Retractable Lanyards

One of the most popular ways to customise a lanyard is to modify them into retractable lanyards; this is sewn on to the lanyard to make it an integral part of the product.

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Retractable Lanyards

Retractable Badge Reels and ID Cards • Ideal For Employees & Security Staff

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Particularly useful where security cards have to be worn by staff or members, to allow them to be swiped! We also brand the pass holder as well as the lanyard.


A retractable lanyard is another way you can customise your lanyard. This is where a retractable badge reel is sewn into the lanyard allowing the user to attach their ID cards or keys for fast and easy access to various points around the building.

The badge reel acts as an extension to the lanyard where the key or card is drawn from the reel by a cord to the point of access, to allow easy and fast entry, whether it’s an electronic ID card reader or manual lock to any given part of the building. The cord then retracts back into the badge reel eliminating the need to remove any staff ID cards or keys, reducing the risk of loss.


We supply a number of different styles of retractable lanyards, but the most popular is the sewn in style. This becomes an integral part of the lanyard and is branded using a domed decal, printed up to full colour. This branding has the effect of magnifying the logo, giving it a 3D appearance. But let’s not forget about style. Your retractable branded lanyard can set your business apart from the rest with a professional design. Our in-house art department can take your artwork and place it on to the lanyard of your choice.



Retractable lanyards are regularly used by NHS staff, where there are many restricted areas that only hospital staff can gain access to. As nurses are extremely busy they need to be able to move around the building quickly in order to attend to their patients in an efficient manner, retractable lanyards are ideal in this situation.

All of our lanyards can be Pantone matched in order for them to match the NHS colours, including the widely used National Health Service blue.

They are also widely utilised within the hospitality industry, in restaurants and public houses. As these are fast-paced environments staff need to be able to gain access to the tills to process food orders and gain access to the tills. These can be branded to match the brewery chain colours or you could even personalise your lanyard with the name of your restaurant or pub.



Although all of our traditional lanyards come with a safety break as standard, a lanyard with a retractable reel will not get caught or snag while working in tight-knit areas. After use, the cord simply goes back into its badge reel casing. Retractable ID badge holders are a great way to keep your ID card safe and secure.




Our retractable badge reels are also the cheapest around. We vow to deliver our goods at the best possible price. If you find somewhere cheaper than us, we guarantee to match it.

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Location Unit 2B
Sycamore Business Park
Dishforth Road
North Yorkshire

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