In 2018, PDC BIG celebrated their 30th anniversary – spanning three decades of name badge manufacturing and business print in the UK.
PDC BIG celebrated thirty years as a UK market leader for Name Badges with industry accolades, achievements and awards. During this time, it has enjoyed a trailblazing journey as a print, design and brand expert manufacturing permanent and reusable name badges and ID accessories such as badge holders and reels in the UK.
The brand we all know as PDC BIG, started as PDMS (products) Ltd in 1988 and scaled up to become BIG, covering Europe’s need for name badges. Brady Corporation, the US-based people ID titan, bought the business in 2003 – and in 2013 BIG merged with PDC – another European pioneer in ID systems and technologies for wristbands. Together they formed PDC BIG.
The business grew, expanding across Europe and opening the Ipswich manufacturing facility in 1994. It joined a global family with operations in 26 countries – and it never stopped investing in people.
Closer to home, the 14,000 square foot facility in Ipswich, led by Mark Alderman (UK and Ireland Regional Business Manager) processes an excess of two million name badges a year, alongside a whopping billion wristbands, half a million lanyards and 13 million business cards. PDC BIG is the company to look to for efficiency and customer service.
Mark Alderman UK and Ireland Regional Business Manager – and PDC BIG veteran of over 22 years, explained, “Many of our customers have been with us since the beginning and we make sure they are all delighted with our service and solutions. Our dedication is legendary – we can deliver badges within 72 hours – and sometimes even 24 hours!”“
PDC BIG is justifiably proud of the prestigious Made in Britain accreditation for its badge products, displayed next to industry awards, SEDEX and PCIAW memberships and BSI ISO and Investors in People certifications. They accompany PDC BIG’s commitment to ethical, sustainable and responsible business practices.
PDC BIG thrives by 5 pillars; Innovation, Service, Quality, Loyalty and Fun. Every customer is held at the heart of decisions made. The future is hectic but exciting – excellent service, innovation and quality will continue to be pivotal in many years to come.
For more information visit www.pdc-big.co.uk.