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PG Live To Serve Up Tasty Treats Tache and Louise Tiler mark their 5th anniversaries Looking to mark their respective companies’ 5th anniversaries in a major way, card publishers Tache and Louise Tiler Designs are effectively inviting the entire global greeting card industry to lunch two days running in early June and will also be putting on a great evening drinks party to boot! Having both made their trade show debuts at PG Live five years ago they felt it was fitting to mark their shared milestone by joining forces to co-sponsor the lunchroom at Progressive Greetings Live 2019 (which takes place at London’s Business Design Centre on Tuesday June 4 and Wednesday 5 June), as well as the evening drinks party, which will take place on the opening night of the show (Tuesday 4 June). “We first met Frank and Pennie of Tache at PG Live five years ago. We have very different looks to our greeting cards, but it is so good to have friends in the industry that are growing at a similar rate, enabling you to share the journey together,” believes Louise Tiler. Pennie Bryant, who together with Frank Nicholls owns Tache, added: “We’re over the moon to have been asked to co-sponsor the lunchroom this year to celebrate five fabulous years in the industry. Our company mission and

company slogan has always been ‘designed to make you smile’ and we can’t wait to carry this over to the BDC Gallery room”. Both the sumptuous lunch and the drinks party, popular elements of the world’s largest dedicated greeting card show, are open to all PG Live exhibitors and visitors, with all the food and drinks being free of charge. “PG Live 2019 is set to be a wonderful celebration of our fabulous industry with a wealth of publishers of all shapes and sizes all set to create a feast for the eyes with thousands of new designs,” commented Warren Lomax, joint show director of PG Live. Louise Tiler Designs and Tache join a mighty impressive line-up of 230 exhibitors, comprising established publishers, renowned artists and up-andcoming designers from around the globe. To book a free ticket and to receive a copy of the Show Preview register on www.progressivegreetingslive.com or call +44 (0)1635 297070. Above: There will be lots of people looking forward to jumping for joy at PG Live 2019 in June. Left: (Left-right) Tache’s Frank Nicholls and Pennie Bryant with Michael Jellie, the head chef at the Business Design Centre with Louise Tiler Designs’ Louise Tiler and Gavin Nicholas in the kitchen at the home of PG Live.

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Linda Duggan joins The Art File Following the retirement of two of its agents, The Art File has appointed Linda Duggan (right) as its first ever full-time employed business development manager. Linda’s past experience includes spending eight years as a buyer for Blue Diamond garden centre group. Commenting on the strengthening of the team, James Mace, The Art File’s sales manager said he was delighted to have Linda on the team bringing her “wealth of experience in both sales and buying” to the company.

Cashing in Cherry Orchard Publishing has given £1,000 away in cash to four of its independent card stockists, winners of its Down Memory Lane Grand Prize Draw. Retail customers who unpacked their deliveries of Down Memory Lane cards from Cherry Orchard Publishing between mid December and early January also found a ticket that went into the Grand Prize Draw. All the tickets were put into a ‘hat’ and four lucky winners’ names were drawn. The lucky winners were: First Prize of £500 was won by Best Wishes in Maldon; Second Prize of £250 went to Newsmarket in Rainham; Third Prize of £150 was won by Gemini Greetings in East Sussex, while Troika in Lincoln won the Fourth Prize of £100. Above: Diane Sutton of Best Wishes, Maldon received her £500 cheque from Cherry Orchard’s area sales manager Keith Taylor. Below: Suzanne and Andy Heasman of Gemini Greetings, East Sussex with their cheque.

Lola Designs has seen its art appear in high places of late - fulfilling an order to supply Buckingham Palace and also being featured on the BBC TV programme ‘Best House In town’ where each episode sees different types of homes compete against each other. “When we first received the call from Buckingham Palace just before Christmas we didn't dare believe it and seriously thought someone was pulling our leg until the order came through on our system,” said Frank Mountain who owns the business with his wife Amanda. Right: A Lola giraffe print in Pandora’s house on the TV programme.

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