John Jolly

Magic Touch Promotions

“Great for town life and in less than 5 minutes I can be in the country.”

Magic Touch Promotions started from the bedroom of one of the partners houses in June 1998 selling printed t-shirts on the local industrial estate. We very quickly started getting asked for other printed & embroidered products, mugs, mouse mats, pens, pencils, polo shirts, fleeces, bags, chocolates, sports bottles, travel mugs, teddy bears and much more. Realising we could not turn this business down we went out and found a buying group for the industry, this helped open the door to the promotional industry and made us very competitive in the market as were buying the products at the right prices. Luckily for us at the time there were many large corporates in Swindon, Intel being one of the largest who a few years after became our largest customer and they still use us to this day. Burmah Castrol were also an early customer as were most of the others in time. Since then we have expanded and have customers up and down the UK, even servicing a sports shop in the Orkneys. Today our customers include many house hold names companies from charities to breweries and everything in between.

Swindon has been fantastic to me since I settled here in 1986 after leaving the forces, I had a job within a few days and have never been out of work since. Magic Touch has gone from strength to strength, apart from a small blip in the last recession which good old Swindon helped get us through, things have never got that bad that we couldn’t get enough business to survive. Since then we have moved to larger premises at the Old Renault Building, West Swindon and are still going strong, taking on more staff and tendering for large contracts. We have also opened a work wear shop to the general public. We now printed and embroider in house here in Swindon.

Swindon is a great place to live especially if you want town life but also want to be close to the countryside, it takes less than 5 mins from my house in Old Town and I am in the country, there are not many big towns or cities you can say that about.

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