Where it began


"There is a ‘pre-story’ to Badge Base which I now come to realise was fundamental to how and even why, it came to be. At the Commonwealth Games Manchester 2002 during a walk around the Merchandise Store at the City of Manchester Stadium I was captivated by the array of Games Pin Badges available. These small, colourful, intricate and finely shaped metal mementoes on their Official Backing Cards were without doubt where my Passion for Pins began and then grew as I started to trawl the internet to find and add to my collection, rare and aged Olympic Pin Badges.

Where it started, was during a half term holiday following an event in school the week before where we’d produced some button badges for a Curriculum Focus event and a student had remarked "I’d pay money for one of these Miss!” The hook there for me, beyond my own slight obsession with badges was the acknowledgement of the delight that a small badge could bring to someone. So, with a modest budget of £135 I decided to order a Button Badge machine and some badge components. From the laptop and printer in my son’s bedroom and badge machine in our spare room, Badge Base (the hobby) was born."

Caroline Roberts

Founder & Managing Director - Badge Base Ltd

Reasons to Order with Us

18 years later, Badge Base Ltd. is a trusted maker of Enamel Pins, Button Badges and Custom Merchandise with professional design, specialist advice and customer service all of which goes that ‘extra mile’. We think it’s helpful for us to tell you that we know our products inside out, are highly experienced in Project Management, responsive communicators and will ensure that your journey with us is one to remember for all the right reasons. The personal touches we believe are important in our relationship with you extend from our ongoing progress in being single-use plastic free, right through to the way in which we present and package your order.

Specialist production, ethically sourced materials, excellent lead times, FREE UK Delivery and fast delivery worldwide connecting with 220 countries result in much repeat business and indicate a high level of customer confidence in us. We are enormously proud to work with global brands, household names and a wide range of hugely talented Creatives. The ethos at Badge Base echoes Caroline’s passion for Pins as we genuinely are as excited to see each new badge we produce come to fruition today, as we were yesterday, the day before, the day before that ...adinfinitum.

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