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We’re looking for an Apprentice!

Are you looking for an apprenticeship?

We’d love to hear from you!

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A fantastic opportunity has risen for an apprentice to join our team as a Junior Office Assistant!

Are you a School or College leaver with A Level Qualifications or equivalent?

Would you like to work within a small sales team based in Burnham-on-Crouch?

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Sales, Administration & Customer Service?

Do you have strong English & IT skills?

Are you bubbly, reliable & self motivated?

If yes, Impamark would love to see your CV!

Having celebrated over 50 years as a family business, Impamark have supported several apprentices over the years, one of which is now a valued member of the team. In 2017, Holly joined us as a Business and Administration Apprentice. Since then, she has completed both her Level 2 & Level 3 and was awarded ACL’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in 2018 and ‘Highly Commended’ for the same category in 2019. It was at the same time, Impamark was awarded ‘Employer of the Year’. Since then, she has undertaken two industry qualifications (Trained in Promotional Merchandise and Certified in Promotional Merchandise).

             

With the support of Essex County Council’s Apprenticeship programme, the successful candidate will study for their Level 2 Customer Service or their Level 3 Business and Administration qualification (depending on experience with a start date between April – September). Alongside your studies, you’ll be assisting the sales team on a daily basis with general office duties such as:

  • Using company’s contact management system to keep client base, supplier base and products updated
  • Assisting with targetted client mail-outs (brochures/samples etc)
  • Sorting out incoming & outgoing post
  • Sending out catalogues, letters or samples
  • Answering the phone & sending emails when required
  • Processing sales and purchase orders
  • Speaking with new and existing clients
  • Attend customer table top exhibitions & trade shows with the sales team (if required)

Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to grow within the promotional merchandise industry with further training and qualifications!

If you fit the above, please send your CV to opportunities@impamark.co.uk along with any questions you may have!

 

AntiBug – Protect Your Merchandise

AntiBug – Protect Your Merchandise

Now, we are sure you are all aware of how quickly germs spread, especially in the current climate. With this in mind, our certified AntiBug  products are here to keep germs at bay.

AntiBug Mugs

THE FACTS…

What is AntiBug? Well, it is a unique treatment that is added to the top surface of any products in order to fight off germs as soon as they come into contact. Through vigorous trials and tests, it has been proven that this additive kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria within a 24 hour period! Sounds impressive, right?

AntiBug-Coaster

 

HOW IT WORKS…

Antimicrobials are added to the product during the manufacturing process. The silver ions are focused on the surface of the product as that is where contact will occur. These silver ions then clinically bind to the bacteria and damage their cells, therefore stopping them from growing and reproducing. Hoorah!

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OUR ANTIBUG PRODUCT RANGE…

  • Mousemats
  • Coasters
  • Drinking Mugs
  • Thermal Bottles
  • Wrist Rests
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Aluminium Sports Bottles
  • Thermal Flasks

Plus many more!

 

 

Returning to work? Expanding the gift shop range? Sending out corporate gifts? Think AntiBug… protect yourself and your merchandise!

Contact our friendly sales team for your AntiBug quotes today.

 

Impamark Approved – Face Coverings

Impamark Approved – Face Coverings

Keys, wallet, phone… and face covering!

Who’d have ever imagined face coverings would be such an integral part of 2020? We sure didn’t!

To help you out, we decided to do a short summary of 5 face coverings that have proved popular with our clients. Oh, and if you would like to see them in action (we even purchased a model head!), check out our video which will be linked at the end of this post.

Mask 1)

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Made from 95% polyester and 5% elastane, these face coverings are single layer with integrated ear loops. They can be branded with just a single colour print but they can also take a full colour print.

They are all individually packaged  and available in white, blue, red, green and pink.

Mask 2)

Mask 2 Mask 2 - side
Made from 95% polyester, these face coverings are a 3 layer pleated covering with elasticated ear loops. 2 layer cotton and 1 layer non woven material, they can be branded up to 3 spot colours or can be embroidered with your logo.

Including the black mask pictured, these come in a choice of 20 different colours.

Mask 3)

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Available in a choice of 2 or 3 layers, this face covering offer a more fitted style. Top layer polyester and bottom layer(s) cotton, they all come with a choice of ear loops – fabric or elastic.All of these coverings can be matched to any pantone reference which ensures consistency with your brand guidelines.

Mask 4)

Mask 4 - side
Another 3 layer face covering made from 100% recycled cotton. They use silver ion antibacterial technology to remove odour and keep mask feeling fresh.They all come with adjustable ear loops and are available in 9 standard colours. However, if you are after a different colour, we can see what we can do!

Mask 5)

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With a choice of 1 or 2 layers, these face coverings come in 2 different styles. A more fitted shape (left) and a general covering style (right). Both come with elasticated ear loops and can take a full colour print as standard.

In addition, they can be printed to both sides so different designs can be achieved on alternative sides!

 

Check out our Youtube Video of them in action – click on the image!

 

Meet The Team

The Impamark Team

Get to know us!

Have you dealt with Impamark before or are you a complete newbie to us? Whichever the answer, do not fear! We thought we would do a quick introduction to each of the team so you can put a face to a name. After all, it’s hard to imagine what someone looks like just from one phonecall, right?

Nicky – Managing Director

Nicky-MDNicky has been the Managing Director of Impamark for over 30 years and is based over in our Spanish office. She took over the business after her parents retired back in 2006. With her years of experience in the promotional merchandise industry, she is always on hand to offer expert advice to both customers and the rest of the team.

Nicky’s favourite promo item is anything Bamboo related. Bamboo has fast growing properties and due to its longevity, can be regenerated to create products that do not place a strain on the environment.

Outside of work, Nicky enjoys being in the water. From swimming to snorkelling, she’ll never be far from the sea or her pool! She also enjoys travelling and exploring new places, not to forget a spot of wine tasting along the way!

John – IT & Technical Support Manager

John

John is our IT and Technical Support Manager and has been working for Impamark for 17 years. He, like Nicky, is based over in our Spanish office. Thankfully for us in the UK office, it does not stop him from overseeing and sorting our IT issues remotely!

John has a few favourite promotional items. One that has to be mentioned is any type of Mug as he is the biggest coffee lover you’ll find! As well as drinkware, he is an avid Tech fan and loves any gadgets he can get his hands on.

When not working, John enjoys sailing, open source coding, and anything to do with computers. Oh, and loves a glass of wine!

Denise – Sales Account Executive

Denise

Denise is one of our knowledgable and enthusiastic Sales Account Executives. She is the final member of the team to be based in the Spanish Office and has been working for the company for just over 3 years. She is primarily in charge of our army and regimental clients.

Her favourite promotional item is a Thermal Cup. They are just so handy! Running late to work and no time finish your morning tea? Drink it on your journey. Heading out for a long walk on a Sunday afternoon? Fill it with some water and you are good to go!

Outside of work, Denise enjoys taking local trips and exploring new places. She also has 4 dogs (yes, 4 dogs!)  to keep her busy so you’ll find her in the countryside walking with them or her friends.

Cathy – Sales & Finance Manager

Cathy

Cathy is our Sales and Finance Manager. She is based in the UK office and has been a part of the team for 4 years. She is in charge of all things finance so if you have an accounts query or question, Cathy will be there to help! As well as this, she also manages some of her own key accounts.

Her favourite promotional item is an Umbrella. She loves how versatile they can be! From the choice of handles, colours and funky features, there is something for everyone and all budgets.

When Cathy is away from her desk, she is heavily involved in a local Amateur Dramatics group which she is infact Chairman of. Come the evening, she enjoys being in her hot tub with her favourite glass of wine. Lucky for some!

Ian – UK Sales Account Executive

Ian

Ian is another one of our helpful Sales Executives. He is also based in our UK Office in Essex and has been working for Impamark for just over 3 years. If he is not at his desk, he will be out on the road seeing new and existing clients to help their brand stand out! He also represents the company at networking events and exhibitions.

His favourite promotional item is anything tech or gadgets. From Wireless Powerbanks to LED Charging Cables, there is always something new and innovative coming out!

When Ian is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and going on holidays. He has a 4 year old daughter who keeps him on his toes so as you can imagine, there is never a boring moment!

Holly – Digital Marketing & Sales Support Executive

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The final member of the team is Holly and she’s our Digital Marketing and Sales Support Executive. Based in our UK office, she’s been working for Impamark for 3 years. Her role is to ensure the company has an excellent online presence as well as helping with day to day support and admin jobs within the company.

Her favourite promotional item is a reusable bottle. There’s never a day where she won’t have one on her desk! Not only does using her reusable bottle keep her hydrated but it also helps to reduce her plastic consumption.

When she is not working, she enjoys going to concerts and music festivals with her friends. She also loves going on mini city breaks and exploring new places (with her reusable water bottle, obviously!)

 

Are you ready to FACE your customers?

 

Are you ready to FACE your customers?

We offer professional looking branded Face Coverings, helping you & your customers feel more comfortable.

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 Visit our PPE Website to see our range of products

Please look at our website for a full range of products

Huge range of PPE products available. Quick UK delivery

Be ready and be safe!

 
  • Face Masks (MOQ100)
  • Face Shields
 
 
  • Aprons
  • Gowns
 
 
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Gloves
 
 
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Thermometers
 
 
  • Safety Goggles
  • Screen Protectors
 

Contact us NOW for details, pricing and orders

01621 783550 –  ppe@impamark.co.uk

 

Do you know how to safely Don and Doff a Face Mask? Impamarks video guide

 

Many people do not know how to safely Don & Doff a Face Mask.

We have prepared a free video guide on using a Face Mask safely.

   

 Visit our PPE Website to see our range of products

 

Please look out for more informational emails – we are preparing a guide to all the different types of face masks which will be ready shortly

Huge range of PPE products available. Quick UK delivery

Be ready and be safe!

 
  • Face Masks (MOQ100)
  • Face Shields
 
 
  • Aprons
  • Gowns
 
 
  • Hand Sanitiser
  • Gloves
 
 
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Thermometers
 
 
  • Safety Goggles
  • Screen Protectors
 

Contact us NOW for details, pricing and orders

01621 783550 –  ppe@impamark.co.uk

 

Merry Christmas from Impamark


CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN 2018 – CLOSED FRIDAY 21ST DECEMBER FROM 1.00 P.M. AND REOPENING WEDNESDAY 2ND JANUARY AT 9.00 A.M.

2018 has been a very interesting year for us at Impamark.

At the beginning of the year we launched our Happy Turtle logo with the strapline “Our solution is less pollution”. This reflects our move to a more environmentally friendly stance, and we hope this will assist in raising the world wide issue of plastic pollution. We are actively focusing on more environmentally friendly promotional merchandise and promoting to our clients where possible. In addition we are Corporate members of the Essex Wildlife Trust and in August we joined the WWF’s campaign by adopting a turtle.

Image of Holly with her certificate

In September 2017 Holly joined us as an apprentice studying for her NVQ level 2 in Business Administration. We are immensely proud that in September this year she won Apprentice of the Year at the ACL Awards.

Image of Will with his certificate

Holly has also been studying for her TPM qualification (Trained in Promotional Merchandise), and she takes her exam in December. This is an industry standard training organised by the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association), of which we have been members for over 10 years.

In addition, Will, our IT Support Technician having completed level 3 and level 4 BTEC qualifications as part of his apprenticeship, has also completed his TPM qualification earlier this year.

As a team we have visited clients this year across the UK from the West country to Scotland. In April we held our fourth client day entitled ‘The Power of Brand’ at Five Lakes Hotel near Colchester which was attended by clients from all across the UK. We had over 30 top merchandise suppliers exhibiting, and 4 key speakers including the Director General of the BPMA. We held our first ever Business Awards which was really well received. The day was completely free of charge to those that attended, and the feedback was very positive with people saying it was a great way to find new products and ideas, and it was wonderful to learn more about branding. It was also a good opportunity for the Impamark team to meet so many of you and I am sure it will be something that we will repeat again in the future.

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As a team we take training very seriously and we have all visited various supplier factories to learn more about innovative branding processes, as well as attending different trade shows across the UK so we can bring you the latest product information.

In November we exhibited at the Chelmsford Showcase for Business and also sponsored the Essex Hairdressers Under 25’s Competition, with fantastic prizes for the winners, gifts for the judges and goody bags for all attendees.

We have also raised £133 for Essex Wildlife Trust via a fundraising raffle in April, and we recently held a Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised over £270!

We would like to remind you all that Chinese New Year, (CNY) is 5th February which will mean that orders for delivery pre CNY will need to be placed before 20th December. Any orders placed in January will be delivered in March. In addition to this we don’t know at this stage what the effect of Brexit will have on our industry supply chain. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to place orders in December and January for any events or requirements in the first three months of 2019.

Chinese New Year 2019! Year of the Pig

All that is left for me to say is from all of us here at Impamark we would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout 2018. We look forward to working closely with you again next year. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas break and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Nicky & the Team

Merry Christmas from all of the team

Fantastic Amazon Voucher Offer to Celebrate Promotional Products Week 2015

To commemorate #PPWeek 2015 Impamark have a fantastic Amazon Voucher offer for all their clients who place orders during this week.

This week also coincides with the Companies 40th anniversary based in Burnham on Crouch and is therefore a great opportunity to celebrate with the industry.

Promotional Products-A4 flyer-2015Promotional Products Week is the brainchild of the industry’s umbrella organisation the BPMA (The British Promotional Merchandise Association) of which Impamark has been a member for 10 years. This year the theme of “Promotional Products Invokes Action” promotes the positive effect of incorporating personalised merchandise within your marketing mix. To publicise this to maximum effect the BPMA have a new mascot, a panda – and he can be seen this week promoting branded merchandise across the UK #PromothePanda

Panda with our giveaways

IMPAMARK SUPPORTS THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL PRODUCT WEEK 16TH – 20TH SEPT

Promotiona Week 2013

Organised by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA), National Promotional Products Week is a celebration of the Promotional Products Industry. Much more than just a freebie, if a promotional item is useful, then research shows that 89% of people will keep it

B1658B PPW infographic v6The aim of Promotional Products Week is to raise the profile of personalised products and encourage their use within the marketing mix. We want companies to recognise the value of personalised merchandise and understand the many different ways they can improve brand awareness

To support this National Campaign Impamark are hosting a Business Networking Event on 11th September at their offices at Dammerwick Farm, exhibiting at Think Local Exhibition in Cold Norton on 13th September and finally are offering FREE AMAZON VOUCHERS on orders placed during the week of the 16th – 20th September

Promotional Products-flyerFor further details on Promotional Products Week please visit the website http://promotionalproductsweek.co.uk/