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    Hambleside Merchandise are specialists in supplying branded merchandise and printed clothing to the Education sector. Handling student merchandise marketing campaigns over 20 years, Hambleside Merchandise are one of the most experienced merchandise suppliers to the Education sector.


    We are an approved merchandise supplier on the following frameworks:



    We supply branded items to UK colleges, Universities, Student’s Unions, Schools and Academies for all age groups. We have a vast amount of knowledge and experience to benefit all education establishments. We understand that each institution is different and that branded items and promotional clothing are purchased for many different purposes. We co-ordinate merchandise purchasing and maintain brand control for our clients, which is especially important where there are many purchasers within one establishment.




     We produce University branded merchandise to help promote Universities across the UK, including many of the Top 50. Popular branded merchandise for Universities includes promotional items such as University sweatshirts, graduation merchandise, promotional giveaways for the Student Union Freshers Fair and student fairs. We support alumni shops with retail ranges of branded gifts for Alumni and University graduates, as well as working closely with Faculties to produce branded goods to support student studies. For example, branded lab coats, nursing student merchandise, Business School printed notebook and branded pen sets.

    We believe success is achieved through operating a close partnership based on a clear mutual understanding of both client requirements and supplier capability.

    Hambleside operated such a partnership for three years with a 29,000 student strong University. As sole supplier to the University, we delivered control and savings through comprehensive Account Management and a close understanding of the University requirements.

    The key merchandise areas for universities are:




        Student Union

        Faculty Specific

        Site Services




    “Hambleside went beyond their usual products to source us with a unique item.
    This item was then offered at a much lower cost with quicker delivery times than competitors.
    Extremely happy with our experiences with Hambleside. A new company to our list and one we would definitely use again.”


    Nottingham Trent University


    The trend for College student merchandise came across from America a number of years ago now, starting with College hoodies. Campus branding has grown in strength and marketing campaigns are becoming increasingly competitive to win new students. Branded merchandise for students is a really effective way of creating, and identifying as, a community. From college promotional pens and branded stationery to branded sportswear, printed bags, branded water bottles, College sweatshirts and the College hoodie, there is a huge range of possibilities to really make an impression with students.  


    Student merchandise for open daysStudent merchandise for open days

    Student merchandise for open days

    Promotional merchandise for student recruitmentPromotional merchandise for student recruitment

    Promotional merchandise for student recruitment

    Merchandise for Student Union Freshers WeekMerchandise for Student Union Freshers Week

    Merchandise for Student Union Freshers Week

    Branded Merchandise for Education marketingBranded Merchandise for Education marketing

    Branded Merchandise for Education marketing

    Branded Awards for awards ceremoniesBranded Awards for awards ceremonies

    Branded Awards for awards ceremonies

    Graduation merchandise and graduation giftsGraduation merchandise and graduation gifts

    Graduation merchandise and graduation gifts


    “Even earlier than expected. Thank you for combining the postage with orders placed by other departments of our college.

    Commendable responsiveness to emails. Very informative and precise. Phone enquiry handled with effectiveness and courtesy, straight to the point.

    Pleasure to do business with!”

    College of North West London



    We understand that the needs of colleges and universities are different. Course specialisations, size of college, academic to vocational course weighting, location and proximity to other colleges or Universities all affect merchandise requirements. However, such programmes as Safeguard and the requirement for branded lanyards are common across all.

    Budget pressures are central to procurement decisions and we understand that we help you most when we facilitate cost savings through collaborative purchasing, streamlining product selection and simply through brand control.

    In addition, revenue generation from merchandise can also offer a welcome income to the college, offsetting the costs of marketing activities.


    NUS Merchandise

    Hambleside Merchandise works closely with the National Union of Students and remains a recognised distributor of branded products.

    Working with the NUS we have compiled a range of products for Student Unions to support their marketing activities. These could be used to support retail operations, marketing activities and campaigns.

    All products can be branded with your logo or printed with a promotional message.

    Hambleside Merchandise offer a consultative sourcing service for products to suit your specific application, budget, target audience and lead time. From branded clothing and printed caps to promotional gadgets, printed mugs and glasses to cheer sticks, chocolates, notebooks and wristbands, torches and towels. An experienced Key Account Manager is available to help; to understand your requirements, brand and order profile and will happily advise on any other areas where branded merchandise could be to the Union’s benefit.