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Top honours for badge firm


Europe’s largest name badge manufacturer, Badgemaster, scooped three highly commended awards at the Professional Clothing Awards in 2017: Best IT Innovation and Website, Made in the UK, and Best Manufacturer/Distributer.
Olympic star and TV presenter Sharron Davies presented the awards at the glamorous event in London.
Co-founder and Managing Director, John Bancroft MBE said he was proud of the achievements of his company’s 100+ team:
“To receive these awards is a great honour – for our  team, our clients, and for the local community in Nottinghamshire,” he said. “To be globally recognised for our achievements is one of the great landmarks in our journey to deliver unparalleled products and service for our customers.”

Best IT Innovation and Website
Badgemaster.co.uk launched its new site with many innovative features earlier this year, providing enhanced services to customers to help them access highest quality, personalised badges with the famous Badgemaster price guarantee easily and efficiently.
Bespoke badge design, helpful product information, expert advice and instant price quotations are part of the Badgemaster.co.uk experience.  Badgemaster customers can now place orders online. With an average of 50 new enquiries and more than 200 orders a day, the website is a key part of Badgemaster’s customer service, helping 27,000 customers and 5 million people and an estimated 5,000,000 people wear Badgemaster’s name badges every day.

Made in the UK
Badgemaster had its first factory in a small portacabin in Hucknall, Nottingham. Twenty-four years later, the state of art purpose built facility 12,000 square foot facility still resides in nearby Newstead Nottinghamshire today. The company plays an important role in the local community, receiving Governmental recognition for staff training and environmental responsibility; subjects close the hearts of many of Badgemaster’s 100 + employees, who come from the local ex-mining community.
Badgemaster’s focus on British suppliers of the highest calibre has also earned the company the British Standards
Institute Accreditations for Quality and Environmental Management.

Best Manufacturer/Distributer
Badgemaster’s best in class reusable name badge, Instabadge®, was recognised for its quality and customer service benefits. It enables customers to create bespoke, professionally designed badges within their own premises. Its unique and innovative design enables customers to have almost all the quality and appearance of a professionally made ready to wear badge with all the economy and convenience of a reusable one.
Its benefits have been widely recognised, with more than 2,000 customers now enjoying the Instabadge benefits.  As well as being available from Badgemaster directly, it is also now distributed through corporate clothing companies, catalogue and office stationery suppliers.
Yvette Ashby, the publisher of Professional Clothing Director-e magazine and Director of The Professional Clothing Show and awards, said she was delighted to see these three important awards go to Badgemaster.  “It fills me with pride to see Badgemaster’s great success at our 2017 awards. We had over 400 attendees from all over the World from large global companies, independent organisations and some of the industries rising stars from fashion designers to corporate tailors, who all play a part in ensuring the professional clothing industry remains cutting edge, competitive and customer focused,” she said.

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