Leed’s, a member of Polyconcept North America, the second largest supplier within the promotional products industry, accepted awards in January from the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), and Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC), as well as from distributor giants Jack Nadel International, Peernet, and Brandvia. Several of Leed’s sales and service representatives also received honors from distributors and associations.
At the ASI Orlando tradeshow, Leed’s was honored as Counselor magazine’s Supplier of the Year and set a Distributor Choice Award record by winning eight product categories. Distributor Choice Awards were received for Business Accessories, Clocks & Watches, Computer Accessories, Electronic Products, Housewares & Tools, Luggage & Bags, Office and Desk Items, and USB Drives. This marks the eighth consecutive year Leed’s has won top honors for Luggage & Bags, and the first year Leed’s has won for USB Drives.
In Las Vegas at the PPAI 2009 Expo, Leed’s took home the Supplier Web Award for Visual Design/Creativity. Leed’s was also recognized for the third year in a row as a top supplier by taking home a Supplier Award of Merit. In 2008, Leed’s also received a Supplier Award of Merit, after taking home the Gold Supplier Star Award in 2007.
During the PPPC National Convention held in Toronto, Canada, Leed’s accepted the Supplier of the Year award, plus three other PPPC Image Awards: Best Web Site, Best Catalog, and Best Internal for Yourself [marketing campaign]. Also, Jen Carver, Business Development Representative for Leed’s was honored as PPPC’s Supplier Rep of the Year, and Agence Imapro, Inc. and West Pointe Marketing Group, which represent Leed’s, received the Multi-line Agency of the Year Awards for East and West, respectively.
In other award news, Jack Nadel, Peernet, and Brandvia gave Leed’s top honors. Jack Nadel acknowledged Leed’s with their Supplier Partner of the Year Award; Peernet and Brandvia both crowned Leed’s Supplier of the Year. Distributor awards were also accepted by sales and service representatives at Leed’s. Chrystal Love, Partner Development Representative, received the Customer Service Rep of the Year Award from the Partnering Group. Brandvia recognized Regional Sales Manager Nina Davi as their Top Sales Rep of the Year. Finally, Heather Nigh, Regional Sales Managers at Leed’s, received the Supplier Sales Rep of the Year Award from the Organization of Promotional Products Salespeople.
Jeff Brown, Chief Marketing Officer for Leed’s, commented: “These are wonderful recognitions. We strive to provide our customers with the best products, the best tools, and the best service and support they need to be winners with their customers”