Capital Badges Blog

The Essence of School Badges January 27 2017

School badges have been in use in a majority of schools and colleges for many years. In a conventional school setting, badges are suitable for purposes of identification, recognition of achievement and ranking. 

Badges now serve more purposes than just identification. With the rise in sexual crimes against children, it is only logical that school administrators find solutions to curb insecurity in their schools. Wearing badges can serve as a very efficient method of keeping track of all your visitors. To ensure that badges remain durable, it is advisable that you acquire metal badges. Security personnel should also wear special metal badges to set them apart from the rest of the staff.

The quality of your school badges depends on the manufacturer that you enlist. Hire the services of a professional manufacturer and acquire high quality badges for your institution.

Why choose Capital Badges? January 15 2016

Why choose Capital Badges?

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With just a simple search for lapel badges, or school title badges online, you will be amazed by the hundreds of badge companies that will pop up. The challenging part after this is to find the company that will meet your specific needs.

It is important that you know exactly what you want before finding the best manufacturer and supplier of Badges online, be it lapel pins, school badges, title badges or any other type of badge. With an idea of what it is you are looking for, it will be easier for us to fulfil your requirements. We have a knowledgeable team of staff ready to help, and in the unlikely event that you can’t find what you are looking for online, your title badges can be custom designed, in a range of stunning shapes and colours, to your exact specifications.

Capital Badges, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, is a leading online supplier of School Badges, Title Badges, ID and Security Badges to organisations in the UK and abroad.

But what’s the need for a badge? One might ask. Well, badges have many uses, in schools and in the workplace. School title badges play an important role within the classroom. They can be used as a reward for good behavior and achievement, along with helping to identify “House Prefects” and of course “Head Boy” and “Head Girl”.

As well as title badges for schools, we also supply embroidered badges to organisations such as Brownies and Beavers and many other after school clubs. These still prove a popular choice for our customers.

Capital Badges is also the company of choice for ID cards, visitor management books, lanyards and visitor management systems, essential in schools to improve safety and accountability and invaluable too within the workplace.

Our mission statement is:

“To be the company of first choice for badges and ID products, because we actively listen to customers and strive to make their buying experience with us easy and pleasurable”

To summarise, we are always looking for ways to say “yes” to our customers, so why not call us today to find out more?

Building Self-Esteem in Young People January 28 2014

Anyone who works with children and adolescents knows how important it is for them to develop a good sense of self-esteem. Positive reinforcement, approval by one's own peer group, and a need to "fit in" rank not too far down an adolescent's "need list," not too far after food, shelter, and clothing.

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Schools, churches, and other organisations understand young people. Their curriculum, programs, and opportunities for involvement have all grown out of their goals of creating successful, positive, well-rounded individuals with healthy self-esteem -- individuals who venture forth into a responsible involvement in the world.

These institutions, both large and small, also understand the part that even a small token that signifies this involvement, this "fitting in," this success can symbolize.


This is a primary reason that identity badges remain popular and prized by teachers and other adults to signify achievement or to mark a young person's belonging within clubs, classes, or other groups within their sphere of influence.

Identity badges come in all shapes and sizes, price ranges, and customized designations. They can range from simple emblems, crests, or logos with space for a name and title to more elaborate, custom-designed creations. Embroidered badges can be created in any number of forms. Crested name badges come a variety of colors, too. Fastening options vary as well, including heavy duty brooch pins, butterfly clutches, or magnets. Photo options are available. 

Lapel badges, too, can be simple yet effective. We offer three types, all of which are of the highest quality. 

We have an excellent reputation for high standards, quality products, and customer service. Located in South East England, we have served both the private and public sectors, not only in the UK but also more exotic locations such as Dubai and the United States.

Do get in touch with us with any query, large or small,  so we can help your school or organisation. 

Name Badges UK Trivia: A Look at the History behind Surname Use January 16 2014

Have you ever wondered about the history behind names? We all know that when we’re born, we’re given a first and last name by our parents. But when did that tradition start? We think that you may be surprised by the answer.


According to historical records, surnames did not exist in the UK the way that they do now until after 1066. Prior to that, people were referred to by their first name. In instances when more than one person shared a first name, an additional one was added. The additional name given was typically based on a characteristic that made you unique from all the other Olivers, Jacks and Harrys in the world. Thus, you may have become Oliver from Overland, Jack the blacksmith or Harry from Hertfordshire.

When a person moved or changed professions,

they often changed surnames too. So Oliver from Overland could eventually become Oliver from Kent. Harry from Hertfordshire could later be known as Harry from Hempstead. The naming process was all very fluid until around 1400, when people seemed to grow tired of frequently changing their names. Of course that doesn’t mean that the name changing stopped completely. People are still doing it today. However, the process is a lot more complicated than it used to be. There is usually paperwork to complete and new monogrammed items to buy.

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The good news is that we can help make part of the process easier. We offer a wide array of name badges, card holders, ID cards, custom lanyards and more. So whether you decide to go from being James to Joshua or Isabella to Isabelle, we’ve got you covered. Our family has been in the badge making business for years. We offer design assistance and don’t require minimum orders for crested name badges. You’ll even get to choose from a variety of name badge backings. In addition, we make PVC ID cards too.

The Importance of School Badges January 09 2014

Generally, badges are used to identify a person. The badge that a person is wearing will show that they belong in the atmosphere that they are at. When other people see that someone is wearing a badge, they are immediately comforted knowing that the person has permission to be there. School badges are very beneficial to educational institutes. It does not matter if the school is an elementary school or a college.


It is always important for school management to know who is on their property. If everyone is issued a school badge, they will know if a person belongs on the school property or not. Students, teachers and staff members will easily be identified. If a person is seen on the grounds without a badge, it will be a good reason to investigate who they are and what business they have. Trespassers who do not belong can be dangerous, especially in elementary schools. It is a sad fact of life, but kidnappings, theft, vandalism and other violent acts can occur when an outsider is on the school premises.

A school policy must be implemented to all students, teachers and staff that their school badge must be worn at all times. Standard policy should be to issue school badges during registration. This applies to students, teachers and staff members. It must also be understood by everybody that their badge must be surrendered upon completion of their duties. For students, this would mean that they must surrender their badge when they are no longer a student. For teachers and staff members, this would mean surrendering their badge when they are no longer employed at the facility.Badges also serve a needy cause when they are used for admission of an event. There may be certain students that have permission to attend a certain event and with their badges they will easily be able to identify themselves. Other good reasons that badges may come useful may include getting meal tickets and the borrowing of books or school equipment. School management will need to know that someone belongs before they go on ahead and let them borrow a LCD projectorCNB imageWhen schools need school badges, they usually turn to us for their needs. We are a leader in the industry and can supply a school with badges that will meet their specifications. Schools from around the world have turned to us to meet their needs. Besides school badges, we can also supply a range of other badges. Contact us anytime and our friendly staff will help you and answer any questions that you may have. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and a person will answer your call 24/7.