50th Anniversary for Essex based family run business

2019 sees the 50th Anniversary of Impamark as a family run business. Currently located at Dammerwick Farm in Burnham on Crouch, this award winning merchandise company moved their operations to the town in 1975, and have since been providing promotional products to a wide ranging and prestigious client list including University of Aberdeen, Essex Wildlife Trust, Harrow School, University College London, University of St Andrews, Rotary Watches, Scottish Scouts, Sandhurst Trust and Queen’s Club.

Originally started in North West London by David Thurgood in 1969, David and his wife Anne ran the company until their retirement in 2006. Their daughter Nicky Crisp joined the company in 1988, and her husband John in 2001. Nicky took over as Managing Director on the retirement of her parents, and in 2007 Nicky & John set up their second office in Spain where they are currently based.

Nicky commented “Over the years we have supplied commemorative souvenirs for the Royal Wedding in 1981, sponsored the Rugby World Cup in 1991, produced Jubilee Coins to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, and again for her 90th Birthday Celebrations in 2016. With more than 30 years experience supplying the MoD and Armed Forces, Impamark holds an official licence to produce their merchandise”

Impamark has been a member of the Advantage Catalogue Group for several years and has consistently been ranked in the Sourcing City top 25 Distributor of the Year Awards. They have also been accredited members of their Industry Association (BPMA) for over 10 years.

Impamark are extremely well known within Essex for supporting local charities and sponsoring events within the community, and have been Silver Corporate members of Essex Wildlife Trust for several years. In the past 18 months, Impamark has moved to a much more enviro and eco friendly stance internally, together with providing a wide range of eco and environmentally friendly merchandise. In January last year Impamark launched their “Happy Turtle brand”, to reflect this positive change of direction.

In celebration of the momentous 50 year milestone the staff flew to Spain for a weekend to enjoy a relaxing time together, some fun in the sun, and ‘Fiesta’ Spanish style.

Nicky believes that the reason for the company’s success is down to their great teamwork, extremely high level of customer care, and attention to detail. She said “We have a great team, both in UK and Spain, with a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. I would like to thank our fantastic supplier base and loyal clients, many of whom we have worked with consistently for over 20 years, and look forward to working together for many years to come!”

Happy Turtle  

Merry Christmas from Impamark


2018 has been a very interesting year for us at Impamark.

At the beginning of the year we launched our Happy Turtle logo with the strapline “Our solution is less pollution”. This reflects our move to a more environmentally friendly stance, and we hope this will assist in raising the world wide issue of plastic pollution. We are actively focusing on more environmentally friendly promotional merchandise and promoting to our clients where possible. In addition we are Corporate members of the Essex Wildlife Trust and in August we joined the WWF’s campaign by adopting a turtle.

Image of Holly with her certificate

In September 2017 Holly joined us as an apprentice studying for her NVQ level 2 in Business Administration. We are immensely proud that in September this year she won Apprentice of the Year at the ACL Awards.

Image of Will with his certificate

Holly has also been studying for her TPM qualification (Trained in Promotional Merchandise), and she takes her exam in December. This is an industry standard training organised by the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association), of which we have been members for over 10 years.

In addition, Will, our IT Support Technician having completed level 3 and level 4 BTEC qualifications as part of his apprenticeship, has also completed his TPM qualification earlier this year.

As a team we have visited clients this year across the UK from the West country to Scotland. In April we held our fourth client day entitled ‘The Power of Brand’ at Five Lakes Hotel near Colchester which was attended by clients from all across the UK. We had over 30 top merchandise suppliers exhibiting, and 4 key speakers including the Director General of the BPMA. We held our first ever Business Awards which was really well received. The day was completely free of charge to those that attended, and the feedback was very positive with people saying it was a great way to find new products and ideas, and it was wonderful to learn more about branding. It was also a good opportunity for the Impamark team to meet so many of you and I am sure it will be something that we will repeat again in the future.

Impamark Macmillan Coffee Morning Image

As a team we take training very seriously and we have all visited various supplier factories to learn more about innovative branding processes, as well as attending different trade shows across the UK so we can bring you the latest product information.

In November we exhibited at the Chelmsford Showcase for Business and also sponsored the Essex Hairdressers Under 25’s Competition, with fantastic prizes for the winners, gifts for the judges and goody bags for all attendees.

We have also raised £133 for Essex Wildlife Trust via a fundraising raffle in April, and we recently held a Macmillan Coffee Morning and raised over £270!

We would like to remind you all that Chinese New Year, (CNY) is 5th February which will mean that orders for delivery pre CNY will need to be placed before 20th December. Any orders placed in January will be delivered in March. In addition to this we don’t know at this stage what the effect of Brexit will have on our industry supply chain. Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to place orders in December and January for any events or requirements in the first three months of 2019.

Chinese New Year 2019! Year of the Pig

All that is left for me to say is from all of us here at Impamark we would like to thank everyone for their continued support throughout 2018. We look forward to working closely with you again next year. Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas break and a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Nicky & the Team

Merry Christmas from all of the team

NEW 100% Biodegradable & 100% Recyclable Sports Bottle!!!

Impamark Environmental Logo

NEW 100% Biodegradable & 100% Recyclable Sports Bottle!!!

Biodegradable plastics are a modern necessity for our ever-endangered environment. The Bio Bottle is biodegradable, yet maintains the same look and feel as our standard bottles. It is made from polyethylene and a revolutionary masterbatch additive. Composting begins in a landfill facility, the process takes 1-5 years.

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  • Food approved, free of BPA and phthalates
  • Available in White and Clear Transparent
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 100% Biodegradable & 100% Recyclable
  • Made from 20% post industrial recycled plastics
  • All caps are fitted with lockable pull lids
  • Available in 500cc and 750cc white
  • Large print area 500cc: 100 x 235.5mm
  • Large opening, easy to clean
  • Full Colour process print, full wrap.
  • MOQ 300

300 @ £1.95 each
500 @ £1.43 each
1000 @ £1.33 each
2000 @ £1.20 each
3000 @ £1.10 each
5000 @ £0.99 each

Set Up Charge @ £50.00 per colour Prices are plus carriage and VAT

Contact us NOW for further details

New: Rice Husk Cups

2019 Rice Husk Mugs

Three Rice Husk Cups

Rice Husk Coffee Cup — made from 80% rice husk and 20% Plant Resin, making them a brilliant eco alternative to throw away cups.

Rice husk is an agricultural waste. Annually, the world’s rice production is approximately 500 million tons. Of this, the ratio of rice husk to rice is approximately 1:4, which is equivalent to about 125 million tons of rice husks produced each year. Reusable hundreds of times, made from rice husk — a by-product of rice usually incinerated.

At end of their lifespan, Rice Husk Coffee cups can be buried in soil to decompose naturally and become part of nature again.

  • Capacity 400ml (14 oz)
  • Height 12cm, diameter 8.7cm
  • Look & durability of plastic
  • Naturally insulating
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Biodegrades in approx. 6 months in soil
  • Dishwasher & microwave safe

Available with standard & resealable lids. Lid & sleeve manufactured from silicone
One colour print to the sleeve on assorted colour sleeves if required

Small quantities (under 1000 can be printed in UK) on a 4/5 week leadtime.
Larger quantities can be printed at source in China but on a 10/12 week lead time (separate pricing required).

Sleeve colours available: Black, Red, Blue, Pink, Green, Purple

Standard Lid   Sealable Lid
240 @ £5.60 each   240 @ £6.12 each
300 @ £5.15 each   300 @ £5.66 each
500 @ £4.79 each   500 @ £5.29 each
1000 @ £4.62 each   1000 @ £5.11 each
1500 @ £4.50 each   1500 @ £4.98 each
2000 @ £4.45 each   2000 @ £4.93 each
2500 @ £4.29 each   2500 @ £4.75 each
3000 @ £4.15 each   3000 @ £4.59 each

Set Up Charge @ £30.00, delivery to one UK mainland address included

New: The “Tortuga Tumbler”

New: The “Tortuga Tumbler”

Now available with lower minimum quantity from 250 units !!!

A Foldable Reusable Tumbler (Exclusive to Impamark)

Impamark Environmental Logo


Plastic rubbish is responsible for the death of many kinds of marine life. This pollution also affects terrestrial animals including humans due to contamination in drinking water.

In order to promote awareness of this issue, Impamark has launched ‘The Happy Turtle’ brand which reflects our move to a more environmentally friendly stance with products to match.

Reusable mugs are the way forward to protect our planet for future generations. Our Tortuga Tumbler is collapsible, easily stored, and can be packed away in a bag or pocket.

Just perfect for drinking on the move!

  Tortuga Mugs purple and blue   Tortuga Mugs collapsed and uncollapsed in pink and blue  
Standard choice of colours: black, 485 red, 288 blue, 299 blue, 012 yellow, white, 368 green, 021 orange, grey, and 230 purple


Tortuga Mug specifications, features and dimensions

All for an amazing price !

250   @ £6.75 each
500   @ £5.85 each
1000   @ £5.45 each
2000   @ £5.20 each
Carriage 250 @ £42.50, 500 – 2000 @ £72.50


One colour print to one position

Lead Time 5 Weeks from artwork approval

All prices are plus VAT

Call us NOW to order these fantastic mugs and do your bit to help the planet!

Power of Brand Conference


On 25th April Impamark held their fifth client day entitled ‘The Power of Brand’ at Crown Plaza Resort – Five lakes.

This merchandise and marketing conference was attended by over 35 leading suppliers and 50 clients from across the UK.

The attendees were treated to lively and informative presentations on the use of branding by 4 leading industry speakers including Gordon Glenister, Director General of the British Promotional Merchandise Association, Lawrence Angelow, MD of the Advantage Group, Richard Taylor, MD of Simpsons Creative, and Lucy McKechnie of Voice Communications.

The day was a huge success with both clients and suppliers saying the day was well organised, informative and professional:


“I was really impressed by the undoubted hard work and organisation that must have gone into turning the day into a really professional event. Your team should be immensely proud”

Lawrence Angelow
The Advantage Group


“Thanks for inviting me to your client day. I found it very useful, inspiring and great to see so many of your suppliers and customers with the vast selection of great products on show. Your speakers were all excellent and very interesting too”.

Adrian Simpson
Redwings Horse Sanctuary


“Thank you for inviting me to the show, it was a pleasure to be part of such a great, well organised event. If only other distributors were like you in sharing their suppliers knowledge & products”

Leanne Wilson-Keates
Clipper Gifts


“It was lovely to see you yesterday and taking a part in the conference, venue, exhibition and the talks were really good!”

Ania Dancy
University of Bristol Students’ Union


“The Impamark team work tirelessly with me to source the products and brand them. I would like to say a huge thank you for my award today and also to thank them for making my ideas happen. They are such a motivated team to work with. I’ve had a great day learning and fuelling my creative side at their conference and can’t wait to get going with some new ideas”

Gemma Burdon
G Collins & Sons Funeral Directors


Environmental stance


Our Solution is less Pollution

Impamark also took this opportunity to officially launch their new Happy Turtle logo, which reflects the company’s move to a more environmentally friendly stance.

Nicky Crisp Impamark’s MD explained:

“There has recently been a lot of focus on plastic pollution.

I was very fortunate at Christmas to swim with the turtles on holiday and I feel very passionate about the current issues facing the world today with regards to plastic waste.

Impamark is strengthening its own internal systems to reduce waste, and will actively be focusing on more eco friendly products to assist our clients in promoting their own stand against pollution in the environment.

For example we are no longer offering printed plastic carrier bags as an option for promotional merchandise”.

Impamark’s new strapline is “Our solution is less pollution” and this is being used on their own merchandise which is either reusable, recycled, organic and eco friendly.

Nicky said “We want to promote the use of merchandise manufactured in a sustainable manner which can be reused and recycled rather than simply being thrown away. We all need to take ownership of the issue of plastic pollution and protect our planet for future generations”.

As corporate members of The Essex Wildlife Trust, Impamark felt this was an appropriate charity to support on the day and held a raffle raising £133.00.

In addition they had a ‘Willy Wonka’ style Golden Ticket for £100 off £500 of merchandise and this was won by the University of East Anglia.

Finally, Impamark held their very first incentive awards for both clients and suppliers and winners were as follows:



Education in Partnership Award
Bristol University


Eco Campaign Award
Downhall Hotel & Spa

  Bristol University   Downhall  

The Celebration Award
G Collins & Sons Funeral Directors


Customer Engagement Award
University College London

  G Collins   University College London  

Supplier of the Year Award


The Extra Mile Supplier Award
The Laltex Group


Most innovative Use of Brand
Grove Logistics


Newcomers Award
Sapper Shop, RE Corps Enterprises

  Grove Logistics   Sapper Shop, RE Corps Enterprises