With decades of experience the team at Hambleside have promotional product solutions to suit every budget and every occasion. From classic free gifts like pens, bags and magnets through workwear and laptop bags to awards and commemorative glassware, we offer a full range of branded items.
As a full-service procurement team, we can handle every part of the process from cost-benefit analysis to storage and fulfilment. Below are just a few of the promotional product types we offer.
Tradeshows and conferences
Conference swag has become so ubiquitous that it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Bags and pens are the most popular promotional products but there are many more options to choose from. You can even use giveaways to entice the most valuable demographics to your stand or to enhance customer loyalty. For example, you can give an extra gift to visitors who sign up to your newsletter or send invitations with a voucher for a free gift to loyal customers. Deciding which items to stock and in what quantity can be tricky, but Hambleside are here to help.
Everyone likes to feel appreciated or be given a treat, particularly if they’re not expecting it. Giving your employees branded workwear, coasters or laptop bags is a great way to encourage team bonding while also enhancing morale. Hambleside also offer personalisation on items for use around the office, such as laptop bags, mouse mats and other branded products, as well as awards and commemorative glassware making it easy to celebrate an outstanding achievement or celebrate completing a major project.
Sometimes all you need for an effective marketing campaign is a simple free gift that gets your brand noticed. Depending on your market demographics, promotional product led mass marketing might mean reaching out to new customers, perhaps by handing out keyrings on the street or posting branded magnets through letter boxes or encouraging repeat business by including a little bonus item, such as a pen or coaster, with customer orders. These items need to be low cost yet good quality and effective. Our prices start from just a few pence per item, and we can deliver large volumes.
For businesses working with just a few clients or a limited pool of potential customers, making an individual approach makes sound business sense. Choosing promotional products that appeal to the demographic is critical. In these cases, investing a little more time and money in a stand-out item can have a huge impact. We offer options to suit every budget and can special-order unusual or custom-made items if required.
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.
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.
Delivery time varies from product to product, on average most products take 3 weeks from artwork approval.
This depends on the product; low cost promotional items have a much higher MOQ compared to premium gifts.
This is the cost of preparing your artwork and setting up the print machinery. The cost of origination will vary depending on the product and the print method that is used. The number of print colours will also have an effect on the origination cost. If you order online the cost of origination has already been included in the price and will not be charged additionally.
In some instances even if you are placing a repeat order you may still be charged a repeat origination. This will usually be less than the original set up, but it will still be charged as the print machinery still needs to be set up in the same way.
We outsource the print of our merchandise products to specialist printers with expertise in decorating different merchandise products and materials to guarantee the highest quality of print on your promotional products. Your branded merchandise gets delivered to you directly from our printer, which is far more cost and time effective.
If you order multiple promotional products it is possible that they will be sourced from different suppliers and printers located mainly in the UK, Europe and Far East. We work with a huge range of different suppliers and printers who specialise in particular areas. For example if you order lanyards and t-shirts from us, it is likely that your lanyards will be printed in the Far East and your t-shirts will be printed in the UK. Your printed products will be delivered to you directly from our chosen specialist printer to save you time and money.
To ensure the best possible print results we ask that your artwork is supplied as a vectorised EPS file this is because this file format allows us to fully edit your artwork. We can make it bigger or smaller to fit required print areas without losing any quality. We can also change the colour of the text if required. A PDF, JPEG or TIF file does not allow us to edit the artwork in the same way and we cannot guarantee the required print quality.
Please send us your artwork via email as a vectorised eps file.
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.