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This month we’ve invested in Leeds-based start-up Awesome Merchandise enabling us to expand our product offering as well as being involved with a company very much aligned with our ambitions. Here we share a little more about why Awesome Creative have invested in Awesome Merchandise and what it means for clients both now and in the future.

Who are Awesome Merchandise?

Awesome Merchandise is an innovative business based in the heart of Leeds, Yorkshire. They blossomed from humble beginnings in 2005, the brainchild of unsuspecting founder Luke who initially just needed a way to get through Uni without getting a job. Luke’s unique and quirky designs soon caught the eye of a customer who ordered a whopping 80,000 badges. The success that followed drove Luke to quit Uni and dedicate himself full-time to Awesome Merchandise. Now the company continues to grow rapidly, becoming known for its individuality and excellent service.

Awesome Merchandise’s philosophy is similar to our own – they focus on designing and producing memorable products delivered with an awesome customer experience. A quick browse through their catalogue reveals a plethora of unique and individual items available for print – not your standard offering of pens and post-its (although they do make those, too!). They make and print all items in-house at their dedicated factory in Leeds, keeping turnaround times down and quality high. They also have a rather impressive resume – trusted by international and local brands alike. Customers include Levi’s, Jagermeister, Ben & Jerrys, Nike and Alexander McQueen to name but a few.

What does mean for Awesome clients?

Our partnership with Awesome Merch is good news for us – but it’s also great news for our clients. As they specialise in personalised promotional items such as clothing, stickers and stationery, packaging and phone cases, Awesome can provide a one-stop shop and in turn offer an extension to our current schedule of services. This existing relationship and reciprocal interest means that we can work closely with them to produce unique, one-of-a-kind promo material and gifts for events, exhibitions, launches and more on behalf of our existing and expanding client base.