Trade Association

The British Promotional Merchandise Association is the professional body serving the £1.5 billion pound promotional products industry in the UK and Northern Ireland.

A trusted industry brand for over 50 years, the BPMA offers advice and guidance to buyers as well as leading the promotional merchandise industry in delivering service excellence and compliance through a strict Code of Conduct. Leading best practice and governance in areas such as quality, accurate advertising, fair trade terms and managing customer complaints, the BPMA is at the heart of promoting the industry.

Buying from a BPMA member means you can buy with complete confidence. Our members are audited and vetted as verified businesses, providing the reassurance buyers look for. 

Look for the BPMA logo when you buy promotional merchandise.

Our mission

The BPMA exists to inspire, connect and educate our members by:

  • Acting as the industry voice
  • Maintaining a strict Code of Conduct allowing customers to buy with confidence
  • Delivering the world’s best accredited industry education programme
  • Bringing members together to share insight, ideas and best practice
  • Providing inspiration and motivation to help grow their businesses
  • Offering a host of complimentary, discounted products and services to support every member organisation 
Our work in the wider industry

The BPMA works closely with adjacent industries, other trade and industry bodies together with Government departments to promote the effectiveness of promotional merchandise in the communications mix. 

Working with stakeholders across numerous influencing the industry sectors supported by promotional merchandise, the BPMA’s wider scope involves ministerial lobbying and active involvement in consultations to aid the industry’s growth in the UK and beyond our borders. 

If you would like to contact the BPMA, please contact us or to find out more about joining, please access the links below.