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 products and excellent customer service have seen us grow into the UK market leader for a mass participation event supplies and sports medals.

Medals and Much More!

Bespoke Medals designs

With 35 years of experience in event and medal supplies, our expert teams are here to guide our customers through every stage of the process; this includes our intuitive free design service. Tell our team any elements, logos or ideas you want to be incorporated into your medal, and we will do the rest.

Once your perfect, unique design is selected, we will then get to work manufacturing and delivering your finished product, ensuring an efficient, helpful process throughout.

Or, if you already know exactly how your ideal completed medal should look, we can bring your vision to life.

We pride ourselves on providing truly eye-catching, one-of-a-kind medals that event organisers and participants will treasure forever!

However, we don’t just stop there.

With our Bespoke Collection, we offer:

All available in a range of materials, finishes and custom designs, products in our bespoke collection make a perfect souvenir for any special event.

Our Wide Range of Products

Bespoke Medals and Running Imp are the all-in-one solutions to your event organisation needs; our wide range of products offers everything required for mass participation events under one roof.

Although Running Imp was founded in 1988, in 2010 Bespoke Medals became our sister company, enabling us to supply medals worldwide and expand our product portfolio to include Pin Badges, Custom Coins and much more!

As well as our Bespoke Medals, we offer a wide range of event essentials, including safety signage, personalised events clothing, safety signage and much more!

If you want to learn more about any of our specialist products or discuss the requirements for your next event, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today

Sustainability & Recycling

Wooden Bespoke Medals

We recognise our responsibility to ensure that our processes and activities have minimal impact on the environment and promote sustainable practices, regularly review our use of resources, and actively favour environmentally friendly alternatives within our product range.

We have also adopted an eco-friendly approach to our packaging solutions, drastically lowering the use of plastics and committing to using shredded cardboard for packaging in our warehouse.  

Our innovative approach to sustainable practices includes our medal recycling scheme, which has recycled over 14 tonnes of medals and associated materials in the last ten years! 

It is an inspiring testament to our dedication to environmental preservation.

Committed To Charitable Causes

At Running Imp and Bespoke Medals, we support a number of charities and charitable fundraising events.

In fact, we raised a fantastic £12,828 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, our elected charity of the year for 2019, by completing internal fundraising activities such as office bake-offs, dress-up days and participating in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

As well as supporting charities with our own fundraising efforts, we have worked alongside charity events that support a vast number of causes, such as The Derby & Burton Hospitals Charity, The ASDA Foundation Yorkshire Marathon and The ASDA Foundation Sheffield 10k, to name a few!

Your Medal Supplier Of Choice

As the UK market leader in our industry, Running Imp and Bespoke Medals provide comprehensive support & expert guidance to our customers from initial enquiry, design support, product production and final delivery. This ensures a seamless process from start to finish.

However, don’t just take our word for it; we are proud to share our customer testimonials to give you an insight into the incredible feedback from our customers.

If you want to learn more about any of our products and services or request an obligation-free quote, feel free to contact us here, and our team would be happy to help! 

Written by: MollyIllsley

Published on: 8 March 2024

Categories: Bespoke Medals