Industry News


As a business we all know our strengths and weaknesses, who our core customers are, which products are in high demand as well as the trends within our industry or associated industries.


Trophex Live 2018 opens its doors on the 14th and 15th January 2018. Everyone that is in the Trophy, Awards and Engraving industries will be there. Also at the show you will find many other areas of the business, including personalisation, sublimation, printing and embroidery, and much more. Where else can you find the industry all under one roof?

Crystal Galleries is celebrating ‘35 sparkling years’ at this year’s Trophex

Since starting out in 1983 a lot of things have changed… not to mention the hairstyles! In honour of 35 years of trading we have some exciting activities planned for 2018. To thank our customers old and new we have developed some exclusive themed offers, we will be featuring these offers exclusively at Trophex so make sure you visit stand B16 to take advantage of them.

How To Profit From Cap Embroidery

Cap embroidery is easy to produce and can make you excellent profits! I can imagine that many of you would disagree with this. Especially if you have been embroidering for over 10 years and have experienced some of the original cap frame systems. The good news is that cap frame design has changed dramatically for the better.

Gravograph held open days in Leamington Spa

Once again Gravograph’s doors were open for the public to discover the latest innovations in marking and engraving. The four-day event was a great success with all visitors having one-to-one demonstrations of all systems and the first time presentation of several new laser engraving machines.

Stuart Alldis will be at Trophex Live 2018

With over 20 years’ experience in web and software development, Stuart is a tenacious communicator with exceptional commercial awareness and leadership skills. He has worked in senior positions for multinational brands and has travelled around the globe working in Europe, Asia and the US.

Tips for a Successful Trade Show Booth

When your company spends time, money, and effort to attend a trade show, it is vital to make the best of it. Careful planning goes a long way towards ensuring a successful outcome. The Works are the main supplier for Euro Trophex 2018 and are there to help exhibitors get the most out of participating at the show.


Euro Trophex - Europe’s largest Trophy, Awards, Engraving and Personalisation Event is moving locations for 2018. After many years of being held in Amsterdam the show is expanding, and in response to demand from both Visitors and Exhibitors is moving to an exciting new location for 2018.

BTC Group celebrates 40 years

BTC Group were odds-on favourite to have a marvellous time as they celebrated their 40th anniversary in style with a day at the Windsor Racecourse. Team BTC were treated to the full hospitality experience within the Club Enclosure overlooking the winning post, enjoying an impressive after dinner speech by Peter Beirne, who set up the company back in 1977 with business partner and brother-in-law Frank Murphy.

Best Selling Awards from Crystal Galleries

When it comes to recognising and rewarding success, glass and crystal products are a great way to show your appreciation. Made from quality materials, these awards carry a high perceived value and are sure to be treasured by any recipient.

Trophex magazine talks to Bryan Jater, National Sales Manager, Trotec Laser Ltd.

Trotec was formed in 1997 from a research branch of Trodat and has since become a world leader in the field of laser technology and laser manufacturing. As part of the Trodat Trotec Group, Trotec develops, manufactures and markets laser systems for marking, cutting and engraving, as well as manufactures and supplies a range of engraving materials. Trotec sets new standards, serves customers in more than 90 countries and has more than 500 employees worldwide.

Trophex magazine talks to Tim Wilford from Glenway

Glenway is a family run business dedicated to the supply of trophies and awards, they are one of the UK's leading wholesale supplier's and offer a huge range that are beautifully designed in house and manufactured to the highest standards. Their range includes school trophies and awards, a huge range of sporting trophies, medals, plaques, bases and trophy components.

Trophex magazine talks to Jim Nicol from TheMagicTouch

TheMagicTouch are suppliers of image transfer papers, heat presses, laser printers, plotter/cutters, materials and equipment. For over 25 years they have prided themselves on building their extensive range of consumables and equipment for the personalised decoration of blank items.