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March 8th 2024

Why Choose Bespoke Medals?

Founded in 1988, by our Chairman Chris Illsley BEM, Running Imp and Bespoke Medals have gone from strength to strength. From our humble beginnings, we have become the supplier of choice for popular events in the UK and worldwide, including the London Marathon, BTR Liverpool and the Las Vegas Great Santa Run. Our affordable, high-quality […]

February 2nd 2023

How is a Bespoke Medal Made?

Bespoke medals are the perfect way to celebrate winners and runners-up alike, with personalised creativity that’ll be sure to keep the memories alive! Our team knows no bounds when it comes to designing the perfect medal for your event – with years of experience and a great eye for detail, we can take any ideas […]

December 21st 2022

How To Design Your Own Coronation Medal

Even though the royal coronation seems so far away, just like many other events (like Christmas!), it’ll soon be upon us. Seriously. Blink, and it’ll be here! You don’t need to worry about the organisation of any event you may have planned – take a look at our stock over on our Running Imp site […]

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November 2nd 2022

Our 5 Festive Fundraising Ideas

And we’re back again with another festive blog! We know, we’re really pushing this now – but it is Christmas, one of the best holidays of the year! We think that the festive period is the perfect time to do a little bit of fundraising for various charities, especially for families who will be struggling […]

October 26th 2022

What Are the Benefits of Designing Your Own Medal?

You may have seen our range of fantastic products from medals to trophies over on our Running Imp site, but we’ll let you into a little secret – we also design bespoke medals, which are ideal for any event you may have planned! Whether you’re looking for a bespoke medal to award to your winners […]

June 7th 2022

The 6 Point Guide To Creating A Bespoke Medal

  When it comes to Bespoke Medals, the sky’s the limit. In fact, there is no limit. In this  1. Starting point Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke, custom made medals since 1988, the starting point is here, with Bespoke Medals. We’re incredibly proud to offer a bespoke service to our clients, enabling […]

May 19th 2022

Sustainability in Wooden Medal Form

At Bespoke Medals, we acknowledge that the forestry sector plays a vital role in tackling emerging global challenges, not just with forest growth, but also with product sustainability. Climate change has become a key issue on the world stage, and at every stage of their life cycle, forests can contribute to solving these problems. Why choose […]

February 11th 2022

Our Platinum Jubilee 2022 Stock Has Arrived!

  It’s not long to go before we’ll be celebrating the Queen’s 70th Jubilee! Get prepared with our guide on everything you need to know about the big day. What is the Platinum Jubilee 2022? The Jubilee celebrates the Queen’s service to the nation. In 2022, it will have been 70 years since the Queen […]

October 4th 2021

The Virgin Money London Marathon

The London Marathon Another fantastic year for the Virgin Money London Marathon! This colossal mass participation event, which took place on the 3rd of October 2021, saw a combined 80,000 participants joining in, both in person and virtually. This year, the #WeRunTogether campaign was at the forefront of the London Marathon, celebrating every person who […]

September 30th 2021

New Leadership at Running Imp

Almost two years after his promotion to Operations Director, Running Imp is proud to announce that it is under new leadership, with Josh Illsley leading the company forward as its new CEO. The journey to New Leadership Josh began working at Running Imp five and a half years ago as its Operations coordinator. This rapidly expanded […]

September 30th 2021

2021 Virgin Money London Marathon medal reveal!

We are honoured to say that our sister company, Bespoke Medals, is once again the official supplier of this fantastic medal. Working closely with London Marathon Events, we produced a medal to fit their needs perfectly, including a Braille element, which is a service we are proud to provide. This year the Virgin Money London Marathon will […]

January 18th 2021

Congratulations to Marathon100!

A huge congratulations to Marathon100, for winning The Most Beautiful Running Medal in Estonia in 2020 with their EESTI 500 medal! The Creation of EESTI 500 After much deliberation, it was decided that EESTI 500 would become a Virtual Run. Announced in May, the run required challengers to run over 500 kilometres in the short space […]