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40 Years in Burnham for Family Run Promotional Merchandise Business

From commemorative souvenirs for the Royal Wedding in 1981, to Jubilee coins to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012; an award winning family business is celebrating having been based in Burnham on Crouch for the last 40 years.

Currently located at Dammerwick Farm in Burnham, the promotional merchandise company Impamark moved their operations to the town in 1975, and have since been providing services to a wide ranging client list including St Andrews University, Harrow School, RAF Rugby Union and Rolls Royce. Their local clients include Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Wildlife Trust and Felsted School.

“We have been located in four different premises since we moved to Burnham,” says Nicky Crisp, Managing Director of Impamark. “We have seen a lot of changes both within the town and also within the promotional merchandise industry. It has been a great location for us – a kind of hidden haven in a way. This 40th Anniversary coincides with Promotional Products Week which involves events and promotions to celebrate the importance of using promotional merchandise within your marketing mix.”


The business was started by Nicky’s father, David Thurgood, in 1969 at that time based in North West London. “My parents moved to Burnham on Crouch as it was more affordable to operate from here,” says Nicky. “My father and then I, used to go and see customers face to face, but now with lead times reduced to 24/48 hours on some products this is just not always possible. Time is of the essence, and therefore most of our business is conducted over the phone and via email.”

With a staff of 6 located at Dammerwick Farm and a core network of UK, European and Far Eastern suppliers who deliver direct to their clients, Impamark is looking forward to a continued long and happy future in Burnham.

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2015 Freshers discounts

Grab yourself a bargain…..

Upto 10% Discount on Freshers items !

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This summers sizzling offer is great discounts on a wide range of items for Freshers 2015/2016

With up to 10% off your order if it is placed before 31st August this is a great opportunity not to be missed

Don’t delay – contact
us today !

Kind regards


Nicky Crisp
Managing Director

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Engraved Christmas Promotions


** Order before November 28th and get £30 free engraving **

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Why pay more when when you can get offers like this ?

Don’t delay – contact us today !

Kind regards


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Impamark supply great personalised merchandise range to Rolls Royce

Impamark are very proud to have been chosen to supply a great range of merchandise for the very prestigious Rolls Royce

hpbanner5Of course it is imperative that anything supplied bearing the Rolls Royce logo or the Spirit of Ecstasy reflects the quality and the brand that is synonymous with Rolls Royce

Personalised products that Impamark has supplied have included beautiful enamelled cufflinks and a silver money clip as gifts for men3700 RR Cufflinks

SOE Money Clip


and silver handbag mirrors for the ladies


3826 SOE vanity mirror

as well as engraved silver clocks suitable for all



SOE Clock

Both the mirror and the clock bear the Spirit of Ecstasy logo

Other items are more useful such as printed ice scrapers and personalised tyre tread gauges Ice Scraper Club Tread Checker

Impamark are currently supplying some new items which will bear the Bentley logo

The Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club (RREC) is designed for anyone with an interest in the motor car products of Rolls-Royce, including Bentley cars built from 1933 onwards. They have over 10000 members worldwide who enjoy unique access to information and services specifically aimed to enhance their enjoyment of these wonderful motor cars.

For more information on the RREC please visit their website http://www.rrec.org.uk/


2013 marks the Centenary of the King’s Badge for the Boy’s Brigade UK


Following the proposal in 1913 from the Glasgow Battalion Council for the award of a King’s Badge, the Brigade Executive applied to the King for permission and it was granted. Thus came into being the Brigade’s highest award


Kings Badge Centenary Badge - Supplies Item

Impamark were chosen to supply two commemorative items for the Centenary of this prestigious award – a woven tie and an engraved paperweight

Kings Badge Centenary Tie Kings Badge Paperweight

The regulations for the granting of the award stated:

  • The applicant must be recommended by his own Company Captain as suitable, and must be not less than 16 years of age.
  • He must have served for three complete sessions and be of Non-Commissioned rank.
  • He must have at least 90 per cent of full attendance marks during the above period at not less the 25 meetings each for-(a)Drill, and (b) Bible-Class or Sunday School.
  • He must hold a Non-Commissioned Officers’ Certificate of Proficiency obtained after examination.
  • He must hold at least two out of the following four:- (a) First and Second year’s Ambulance Certificates. (b) First-Class Swimming Certificate. (c) First Class BB Scout’s Certificate. (d) Signaller’s, Bugler’s or Band Badge.


Impamark is extremely proud to have worked with the Boy’s Brigade for over 20 years, and last year produced several souvenirs for them to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee as she is their patron . Personalised merchandise produced by Impamark for this auspicious occasion included an engraved metal keyring , a branded pen, a printed china mug and a personalised pencil


jubillee badge

For more details about the Boy’s Brigade UK please visit their website http://www.boys-brigade.org.uk/


Impamark have supplied a new range of merchandise into everythingEssex – the one stop shop for the official University of Essex merchandise

The new lines include an executive Waterman pen

Essex University Waterman-Pen University Enamelled Cufflinks

Essex University Cufflinks 3Essex University Cufflinks2.Essex University Cufflinksand a personalised  travel set comprising an embossed Passport Holder, Luggage Tag and smart phone case available in various colours

Essex University Travel SetEssex University Luggage TageverythingEssex is operated in partnership between the University of Essex and the Students’ Union. Any proceeds from the partnership are reinvested back into the University and Students’ Union ensuring your purchase benefits the University of Essex and its students

Impamark have a wealth of experience supplying Universities across the country with Commemorative Graduation Gifts, Freshers Giveaways,  Regalia for Alumni, Vice Chancellor Gifts, International Office Gifts and Recruitment Merchandise for Open Days

Impamark have worked with Essex University supplying branded merchandise for over 20 years but have welcomed the recent opportunity to assist everythingEssex with some new personalised merchandise ranges. For further details on everythingEssex please visit their website http://www.everythingessex.co.uk


Impamark is very proud to have supplied the Commemorative T Shirts for this year’s Burnham Carnival


The Carnival which celebrated it’s Centenary in 2009 is Europe’s longest illuminated procession and takes place every year on the last Saturday in September – this year Saturday 28th September

_MG_9010The Official Carnival T Shirt is now on sale at:

The Lovely Shop
Mart’s Parts
Queen’s Head
Trimbles Jewellery Stall
Keith Williams Photography

Just £12 for adults and £10 for child
sizes from child small to adult 3XL

For details about the day and all the events running up to the day please look at the website http://www.burnham-carnival.co.uk/

Impamark specialise in supplying commemorative souvenirs and personalised merchandise for all kinds of events and occasions including bags, mugs, pens, clothing plus lots more!!


Impamark, the long standing Essex based Promotional Merchandise Distributor, held their second promotional merchandise showcase on 24th April at The Marks Tey Hotel. Attended by over 70 clients and prospects and supported by 26 suppliers from across the UK, Impamark were extremely pleased with the number of visitors this year. The centrally located venue with good transport links was really important for ease of access

Impamark Prestige branded Merchandise Showcase venue

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Showcase venue – the Marks Tey Hotel

Managing Director Nicky Crisp said “We have had a phenomenal attendance to this year’s Showcase. The Showcase generated a lot excitement with both our customers and our suppliers. It was a great opportunity for our clients to see the latest  products and new ideas in the corporate gift market.

Innovative electronic promotional give-aways and gifts

Innovative electronic promotional give-aways and gifts

 Modern and innovative products personalised for you

Promotional Calculator and Highlighter in full colour print

Promotional Calculator and Highlighter in full colour print

Personalised Merchandise with endless possibilities

A selection of colourful personalised pens

A selection of colourful personalised pens

Colourful Promotional Pens

UK made Promotional Products

UK made Promotional Products

We have received a huge amount of enquiries from it and are working round the clock to get these out ASAP!”.

The Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Team

The Impamark Team

Initial feedback has been extremely positive with clients attending from across the UK including London,  Bournemouth, Oxford and Norwich as well as the South East.

“It certainly was a very well organised and professionally run event so well done to you all”.

“It was a very well-run occasion and so useful being able to talk direct to suppliers”.

“The day was very enjoyable and I found all of your suppliers very helpful, pleasant & informative. The venue was excellent and the catering was delicious”.

“The show was informative and full of great gift ideas”.

“It was a good opportunity to view many of the items in your catalogue and to speak to the suppliers”.

“It was so good to see  so many of your suppliers and to get such a wide range of ideas”.

Impamark launched their 2013 Promotional Merchandise catalogues at the show

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise new catalogue 2013

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise new catalogue 2013

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Green Collection 2013

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Green Collection 2013

During the lunchtime break, attendees enjoyed the presentations by our two guest speakers, Donata Rio from Essex based PR company Voice Communications, and Gordon Glenister, Director General of the British Promotional Merchandise Association.

Donata Rio from Voice Communications - Powerful Promotion

Donata Rio from Voice Communications – Powerful Promotion

Gordon Glenister - BPMA - How to use personal merchandise within the marketing mix

Gordon Glenister – BPMA – How to use personal merchandise in your marketing mix

Both gave lively, animated, and informative presentations on the power of promotional merchandise. They  were well received and certainly enhanced the overall day.

Donata Rio from Voice Communications - talk on promotional branding

Donata Rio from Voice Communications – talk on promotional branding

The Business Card Draw to win FREE weekend accommodation – 2 nights B & B in the Marks Tey Hotel to include afternoon tea on the Saturday, was won by Jenny Cook from Bird Luckin Accountants

Nicky Crisp added “We will definitely repeat this day for our clients. It gives us an opportunity to showcase our company in a relaxed and informal environment. The whole day had a great buzz and we are already seeing additional sales as a result”.


Learn how to Promote your Business or Organisation at our Promotional Merchandise Showcase

Place are filling up fast for our Show on 24th April at the Marks Tey Hotel just outside Colchester in Essex. We have invited over 20 of our key suppliers to show YOU what’s new in the world of Personalised Products and Corporate Gifts! We have had an unprecedented take up already. Please reserve your space TODAY to avoid disappointment!

Suppliers Showcase 2

Suppliers Showcase 2

The whole day is completely free of charge – all you have to do is book here to reserve your place!


• Registration

• Car Park

• Goody Bag

• WIFI • Danish Pastries, lunch and tea and coffee

• Plus a Business Card Draw to win – FREE weekend accommodation – 2 nights B & B in the Marks Tey Hotel to include afternoon tea on the Saturday.

Join us at the Best Western Hotel, The Balkan Suite – Marks Tey, Colchester in Essex, where you can meet the professionals and view an extensive range of innovative promotional merchandise, discuss new product ideas and find out the best way to use them to promote your business or organisation.

During lunch there will be a presentation on ‘Powerful Promotion’ by Donata Rio of Voice Communications

Pink Voice logo final

followed by a presentation by Gordon Glenister, Director General of the BPMA


bpma Accredited Member CYMK

But don’t listen to us. This is what our visitors from 2012 thought!

“I thought that the event was well organized and from a customers perspective was very good. So well done to you all. The visit was very informative and productive and gave me an insight into the world of merchandise production and supply as well”.

Ken Mathew, Retail Manager, Aberdeen University

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the supplier event last week. We all found it very informative and it gave us a number of ideas for our future event promotions.”

Roger Robbins, Business Development Manager, Essex Registration Service, Essex County Council

“Just a quick thank you for your invitation to your launch day on Tuesday. It was great to meet both you and Carol and put faces to names. Hopefully everything went to plan; it looked good from my point of view.”

Pete Foskett, WMIP SO3 Wider Markets Team, Ministry of Defence

“Thank you so much for an excellent event. Very much enjoyed.”

Liz Sutton, Hon. Secretary, Chelmsford Town Twinning Association

“Thank you for inviting us, it was a good event, with some good suppliers & merchandise.”

Jaqueline Wilkinson, Purely Marketing

“Thank you so much for the invitation and I appreciated the chance to see all the wonderful things on offer”

Tony Barclay, Cambridge County Bowls Association

If you would like to attend this totally FREE event which includes, breakfast, lunch, exhibition and presentations then please book here. If you are unable to attend the whole day then for catering purposes can you let us know below which parts of the day you are able to attend. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Places are limited so please reserve yours without delay! We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions about the day then please contact Nicky on 01621 783550 or contact us via our contact form here : Contact Us