2017 "Best Place to Work" & "Greatest Companies to Work For" Winners


2017 has been a great year for Concepts & Associates!

We took the #1 spot in Birmingham Business Journal's 2017 Best Places to Work.
Five years and counting! 

And we were selected as one of 2017 PPB's Greatest Companies to work for!

Thanks for the continued support and business. We love what we do!







Tim Hennessy Jr. Named Top 40 Under 40 

Congratulations to our own Tim Hennessy Jr., Director of Sales and Marketing, for being selected by the Birmingham Business Journal as one of Birmingham's Top 40 Under 40. We are so proud of Tim's continued success and wish all of the winner's a big Congratulations!





Concepts & Associates named a 2016 Best Place to Work Winner

The Birmingham Business Journal has unveiled the winners of its 2016 Best Places to Work competition. 
The winners were the top scorers in their size categories on a recent employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace. 

The winners are companies that are keeping their employees happy and cultivating an office culture that employees simply don't want to leave. 

Companies were scored on a number of factors, from trust in leadership and company policies to teamwork and communication, among several other metrics.  This year's selection represents the cream of the crop. 

Concepts is proud to take home this award for the fourth consecutive year. 



Concepts & Associates takes home a Bronze at PPAI Pyramid Awards 

Concepts & Associates was awarded a Bronze Pyramid Award in the 2016 Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) at the annual PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception.  

The Association and the industry honored 24 companies for their outstanding use of promotional products. Each year thousands of distributors are eligible to compete for this prestigious recognition.

Winners of the Pyramid Award competition represent promotional excellence at its best by shining a spotlight on the most creative use of promotional products for a variety of client programs and campaigns.



Birmingham Company named Best Place in America to Work  
A Birmingham company has been named the best place in America to work in the Promotional Product Industry.

Concepts & Associates, an advertising promotional products company, was named the Best Place to Work in America in its industry by the Advertising Specialty Institute. The company has recently ranked highly in our Birmingham’s Best Places to Work awards, as well.

The company was competing with 90 finalists for the honor. Those finalists were chosen out of thousands of promotional products companies.

Read Full Article from The Birmingham Business Journal here:



Concepts Wins Big at 2014 PPAI Awards Show 

Birmingham-based Concepts & Associates, Inc., was the big winner at the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Golden Pyramid award show, taking home four Golden Pyramids.

The Pyramid award is presented each year by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) to recognize outstanding and creative use of promotional products.  Less than 40 Pyramid Awards are given each year in an industry of over 25,000 companies.

“It’s the biggest award given in our industry,” said Tim Hennessy, President and CEO of Concepts.  “And as big as the industry is, you can imagine that the competition is fierce.  To win a single award is a big accomplishment given the number of entries.  We were just floored when we learned we had won four.”  This is the second time Concepts has earned multiple Pyramids in a single year.

When asked to what he attributed his company’s success, Hennessy said, “It’s always been our philosophy to bring solid strategy and breakthrough creative to the table for our clients.  We’ve also tried to hire talented people over the years, and tried to create an environment where they can do great work.  We felt this combination would help us to provide effective solutions for our clients.  These awards validate this approach.”