Who Are We?

LSi Timeline


November 1994

LSi Ltd was formed by Lloyd Simpson having spent the previous seven years working for the largest gift house in the UK at that time.

Starting as a family business from small serviced offices at Haley House, Cleckheaton. Lloyd out selling whilst Anne (his mum) performs typing duties, LSi quickly establishes itself into one of the up and coming gift houses in the North.


Feb 1996

A large order win from a major brewery in December 1995, kick starts the expansion and LSi move to bigger premises with storage facilities. Rawfolds Industrial estate is the new home for LSi and by the end of 1996 employs 5 staff members.


1998

Lloyd Simpson is invited to join the board of Directors at Promota (the British Gift Distributors Association) and successfully serves on the board for 2 years, before resigning to concentrate efforts on LSi.

Signature Clothing - the embroidery arm of LSi is formed and contracts with Premier League football, Formula 1 Grand Prix team Mclaren and Super League rugby sides transform the business and staff levels double inside 2 years.


1999

LSi is invited to join The PAGE Partnership - the largest buying group in the promotional industry.


2000

Signature clothing is absorbed into LSi.


2001

September 10th - The day before that infamous day, LSi sign up for another building, this time purchasing "The Old Print Works" a former printing facility with larger storage facilities, increased office space and showroom, in turn allowing LSi to continue its steady growth.


2003

LSi gains ISO9001 accreditation and becomes one of the first in the promotional industry to be awarded the standard.


2004

LSi Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a trip to York races, 50 clients and staff enjoy a day of first class racing and hospitality.


2006

LSi Voted "Distributor of the Year 2006" by the members of Promota (British Advertising Gift Distributors Association).


2007

LSi Voted " Distributor of the Year 2007" by the members of Promota (British Advertising Gift Distributors Association).


2008

LSi host "Promotional Showcase" one of the first end user exhibitions, featuring 15 Uk suppliers and welcomed over 60 customers to the event. LSi voted "Gold distributor of the year 2008" by the members of The PAGE Partnership.

Braemar House
Braemar House

2009

LSi Launch the "Big Promo Gifts Show", the largest end user show for promotional merchandise attracts 200+ People to the Royal Armouries in Leeds. LSi voted "Silver Distributor of the year" by the members of The PAGE Partnership.


2010

LSi host the 2nd "BIG Promo Gift Show" and increase attendance numbers from the previous years to a record breaking 323 attend. Themed around the Football World Cup, England legends Peter Shilton and Nobby Stiles were in attendance alongside football skills professional John Farnworth, who broke his own world record at the show, getting the LSi Big Promo Gift Show mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records.


2011

LSi Voted "Distributor of the year" for the third time in 5 years by the members of Promota (British Advertising Gift Distributors Association). Lloyd Simpson was awarded "The Roger Saunders Award" for outstanding services to the industry. LSi voted "Gold distributor of the year" by the members of The PAGE Partnership for the second time in 3 years. LSi Runner-up "BPMA Distributor of the Year".


2012

LSi purchase Braemar House a 19th century Vicarage and set about refurbishing to incorporate offices, showroom and on site warehouse. LSi also gain BPMA Charter Status one of the first in the industry to gain the highest standard in the Promotional Merchandise industry.

LSi runner up BPMA Distributor of the Year


2013

LSi move into Braemar House and open the new 2000sqft showroom.

LSi awarded the BPMA Distributor of the Year award, the PAGE Partnership Silver Award, Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month and Top 10 in Sourcing City distributor awards.

Braemar House
Showroom

2014

In our 20th anniversary year, awarded the BPMA Distributor of the Year award for the 2nd time in two years. We also won the PAGE Gold Distributor of the Year award bringing our tally to 2 Gold Awards and 3 Silver Awards in the past 5 years.

Also, in the summer of 2014, we were awarded the Kirklees Business of the Year. The Business awards are conducted by Eaton Smith Solicitors of Huddersfield and are chosen by a panel of representatives from Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Barclays Bank, Yorkshire Bank, Eaton Smith Senior Partners and other business leaders.

BPMA Distributor of the Year
BPMA Distributor of the Year
LSi winning the Business of the Year award

2015

In the summer of 2015, LSi were once again awarded the PAGE Gold Distributor of the Year award.



2017

In the summer of 2017, LSi were once again awarded the PAGE Silver Distributor of the Year award.

Also in the summer of 2017, we were a finalist in the BPMA Distributor of the Year and Catalogue Cover of the Year awards.

Page 2016 Silver Award Winners

To be continued...