Education

Hambleside Merchandise has been specialising in supplying branded merchandise and printed clothing to the Education sector for the last 6 years. We work in association with the AOC and the EAUC, making us one of the most experienced merchandise companies within the education sector.

We are approved suppliers on the following frameworks:

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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.

Merchandise promotes and supports

  • Open days
  • Student Recruitment and Staff Recruitment
  • Fairs/Fresher’s Week
  • Marketing
  • Awards and Ceremonies
  • Graduation

Merchandise for Colleges – Understanding your priorities

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 all affect merchandise requirements. However, such programmes as Safeguard 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.

College of North West London –
“Even earlier than expected. Thank you for combining the postage with order placed by other department 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!”

Merchandise for Universities

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. This contract placed Hambleside as a sole supplier to the University and has delivered control and savings through comprehensive Account Management and a close understanding of the University requirements.

The key merchandise areas for universities are:

  • Graduation
  • Alumni
  • Recruitment
  • Student Union
  • Faculty Specific
  • Site Services
  • Uniforms

Nottingham Trent University –
“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.”

NUS

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 NUS Unions to support their marketing activities. These could be used to support retail operations, marketing activities and campaigns.

We have grouped these products into a series of categories to help you identify relevant options. All products can be branded with your logo and/or promotional message.

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

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Beth Coleman
UK Sales Manager – Education Specialist