The Branding Team BLOG

We are the UK’s leading supplier of promotional and branded products. Our solid reputation is backed by the industry’s fastest lead times and a full selection of personalisable products. Over 25+ years, our London-based team has helped hundreds of thousands of global brands reach their marketing goals with top-quality promotional products. Whatever your budget, whatever your idea, we’ll make it happen.

What is The Branding Team?

In order to better serve our customers, The Branding Team has decided it’s time we start sharing our experience and top tips in the online space. After all, we’ve been doing this for more than 25 years now, so we have a lot to say when it comes to promotions and branding.

First, allow us to re-introduce ourselves.

What we do

The Branding Team is the UK’s leading supplier of promotional and branded products – from sports balls and lanyards to sweets and wristbands.

We’ve been around for more than 25 years now, working with businesses big and small in the UK, Europe and around the world to uplevel their marketing through personalised, branded products. We pride ourselves on being London-based with most of our factories based in Europe, so you know that our products are of the highest quality. We also have an office in China to ensure we’re always on top of new products in the international market.

We’ve built a solid reputation in the promotions industry thanks to our speedy lead times (the fastest on the market), our price-match guarantee and a complete selection of branded products. Quite simply, you won’t find anything better than what we can deliver.

The Branding Team is led by Founder and CEO Simon Baskind, who has decades of experience in promotions, branding and marketing. In a previous life, Simon worked with popular restaurant brands to generate global brand recognition and even founded an award-winning sushi restaurant and takeaway chain.

He is supported by a team of branding experts who have a combined 50+ years of experience and are prepared to answer any of your promotions-related questions.

Who we serve

Our mission is to provide branding and promotional solutions for a wide variety of audiences. No matter your business size, industry or target audience, we can make your promotional product dreams a reality.

We help our corporate clients secure high-quality branded items for corporate events, such as trade shows and conferences, and for their other promotional needs (including giveaways, corporate gift-giving and marketing campaigns).

However, we’ve also worked closely with a huge range of other clients, including:

  • Entertainment and sporting events (including music and other festivals)
  • Sports clubs
  • Schools and universities
  • Hospitality industry (hotels and restaurants)
  • Non-profits
  • Government bodies
  • Organisers of personal events (weddings, parties, etc.)

Our divisions

We don’t believe in offering a single solution. We’ve scoured the market to identify all the best, most effective promotional products so that we can offer a full range of solutions to our customers.

No matter what your promotional needs, one of our divisions is bound to have the answer.

Balls Direct

Sport is one of the top forms of the recreation in the UK and around the world, so it’s no wonder that branded sports products are popular. A branded sporting good made of tough, durable quality is sure to get your brand noticed.

Our Balls Direct division specialises in promotional sports balls including footballs, rugby balls, tennis balls, cricket balls, golf balls and more. We offer great branded solutions for sports teams, sporting events and businesses of any industry.


Lanyards Direct

As the name suggests, our Lanyards Direct division specialises in lanyards! We offer plain and printed lanyards in a full selection of colours and finishes. We even offer environmentally-friendly options, such as 100% sustainable, fully biodegradable lanyards made of bamboo fibres.

Branded lanyards are ideal for events like festivals, charitable events and corporate conferences as you can easily attach an entry pass or other need-to-know information for easy viewing. They also make great additions to corporate uniforms by attaching ID badges.


The Sweet Team

The Sweet Team specialises in branded promotional sweets – from jelly sweets and lollipops to mints and chocolates. We also offer special holiday sweets, including advent calendars (great if you’re looking for something truly unique), as well as healthier alternatives like water bottles and sesame bars.

Nothing grabs attention at trade shows, corporate events or university fairs like some delicious sweets. Our promotional sweets also make great thank you gifts, office treats, or special additions to event goodie bags (ones that people actually get excited about!)

Wristbands Direct

Ever since the Livestrong bracelets hit the market and became an international phenomenon, wristbands have been all the rave. Wristbands Direct offers a huge selection of fabric, silicone and Tyvek-material wristbands that are full personalisable.

Wristbands are ideal for festivals and other large-scale events, particularly when you need to keep track of who is who (or who has purchased what). They’re often used by charities, SMEs and universities. Wristbands are also fantastic for promotional giveaways.

Pocket Memory

Branded USB drives have long been a popular option in the branded products market. Pocket Memory offers USB drives in a variety of shapes and sizes: traditional, pen-style, key-shaped, slim cards, twister and more. We can even create totally unique novelty designs: if you can visualise it, we can design and produce it. You have full control over the drive’s capacity, colours and shape.

Promotional USB drives are particularly great for educational institutions but are also useful for conferences, trade shows, or whenever you need to pass important information on to stakeholders or potential clients.

Promo Direct

Last but not least, Promo Direct supplies… well, everything else! Mugs, umbrellas, calculators, shopping bags, coasters… if you can put your brand on it, we’ve got it. And if we don’t, we’ll source it for you.

Promo Direct is your one-stop-shop for truly unique branded products. If you want something that none of your competitors is offering, this is the place to go.

Want to uplevel your promoting?

Branded products have many benefits. They’ve been shown to increase brand awareness, drive brand loyalty, and create more memorable experiences and lasting relationships between businesses and their customers.

If you’re ready to take advantage of all the benefits promotional items have to offer, get in touch!

Not sure what promotional item is best for you? Contact The Branding Team and we’ll give you our expert advice. Otherwise, feel free to browse through our individual divisions and our dedicated customer service teams will be happy to set you up.






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