades of experience within the promotional industry along with over 10 years working with some of London’s leading marketing and advertising agencies.

Throughout her career, Danielle has worked alongside well-known brands across industries; from airlines to supermarkets and automotive, offering valuable sector insights. Her speciality is finding the perfect product to create effective marketing solutions for her clients’ campaigns. She loves going to visit them and chatting through new product ideas, so if you’re not sure what you’re looking for or want something unique that’s guaranteed to deliver results, Danielle is the person to contact!

Sarah Purdy
Corporate Account Manager
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Sarah is without a doubt the most enthusiastic member of the team; she always brightens up both her colleagues and clients' day!

Working closely with our key corporate clients, Sarah is always willing to go that extra mile and constantly rises to any challenge she's faced with. 

Sarah has an experienced background in retail buying and customer service, meaning that she works well under pressure, is super organised and can work to meet tight deadlines.

Her dedication to providing quality customer service makes Sarah a valuable asset to our company. 

Mouse-over Sarah's photo to what keeps her motivated to do a fab job...!

Sophie Hunt
Corporate Customer Service Executive
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Working alongside our corporate team, Sophie has a background of working in the property and hospitality sectors.

Thanks to her previous work experience, Sophie has attained valuable industry and sector knowledge; she knows exactly what her clients want and need, helping her to efficiently source memorable merchandise. 

Sophie’s quick thinking, combined with her calm nature and attention to detail enables her to work well under the pressure of selecting the perfect products for clients who want fast and effective promotional solutions that will meet strict deadlines.

Sian Luton
Public Sector Account Manager
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Sian is our Public Service expert. She works closely with a wide range of clients including councils, charities and non-profit organisations, to provide cost-effective and eco-friendly merchandise inspiration. 

Sian joined us in 2017 after working in customer service for a luxury e-commerce company, so her personable and friendly personality is one of a kind. 

Whether you're looking for merchandise to boost your fundraising activities, spread brand awareness or maximise your campaign message, Sian's extensive product knowledge will undoubtedly inspire you with a creative promotional product solution that caters to your budget. 

Becky Hoad
Customer Service Executive
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Becky works closely with our Account Managers to ensure our Public Sector clients get the best possible prices! She also helps out with sourcing products for our education and corporate clients, all with a smile on her face. 

Over the past few years, Becky has worked in both the automotive and financial industries. Her valuable experience combined with her bubbly personality and quick thinking nature means that she’s a great addition to the team and is able to assist clients by knowing exactly what they need.

Jessica Went
Senior Customer Service Executive/Supplier Management
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Jessica works tirelessly with our key public sector and education contracts, as well as maintaining and managing our relationships with our suppliers so we can secure our clients the best possible pricing and deals on their products. 

Over the years that Jessica has been with our company, she has gained invaluable experience in the promotional merchandise industry and always is happy to assist both her clients and team with any queries they may have. 

Jessica has a delightful personality - there's always a smile on her face, along with a cheeky comment for everyone she meets!

Mouse-over Jessica's photo to see what makes her smile...

Kim Pennell
Customer Service Manager
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Kim works with the team to make sure we always provide the best possible after-sales care for all our clients, guaranteeing complete satisfaction.

Kim previously worked in the print and promotions industry, so she can offer artwork advice and product suggestions especially if you want something a little bit different.

She keeps in contact with all our customers after their order has been received, and is dedicated to resolving any order issues quickly and efficiently. Kim loves nothing more than getting positive customer feedback.

Mouse-over Kim's photo to see how she loves tidying up loose ends...

Sophie Bloomfield
Education Production Coordinator
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After travelling around Australia for a year and a half, Sophie returned to Allwag Promotions as our Production Coordinator for our education clients,

Before Sophie originally joined us back in 2017, she worked with a manufacturing company for over 5 years. Sophie’s experience as a Sales Account Manager in her previous workplace has enabled her to gain valuable knowledge about applied heat transfers and other print processes.

As our Production Coordinator, Sophie works closely with our factories to ensure we’re doing everything we can to manage the production of our clients' orders. Sophie does everything she can to ensure the production process is efficient and those tight deadlines are met. 

Kayla Wilson
Accounts Assistant
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Kayla is our feisty Accounts Assistant and is in charge of ensuring all our accounts are in check.

She's always on hand to answer any queries our clients may have about their invoices 

Mouse-over Kayla's photo to check out her other love... 

Emily Roberts
Education Production Assistant
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Emily joined us with several years of experience working within the Promotional merchandise sector.

Her attention to details and no-nonsense approach to tackling even the most challenging tasks makes her perfect for overseeing the production of our Education clients' orders. 

Emily is dependable and thorough in everything she does, so no stone is left unturned when Emily is on the case. 

Harry Rutland
E-commerce/Warehouse Manager
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Harry can be found in our warehouse, where he is in charge of managing our clients' e-commerce and merchandise schemes. 

When products are ordered from our key accounts and clients who hold stock with us, Harry is there ready to retrieve the order and organise its safe delivery. 

Harry also has previous experience and expertise with printed headwear, including embroidery and customisation, so if a client or colleague has a question about this area, he's always at hand to offer friendly advice on all branding options. 

Aaron Addison
Corporate Production Coordinator
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Aaron works closely with the corporate team to ensure the smooth production of their clients' orders!

Before he joined Team Allwag, Aaron worked as a buyer and salesperson for a construction company, so he has experienced how demanding the industry can be and understands how frustrating it is if deadlines are missed. He is very proactive, especially when chasing our factories to ensure that our clients' orders are despatched on time. 

Aaron is great at managing the production process for the corporate team and is very proactive, especially when it comes to chasing orders to ensure they are dispatched on time and does his best to avoid any complications that may occur along the way! 

Sophie Brown 
Marketing Assistant
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After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, Sophie's excitement and zest for life means that she is perfect for our role of Marketing Assistant.

With previous experience in Marketing Consultancy, Sophie is responsible for managing all our digital marketing activity and making sure we hit the headlines!

Click on Sophie's photo and check our a very bubbly social media whizz!

Lizzie Murphy
Artworker/Graphic Designer
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Lizzie joined Allwag Promotions fresh out of university in 2017 and has earned her title as our graphic designer with her impressive designs and artwork. 

As a Multimedia Design graduate from the University of Kent, even the sky isn't the limit with Lizzie's amazing design skills; whether it's redrawing artwork, to creating a stunning full-colour print design on a product, Lizzie will create a visual mock-up of what your merchandise will look like in no time. 

Emma Griffiths
Graphic Designer
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Emma is our in-house Graphic Designer and terns our marketing dreams into reality. 

Since graduating in 2016 with a first class degree in Graphic Design and Fine Art from the University of Chester, Emma was part of the design team for a well-known online voucher website, where she worked on explosive designs for the site’s digital and offline marketing materials.

Using her unique and flawless design skills, Emma works alongside the rest of the team to create brilliant and bold imagery to intrigue our clients and help maximise our marketing campaigns.

Ashlie Linge
Operations Assistant
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Ashlie keeps a close eye on the promotional market to ensure that any new and innovative products that are available are added straight to our website!

Ashlie is responsible for the general upkeep of our website and works closely with our suppliers to ensure that all our pricing is kept up to date. 

With previous experience as an administrator and pricing analyst, Ashlie has developed exceptional attention to detail and love for excel spreadsheets; the perfect combination for our operations team! 

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