We've been supplying UK organisations with perfect, ethically-sourced badges and keyrings for 25 years. As a socially responsible company, we take ethical trading very seriously and are proud of our strict policies and auditing processes.
We have always taken ethical trading seriously so you can rest assured knowing that we have done everything we can to ensure we give you the best product possible without risking anyone else’s human rights in the process.
As Sedex members we keep up to date on the latest policies involving ethical sourcing and trading.
You can buy from us knowing that your branded products will easily stand up to scrutiny.
With over 25 years experience working with factories outside of the EU, we keenly understand the risks involved.
Our factories have to pass strict auditing processes such as Sedex SMETA audits, BSCI, WRAP as well as our own internal auditing procedures which we are happy to share with you.
Our newest policy addition is regarding the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We have always taken forced labour very seriously and refuse to work with any factory that shows any slight discrepancy within their audit or within their practice but it is great to see this specifically targeted in its own act. You can read our statement here: Lyons Presentations Modern Slavery Statement 2017
The UK's most experienced badge designers will provide a free full design service, expertly integrating your brand or logo into your ideal badge style.
This is the most crucial part of the badge making process “ the finished badge is only as good as the Die! Our specialist die sinker will receive the badge artwork from our designers and craft the logo into a solid piece of steel.Our experienced Die making department allow us to produce a logo on to a badge which is a perfect representation of your design and the detail can generally be minute.
The die is hardened in a special kiln and we are then ready to stamp the metal. Each die can stamp 10,000 impressions.We can normally stamp brass, copper, iron for the more promotional badges and sterling silver, 9ct gold or even 18ct gold for the more prestigious corporate jewellery.
Once the impression on the metal has been produced, the strips of metal are jigged into a cutting machine and then cut out into the shape required by the customer.
We have a vast range of different fittings and attachments.The most popular are lapel studs with butterfly clutch, brooch with safety catch and stickpins with end stoppers. In addition torpedo swivel cufflinks and tieslide fittings are popular as well.There are also many keyring fittings that can be used on metal tags, dogtags, cap badges, plaques etc.
The plating process coats the base metal with a fine flash layer of either nickel, gilt, bronze or antique plate. This fine metal covering gives a sheen and shine to each badge.
For the high quality service award style badge, hard enamel will provide a classy finish. If budgets are lower then a cold enamel process can be used.Each colour is hand filled and then either fired or baked dependant upon the different enamel used. Either are perfect methods for decorating metal badges.
Each badge goes through a rigorous quality control procedure and from the initial stamping to final packing; we have checks in place to make sure that every badge is of a constantly high quality. The cleaning process after the enamelling is a vital part of this quality control.
At the end of the production processes, each badge is checked for any possible flaws, if okay, we will pack each badge into an individually poly bag. If required, we can supply a printed backing card or presentation box.