We would like to wish all our customers, suppliers and artists a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
What a year 2016 has been with four wedding, two big birthdays, and one baby here at Paper Rose and The Art Group, there hasn't been a month gone by where we haven't had something to celebrate.
In January we started the year with saying goodbye to our much loved Managing Director Jayne Myers, with Chairman Stuart McKay taking on the helm.
February saw us at Spring Fair, it's an event we love as we get to see so many of our customers from all over the world, and we are excited to be announcing we will be at the NEC for 2017 on stand 3M10-N11 5-9th February 2017.
In March we were finalising our second year of the exciting "On the Cards competition" winners, these fabulous cards are due to launch in Paperchase in early 2017 having closely worked with the Universities, Students, Sherwood Press, G.F.Smith and Paperchase. We have already launched the 2017 competition....
In April we saw our beautiful Kate from the Warehouse have her gorgeous son Casper! Welcome to the Paper Rose Family! And in the studio we saw another Kate (Our Studio Manager) turn the big 4.0!
In May we saw our brand new website launch! We couldn't be happier now the Trade shop and website are integrated together making shopping online a smoother experience. We also attended PG Live with us launching our new ranges Totem Pals, Toby Little Dude and Jojo's Jungle. It also saw the lovely Vikki from Customer Services tie the knot! Congratulations Vikki and Simon.
June saw us launch our Spring 2017 collections featuring a range of new and best selling ranges. There is still time to order for Valentine's Day 2017!
July saw the second wedding of the year with Senior Designer Sarah marry the lovely Christopher.
August came in the midst of a heatwave with us visiting a charity close to our heart, Great Ormond Street Hospital, were we attended their annual event. We launched later in the year a range called Inky Pots that will benefit Great Ormand Street. It also saw our Chairman Stuart turn the big 70! Happy Birthday Staurt!
September saw our third wedding of the year, congratulations to designer Jojo and Eddie what a wonderful extravaganza was had! This also saw us finalisng our Christmas 2017 offering, with this launching to our customer in January. We've included some of our most popular ranges as well as a few new exquisite surprises for 2017!
In October we saw our final wedding, with Richard from Customer Services marrying Jo in a beach ceremony in Mexico! Congratulations to both! We launched 6 new English Rose designs featuring exquisite laser detailing.
November came with us all preparing from Spring Fair 2017, we have some very exciting new licensees lined up and will be announcing in early January. In the meantime we launched more of our popular range Aquarupella and
December came in a rush, with our annual sales conference and 2017 range launches, as well as our annual charity event from Christmas Jumper Day.
We can’t wait to see what exciting things 2017 will bring, and are looking forward to continue working with all of our brilliant customers and suppliers.
Wishing everyone a fabulous Christmas and a very Happy New Year