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New appointments in greetings


ARTEBENE Limited has appointed Neil Matthews (pictured right) as its new sales manager for the UK.

Neil takes over from Bill Hanley who retires at the end of the year.

“Bill did a wonderful job in introducing ARTEBENE to the market and setting up an agents network covering the UK, Scotland and Ireland”, says Dr. Rüdiger Kress, owner and MD of ARTEBENE. “He successfully laid the foundation, which we will use to build the future of ARTEBENE Ltd.”

Neil has a long and proven track record within the industry, having previously worked as the sales manager for Deva Designs and within the Hallmark group. He joined the ARTEBENE team in early 2010 as an agent, and will now take over the sales responsibilities from Bill, combined with his agency commitments.


BrownTrout Publishers Limited, the Bristol based publisher of calendars and diaries has announced changes in top management with immediate effect.

Clive Golledge has been appointed as UK national sales manager following  Clive has enjoyed 7 successful years with the company as the National Accounts Manager and has had a great deal to do with the growth and success that the company has enjoyed during this time.  Previously with the Hallmark Group, Gibson Greetings and The Ink Group, Clive will bring a great deal of expertise, coupled with drive and energy, to his new role.

Janine Mills has been promoted to Commercial Director as recognition of her contribution in her 8 years at BrownTrout as Commercial Manager.  Janine has had nearly 30 years experience in and around the trade with both The Ink Group and before that, with Accord Publications.  She will oversee the development of the company’s IT requirements and distribution abilities as the company enters into a new period of expansion.

BrownTrout expects to make more announcements regarding appointment of key staff in the coming weeks.

BrownTrout is the largest publisher of calendars in the world, producing a range of over 1,000 titles annually with over 13 million 2011 calendars in print.  For more information please visit our website at

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