About Us

The reason Handy Tags was born:

Martyn Kilford set-up Handy Tags in 2011 after realising there were few options for purchasing quality printed, custom swing tags online in the UK.

What makes us different?

The main thing that sets us apart from your average general printer is that we specialise in this product. We offer one of the most extensive ranges of shapes, sizes and materials to buy instantly online. We have many cutting tools pre-manufactured which saves our clients expense, making this premium product available to everyone on a budget.

We have successfully set-up a complete manufacturing process enabling clients to receive their orders within 48 hours for the majority of products offered. We offer runs from as little as 25 swing tags and can produce many thousands in this short timescale.

Let us help you:

The rate of increase in popularity of the swing tags and now bottle neck hangers and collars that we produce is remarkable. As a brand we have taken 27,000 customers through the process since we first started production back in 2011. Our client retention rate is unrivalled, we serve our small, cottage industry customers and international brands alike and they return time and time again.

Our quality control is rigorous, with all jobs examined by hand in minute detail which contributes to an unparalleled figure of less than 0.2% return rate. Our aim is simple; to furnish you with the very best swing tags you could imagine and be responsive to our most important asset, our customers.

Need more guarantees?

If so, check our Handy Promise.

We’re very proud of our customer service response time too. Queries are always returned the same day, usually within an hour of your enquiry. Michelle and Jackie who head the customer service team are always willing to help you through every step of the order process or help answer any questions you may have. We’re a friendly bunch!

We are continually working towards making your Handy Tags experience as good as it can be, which is why we love to hear your feedback on ways our products and customer service can be improved.

Meet the Handy Tags Sales & Artwork Team


Martyn, without a doubt, is the foundation of the company. With over 25 years experience gained in the design and printing industry, he’s a fountain of knowledge. Martyn is an accomplished graphic designer too, and he’s worked with many major brand owners over the course of his career. When it comes to job planning, attention to detail and working efficiently, Martyn ticks all the boxes. He still likes to get his hands dirty and will often be found in the print room running the printing machines, when he gets permission :)

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Michelle is passionate about Handy Tags and the swing tags we produce. She enjoys helping customers on a daily basis with her “Here to help attitude”. With over 20 years experience in the retail industry, Michelle has considerable attention to detail and oversees all orders from start to finish. If you need something bespoke or just have a question, please give her a call, and she will be happy to help.

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James is a fully qualified graphic designer. He has been working within the graphic and arts industry since the start of his professional career. With many years experience of design, print and textiles James has worked with some of the most significant companies in the UK. There's no doubt that some of his artwork has appeased your own eyes at some point over the years. With a passion for innovative design, he continues to keep tight to the learning curve, incorporating new technologies into Handy Tags.

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