Best Badges staff team celebrate 15th birthday

Ipswich based company was founded in 2001 by two musicians who were frustrated by their experiences of trying to buy promotional goods to promote their band. Bassist Andrew Culture and singer Stuart Tyldesley started principally to serve the music industry, but interest in the company swiftly grew far beyond bands and record labels. To this day new customers come from some of the most surprising and unlikely areas. was founded on two simple principles: there should be no minimum order quantities, and no complex artwork requirements. These principles were a reaction to a promotional goods industry that insisted on minimum order levels that put badges (and other items) out of the reach of anyone other than large organisations with big budgets. The complex artwork specifications that Best Badges competitors demanded of anyone who wished to make an order were as intimidating as they were bewildering.

To this day Best Badges still make and supply button badges without a minimum order quantity. Customers can submit artwork in any format they wish and all the artwork help needed is provided by Best Badges for free.

Now celebrating their 15th anniversary, Best Badges produce around 180,000 units a month. Every member of staff takes a great deal of pride in looking after their customers in a personal, professional and efficient manner.

Customer Relationship Manager Richard Maydell explains:
‘Everyone who works here at Best Badges is enormously proud of not only the exceptional growth we have achieved, but also the large number of long-term friendships we have formed with our customers. It’s quite usual for customers to make additional orders quite soon after their initial order. We know this is not only down to the high quality of our promotional products, but also because we offer a fast order turnaround and assured delivery times.’

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