Specialist manufacturer of name tags and badges received £1.2 million to support the business’ expansion plans.

Regional Debt Fund Investment

Investment: £1.2 million

Investment deal Hands

Transaction: Growth Capital

Regional Fund Sector

Sector: Manufacturing

Regional Fund Location

Location: Nottingham

The Business

Established in 1992, Badgemaster produces around 250,000-300,000 badges each month for more than 30,000 customers, with approximately 5 million people wearing its badges every day. The business has delivered products for clients including Harrods, Selfridges, Waitrose, John Lewis, Boots, Nandos, Thorntons, Virgin Atlantic, O2, Centre Parcs, Costa, Easy Jet and Premier Inn. In 2006, the firm was awarded the Royal Warrant for its work supplying badges to the staff of the Royal Households, achieving worldwide recognition.

The Deal

Badgemaster, a Nottingham-based manufacturer of bespoke name tags and badges, received a £1.2million investment from FDC to support the business’ expansion plans, including welcoming new director Ian Bradbeer FCMA to the existing management team.

Ian Bradbeer, Manging Director at Badgemaster commented:

“In FDC we’ve found a company that allows us to be ourselves, to grow the business the way we want to be, but also they’re there to offer advice, sit at board meetings and discuss things openly, so really flexible investment partner.”

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