You need to know more about us? Good! This gives you an idea of who we are, please ask if you want to know more.
Our company motto is "BETTER TROPHIES, BETTER PRICES, BETTER SERVICE"
We are a real company, we are based in Royston which is on the Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire Borders
This is the online version of our company founded in 1981 which runs only to bring the highest standards of service and the best prices we offer locally to the whole nation, which we have been doing sucessfully for a number of years now. We are very proud of our growing list of happy customers and we would love to add you to them today.
IN A BIT MORE DETAIL:
OK, thanks for reading this, where shall we begin? I think it best that we go right back to the start. . . .
Our company was formed by Trevor and Marc Vipers, a father and son partnership, both with extensive business knowledge in the awards industry.
Trevor founded his first trophy company in 1981, this company was founded as a manufacturing company, making acrylic awards for the wholesale trophy marketplace here in the UK. These original designs and british manufactured awards were the foundation of the first phase of the company.
Following the success of this one of the moves that is instrumental in defining some of the underlining values of todays trophyUK.net principles happened, he decided to move into trophy retail, brining the direct manufactured prices to the customer and adding the very best ranges from other wholesalers and importers at the very best prices to offer true value and options to his customers.
The companies developed well throughout the 80's building contacts and increasing in size, throughout this period in time the introduction of computerised engraving to the company increased the capacity and added one of the second important features of trophyUK.net customer package, free engraving on all trophies.
Into the 90's there was a return to manufacturing, this included a unique range of british manufactured colour finished wooden plaques supplied with engraved logo's and colour wax filling that proved very popular and developed into the custom designed, UCI BMX World Championships trophies for the 1996 Brighton event. This incorporated heavy brass fronts deep engraved and custom contoured to thick wooden shield in sizes up to 18".
Moving into the early 2000's Marc joined the company, he was introduced to expand the design capacity of the company, adding unique design ideas, the trophyUK.net catalogue and ultimately turning the company into the web based industry leader that it is today.
In 2010 we introduced our exclusive resin program for the first time. This included a range of bespoke coloured resin awards and unique designs allowing us to further taylor our products to our specific customer needs. The full e-commerce web program begins.
In 2011 we moved into our new head office in Royston, Hertfordshire, this was the first time we had been able to start with a completely blank canvas, building the inside to offer the maximum efficiency, storage and to become the hub for national distribution.
In 2012 we introduced the first true production run of our Innovation Line award, moving production into our factory and developing the bespoke award program. It is an instant hit, sales in the first full year exceed expectations but we still feel that the product needs one finishing touch to make it perfect.
In 2013 we introduced the perfect finishing touch to our Innovation Line, a small, british made wooden base, in FSC Certified Sapele, manufactured in Royston. Our BEST PRICE, BEST TROPHIES, BEST SERVICE policy is put in place, it's nothing new to us but it makes everyone completely clear on our uncompromising customer focused operating style. We understand that everyone has to save money at the minute but no-one should have to compromise on quality or service of awards to achieve this.
So where to from here, we are very proud of what we have achieved so far, however, we are not stopping now, we are spreading the word, working with loads more wonderful people, hearing about their club, league, association, school, company or charities specific needs and helping them get the best trophies, awards, medals and engraving.
We are here when you need us:
If you don't want to order online, need to speak to us, want to see us or have any questions about us, our company, our products or our services then please get in touch.
trophyUK.net Head Office,
Unit 14, RO24, Jarman Way, Royston, Hertfordshire, SG8 5FE.
The showrooms are open 9 - 5.30 Monday to Friday and 9 - 12.30 on Saturdays.
If you would like to meet outside of those times then just ask, we can often come to meet you whenever is convenient or we can open the showroom out of hours for you.