Event Merchandising Ltd hits a milestone on Wednesday 1st March with its 35th anniversary. Founder chairman, Martin Goldsmith, is proud to have seen the company grow from strength to strength over the last 35 years.
Starting out as a freelancer in the world of retail and exhibition displays, Martin saw an opportunity to start up his own business in branded concert merchandise in the UK, in conjunction with his brother Harvey Goldsmith– well known promoter in the music industry.
Martin Goldsmith, Founder Chairman of EML: “I approached Cliff Richard whose words still ring in my ears- ‘Who in the hell wants to buy a T-Shirt with my face on it?’ 40 years later the fans are still buying his swag.”
One of Martin’s greatest days was trading at Wembley Stadium- World Wrestling Federation Summer Slam 1992 (professional wrestling), selling an impressive £1m+. His most pleasurable times have been working with Pavarotti and Live Aid amongst a whole host of renowned artist and events.
Martin has taken a step back from the fast paced merchandise industry, enjoying life loving tennis and jazz (and keeping the office tidy!), whilst the company continues to grow in the hands of his son’s Jeremy and Paul, with the support from a fantastic and loyal team of course!
From past legends such as Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Three Tenors, Stars of Classical Music and National Theatre, EML continues to keep legendary status by working with the present- Harley Davidson, Formula E and Tough Mudder to name a few.
EML works in partnership with some of the world’s most recognised brands and events. Our services range from designing and manufacturing creative products for corporate requirements to selling at live events, from devising licensing programmes to running online shops globally. Event Merchandising prides itself on its ability to listen to the needs of the client, offer a remarkable customer experience and deliver goods and services that elevate a company’s brand perception. Our clients are in industries such as sport, entertainment, corporate, film and charities. They range from one off consumer orders to brands such as London 2010, BBC, the Rugby World Cup to Rio 2016.