The BPMA Board is made up of 12 elected Industry professionals representing suppliers, distributors and service partners.

The BPMA Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the association - setting the strategic vision, providing the leadership to put this into effect, supervising the Secretariat and reporting back to the membership. Each Board member is assigned a specific functional role.

BPMA Team

Gordon Glenister

Director General

Gordon is a passionate enthusiast of the promotional merchandise discipline and has headed up the BPMA for the past 8 years. A seasoned speaker at many marketing and internal events, his continual aim is to raise the standards and value of promotional products.

Daniela Arena

Head of Education

During her time with the BPMA, Daniela launched and managed the BPMA Academy and BPMA Professional Development Programme whilst managing and delivering a portfolio of successful industry events such as the BPMA Christmas Lunches, Regional Events and the BPMA Education Day. In 2016, Daniela became the BPMA Head of Education and now dedicates her time to training and continuous professional development, through the BPMA Education Programme. 

Sarah Mansfield

Office Manager

 As Office Manager, it is Sarah's responsibility to ensure the smooth running of the BPMA office.  Sarah's responsibilities also includes HR, Health & Safety and assisting in delivering successful events for the association.

BPMA Board Members

Graeme Smith

Chairman

Cyan Group

Responsible for the strategic direction of the association, focussed on raising the profile and standards of the promotional merchandise industry. Motivating the board to ensure we serve to inspire, educate and connect with the membership to remain relevant and to support the future direction and benefit of the members.

Matt Franks

President

Fluid Branding

To provide advice and continuity to the senior management team. Overseeing the research requirements for the association, providing guidance and input to the industry research undertaken by the BPMA.

Angela Wagstaff

Vice Chair

Allwag Promotions

Supporting the Chairman on the development and implementation of the association’s strategy. Primarily focussed on overseeing the Education programme with the support of the Secretariat.

Neal Beagles

Events & Europe

Roantree Incentive Marketing

To ensure that the BPMA produce and manage events that are meeting our members needs and that are run professionally and on budget. Within Europe, to guarantee that our industry voice continues to be heard and that we remain aware of and compliant with Pan–European legislation that could affect our members.

Alex Turner

Finance

Listawood

Overseeing the association’s finance function and ensuring the proper systems and checks are in place to help the Board to manage membership funds and to invest sustainably in the future of the industry.

Melissa Chevin

Marketing

Globefish Consulting

Responsible for marketing, media and public relations, digital media and member communications. Working closely with the Secretariat to promote specific campaigns and initiatives.

Brian Hayward

Membership

Page Partnership

Providing members with all the necessary support, guidance, assistance and information needed to ensure they can deal effectively in all aspects of running their business.

Phil Morgan

Export/International

SPS EU

Setting the international strategy of the association to ensure British companies are better placed than ever before to succeed in a global marketplace.

Clive Allcott

Clothing

Screenworks

Supporting members with expertise and up-to-date insight on the clothing industry to facilitate well-informed and high quality decision making.

Malcolm Garnett

End User Engagement

Brandz

To encourage membership and promote awareness of the BPMA – what it stands for, the resources and support it offers to both the Promotional Merchandise industry and end users.

Andrew Hill

Director

Senator Pens

Working with members to ensure the highest standards of professionalism and ethical conduct are attained through adherence to a strict Code of Conduct, a Best Practice framework and the ultimate recognition, BPMA Charter Status. Offering guidance and support to members to help achieve these standards.

Fellows

Being awarded the sword of honour confers fellowship of the BPMA. The prestigious honour is granted to those who have demonstrated dedication to the promotions industry and to the service of the BPMA.

Previous fellows of the BPMA:

Viv Blumfield 2014
Neal Beagles 2012
Gill Thorpe 2010
David Lebond 2008
Margot Parker 2007
Liz Karn 2004
Phillip Circus 2003
David Hedderman 2002
John Houghton 2000
Bob Essery 1998
Gordon Savage 1993
Ian Allchild 1992
Victor Rosewell 1991