About Us

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Hambleside Merchandise offers branded merchandise, corporate incentives, business gifts and promotional merchandise, and has done since 2003. For over ten years we have been helping businesses and educational institutions improve and maintain brand awareness and we have supported their sales and marketing activity. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and premium customer satisfaction results. By placing your merchandise requirements in our hands you are placing your trust in our team of industry experts. Read more about us in this section of the website, and once you have a feel for us and our approach to our work, have a look through our product range.

Meet The Team

Meet our experienced and helpful merchandise team. These are the experts that will guide you through the merchandise world, get to know them a bit better through their bios below.

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Alexx Jones

Alexx Jones

Accounts

What is your favourite promotional gift?
A Red Anti Stress Santa, it lives on my desk and I use it regularly, all year round

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Purchase ledger, sales ledger, payroll and financial reporting are all part of my role and always done with a smile!

Funny moment
Much to my colleagues amusement I thought you pronounced minestrone soup as mine-stone. I couldn’t understand why everyone looked at me strangely when I told them what I had for lunch.

Hobby
Collecting blue Smarties.

What promotional gift you are most like?
The wrapped mini lollies because I’m just too sweet.

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Bethann Coleman

Bethann Coleman

UK Sales Manager - Education

What is your favourite promotional gift?
I love the plush toys as I’ve always had a soft spot for ‘cuddlies’!

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
UK Sales Manager for the Education Sector with over 15 years’ experience in the Promotional and Corporate Merchandise Industry. Specialising in face to face client partnerships to provide consultation and recommendations on all aspects of merchandise. Understanding brand, message, target audience and budget requirements to provide a total solution.  Professional with exceptional attention to detail!

Funny moment
Having Keith Lemon impersonator, Dean Taylor, on our stand at the NUS Annual Trade Show. He hijacked a sofa being carried past so we could all have a sit down! Our faces ached from laughing after a day with ‘Keith’!

Hobby
I love to Roller-skate!

What promotional gift you are most like?
I would have to say a diary, as I am very organised and always early for everything!

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Chris Avery

Chris Avery

Managing Director

What is your favourite promotional gift?
A calculator. It’s an essential part of my working day.

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
As MD it’s my role to steer the ship and keep us on course for success. With a prior Accountancy background, I’ve had an influential role in the management of Hambleside Group since 1987.

Funny moment
When my trusty 20 year old Nokia 3210 finally broke, I was kindly given another that had been in the back of someone’s drawer for quite some years but with plenty of life still in it!

Hobby
Sailing, rugby and horse riding

What promotional gift you are most like?
A day to a page diary – I’m dependable with a traditional, tried and tested approach to management. I like face to face meetings and would rather pick up the phone than converse by email. Plus I have the years of Hambleside history stored away, recorded in my own diaries from all my years at Hambleside.

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Clare Welch

Clare Welch

Operations Manager

What is your favourite promotional gift?
The trusty logobug – reminds me of my days going to Radio One roadshows.  Can’t believe it’s still going strong – almost a bit retro in my eyes.

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Operations Manager. The little person with a big personality – certain that when you speak to me I will have a big smile on the end of the line.  OCD in organisation – will organise anyone within an inch of their life.

Funny moment
(Although not at the time) – whilst on a team building night we went go karting and unfortunately I couldn’t partake as I could not reach the pedals!

Hobby
I may have little legs but I love running.

What promotional gift you are most like?
Sticky tabs combiset – organised, colourful and small – there is a place for everything and you need to know where everything is!

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Jennie Scott

Jennie Scott

Finance Director

What is your favourite promotional gift?
Power bank

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Ensuring the Company’s finances are in order. I’m good with numbers, they just make sense and I look at problems objectively to identify effective solutions quickly.

Funny moment
Wearing a Santa onesie at Christmas

Hobby
Running and going to festivals

What promotional gift you are most like?
Multi Connecting cable, reflecting the many aspects of my role

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Laura Poole

Laura Poole

Marketing Executive

What is your favourite promotional gift?
A mug, always something that is on my desk. I love a nice cup of tea!

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Marketing Executive, creating and implementing product campaigns and promotions, blogging on social media, event organisation and being a good communicator to our internal and external customers. Keeping everyone in the know!

Funny moment
After an event Sue and I had to try and squeeze a mannequin into the back of our car which was clearly too small. We ended up having to remove arms and legs to make it fit. At least we could laugh about it once we were back in the car!

Hobby
Cooking (and of course eating), spending time with my two boys!

What promotional gift you are most like?
Bespoke shaped power banks and USB’s. I like to be creative and have fun.

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Nadine Bell

Nadine Bell

Account Executive

What is your favourite promotional gift?
Snap 59 Cap – I like to pretend I’m still 14!

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
I’ve been with Hambleside a few years now, working as an Account Executive firstly in the order progression team and now working in the sales team.   Having this broad knowledge of both sides ensures every part of the process is considered.

I am a shopaholic so what’s better than looking for that perfect item to suit your needs.

Funny moment
Receiving a Harry Styles colouring book from Clare Welch for my birthday (28th).

Hobby
Stalking Ed Sheeran and Harry Styles on Instagram & Snapchat – I have no shame!

What promotional gift you are most like?
Bluetooth speaker – Because I love talking to my customers (and anyone else I can!)…I need to be heard.

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Natalie Prior

Natalie Prior

Account Executive

What is your favourite promotional gift?
A promotional mug – it’s the first thing I reach for when I arrive at the office each day.

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Account Executive – I’ve sourced branded wellies and bespoke badges for our biggest client and updated their ecommerce site. Now I look after Order Progression, using my experience to ensure things run smoothly. It is my responsibility to check artwork, handle the proofing process and to monitor orders through to delivery. I pride myself on accuracy and attention to detail to make sure we deliver the best customer service possible.

Funny moment
There has been so many over the years, where do I start? It probably has to be our day out to Bodyflight. We traded an order of branded mugs for a team outing to the simulated skydiving experience and it was great fun. I’m not convinced that royal blue and yellow jumpsuits should be worn by anyone, especially with goggles and a hat!

Hobby
Coming to work every day, of course!

What promotional gift you are most like?
A multi connector charging cable – I like to think I’m pretty tech savvy and in my job I connect lots of elements of the process together to keep things running smoothly.

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Paula Carey

Paula Carey

Sales Executive

What is your favourite promotional gift?
Travel Mug – because it is practical/useful and a great gift that you would keep.

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Sales Executive – Visiting and speaking to clients, building relationships, sourcing products and looking for ideas and preparing quotes. I genuinely care about your merchandise and want you to be happy with everything you buy from Hambleside!

Funny moment
The Games that were played at the company BBQ – egg and spoon race in particular.

Hobby
Baking (my cheese scones are legendary in the office!) and socialising with friends and family.

What promotional gift you are most like?
Teddy bear – Cuddly and friendly, and honestly always your best friend.

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Stuart Fry

Stuart Fry

UK National Sales Manager - Corporate

What is your favourite promotional gift?
Bespoke USB

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Creating new ideas and bespoke products to help you maximise brand awareness for customers!

Funny moment
Dressing up as Baron Samedi at our James Bond Themed Christmas party a number of years ago.

Hobby
Rugby

What promotional gift you are most like?
A USB, I’m full of useful information.

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Sue Smith

Sue Smith

Account Executive

What is your favourite promotional gift?
A nice pen of course! Currently loving a Senator Super Hit – can’t beat a classic.

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Quoting and sourcing – shopping for someone else!

Funny moment
I once came into work with odd shoes on!

Hobby
Tending to my pond (or falling in it).

What promotional gift you are most like?
Stress ball – I need to be regularly held

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Suzie Munday

Suzie Munday

Sales & Marketing Director

What is your favourite promotional gift?
I love pens. They are the no. 1 promotional item for a reason – you should see my desk drawer!

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Sales & Marketing Director – I bring my positive approach to all things, sometimes with wacky ideas, but always with commitment and enthusiasm. Understanding you (our customers), understanding how you want to use merchandise and communicating the relevant things you need to know to make buying from us easy is at the heart of what I do.

Funny moment
We used our best ever example of team work to get us all to the front of the stage at a big Industry awards evening, so that we could see JLS up close! It was funny how we reverted to teenage girls for a few hours, before regaining composure and going back to our usual selves.

Hobby
Looking after my chickens and going for lovely long walks with family and friends (with convenient tea and cake stops).

What promotional gift you are most like?
A pink Parker Urban – a loyal friend you can depend on and a good communicator, happy with life and I try to spread that wherever I go.

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Trish Stone

Trish Stone

Account Executive

What is your favourite promotional gift?
Prodir Pen…..It’s reliable just like me (and goes on and on).

Job role (what’s your USP in your role)?
Working as an Account Executive mainly with the international market, there are varied requirements for gifts.  Therefore if you want that unique something, my knowledge and experience of the weird and wonderful always comes in handy.

Funny moment
Winter a few years ago –trudging to work in the snow looking like something out of a horror movie with mascara all down my face!

Hobby
Walking my 4 dogs.

What promotional gift you are most like?
Banner Pen – Lots and lots of information inside me

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  • Alexx Jones

    Alexx Jones

    Accounts

  • Bethann Coleman

    Bethann Coleman

    UK Sales Manager - Education

  • Chris Avery

    Chris Avery

    Managing Director

  • Clare Welch

    Clare Welch

    Operations Manager

  • Jennie Scott

    Jennie Scott

    Finance Director

  • Laura Poole

    Laura Poole

    Marketing Executive

  • Nadine Bell

    Nadine Bell

    Account Executive

  • Natalie Prior

    Natalie Prior

    Account Executive

  • Paula Carey

    Paula Carey

    Sales Executive

  • Stuart Fry

    Stuart Fry

    UK National Sales Manager - Corporate

  • Sue Smith

    Sue Smith

    Account Executive

  • Suzie Munday

    Suzie Munday

    Sales & Marketing Director

  • Trish Stone

    Trish Stone

    Account Executive

History

We are a member of the Hambleside Group of Companies which was established over 40 years ago. We are based in offices just outside Portsmouth, Hampshire. We have the capability to support our customers throughout the United Kingdom and Internationally.

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Accreditations

Sedex

Members of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, empowering sustainable and ethical supply chains

BPMA

Members of the British Promotional Merchandise Association and achieved Charter status

EAUC

Members of the Environmental Association of Universities and Colleges

ISO

Awarded ISO 9001 Quality Management