Gifts Today magazine


Sad loss of key member of Premier Decorations’ team.

It is with great sadness that Premier announced the loss of its much valued Halloween General Manager, Sean Looney, who passed away suddenly at the beginning of October.

Sean, who was a well-known and respected character in the industry, joined the Premier team alongside his wife Margaret (and PA at the time) in 1998 and quickly set up the Halloween division. They travelled to China sourcing new products – many of which were designed exclusively by Sean himself – and quickly built up one of the most comprehensive portfolios of Halloween products the UK has to offer. Sean’s expertise and love of his craft was apparent to all, as even after Margaret retired, he carried on.

John Athwal, Managing Director of Premier Decorations, said: ‘Sean was a valued member of the Premier family for many years and the Halloween division had become an institution in Sean’s own right.

‘He worked tirelessly to build and expand the ranges we offered and was rightly proud of his achievements. The latest 2017 Halloween collection is a testimony to his hard work and expertise and he was very excited about its launch. He will be sorely missed by us and everyone in the industry and we extend our condolences to his family and loved ones.’

Sean leaves wife Margaret, her daughters and son; sons John-Paul and Elliott; sister Sharon, his mother and five grandchildren.

For anyone wishing to remember Sean - the family has requested donations be made to The British Heart Foundation in his name.

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