Happy Birthday To Us! Total Merchandise Turns 16

We've got some big news to share: it's our birthday!

Today (3 September 2020) marks 16 years since Jason O'Connor, David Stoddart and Michelle Rae Stoddart launched Total Merchandise. 


READ MORE:


That's 16 years since the idea for TM was first born, operating out of the founders' spare rooms at home - and well over a decade of leading the way at the forefront of the UK's promotional merchandise industry. 

the founders of Total Merchandise

Whilst we celebrated our 15th birthday in the office (spot Michelle, Dave and Jay above with just some of the balloons and cakes we had to mark the occasion), our 16th has been a little different thanks to a certain global pandemic. No names mentioned but we're looking very firmly at you, COVID-19.

That said, our transition from 15 into 16 has undoubtedly been one of our busiest and most exciting years yet, with record sales, various brand developments and an office expansion all taking place in the first six months. And then there was also the small matter of the Total Merchandise team winning not one but two highly prestigious industry awards...

Total Merchandise, an award-winning UK supplier of promotional products

Yup, that's right: in December 2019, we were voted Sourcing City's Promotional Merchandise Distributor of the Year (in the £5m+ category), whilst in February 2020, we were crowned Promotional Merchandise Distributor of the Year 2020 at the British Promotional Merchandise Association's glittering awards event. 

the founders of Total Merchandise

Of course, the latter half of our 15th year was completely different to what any of us could have imagined, and our team has pulled together fantastically when it comes to adapting to the 'new normal'. We're excited and ready to make our 16th year even more brilliant and memorable than our 15th... And those are pretty big boots to fill - so let's do this!

Yes, It's Our Birthday - But We've Got A Gift For You 🥳

We're currently running a huge range of discounts and offers on some of our most popular promotional products.

Whether you're currently prepping your team to return to the office, are looking for promotional items that will ensure working from home remains a breeze or are simply looking for the perfect branded giveaways to help generate some positive awareness around your business, we've got you covered.

Total Merchandise promotional product discounts

Many of the offers will be ending this month, so if you find something you love the look of, be quick. There's everything from discount promotional pens and branded tech essentials to promotional notepads at reduced prices, budget-friendly printed bags... And so much more!

Browse our full range of discount promotional products - and don't forget to have some cake on our behalf today!

From branded face masks to promotional social distancing products, Total Merchandise has all the branded items your business could need this summer. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email info@totalmerchandise.co.uk

Total Merchandise Wins With BRIMAN At The BPMA Awards 2024

Total Merchandise Wins With BRIMAN At The BPMA Awards 2024

Last week, we attended the BPMA Awards: an annual celebration of the promotional merchandise industry, hosted by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA).

Total Merchandise Wins Distributor Of The Year 2023!

Total Merchandise Wins Distributor Of The Year 2023!

We're absolutely delighted to announce that Total Merchandise has been voted Distributor Of The Year (£3m+) in the 2023 edition of the Sourcing City Awards. We

The Magic Of Merch: Supporting The WellChild Awards 2023

The Magic Of Merch: Supporting The WellChild Awards 2023

We've long been advocates of WellChild and the incredible work that they do to support poorly children across the UK.  So when the charity approached Total Merc

The Best Promotional Merchandise for Schools

The Best Promotional Merchandise for Schools

Branded items for schools come in many shapes and sizes, and are never more useful than at school events. From summer fêtes to end-of-term concerts, charity raffles to Chr

TM Edit: The Most Exciting New Promotional Items For 2024

TM Edit: The Most Exciting New Promotional Items For 2024

New year, new merch! The start of a whole new year is the perfect opportunity to give some careful consideration to the marketing and merchandise plans you've got coming up

Revealed: The Best-Selling Promotional Products Of 2023

Revealed: The Best-Selling Promotional Products Of 2023

It's safe to say that 2023 has been quite the year for Total Merchandise. Over the last 12 months, we've hit some major milestones, grown our team, hosted our fi

11 Easy Ways To Make Your Brand Stand Out This Summer

11 Easy Ways To Make Your Brand Stand Out This Summer

Keen to do something a little bit different with your promotional marketing plans throughout summer 2024? Whether you're looking for fun awareness events you can lin

How Total Merchandise Supported Smart Works With Charity Tote Bags

How Total Merchandise Supported Smart Works With Charity Tote Bags

The team at Total Merchandise always love to do what they can to support the work of the many amazing charities and organisations across the UK - so we were delighted to re

Why Promotional Products Work: The Value Of Merch For Your Brand

Why Promotional Products Work: The Value Of Merch For Your Brand

Okay, we might be biased but there really is no denying it: promotional products are an incredibly powerful tool for any UK business. Whether you're a start-up looki