Effective Promotional Merchandise Schemes

It’s hard enough to choose a cost effective giveaway item when you’re a one person start up. When you’re part of a large organisation with multiple approval levels, diverse geographical locations and strict branding guidelines it’s a nightmare. At Hambleside our team have decades of experience in creating effective promotional merchandise schemes for large businesses. We offer a complete service package, from cost-benefit analysis and product comparisons through printing and manufacturing to shipping and fulfilment. Whatever you need, whether it’s a free gift, promotional items, branded products or workwear, we have a solution you’ll love

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Planning your marketing strategy

For companies with multiple marketing teams working across a wide range of products and platforms, keeping a consistent brand message can be difficult. By using Hambleside for all your promotional product needs, we can ensure that your high standards are met and your brand is presented consistently. Whether it’s a street level keyring giveaway or executive gifts for trade show attendees using one company for every promotional merchandise scheme makes your marketing easier and more effective.

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Create your own catalogue

Give your marketing team the flexibility they need by creating your own catalogue of promotional products. Once an item has been selected and approved, we can retain the details and images letting you re-order with a brief email. We can also create a catalogue of pre-approved items that on-the-ground marketing and sales teams can order and use, giving local teams independence while still ensuring that a consistent brand message is maintained. We can also create workwear and branded product catalogues, letting your employees choose their own rewards or order routine items such as pens, laptop bags and umbrellas with your brand in place. Have you thought about creating an e-commerce site?

Honest analysis and product comparisons

Getting a good return on investment is essential for any marketing project, whether it’s a promotional merchandise scheme or a TV ad campaign. As part of our full-service package, we can do detailed cost breakdowns and product comparisons, including creating reports and presentation materials. With decades of marketing experience, our team can help you choose the right branded product for the job, whether it’s a pen, a bag, a hand-crafted award or something completely unique.

Personal service

At Hambleside Merchandise we’re proud to offer personal service to our corporate clients. We are a full-service promotional merchandising team which means we can take care of every detail for you from first draft to fulfilment. By fully understanding your needs and working with suppliers of high quality promotional products, we can create effective branded materials across a stunning range of items. Whether you’re looking for something you can give away by the millions or to create a few special items for high value customers, we can help.


Stuart Fry
UK National Sales Manager – Corporate


We have worked with Hambleside Merchandise for many years now. We have always worked very well with the team and found them to be extremely helpful and friendly in their approach.
We sometimes ask for items which are not in the catalogue but this is never an issue, the guys will always source what we need. We always receive quotes quickly and are kept up to date on the progress of our orders. I would recommend Hambleside Merchandise to other companies as we have always received a first class service from them. For any adhoc requests they are always on hand to offer us merchandise solutions. If we need help they are only a phone call away and will pop in to discuss when required. We have forged an excellent working relationship and have confidence in the promotional products they deliver.

Warwick Print

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

Request was acknowledged quickly and a quote provided promptly.
I like the fact that our account manager and team is consistent and that our relationship is both cordial and professional.

Agriculture And Horticulture Development Board

The whole process was handled very professionally and we were kept informed at each stage. The goods were delivered on time and we were even sent an Easter present! No complaints at all and I would highly recommend Hambleside to other people.

University Of St Andrews

A first class service from order to delivery. Excellent.

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

Clear and timely communication throughout. Excellent service within a tight turnaround.

University of Aberdeen

Communication between us was excellent as I was worried about what we need on the lanyards and wanted to make sure that they were correct, which of course they were. Very friendly helpful staff, even when the person dealing with my order was on holiday a colleague picked up my query and was very helpful in putting my mind at rest. Thank you

Accrington & Rossendale College

Customer service was really efficient and professional. Embroidered product also was excellent.

Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Fantastic service. Hambleside were able to turn my order round exceptionally quickly and always responded to emails very swiftly. They were also the best value for money. Thank you so much, will definitely be recommending to others.

University of Chichester

Products were delivered earlier than first communicated which was very helpful from my point of view as I was able to prepare for our conference a few days in advance. Customer service and price were great. Products were the right quality for our purposes.



It all depends on the scheme that is put in place. We offer very basic set ups where we will hold the stock for you and you can call it off as and when you require it to fully functioning e-commerce shops. Our team can work with you to put the right scheme in place and work within your budget.

Yes we can, please contact us for more information. We will be happy to talk you through the options.

There are many benefits to having a corporate scheme in place, it is far more cost effective to plan ahead and buy in bulk, you know you have branded products there ready if you suddenly have a conference or an event coming up and it’s a uniformed approach so everyone in your company is using the same branded merchandise so the message is consistent.

More about Hambleside

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.