iBeani End Of Quarter Update (Q1 2016)

Monday, 28 March 2016  |  Admin

It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming in the New Year and yet here we are at the end of the first quarter already – how time flies! We’ve decided to put out this end of quarter update for quarter one (we’ll call it Q1 from here on out to save time) to keep all our amazing and loyal fans up to date on where we’re at and where we’re going. We’ll cover the best of iBeani over the last 3 months and what exciting new happenings you can expect to see from us in Q2!

 

January:

After a great New Year, and maybe a slightly sore head, it was straight back to work at iBeani headquarters working on our secret new designs. These designs were released at the end of Q1 and due to how busy February was shaping up to be (more on that in a minute) it was vital that we prioritised the sourcing of materials and production of the new designs in January. Be sure to check out our new designs in the iBeani store if you haven’t seen them yet!

The excitement peaked in January when the Giftware Association announced that iBeani had been nominated for the “Gift Of The Year” award! The winners would be announced at The Spring Fair 2016 in February, so read on to find out what happened.

February:

Wow – what a month February was! The highlight of the month was definitely exhibiting at The Spring Fair 2016 at the NEC in Birmingham. We were able to show off the iBeani tablet stand to thousands of people and make some fantastic connections with other home & giftware product creators.

While The Spring Fair itself was a fantastic event, it was the Giftware Association Gift Of The Year Awards that really put the spring in our step (pun absolutely intended!). iBeani was nominated for “Gift Of The Year” in the Home Accessories category back in January and we received a “Highly Commended” award at the awards ceremony hosted by Cath Kidston, MBE – placing in the top 3! We’re extremely proud of this award as we feel it truly shows the excellent commitment to quality that the iBeani brand stands for.

gift of the year 2016 highly commended

iBeani also announced a new deal with TTS Group Ltd in February, a leading UK education equipment supplier, which provides schools and classrooms across the country with the opportunity to purchase and use the iBeani tablet stand.

March:

The successes of February continued on in to March. With the release date of our new 2016 iBeani designs fast approaching much of the month was spent ensuring everything was ready for the big launch day. The launch of our new designs went without a hitch and they’re already proving to be some of our best sellers – so be sure to grab one today to avoid any delays.

March also saw an expansion in the number of stores where you can buy the iBeani tablet stand. You can now purchase the iBeani at Amazon Prime, Fruugo and a number of local independent stockists and department stores. See our “Where to buy” page for more details.

To wrap up March, and Q1 as a whole, we will be attending The Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham from 31st March – 3rd April. We’ve been giving away free tickets to the show all month on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages so if gadgets are your thing be sure to check them out for a chance to win. We hope all of you that win tickets pop over to say hello – it would be great to meet you!

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Going Forwards To Q2

So as you can see, Q1 2016 has been an exceptionally busy, exciting and successful time for the iBeani tablet stand. We’ll be keeping that momentum going in to Q2, so stay tuned for updates on the following:

 

Ideal Home Show Scotland:

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iBeani will be heading north to exhibit at The Ideal Home Show Scotland in Glasgow on 27th – 30th May. The Ideal Home Show Scotland is dubbed “Scotland’s Best Loved Home Show” and we’re excited to be a part of it. We’ll be releasing more details about this over the coming month so be sure to stay tuned.

 

Recruitment Drive:

We’re looking to take on-board some freelance/ad-hoc sales-people over the next month or two who will represent the iBeani brand at consumer shows, such as The Ideal Home Show Scotland. If you have a background in sales and are looking for flexible or part time work then this could be the role for you.

You will receive a daily base rate plus bonus and all expenses are covered, including travel & hotel stays if required. You will receive a food & drink allowance too. If this sounds ideal to you then drop as an email at sales@ibeani.co.uk for more information.

 

New iBeani Stockists:

We’re continually working on getting the iBeani in to even more stores up and down the country, making it easier than ever to try & buy the universal tablet stand. We’re not releasing any details on this quite yet so stay tuned for further information.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our amazing customers & fans so far for your continued support, it means the world to us. We’re confident that Q2 will be just as strong for the iBeani brand as Q1 has been!

View Our New 2016 Range Of iBeani Tablet Stands!

If you have any questions about the iBeani brand or would like to use any of the above information in a press publication please email sales@ibeani.co.uk with the title “Q1 performance” for more information.

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