London and Barcelona (PRWEB UK) 17 April 2014
Garment Printing is striking the right note in music and events merchandising with the appointment of Business Developer, Mark (Pepe) Bendle who will play a key role in strengthening Garment Printing’s Barcelona team.
The appointment follows recent news of Garment Printing providing t-shirt printing service to a number of high profile musical acts, including Dave Davies, former lead guitarist and vocalist of The Kinks, and alternative rock band Suede.
Mark Bendle has years of merchandise management experience at companies including Bravado Big Tours, where he was responsible for various aspects of merchandising for the European concert tours of musical legends such as The Rolling Stones, Prince, Michael Jackson, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and David Bowie.
This wealth of knowledge and experience makes Bendle a perfect fit for Garment Printing and will drive efforts to capture the events and music merchandise market.
“I’m very excited to enter into this new venture working with Garment Printing and to become a team player in an exciting and ever-growing company. This is a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge of merchandising from a different perspective and I’m certain we’ll be successful,” commented Bendle.
Gavin Drake, Director of Garment Printing, believes Bendle’s client list and experience will prove very valuable, giving his team a competitive edge in the industry.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Mark on board. His connections in the industry are as good as gold. We’re looking forward to expanding our business in this area and provide innovative printing solutions for many more musical legends in the future,” said Drake.
During his time with Planet Hollywood Barcelona, Bendle held a leadership role in the merchandise department managing not only sales, but personnel, finances and production for the first restaurant of its kind in Spain.
After building his career with companies such as Events Management S.L. and Global Merchandising, Bendle began a series of successful freelance projects.
As a freelancer, he was responsible for the official merchandise sales for several concert tours and sporting events across Europe, such as Download UK, Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Germany, Sonisphere Across Europe, Hellfest France, Novarock Austria, Metaldown Sweden, Greenfield Switzerland, Provissirock Finland and Sweden Rock.
Bendle also has an impressive record as touring manager for artists including The Beach Boys, Marilyn Manson, Depeche Mode, Iron Maiden, Pendulum, Deep Purple, Robert Plant, Status Quo and The Scorpions.
About Garment Printing
Garment Printing is an industry-leading international promotional and customised clothing company that aims to maximise the efficiency of marketing teams and agencies through its integrated, global supply chain. Garment Printing offers a complete range of bespoke personalised t-shirt printing techniques including screen printing, embroidery, direct-to-garment and the latest dye sublimation t-shirt printing technology combined with express turnaround and excellent customer service. Garment Printing’s agency work involves consultation with global brands, marketing teams and promotional agencies to ensure all printed clothing campaigns are realistic, within budget and effective. Its dedicated team act as extended members of the client’s business to efficiently exceed customer and client expectations. For more information visit our website, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.