There are multiple benefits of working with UK manufacturing companies.

There’s a lot to be said for our Great British Brands. The title alone carries an air of quality from Aston Martin and Harrods, to Fortnum & Mason.

We have a wide range of branded promotional products available that are made in the UK, the companies that we work with define that more than 50% of the product must be made in the UK.

This has many benefits for you, our customers.

Lead times

If you need a product quickly and it’s not held in stock we will need to import it and with general shipping times around 16 weeks, this can cause a huge problem.

How many promotional product campaigns are planned that well in advance? in my experience (which is over 15 years!) not many.

With a British manufacturer, this can be turned around pretty quickly, shipping will generally take a day once the product is made and branded with your design.

Minimum Order Quantities

The beauty of buying products that are manufactured in the UK is that it gives you more flexibility in the quantity you want to order. The minimum is based on efficient manufacturing, often as low as 120 pieces.

Collaborative Working

We aim to build good working relationships with our British Manufacturers which in turn helps us to offer you, our customers with new and exciting ideas.


Promotional Americano travel mug in green with purple lid and grip. Prunted with your logo

Americano travel mug with matching lid and grip.

The Americano travel mug is just one of the many products available that are manufactured here in the UK.


This is the most popular promotional travel mug as it is available in a wide range of colours and can be printed up to full colour with your design. There is a wide range of colour lids available and the option of the hand grip which can also be printed with your logo.


Bespoke cotton shopper printed full colour with your design

There are also British manufactured cotton bags, a bespoke product that can be made any size up to 58cm wide and printed full colour with your logo or design edge-to-edge. Drawstring closing or tote style handles are available to suit your requirements.


From branded sports bottles, post-it notes, wiro notepads, seed sticks which are based on the original 1940’s design of a matchbook to fridge magnets and confectionary; there’s something for everyone!

If you want to know more about our range of products, please call us on 01234 344317.

We’d love to hear from you.


The Financial Services sector is one of the main industries that benefits hugely from promotional products….

Whether you’re a stock broker, insurance company, investment banker a mortgage company, commercial bank or a credit union, promotional products are one of the most cost-effective promotional marketing solutions.

They also guarantee you a return on investment with 79% of consumers who are given promotional gifts more likely to use the firm or company’s services. Branded promotional gifts are an excellent way of influencing clients to use a company’s services over a competitor.

*Research survey conducted by the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) to 200 marketers during Marketing Week Live 2017*

Promotional products are also used in the financial services sector to amplify the firm’s or company’s level of professionalism and are used by employees during client meetings to demonstrate this.

Our top five that are loved in the industry are…

Branded promotional umbrellas

Fibrestorm Golf Umbrella – brand-able with your logo and design

In 2016, promotional umbrellas were in the top 20 bestselling promotional product ranges in the UK. Now, in 2017 promotional umbrellas are still one of the bestselling products. The Fibrestorm umbrella range is one of the most popular as it’s available in so many different  options.

There’s the value umbrellas starting from £7.60 to automatic double canopy umbrellas from £21.30. Light weight, storm proof and wind resistant, these stylish umbrellas can be branded in many different ways, giving your logo and design a real lift!

Perfect for the morning commute in Blightly for your customers and employees.

Corporate Branded Notebooks

Tuscon edge notebook with contrasting elastic closure band and page edges.

Corporate branded notebooks are getting more popular by the day. A classic promotional product that will be used by both employees and clients on a daily basis. One of the most popular and well known is the Castelli range which is an Italian brand of  beautiful style and quality. This oi one of the reasons thay are so well received  in the financial industry. With the great range of branding options available from embossing to full colour print, doming to foil blocking. Your brand will stand out and be a great reflection on your company.


If you want to add extra value to your branded note book we have a wide range of packaging options to choose from.

A lovely range of coloured tissue paper, presentation boxes and sleeves that can be branded with your logo, a range of coloured ribbon. This can really give your branded promotional note book the WOW factor when your client or member of staff receives it.

Click here to view our range of Castelli notebooks.

Promotional Money Boxes & Piggy Banks

Promotional cow piggy bank branded with your logo.

Promotional money boxes and piggy banks are ideal giveaways for all types of financial institutions, insurance companies and  banks. Not only can these promotional products be branded with a company logo and marketing message, but the item itself symbolises exactly what financial firms stand for; keeping money safe.

Our promotional money boxes come in many different shapes and sizes, from the traditional piggy bank to cow banks and even a house money box!


Cross Bailey Ball Pen

Cross Bailey ball pen engraved with your logo and complete with presentation box and life time guarantee.

This promotional ball pen is engraved to to one position with your logo and is a cost-effective branded gift for a client with high perceived value.

These promotional writing instruments come with black ink and are perfect for finance firms or companies looking to thank a client for using their services, as well as for signing important office documents.


Ultimate Wireless Activity Watch

Track and display your activity – time, steps, distance, calories burnt, time exercising and target goal. Syncs wirelessly to your smartphone, Syncs with Apple IOS iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and Android Samsung, Galaxy S11, Note 11. RoHS compliant

According to a recent study by an online business publication, 44% of workers say that they’ve gained weight in their job due to sitting at their desk for most of the day.

Our new Smart Watch Tracker is a stylish branded gadget with a built in step monitor, alarm and call reminder. With subtle branding options, this promotional step tracking device is a great way to keep your employees and clients active and therefore maintain a positive environment in the workplace.



Want to know more about our branded promotional products?

Please call us on 01234 344317 We’d love to hear from you!

Founder of carry-on business luggage and bag supplier Alistair Callender emphasised the value of a premium travel product.

We try to avoid building in gimmicks and design and deliver features that will actually add value to our products and ultimately the end user travel experience Many airlines, particularly low-cost carriers, now encourage travellers to carry a single piece of hand baggage, helping to save fuel. GATE8 have worked closely with airlines to ensure their products fit the strict dimensions levied by airlines, for example, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Easyjet.

Travel bag

Carry on hand luggage bag in black with zip- a- way laptop compartment.

With International tourist arrivals forecast to increase to 1.8 million by 2030, many airlines, particularly low-cost carriers, are encouraging travellers to carry a single piece of hand baggage, this helps to save fuel. GATE8 have worked closely with airlines to ensure their products fit the strict dimensions levied by airlines, for example, British Airways, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Easyjet.

Their range of travel luggage is an award-winning brand and fits well with the increasing influence of fashion on promotional products and the value that travellers place on using a stylish, fit for purpose bag and influence of working trends.

Quality, secure and innovative.

GATE8 products are used by both airlines for their crew and pilots and frequent business travellers, therefore good quality construction and materials is a critical factor. With the ever increasing risk of identity theft having RFID and industry approved locks provides our users with a degree of confidence in the product they are using.

We also have a wide range of travel accessories including miniature bottles to carry your essential shampoo, shower gel etc. Also on offer are beauty travel bags, foldable toothbrushes which offer a complete travel wash solution.

Branding and personalisation.

All of the products that we supply can be branded with your name or corporate logo for that personal touch.

If you would like further information please call our friendly sales team on 01234 344317.