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  • A Heavenly Evening Indulging in Wine at the IWC Awards
    July 24, 2017
    EFX News
    by Sarah Castle – Account Manager at Special EFX An invitation to the International Wine Challenge Awards Dinner! My first thought was ‘wow’, followed swiftly by ‘what to w...
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  • Baseball Hits Hyde Park on 4th July Celebrations
    July 21, 2017
    Client News
    Fourth of July celebrations came to London this year, as Major League Baseball (MLB) descended on London's Hyde Park and took over Barclaycard’s British Summer Time festival s...
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  • Tina Tops Tribute Music Awards
    July 19, 2017
    Client News
    For many of us, a tribute band is the closest we ever get to hearing our pop heroes live. Elvis, Elton, Abba, Queen, Dolly, Coldplay, to name but a few, are all out there, pro...
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  • EFX Meets King of the Castle and Licensee of the Year
    July 18, 2017
    Client News
    Mark Higgs who runs The Castle at Edgehill, near Banbury, has been named as Licensee of the Year 2017. Special EFX was fortunate to not only design and make the trophy but Mar...
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  • The Cannes Lions Award Experience of a Life-Time
    July 17, 2017
    EFX News,General News
    The world of awards and trophies and home life merged the other week, when daughter Amber announced she had been shortlisted for a Cannes Lions Award. She is a young creative ...
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  • InStyle Announces Best Beauty Buys for 2017
    July 11, 2017
    Client News
    Whether you are enjoying the warming rays of our British summer this year or holidaying abroad, the experts tell us that sunscreen should be part of our daily skincare. But, t...
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  • All that Glitters
    is NOT Gold
    July 10, 2017
    EFX News
    The old adage ‘all that glitters is not gold’ is worth bearing in mind when it comes to commissioning sparkling awards that need to impress. The EFX design team is adept at cr...
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  • Henley Regatta’s Amazing Cups and Trophies
    July 6, 2017
    General News
    I spent a glorious day at Henley last Sunday, or more correctly, ‘Henley Royal Regatta’ The combination of the sparkling river, formidable rowing prowess, striped blazers and ...
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  • A Glimpse Through the Works' Door at EFX
    June 30, 2017
    EFX News
    These images have recently been shot at our EFX production site, here at Ettington. They have a certain mood which appeals to me and highlight how EFX is a business of contras...
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  • Chelsea FC Honours its Players at End of Winning Season
    June 28, 2017
    Client News
    The end of the 2016/17 season, annual celebrations at Chelsea FC was a glittering affair. As Premier League Champions, this was the occasion to highlight a few outstanding per...
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  • Creating a Sports Trophy to Stand the Test of Time
    June 23, 2017
    Client News
    Some 90 years after the first ever Ryder Cup was played, FootGolf has played the inaugural Jansen Cup. Billed as the Ryder Cup equivalent, the Jansen Cup saw the top FootGolf ...
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  • Meeting the Challenges of
    The Diana Award
    June 21, 2017
    Client News,Design
    Special EFX’s design team has recently worked on a unique project with JKR Global for The Diana Award. The Inaugural Legacy Award, in memory of Princess Diana, is an outstandi...
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  • British Soap Awards Trophy Revamp
    June 15, 2017
    Client News
    The battle of the soaps culminates annually in the ITV British Soap Awards, which this year took place on June 3 at The Lowry theatre, Manchester. Glamorous, highly charged an...
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  • Record Entry for IPE Real Estate Global Awards
    June 8, 2017
    Client News
    In a world where the economic dynamics and politics are constantly changing, staying abreast of the latest thinking is important for investors. At the recent IPE Real Estate G...
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  • 5 Exciting Design Ideas for Employee Recognition Awards
    June 6, 2017
    Design,What's New
    Running an internal recognition scheme that remains engaging and effective year after year can be a challenge. Not least, coming up with fresh ideas for the winners’ trophies ...
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  • Rolling Stones Collect
    Jazz FM Awards
    May 24, 2017
    Client News
    The Jazz FM Awards have attracted such kudos that winners fly in from around the world to collect their awards and take a bow in person. The Rolling Stones, Georgie Fame, Laur...
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  • PRCA Commission
    Suite of Trophies
    May 22, 2017
    Client News
    The PRCA is reported to be the leading membership association for the PR and communications industry across Europe. It offers a comprehensive service to its members, including...
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  • Angels Initiative Honours Excellence in Stroke Care
    May 19, 2017
    Client News
    Every 30 minutes in Europe a stroke patient who could have been saved, dies or is left permanently disabled – not just because of the stroke but because they were treated in t...
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  • NODA Celebrates Talented Amateurs of Stage
    May 18, 2017
    Client News
    The recent BAFTA TV Awards made the national headlines but for every ‘star’ there are many more who enjoy participating at grassroots level, in amateur theatre. For them, it i...
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  • Romeu’s Glittering Season Wins Fans’ & Players’ Vote
    May 15, 2017
    Client News
    Oriol Romeu proudly picked up two awards at the recent Southampton FC Player Awards for the season 2016/17. Happy to be voted Fans’ Player of the Season, his team mates agreed...
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  • 6 Bizarre Awards You Won’t Have Heard of
    May 8, 2017
    General News
    We’ve all heard of the glamorous awards ceremonies across the globe, including the Grammy’s, Oscars and VMAs – with their star-studded attendees winning awards for their contr...
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  • Celebrations at The Scottish Champion Hurdle Race
    April 28, 2017
    Client News
    The young jockey Daniel Sansom rode his way into the history books last Saturday, winning The QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle Race on Chesterfield. Along with the record prize pu...
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  • England Golf Awards Honour Top Players
    April 27, 2017
    Client News
    England’s Justin Rose was pipped by Spain’s Sergio Garcia in a sudden-death play-off at the recent Masters in Augusta. This near-win highlights his position as one of the top ...
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  • Brand Film Festival Recognises the Best
    April 25, 2017
    Client News
    The winning films of the inaugural Brand Film Festival include some hard-hitting topics and make compelling viewing. The event celebrates the innovative work being done in thi...
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  • Hard-Earned Sweet Success at AB Sugar
    April 21, 2017
    Client News
    AB Sugar’s internal recognition scheme was launched in 2013 and attracts a high level of interest throughout the company, which employs around 32,000 people across 10 countrie...
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  • Ten Years on and my Customers are Like Friends
    April 20, 2017
    EFX News
    We are lucky at EFX; many of our staff join us …and stay, becoming part of the family. Shelley applied for a job in our awards and trophies sales team just over ten years ago ...
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  • The Tastiest of Short Stories with a Pinch of Mary Berry
    April 10, 2017
    Client News
    What do Mary Berry, Philip Pullman, Oxford and home-made biscuits have in common?  The answer is ‘Bait’, a short story penned by Nicky Winder, which was judged winner of The M...
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  • Future Fashionistas Win SET Challenge
    March 22, 2017
    Client News
    Back in November 2016, the London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF) announced the Set Challenge. Open to all students, the competition challenged them to create an innovative idea...
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  • A Memento Trophy Worthy of Kilimanjaro
    March 20, 2017
    Client News,Design
    Giving a trophy which has been designed specifically with a special person in mind can be a wonderful occasion and one which can express a myriad of sentiments. This is certai...
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  • India Wins ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017
    March 16, 2017
    Client News
    The ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 was always going to be fiercely fought competition. Held in Colombo, Sri Lanka 7-21 February, it offered the final opportunity for nat...
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  • FLOW Award Promises a Moving Experience
    March 7, 2017
    Design,EFX News
    We are just back from exhibiting at the International Confex exhibition and launching FLOW. This new award design is the first of its kind in the UK and super SPECIAL! Lots of...
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  • Zaha Hadid’s 3D Design Transforms Brit Award
    February 28, 2017
    Design,What's New
    The 2017 Brit awards statuettes were designed by ‘Queen of the Curve’, the late Dame Zaha Hadid. Her focus was on the 3D element. In fact, she conceived a family of five inter...
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  • EFX’s Website Inspires Clarriots Home Care
    February 27, 2017
    Client News
    The EFX website is so inspirational, Clarriots Home Care reports that it convinced them to change their minds and commission an exclusive, custom-designed trophy rather than a...
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  • Heavyweight Rail Trophies Make Right Impression
    February 21, 2017
    Client News
    The trophies for the UK Rail Industry Awards 2017 (UKRIA) created an immediate response from winners when they were presented with them. The organisers reported: “So many peop...
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  • The Magical World of 3D Trophy Creation
    February 20, 2017
    Design
    3D technology frequently makes the headlines. Over the years, the reports of ever more amazing achievements have continued. Everything from printing a 3D copy of your pet Fido...
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  • Crowning the Best at Frazer John Recruitment
    February 19, 2017
    Client News
    The annual Frazerfest at Frazer John Recruitment is a big date in the diary for the company’s personnel. It was held earlier in February at Peckforton Castle, Cheshire. An eng...
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  • Love Travel Awards Heart-Shaped Trophies
    February 17, 2017
    Client News
    The inaugural Love Travel Awards has named the most romantic hotels and venues in the world. These stunning sanctuaries create unforgettable experiences of a lifetime for thei...
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  • How to Attain the Best Award Designs for FREE
    February 14, 2017
    Design,EFX News
    We have a studio at our EFX works, dedicated to creating award designs. All customer projects start there as we have found over the years that strong design is a cornerstone o...
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  • EFX’s Awards Honour Top US Entrepreneurs
    January 30, 2017
    Client News
    Fort Worth, Texas is one of the US’s major cities. When the leading business magazine FW Inc decided to create the Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards (EOE) to showcase and hono...
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  • Ideas for Planning an Oscar Themed Event
    January 25, 2017
    EFX News,General News
    The media are doing their best to get us revved up for the Oscars. The special date is 26th February, which is not that far off and the rumour-mongers are having a fine old ti...
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  • Building a Brighter Future with New Awards
    January 24, 2017
    Client News
    Winning an industry award is always a welcome accolade. Winning an award which has been judged by industry peers provides an additional tick-in-the-box for many recipients. Th...
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  • How Charitable Awards are Changing the World
    January 18, 2017
    General News
    Around the world a host of charitable and not-for-profit organisations work tirelessly to make a positive difference to those in need. The people involved go largely unnoticed...
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  • Winner takes €26k and trophy at MPN Poker Tour
    January 17, 2017
    Client News
    Poker is often referred to as a game. However, the terminology seems a little understated when it comes to playing on the MPN Poker Tour. When there is a total of 200,000 Euro...
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  • Darcy Sniffs Out Star Trophy after 60 Foot Fall
    December 21, 2016
    Client News
    There is often a friendly canine welcome to anyone who visits the EFX works at its idyllic, rural location. Melanie, one of EFX’s Directors, in particular has a soft spot for ...
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  • Helena Morrissey Wins Variety Catherine Award
    December 16, 2016
    Client News
    The glass and aluminium trophies created for the first ever Variety Catherine Awards are a breathtaking, three-dimensional interpretation of the original client-supplied artwo...
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  • Energy Awards Spark Future Successes
    December 14, 2016
    Client News
    When once energy was taken for granted and rarely made the headlines, today the sector is a dynamic hub of new technology and processes. The Energy Awards organised by EMAP is...
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  • Corrie Studios Lead the Way in Carbon Literacy
    December 13, 2016
    Client News
    Manchester is evidently leading the way when it comes to taking action to deal with the increasing impact of climate change. The city aims to be zero-carbon by 2050. Helping i...
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  • PFS Financial Experts Aspire to the Golden Pound
    December 12, 2016
    Client News
    The golden trophies for the Personal Finance Awards 2016 were coveted by many. Set out on a table, in a line, as though about to begin a long distance race, the EFX manufactur...
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  • Winners Step Up for Life After Stroke Awards
    December 11, 2016
    Client News
    Each year, Special EFX makes the trophies for the Life After Stroke Awards and each year, the organisers kindly send through some wonderful pictures of the winners receiving t...
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  • Scope for Creative Awards is Limitless
    December 9, 2016
    Design,EFX News
    Over the years of designing and manufacturing contemporary styled awards and trophies we have learned that investing in the latest and best technology is always worthwhile. Ho...
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  • The Best in British Manufacturing
    November 30, 2016
    Client News
    We read in the newspaper that in a post Brexit UK, encouraging a robust and healthy manufacturing sector will be fundamental to our economic success. It is therefore reassurin...
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  • “Youthful” Ronaldo Wins Goal 50 - Again
    November 28, 2016
    Client News
    Aged 31, Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted the winner of this year’s Goal 50. It is the fourth time the fêted footballer has been named by Goal as the world’s best player and t...
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  • Fells Marathon Scout Trophy Celebrates
    November 26, 2016
    Client News
    The Danny McNee trophy both celebrates and commemorates. Fashioned from sustainable wood, the fine compass decoration laser printed on the front, this new Fells Marathon scout...
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  • Variety Charity Honours Show Biz
    November 24, 2016
    Client News
    Celebrities from show business put disabled and disadvantaged children first when they turned out in force to attend the first ever Variety Hall of Fame Fellowship, 18th Octob...
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  • Fremantle Awards –
    a Client’s Perspective
    November 22, 2016
    Client News
    EFX recently worked on an exclusive awards project for FremantleMedia, a new customer. Time was in short supply but EFX likes a challenge. The following account is an insight ...
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  • FSC Wood Awards Ensure our Future
    October 25, 2016
    Design
    I read a recent newspaper article that reported that two rare Wentworth elms have been discovered at Holyrood Palace, near Edinburgh. Thought to be extinct, the two trees evid...
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  • Invitation to Variety's Catherine Awards Launch
    October 18, 2016
    Client News
    Variety, the Children’s Charity is launching a special new initiative–The Variety Catherine Awards, which will celebrate inspirational women in business in the UK.  The event ...
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  • Prince Edward Presents Cup to Help Chilean Firefighters
    October 17, 2016
    Client News
    A fact that may surprise many here in the UK is that in Chile all fire services are manned by volunteers. In Santiago alone there are 22 Companies of volunteer fire personnel,...
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  • Ultimate Jaguar Trophy Earns Gasp from Crowd
    October 14, 2016
    Client News
    The combination of the world-renowned logo of Jaguar combined with the elite image of a Concours of Elegance held at Windsor Castle and you have the perfect inspiration for th...
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  • Cannonball Cornwall Checks-in for Charity
    October 13, 2016
    EFX News
    Alex works in the EFX print room and recently negotiated the Cannonball Cornwall in his silver BMW, in aid of Parkinson’s disease. Starting in Newquay and billed as “not a rac...
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  • CIPS Procure Glittering Honours
    October 12, 2016
    Client News
    The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) hosted the annual Supply Management Awards 2016 at the Grosvenor House, 14 September. The prestigious event was suppor...
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  • Top Rod Lands £70k and Ultimate Trophy
    October 10, 2016
    Client News
    At the Island Pool at Hayfield Fishery in Doncaster, 3rd September, Jon Whincup had the day of his life. He netted 105.75kg of fish in five hours to become the Champion of The...
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  • Big Bertha Delights LA Challengers
    October 6, 2016
    Client News
    West Midlands Employers recently requested a trophy. It had to make a statement and spur on 20 teams battling it out in a gruelling competition they organised in September thi...
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  • National Treasure Strikes Gold at TV Choice Awards
    September 29, 2016
    Client News
    It is heart-warming to see that even when you are a much-honoured ‘national treasure’, winning a TV Choice Award is still a proud and special occasion in your life. Dame Barba...
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  • Carla Cracks Toughest Run for Charity
    September 27, 2016
    EFX News
    On a week day Carla works in our EFX sales team, in her leisure time she enjoys British Military Fitness (BMF) training and mud runs. Up for a challenge, she entered the Cance...
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  • PDR Masters Collect Immaculate Trophy
    September 26, 2016
    Client News
    The PDR Masters was held 16-17th September. The title has a certain ring about it, suggesting an esteemed gathering perhaps, or an elite competition only open to professionals...
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  • Medals Emulate the Real Olympic Experience
    September 23, 2016
    Client News
    The School Games are in their 11th year and took place September 1-4. The Games set out to deliver an Olympic experience for the best young athletes in the UK. A truly authent...
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  • Discover the Latest Perpetual Trophy Ideas
    September 20, 2016
    What's New
    I love this photo! It features the Emperor’s Cup, which is presented to the winner of the annual Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament in Japan. It sums up the dilemma of perpetual tro...
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  • Adrenalin Fix for EFX Designer at MotoGP
    September 16, 2016
    Client News
    The MotoGP British Grand Prix is the ultimate spectacle for most motorcycle enthusiasts in the UK. None more so than Liz in the EFX design studio. She has been responsible for...
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  • The 5 Hot UK Sports Trophies to Win 2016
    September 5, 2016
    Design,General News
    We work for numerous national sporting associations and bodies. Each year, we are tasked with creating and producing bigger and ever more impressive trophies. In the wake of a...
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  • Italy Triumphs in World's Richest FootGolf Event
    August 30, 2016
    Client News
    The fastest growing sport in the UK recently saw FootGolf's richest event the UK FootGolf International Open go to Italian Marco Esposito who walked away with the £6,000 first...
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  • Tomorrow’s Olympic Hopefuls Excel
    August 26, 2016
    Client News
    Whilst the Rio Olympics were enthralling us on TV, the next tier of British athletes were fighting for individual medals and the team trophy at the first ever Manchester Athle...
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  • RideLondon Proves London Olympics Legacy
    August 23, 2016
    Client News
    The Prudential RideLondon cycling event is one of the significant sporting legacies of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Initiated in 2013 by Boris Johnson, the th...
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  • Jade Glass Provides Added Sparkle to Rooflight Awards
    August 22, 2016
    Client News
    The Rooflight Company is a dynamic business with drive, passion and a conscience. Manufacturers of design-led, high performance rooflights, the company strives to make the rig...
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  • Rio 2016 Olympic Medal's Sustainable Credentials
    August 18, 2016
    General News
    I have an elderly jeweller friend who spent many years working in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. A rich source of stories from the workbench, he told me that as a young jun...
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  • Foggy Earns No. 1 Partypoker Spot & Trophy
    August 15, 2016
    Client News
    Carl ‘Foggy’ Fogarty has just been crowned partypoker Big Bluff Champion and won the Big Bluff mega trophy. Originally celebrated for his many successes in World Superbike rac...
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  • 4 Styles of Stone Awards Guaranteed to Appeal
    August 1, 2016
    What's New
    The appeal of naturally inspired products is widespread, especially in the home. Stone and wood floors, stone baths, granite work surfaces, ebony tables…the list is endless. T...
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  • International Cycling Tour Finishes with EFX Trophy
    July 25, 2016
    Client News,EFX News
    Once again, Warwickshire based Special EFX is delighted to be amongst world class winners.  This time, it was for producing the winners’ trophies for the Aviva Women’s Tour, w...
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  • EE Awards Attract International Following
    July 22, 2016
    Client News
    The Employee Engagement Awards, referred to as the EE Awards, were launched May 2014. Just two years later they have already become major business events in the UK and US, hav...
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  • The OAD Announces the 100 Top European Restaurants
    July 19, 2016
    Client News
    Opinionated About Dining (OAD) was created by Steve Plotnicki in 2004, originally as an online blog. He recounted his personal dining experiences around the world, in so doing...
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  • Add a Personal Touch with Handmade Awards
    July 15, 2016
    Design,What's New
    From time to time we receive requests for handmade awards, with clients specifically asked for an “artisan” or “imperfect appearance”. Our production team, particularly the po...
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  • The Best Connected Win TU-Automotive Awards
    July 11, 2016
    Client News
    Is your car connected? For an increasing number of people, having internet access in their car is a prerequisite when purchasing a new one. Not only for continuous communicati...
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  • How Print Can
    Transform an Award
    June 28, 2016
    EFX News
    Virtually every one of the awards we manufacture passes through our print room. A calm oasis in what is otherwise a noisy production process. The print unit has expanded rapid...
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  • Winning Google Partner Takes Stairway to Heaven
    June 22, 2016
    Client News
    Some client projects become a talking topic across the entire EFX production site. From the morning the brief arrived, the Google Ready to Rock Competition awards were a troph...
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  • Fashionably Gold Trophies for this Season
    June 20, 2016
    Design,EFX News
    I was talking to a friend the other day who imports fabulous hand-knotted rugs from Nepal and he mentioned that “gold is huge this season”. Funny that, as gold trophies are wi...
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  • French Team Wins World Team Cup Tennis Trophy
    June 16, 2016
    Client News
    The élite of wheelchair tennis enthralled the crowds at the Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo in the recent BNP Paribas World Team Cup competition. Despite a 3,500 crowd exuberantly supp...
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  • Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Award Announced
    June 10, 2016
    Client News
    Wilbur Smith, the best-selling author, is famous for his epic adventure novels set in Africa, family sagas and tales of intrigue, which have sold over 120 million copies world...
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  • Harrods Rewards Ultimate Members Only Club
    June 6, 2016
    Client News
    The Harrods 100 Club is an élite group of personnel, who excel at the art of selling at the world famous department store. It is an exclusive, invitation only Club, just 100 a...
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  • How the Diana Award is Tackling Bullying
    May 31, 2016
    General News
    Each year, we manufacture the Diana Award. The other day, a few of us in the office got talking about our own experiences of being bullied when we were younger. One of us rec...
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  • Technology Helps Win the Sports Day
    May 24, 2016
    Client News
    By the time this newsletter is published, the London Marathon will be over for another year and participants will be nursing their blisters, aches and pains, with pride and th...
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  • Teetotal Brass Band Trophy Solves Perpetual Problem
    May 22, 2016
    Client News
    Over 2,000 students and music fans congregated at Warwick Arts Centre for a weekend of brass band playing, in February. Music-making at its best − fun and very loud! The annua...
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  • Nick Places Customers on the Winning Plinth
    May 15, 2016
    Client News
    Customers are valued assets to most businesses. None more so than at Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products UK, which hosts an Annual Awards to acknowledge their customers...
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  • Winning Team Effort Creates Top Retail Trophy
    May 8, 2016
    Client News
    The Special EFX studio finds that some of its most striking designs emerge from a participative process that sees the design evolve as client and designer work through their i...
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  • Astonishing Entries Win Annual’s Best in Book
    May 1, 2016
    Client News
    The Creative Review Annual provides a platform for some of the best visual communications around. In an industry which nurtures young talent and recognises the outstanding, th...
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  • EFX Designed European Car of the Year Award
    April 25, 2016
    Client News
    The Opel/Vauxhall Astra has been named European Car of the Year 2016. It was a close-run contest this year; many, but not quite enough, of the 58 motor journalist jurors from ...
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  • Food Porn Awards Cooks Up a Feast for the Eyes
    April 18, 2016
    Client News
    The words ‘food’ and ‘porn’ are not a commonly associated. Thankfully, the 2016 Food Porn Awards are a celebration of beautiful looking food…and nothing else. Much to the reli...
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  • Exclusive Touch for
    Audi Q Awards
    April 11, 2016
    Client News
    Interpreting design agency drawings of bespoke awards and trophies is an important aspect of EFX’s service. The Audi Q Awards comprise two designs of trophy and are a perfect ...
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  • Grower Awards Celebrate the Greenest
    February 28, 2016
    Client News
    Horticulture Week’s annual Grower Awards recognise those individuals and companies who are high- flyers in the trade. The awards celebrate the best in the horticulture industr...
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  • The Perfect Retirement Gift with its Own Red Carpet
    February 21, 2016
    Client News
    How do you mark and suitably honour the retirement of someone who has been exceptional? Joe Jewkes Managing Director of Corinium Carpets approached EFX for the solution when h...
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  • EFX Scores as Kookaburras Win World Hockey League
    February 14, 2016
    Client News
    Australia’s Kookaburras beat Belgium 2-1 in the fiercely contested World Hockey League, held in Raipur India. Each member of the winning team was presented with a unique EFX-m...
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  • Vuelio Awards Celebrate the Best in Blogging
    February 7, 2016
    Client News
    Surely, there is a blog covering every conceivable topic by now? There are literally millions of posts a year. In fact, Special EFX contributes to the statistics and regularly...
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  • New Year's Honours & Award Schemes
    January 29, 2016
    General News
    The other day, I came across this blog from Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service. It congratulates those civil servants mentioned in the recent ...
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  • Legendary Trophy for Heroes of Warcraft
    January 28, 2016
    Client News
    In the virtual world of Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the online strategic card game, the stakes are high and the action gripping. In early December, a mega event was hoste...
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  • Graham Norton Wins Inaugural Winq Award
    January 21, 2016
    Client News
    Winq, the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men and said to be the biggest gay magazine in the world, recently held its inaugural Winq Men of the Year Awards. The Awards celeb...
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  • Dreams Turn to Reality at Pillow Talk Awards
    January 14, 2016
    Client News
    Pillow Talk is the aptly named customer satisfaction programme for Dreams, the leading bed retailer. Important to Dreams’ success in the marketplace, Pillow Talk has also been...
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  • 6 Ways to Give Your Awards the Wow Factor in 2016
    January 13, 2016
    General News
    1.   Awards that intrigue and astonish Bubbles that miraculously float inside glass, wheels that rotate, intricately pierced creations… Such unique design elements defy man...
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  • The Miniaturisation of Porridge the Bear
    December 23, 2015
    Client News,Design
    Porridge is probably the most photographed bear in the world. He stands 5 feet tall, is decidedly friendly in persona and stands guard at Bicester Village, the world famous sh...
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  • Marketing’s New Thinking Awards Inspire Innovation
    December 21, 2015
    Client News
    Last Christmas, the Sainsbury’s 2014 ad campaign retold the story of Christmas Day in 1914, when British and German soldiers laid down their arms and gathered in no-man’s land...
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  • Why Ad Agencies Should Enter Awards
    December 15, 2015
    General News
    It’s easy to knock awards. They’re ‘all about vanity’, a ‘distraction’ from the important stuff, reducing the vital work of creativity to a beauty contest that feeds the egos ...
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  • The Grass Proves Greener with an ESTO Award
    December 7, 2015
    Client News
    Events promoting excellence and celebrated with industry awards play an important role in so many sectors, including that of synthetic turf. The European Synthetic Turf Organi...
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  • The Winners Hit the Dance Floor at EVCOM Live
    December 3, 2015
    Client News
    It must be extremely satisfying as an event organiser when over 500 pay to attend your organisation’s annual Awards dinner. The EVCOM Live Awards celebrated the best of the ev...
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  • How to Add Value to an
    Awards Event
    December 2, 2015
    General News
    If you are looking to enhance the prestige of your Awards event, then some would suggest you may well need to look beyond commissioning a glittering silver trophy. Yes, some o...
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  • Superhero Awards Prove Hit with DS Smith Employees
    December 1, 2015
    Client News
    Winners of the DS Smith Employee Engagement awards 2015 have been officially promoted to ‘Superhero’ status. The staff recognition trophies, designed and manufactured by Speci...
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  • Award Honours Africa’s Rising Young Journalist
    October 28, 2015
    Client News
    Ghana-born Komla Dumor was a presenter for the BBC World News and its Focus on Africa Programme and considered to be an exceptionally talented, authoritative and charismatic j...
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  • VIP treatment at
    the Event Awards
    October 23, 2015
    Client News
    As Steve Jones, the compere at the Event awards last week commented, it is a tall order to impress professionals in the Events industry who have seen it all before, but Haymar...
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  • Achieving Child Appeal for CITV Share a Story Awards
    October 21, 2015
    Client News
    Understanding exactly what a client wants to achieve visually is key to creating a successful award. The CITV’s Share a Story competition award is a perfect example of how the...
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  • Trophy Shines a Light on Legal Professions’ Best
    October 14, 2015
    Client News
    The annual Lawyer Business Leadership Awards are all about shining a light on individuals who are outstanding at applying themselves to championing changes and improvements to...
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  • KPMG Recognition Awards Create a Positive Buzz
    September 28, 2015
    Client News
    KPMG provides global tax, audit and advisory services and has 22 offices in the UK, employing over 12,000 partners and staff. In April, the company launched the internal BRAVO...
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  • Welsh Roots for MotoGP British Grand Prix Trophies
    September 21, 2015
    Client News
    The MotoGP World Championships Octo British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone, the last weekend in August, and despite pouring rain provided a racing spectacle which delighte...
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  • Rotating IWC Logos Dazzle World’s Wine Elite
    September 14, 2015
    Client News
    The International Wine Challenge is respected the world over. Recognised as the world's finest and most meticulously judged wine competition, it attracted over 14,000 entries ...
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  • EFX Letting the Plug Out
    - Safely
    August 5, 2015
    EFX News
    Our manufacturing capacity has increased hugely over the last five years as we have grown the awards and trophies side of our business. As a result, we now have an amazing arr...
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  • A Fitting Award for
    the Best in Shoes
    July 28, 2015
    Client News
    If you were one of the deserving winners at the recent Drapers Footwear Awards 2015, you were presented with a wonderfully apt and memorable trophy – a pair of antique wooden ...
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  • Green Success for Digital Masters Awards
    July 21, 2015
    Client News
    The Digital Masters Awards were launched in 2014. They are now in their second year and the event took place 5th June at London’s Freemasons’ Hall, attracting some 800 attende...
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  • BVCA Moves to Custom Designer Trophies
    July 14, 2015
    Client News
    Custom trophy design or off-the-shelf? How to choose? Prior to this year, the BVCA (British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association) had always opted for an off-th...
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  • Hannah Takes
    Top Dog Award
    July 14, 2015
    EFX News
    As someone who is attracted to other people’s awards and trophies, like the proverbial bee to a honey pot, I was delighted to see that former Special EFX employee Hannah Wakel...
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  • Stearman Wins Wolves Twitter Player of the Year
    July 7, 2015
    Client News
    Thousands of fans have tweeted their votes for Richard Stearman and honoured him with the accolade of Twitter Player of the Year at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. The ...
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  • Sculpture Unveiled at WBS Official Opening
    July 1, 2015
    Client News
    Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled a specially created sculpture to commemorate the opening of Warwick Business School’s (WBS) new base at The Shard, London. The uniqu...
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  • Over 1 Million Fans Vote in Facebook Football Awards
    June 28, 2015
    Client News
    The Facebook Football Awards are an international phenomenon! Over one million votes were cast by fans from around the world in the recent inaugural Awards. The event was held...
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  • Rugby Union’s Elite Take Top Guinness PRO12 Honours
    June 21, 2015
    Client News
    The leading top flight rugby union players were celebrated at the Guinness PRO12 Awards 2015, Sunday 17th May. Players and coaches of the twelve competing professional rugby u...
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  • Davis Cup Custom-Made Trophy Hits the Mark
    June 16, 2015
    Client News
    It is the time of the year when UK tennis fans can revel in their sport. The Men’s French Open has just thrown up a new hero for the kids to emulate on court. Winner, Stan Waw...
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  • New Seatrade Awards Launched with Fanfare
    June 14, 2015
    Client News
    The 27th annual Seatrade Awards, held 6 May 2015 at London’s Guildhall, attracted some of the top names from across the shipping industry. The Awards are organised by Seatrade...
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  • Harrods Elite Receive Ultimate Recognition
    June 7, 2015
    Client News
    The Harrods 100 Club is an élite group of personnel, deemed to have perfected the art of selling.  A unique club, exclusive to the world renowned store, the entry level is hig...
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  • Top Bodybuilders Honoured
    in Style
    June 1, 2015
    Client News
    EFX loves to work with new clients, turning their hopes and aspirations for a new trophy or award into a tangible and impressive reality. The recent commission to create two t...
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  • Singapore Finale for Festival of Media Awards
    May 28, 2015
    Client News
    The Festival of Media Asia Pacific Awards 2015 were presented 22 March at a gala dinner held at the Capella, Singapore. The Awards celebrate the most creative and innovative m...
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  • The Importance of Advertising Awards
    May 26, 2015
    General News
    Written by: AMV Chief Creative Officer, Paul Brazier For the individual recipient, awards are an honour in recognition of their creativity. This is usually rewarded financi...
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  • Step Inside EFX’s
    New Design Studio
    May 22, 2015
    EFX News
    I set up the very first EFX studio some eleven years ago – just me and my Mac. Today, we have a team of five creating custom trophies and awards. We also have a myriad of Macs...
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  • Success of Miramar Trophy at Antigua Sailing Week
    May 21, 2015
    Client News
    “The trophy has just arrived and we are knocked out by it!” This is the type of email you just love, especially when it’s come all the way from sunny Antigua and is from a new...
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  • ITF Commissions Mega Trophy for Junior Masters
    May 14, 2015
    Client News
    Creating a new trophy worthy of discriminating teenagers is quite a challenge. This was the task set Special EFX by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) when it commissio...
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  • StreetGames Projects Make a Sporting Difference
    May 7, 2015
    Client News
    StreetGames is a nationwide organisation with a phenomenal track record. It supports a network of projects, which bring exciting and affordable sport to the doorstep of young ...
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  • Employee Recognition Awards to Impress
    May 6, 2015
    General News
    The start to 2015 has been full-on at EFX. We’ve got more staff than ever and everyone is busy, busy busy!  Currently, one of our most buoyant sectors is employee recognition ...
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  • FirstCar Awards Steers Successful Course
    May 1, 2015
    Client News
    The RAC Club in Pall Mall was the venue for the inaugural FirstCar Young Driver Road Safety Awards 2015, held 15 April as part of the Young Driver Focus conference. Created to...
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  • Who’s Who of
    Motor Industry Awards
    April 17, 2015
    General News
    It seems the UK motor industry is on a roll. Over one billion pounds of investment has been announced by Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and Geely (makers of London taxis). And much ...
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  • EFX Delivers Keys to the Mortgage Strategy Awards
    March 28, 2015
    Client News
    If you are likely to be looking for a mortgage this year, read on! The Mortgage Strategy Awards ’15 have just been presented; they acknowledge brokers and lenders who are cons...
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  • Foodservice Packaging Awards - Served with Style
    March 21, 2015
    Client News
    You may not have given a second thought to the paper cup in which your skinny latte appears on your desk, the pizza delivery box which arrives at your front door or the clear ...
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  • The Cool Venue Awards, the Hottest Night in Town
    March 14, 2015
    Client News
    The 8th Prestige Events COOL Venue Awards demonstrated, once again, that the Events industry knows how to party! Special EFX was a sponsor of the event and made the minimalist...
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  • Barclays’ Surfing Tombstone Proves a Winner
    March 7, 2015
    Client News
    In the world of corporate finance, the successful conclusion of a major deal involving several parties is sometimes marked with the presentation of tombstones to key players i...
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  • Solar Panel Trophy Reflects FOE Schools’ Competition
    March 1, 2015
    Client News
    Last year, Friends of the Earth commissioned EFX to create UV resistant outdoor plaques for its Bee World scheme. This year it was a trophy featuring a used solar panel. It's ...
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  • Skoda Fabia Wins Ultimate What Car? Accolade
    February 28, 2015
    Client News
    What Car? Magazine has been published by Haymarket since 1973 and is hugely popular and influential amongst the car-loving public. Its reach and clout in the marketplace is le...
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  • Honda Rewards Top Dealers with Iconic Wing Trophies
    February 21, 2015
    Client News
    The Honda motorcycle brand has been around since the 1950s and the Honda Wing logo is widely recognised. In November, Honda (UK) held its annual Motorcycle Dealer Conference a...
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  • The Scent of Victory
    is Overpowering
    February 20, 2015
    EFX News,General News
    Cruising the duty free area at Madrid airport the other day, I came face to face with this trophy. INVICTUS. Virile young man, adoring Greek nymphs…now what is this all about?...
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  • Seven Day Race for Mercedes-Benz Award
    February 14, 2015
    Client News
    What do you do when your Managing Director announces he wants to change the current trophy your company presents at its major annual Awards AND it is just one week before the ...
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  • Candelabras for Hire? Why not commission your own?
    February 9, 2015
    Client News,EFX News
    It’s official!  Special EFX has just designed and manufactured its very first acrylic candelabras. Instead of an event organiser going out and sourcing candelabras for hire, E...
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  • P&G Awards Promote
    Site Vision
    February 7, 2015
    Client News
    How best to engage with your workforce and encourage them to strive towards your company’s business goals is a recurring challenge for many managers. The Procter and Gamble fa...
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  • The Iconic ISS Awards Celebrate the Best
    February 1, 2015
    Client News
    ISS is a leading, global outsourcing provider and it employs over 45,000 in the UK alone.  Its annual ISS UK Awards are a significant and respected event in the company’s cale...
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  • Want to Strike Gold?
    Go Green!
    January 28, 2015
    EFX News,General News
    Here at EFX Awards we are used to seeing events and awards of all shapes and sizes. We have been fortunate enough to work with a variety of different clients and sectors, from...
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  • How to Refresh a Winning Trophy Design
    January 28, 2015
    Client News
    The PURE Awards were first introduced in 2013. EFX designed and made elegant monogram trophies for the event, in rich sapele wood. One year on, PURE got in touch with the sale...
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  • SORAS Celebrates its 30 years Anniversary
    January 21, 2015
    Client News
    SORAS is the leading insurance provider in Rwanda and recently celebrated 30 years of business. The occasion included a special event for staff and business associates, held a...
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  • Special EFX: A Corporate Magpie’s Dream
    January 18, 2015
    General News
    To take my mind off the decision, I had a look at the different designs on offer, and I couldn’t believe just how many styles there were. Every last design was unique and attr...
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  • Hooked on Awards at
    the Pot and Fin
    January 15, 2015
    Client News,EFX News
    I had a very fishy, serendipitous moment last week. I came face to face with one of our EFX-made star trophies, over a portion of fish and chips! Hungry and disinclined to coo...
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  • EFX Trophies Receive Thumbs Up from CVA
    January 14, 2015
    Client News
    The EFX studio created this distinctive ‘thumbs up’ design for the Customer Voice Awards, which were presented late 2014. Innovative and narrative in style, the thumb form and...
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  • EFX Captures the Ultimate in British Craftsmanship
    December 27, 2014
    Client News
    Guests attending this year’s British Arrows Craft Awards ceremony entered the darkened venue. The 32 awards were dramatically exhibited centre stage, on a custom-built table, ...
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  • Christmas Gift Ideas from The Beauty Awards
    December 18, 2014
    Client News
    Looking for gift ideas for Christmas? Just cast your eye over the winning products in The Beauty Awards 2014, which were announced and presented 13th November at a grand gala ...
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  • Dee Takes to the Stage at the Event Awards
    December 13, 2014
    Client News,EFX News
    Dee, one of EFX’s hard-working account handlers, has made her début on stage: at the UK: Event Awards 2014, organised by The Drum and held at the Marriott Grosvenor Square, 28...
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  • My Golden Moment by Matthew Davies
    December 9, 2014
    Client News
    So there I am … sitting around, waiting for nothing in particular … feeling life’s a bit flat, dull and uninteresting, when I’m whisked into the air and feel myself turned thi...
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  • Advert Digs for Gold at Festival of Media LatAm
    December 6, 2014
    Client News
    The gala dinner for the Festival of Media LatAm 2014 Awards was held at Fontainebleau, Miami Beach, US this October. Special EFX has made the trophies for this prestigious occ...
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  • Kidnapped Pride of Stratford Swan Returns
    December 4, 2014
    Client News
    The other day, I was moseying along at a craft fair in aid of Shipston Home Nursing and came across one of our Pride of Stratford awards on The Arter stand.  I can’t help it –...
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  • Good Spa Guide Awards Reveal Pampering Hot Spots
    December 1, 2014
    Client News
    The Good Spa Guide Awards recognises those Spas in the UK deemed to be the very best. When you read about the facilities and wonderful treatments, it’s tempting to cancel Chri...
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  • Top-Notch Awards for the World’s Best Designers
    November 28, 2014
    Client News
    The World Interiors News Awards (WIN) is an international awards programme, which celebrates the top designers around the world. There are 13 interior design categories, all o...
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  • UBM’s Staff Win Top Honours
    November 20, 2014
    Client News
    UBM Live organises many of the world’s largest, high profile exhibitions, conferences, publications and media events and launched its own Lexies Live UK  internal staff recogn...
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  • Superstar Accolade for BIFM Winners
    November 13, 2014
    Client News
    The star symbol is often employed to denote the outstanding and special. Many of us remember being awarded stars, in a variety of colours, for outstanding work at school, whil...
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  • CIWM Uses Awards for Brand Endorsement
    November 6, 2014
    Client News
    There are significant opportunities at an awards ceremony to endorse a brand’s positioning and promote its values. The trophies are a particularly visual means to do this as t...
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  • The Power of Saying Thank You
    November 5, 2014
    General News
    The Times newspaper* ran an article last week about measuring wellbeing and how the government is planning to make it at the heart of its policy-making. According to Lord O’Do...
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  • EFX Acclaimed for World Branding Awards
    November 2, 2014
    Client News
    Special EFX has been privileged to be part of the first ever World Branding Awards. The EFX studio initially created the striking design, working closely with the team at the ...
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  • It’s Another Win for EFX’s Football Trophies
    October 31, 2014
    EFX News
    During the day, Dave’s an account handler at EFX. But, he’s also a UEFA B coach, training youngsters who may be the stars of tomorrow. It’s amazing how many football trophies ...
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  • Beyond the Bean Receives a Roasting
    October 20, 2014
    Client News
    The Coffee Karting Cannonball trophy was specially commissioned by coffee company Beyond the Bean (BTB) for a friendly karting day with some of its customers. Well, it started...
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  • Oldest Football Trophy Worth Over £100k
    October 15, 2014
    General News
    I was watching the Antiques Road show on BBC the other night and was fascinated to see what the experts are now pretty sure is the oldest football trophy or cup in the world. ...
    READ MORE
  • Thorntons Deliver Chocolate Smiles All Round
    October 13, 2014
    Client News
    Did you know Thorntons uses 2m tonnes of cocoa per year? That the company is over 100 years old? And, if you visit a Thorntons shop you could be treated to a free Thorntons Sm...
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  • EFX Award Travels to China via Portugal
    October 6, 2014
    Client News
    The International Water Association has recently presented its Global Water Award 2014 to Dr. Qiu Baoxing, former Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of P. R....
    READ MORE
  • Luxury Packaging Awards Make Glamorous Début
    October 1, 2014
    Client News
    The first ever international Luxury Packaging Awards were launched with aplomb 29th September. Attracting entries from USA, UK, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland and Spain, ...
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  • The Icing on the Cake Food and Drink Awards
    September 30, 2014
    EFX News
    Our design studio has excelled itself over the years, creating awards which look like a Cadbury’s cream egg, Subway sandwich, Pot Noodle, a cup cake...there is no limit to the...
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  • Charity Awards Ease the Ride to Paris
    September 4, 2014
    Client News
    We make lots of different charity awards and trophies throughout the year. A personalised and unique trophy presented as a ‘thank you’ at the end of a gruelling challenge help...
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  • The Joy of Winning at Life after Stroke Awards
    August 14, 2014
    Client News
    EFX made the bespoke trophies for the Life after Stroke Awards again this year. When you read about the winners and their personal stories you soon realise that “winning” in t...
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  • Large Size Trophies Grab the Headlines
    August 12, 2014
    Design,What's New
    So, does it matter what size a trophy actually is?  Well, YES; especially when it comes to handing them over at major events and occasions.  Inevitably, many of them make the ...
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  • Our Contemporary Animal Trophies Are Breeding
    July 25, 2014
    Client News,EFX News
    The field adjacent to the EFX works is home to a flock (or is it a herd?) of alpacas. There are some real characters and three of them are expecting any day now. Some of the s...
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  • Plastic British Grand Prix Trophy Lets the Side Down
    July 7, 2014
    EFX News
    Money and Glory is not Everything – Lewis Hamilton Deserved a Worthy Trophy Lewis Hamilton the new F1 British Grand Prix champion 2014 knows his trophies.  He should do: he h...
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  • Ghana Rocks to
    Major Music Awards
    July 4, 2014
    Client News
    We have recently sent out some exclusive music trophies to Ghana for its hugely popular Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA).  The event lasts for over three months and was laun...
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  • Custom Trophies Celebrate Budding Young UK Talent
    April 22, 2014
    Client News
    As someone with a passion for music, I was particularly interested to see two special music trophies being made for The Girls’ Day School Trust’s inaugural Young Musicians and...
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  • EFX Glass Trophies Mix it with the Best of Slopestyle
    March 18, 2014
    Client News
    Hot on the heels of Jenny Jones' amazing bronze medal at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Lauren MacCallum of Snowsport Scotland has just sent us this fabulous image of the gla...
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  • Brand Impact Awards 2014 – an Amazing Event
    March 11, 2014
    EFX News
    Melanie was out on the town for the Brand Impact Awards 2014, held 6 March at the London Film Museum, which proved to be an excellent networking event. Amongst the throngs att...
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  • Turning a Trophy into a Business Builder
    March 7, 2014
    EFX News
    Melanie, who heads up our sales side of the business, recently attended the Data Strategy Awards. EFX designed and made the smart acrylic and black nickel plated trophies for ...
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  • Personalised Awards and Trophies
    January 27, 2014
    EFX News
    Meet the EFX décor experts... Mike, Dan and Will are responsible for all the printing and engraving of our awards and trophies, including our laser printed acrylic awards and...
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  • Glass Awards Reflect Importance of Rubbish
    December 13, 2013
    Client News
    A recent commission to design and make these stunning engraved glass awards for the CIWM aroused my interest. So who or what is the CIWM? And what does it take to be named as ...
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  • EFX Golf Trophies Head Up the Leader Board
    December 2, 2013
    Client News
    We’ve won an award! Another one…This time it is for our golf trophies and we now have a fine, engraved crystal plaque sitting in our showroom, which names Special EFX as Golf ...
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  • You Are Never Too Young to Win a Trophy
    November 18, 2013
    Client News
    Fenton Kirkland is a bit of a star, despite being only three years old. This picture of him clutching a gold trophy almost half his size recently appeared in many of the natio...
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  • EFX Design Studio Doubles Capacity
    November 5, 2013
    EFX News
    Bespoke awards and trophies invariably start out with an original design idea and those tend to come out of our EFX design studio.  Not that the rest of us in the account hand...
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  • Hannah’s Lustre Duster Turns Heads
    October 22, 2013
    EFX News
    This is the third design in our series of EFX Lustre Dusters. They are strictly limited edition and have become rather collectable over the last few years.  This edition was d...
    READ MORE
  • Event Awards Win for In the Zone Training Exhibition
    October 16, 2013
    Client News,EFX News
    The Event Awards 2013 were a reminder of just how creative many of the live events had been, surrounding the London Olympics. These prestigious Awards were presented last week...
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  • WellChild Awards 2013 Where Smiles Win the Day
    October 15, 2013
    Client News
    The WellChild Awards are one of those special events of the year when smiles mean so much.  As in previous years, the winners’ roll call is amazing to read and Special EFX was...
    READ MORE
  • EFX Lets its Hair Down
    in Wild West Style
    August 20, 2013
    EFX News
    The last few months have been pretty full on at EFX and so the works' summer party was a time to let our hair down with sister company FuturEnergy.  The theme was the Wild Wes...
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  • Congratulations to the Katy Holmes Trust Cycling Team
    August 16, 2013
    Client News
    On Wednesday 14th August, the Katy Holmes Trust cycling team, led by Jeff Banks the fashion designer and David Holmes (Katy’s Dad), completed their 10 day cycle ride from John...
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  • Gold Plated Trophies Mark IWC's 30th Anniversary
    July 23, 2013
    Client News
    Liz and I headed off to London last Thursday evening as guests of the IWC (International Wine Challenge), which was celebrating its 30th anniversary. Liz designed the imposing...
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  • Pride of Place for Opticians Awards at Boots in Bath
    July 5, 2013
    Client News
    Standing at the counter in Boots the Opticians in Southgate, Bath the other day, Melanie our Sales Director had one of those, “déjà vu” moments. Sitting in pride of place on t...
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  • The Digitals Awards – Ready for the Big Night
    June 26, 2013
    Client News
    The beautiful, sleek black acrylic trophies for The Digitals Awards  2013 have all been safely delivered to the event organisers, ready to be presented tomorrow night at the G...
    READ MORE
  • Send off for Your Bee Saver Kit Now
    May 8, 2013
    Design
    Last week the EU banned the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids, which will hopefully help revive the bee population.  But, according to Friends of the Earth, bee numb...
    READ MORE
  • Cornelia Parker's The Fallen Trophy
    April 23, 2013
    Client News,Design
    Melanie, our Sales Director, was attracted to this quirky silver necklace called Fallen Trophy, on a recent visit to the Royal Academy. The original design was by the UK artis...
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  • And the winner is...
    Special EFX !
    November 2, 2011
    EFX News
    Winning a prestigious award and with it the accompanying public recognition of your outstanding efforts is heady stuff! No surprise then that the team at Special EFX was thril...
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  • The Best of British Comedy Celebrate with a Tear or Two
    February 11, 2011
    Client News
    What is it about the British Comedy Awards that makes the winners cry?  This time it was Queen of Comedy herself, Sarah Millican, and Lee Evans, who picked up CH4 Award for Sp...
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