Gaudio Awards News Blog

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bikeathon 2010

The 14th Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research London Bikeathon took place on the 27th June, raising over half a million pound. The money raised will go towards finding a cure for blood caners. This was the 50th anniversary for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, and they decided to use Gaudio bespoke awards rather than the usual off-the-shelf plaques. The charity were thrilled with the awards and told us:

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your help with our awards this year. They looked so much better than our previous wooden plaques and it’s great that our fundraisers can keep their awards this time rather than handing them back after a year. Thanks so much again for your help and I hope that we can work together again next year!"

The awards were presented to the top fundraisers at an awards dinner, with celebrity presenters including John Michie (Taggart), Michelle Cockayne and Tony Audenshaw from Emmerdale.

You can find out more about the Bikathon and apply for the 2011 event here

Gaudio Awards: Acrylic Trophies

Monday, December 6, 2010

Gaudio Designs and Manufactures UKA Aviva Athletics Awards

350 attendees enjoyed the UKA Aviva Athletics Awards, a celebration of athletics in 2010, at the Sir David Wallace Hall, Loughborough University on Saturday 4 December. The awards were designed and manufactured by Gaudio Awards, using mirror polished aluminium and colour printed and engraved glass-effect acrylic.

Award winners were as follows:
  • UKA Coach: Mark Kirk
  • UKA Club: Holmfirth Harriers AC
  • UKA Volunteer: Eiddwen Davies
  • UKA Official: Sheila Baille
  • UKA Partnership: Derbyshire Athletics Network
  • Elite Coach of the Year 2010: Toni Minichiello
  • The Best British Paralympic Performance 2010: Hannah Cockcroft
  • The Best British Athletic Performance of 2010: Jessica Ennis
  • The Best Junior Athlete 2010: Jodie Williams
  • The Best Senior Athlete 2010: Mo Farah
  • The Best Performance at an Aviva Event 2010: Jenny Meadows
Read More: UK Athletics Website

Gaudio Awards: Athletics Trophies

The Engineer Technology & Innovation Awards 2010

The 4th Technology & Innovation Awards, run by The Engineer, took place on Friday 3rd December at The Royal Society in London. Hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), the awards acknowledged engineering excellence in the UK in 2010. The award is manufactured from colour printed glass-effect acrylic with red acrylic detail, which is mounted onto a mirror polished aluminium base.

Read More (including a video of the winning projects): The Engineer

Gaudio: Acrylic Awards

Friday, December 3, 2010

Gaudio Produces Scottish Sports Awards

The fourth annual Scottish Sports awards took place on the 2nd December at the Glasgow Hilton. Liverpool and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish (pictured) picked up a lifetime achievement award at the event hosted by his daughter Kelly Dalglish and Stephen Jardine. Alan Hansen paid tribute to his pal Kenny, saying he was not just a great footballer but a great man: "It's a privilege to be here tonight to present the award."

Some of the biggest names in sport, including Neil Lennon, Walter Smith and world champions such as Stephen Hendry, Liz McColgan and Rhona Martin, all braved the icy conditions to attend the event. Other winners on the night included Colin Montgomerie, who lifted the Ryder Cup after masterminding Europe's win over the USA at Celtic Manor. He sent a video acceptance before ex-caddy Craig Connolly picked up the award, saying: "I'm used to carrying his clubs. Now I'm carrying his awards."

The awards, created by Gaudio, are manufactured from mirror polished aluminium and detailed with colour print and engraving.

Read more about the event on the Daily Record website

If you are planning a sporting event, contact Gaudio Awards for free designs and quotes for your bespoke sports trophies

Brian Moore Wins William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

Gaudio Awards have once again produced the "world's richest sports book prize" for William Hill. The William Hill Sports Book of the Year is dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports writing. This year's winner, Beware Of The Dog, is an autobiography by Telegraph columist Brian Moore.

Graham Sharpe, the co-founder of the William Hill prize said of Moore's book, “As a trained solicitor and a lover of opera, fine wine and Shakespeare, Brian Moore is no ordinary sportsman,” Sharpe said. “So it follows that this is no ordinary book. It’s a fascinating exploration of what lies beneath the tough exterior of one of England’s greatest rugby players.” 

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Frank Warren Receives Nordoff Robbins Boxing Icon Award

Nordoff Robbins teamed up with the London Ex Boxers Association to present the Boxing Icon award to legendary promoter Frank Warren at an evening of amateur boxing and fine dining. This exclusive event was held at the Marriott Hotel in London on Monday November 22nd. Gaudio were once again proud to design a bespoke award for the evening, following on from the previous partnership with Nordoff Robbins for the Silver Clef music awards.

The boxing dinner showcased Britain’s future talent and potential fighters for the 2012 Olympics. Attending the event were celebrities from the world of music and film who joined past and present boxing champions and British Olympic medal winner’s to raise money for Nordoff Robbins.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Gospel Music Awards (the GMA's)

These exclusive awards were created for the 2010 Gospel Music Awards (The GMA's), held at the prestigious London Hilton Metropole Hotel on the 20th November 2010. Gospel artists from all over the world performed on the night including Ron Kenoly, Rachel Kerr, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Jayess, Faith Child Micah Stampley, DTWG and Isabella.

Find out more:

Gaudio Awards: Gospel Music Award

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Genting Unveils Iconic Players Championship Winners Trophy has today unveiled their bespoke Winners Trophy for this weekend’s 2010 Genting Poker Players Championship. Designed and crafted by one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of bespoke awards, Gaudio Awards, The Players Championship Trophy has been inspired by the traditional Asian heritage of the Genting Group.

The trophy is constructed from solid, profiled, mirror polished aluminium and mounted on a double tiered base.

“The Players Championship has quickly become one of the most talked about events in the UK poker calendar and to mark it, we set out to create something truly unique for the tournament,” commented Peter Nolan, MD of Genting Alderney. “This is a simply stunning trophy and I hope that in time, lifting The Players Championship Trophy will bring as much pride to UK poker players, as putting on a tournament bracelet would do.”

More info:

Gaudio Awards: Bespoke Trophies

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hibernian FC Hall of Fame Awards

Hibernian FC celebrated its 135th birthday this year by inducting its first members into the Hibernian FC Hall of Fame. All inductees were presented with a custom designed award supplied by Gaudio, at a prestigious gala dinner.

Recipients of the award were:
Michael Whelahan, James McGhee, Harry Rennie, Hugh Shaw, Gordon Smith, Bobby Johnstone, Eddie Turnbull, Lawrie Reilly, Willie Ormond, Joe Baker, Pat Stanton, Arthur Duncan, Jackie McNamara, Harry Swan & Sir Tom Farmer.

Full Story: Hibernian FC Website
Gaudio Awards: Sustainable Awards

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Gaudio Designs and Manufactures Screen Awards

Gaudio are extremely proud to showcase this stunning award designed and manufactured for the inaugral Screen Awards which took place on the 5th October 2010. The Screen Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in UK film marketing and distribution, judged by an illustrious panel of judges chaired by Lord Puttnam.

Judging for the event was Lord Puttnam, Roland Emmerich (film-maker behind blockbuster hits such as Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012), Amanda Berry (chief executive of BAFTA), Nik Powell (director, National Film & Television School and former producer and distributor), and Sally Caplan (former head of the UK Film Council’s Premiere Fund).

Monday, September 27, 2010

Gaudio Supplies Great Scot Awards

Gaudio Awards again provided the custom trophies for the 20th annual Great Scot awards. The prestigious ceremony, held at the Glasgow Hilton, celebrates the unsung heroes and community champions of Scotland.
Stars such as Michelle McManus, Natalie Robb, Aggie MacKenzie and Ultimo boss Michelle Mone turned out to celebrate ordinary Scots who have achieved the extraordinary.

Winners on the night included actor Tony Roper, actor and director David Hayman (pictured), singer Amy Macdonald, bowler Willie Wood and business woman Jennifer Cheyne. The night's main award went to a couple who epitomise what it means to be truly Great Scots. For 30 years, May and Gerry have selflessly opened up their home to more than 150 vulnerable children.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

World Hovercraft Championships

The winners of the Hovercraft World Championships were presented with their awards at the Towcaster race course last month, and the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain were thrilled:

"Dealing with Gaudio has been a pleasure. From the initial enquiry they took onboard everything we have asked for, continuing to produce designs as things changed. I feel they go the extra mile to make sure the client is entirely satisfied. The Hovercraft club of Great Britain were extremely impressed with the service and quality of the awards."

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Lottery's Big Night

John Barrowman presented a glittering event from The Roundhouse in London on Saturday for the National Lottery Awards 2010. With Tess Daley also presenting along with a whole host of A list stars, the event was one of the biggest of the year.

The night recognises the work of 21 lottery funded projects in front of a star-studded audience. Awards presenters included Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Bradbury and Amir Khan, with performances from McFly and Taio Cruz. Plus, a spectacular one off extravaganza featuring various Lottery funded artists from across the UK.

Many television stars dressed up for the event last night in London and much of the nation watched the awards on BBC1. If you didn’t tune in, you can catch up on iplayer here:
The awards were designed and manufactured in the UK by Gaudio Awards, using high quality aluminium finished with a brushed detail. Find out more about the awards at Gaudio Awards

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

FIBA U17 World Chamionships

These stunning awards are the FIBA World Basketball Championships trophies for the new Under 17's events. The custom designed awards were designed and manufactured using the latest state of the art CAD CAM techniques, rapid prototyping and organic metal growth. Above is the men's version for the event in Hamburg, and the picture below shows the women's version for the U17's women's tournament in France.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Gaudio Kicks Off the Football Season

The new football season is here and at Gaudio we have been very busy producing awards for all levels of the beautiful game. Our bespoke awards are perfect for club presentations and our sports trophies range is perfect for bespoke football trophies on a budget. The Premier League ordered several custom made aluminium and printed glass-effect acrylic awards for the pre-season Youth Festivals from which West Ham, Nigeria and Chelsea emerged successful. Full story at

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas received his Arsenal Player of the Season award before the 6-0 win against Blackpool. The fans selected him as the winner, and he was presented the award by Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer Tom Fox. Visit for the Full Story

Friday, August 13, 2010

Gaudio Offers Huge Range of Sustainable Trophies and Awards

As part of the website redesign earlier in the year we added a new section to showcase our range of sustainable and recycled awards. Since then the Sustainable Awards section has grown to become one of the largest ranges available online, including glass awards, wooden trophies, recycled plastic plaques and recycled zinc. This has now become one of our most popular product lines with an enviable client list including The Wildlife Trust, The Green Awards, WWF and The National Recycling Awards.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Gaudio Designs and Manufactures Netball Awards

TeamBath have been crowned The Co-operative Netball Superleague Champions 2010 having beaten Hertfordshire Mavericks 51 points to 44 at Nottingham’s Trent FM Arena. TeamBath’s Captain, Pam Cookey was later awarded The Co-operative Netball Superleague Player of the Year Award in a presentation ceremony that took place after the Grand Final. TeamBath’s Coach Jess Garland won The Co-operative Netball Superleague Coach of the Year Award; Jess commented; “I’m incredibly shocked to have won the award and I'm just really pleased for the team, I know it's a cliché but the players have to go out and do it, our job's done by the time they take to the court.”

Friday, July 16, 2010

National Recycling Awards Chooses Gaudio to Create Bespoke Award

The winners of the National Recycling Awards 2010 have been announced at a glittering ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane, London. Star of Outnumbered and Mock the Week, Hugh Dennis, hosted the awards which brought together just under 600 people from a multitude of industries, proving that so many organisations across the board are now demonstrating outstanding innovation and commitment to waste management and recycling.
MRW (event sponsor) editor Paul Sanderson said: “The National Recycling Awards 2010 was a fabulous evening hosted by a top presenter, and are a recognition of all of the fabulous work going on around the UK to improve recycling and waste management.”

Gaudio have recently expanded their Sustainable Awards range, as well as investing in environmentally friendly packaging materials. For a free design and quote visit the Gaudio Awards Website

National Recycling Awards

Gaudio's Awards Sparkle at the UK Jewellery Awards

The stars of retail Jewellery were recognised with a coveted UK Jewellery Award at this year's gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane in London on 15 July, 2010.

The 2010 Jewellery Awards opened with the Retail Jeweller editor-in-chief, Jenni Middleton welcoming the top in Retail Jewellery with a heartfelt speech, saying that the jewellery industry was the only sector she could think of where people had real emotional attachment to the products. She applauded retailers and designers for their hard work all year round and said that this year the judging process had to be overhauled to be more rigorous and reflect the higher standards in the industry.

The glamorous awards are constructed from solid aluminium with a mirror polished finish, and detailed with fine engraving and 42 Swarovski crystals.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gaudio Provides Environmentally Friendly Trophies for The Blue Mile

Hundreds of people have taken to the water off the Devon coast to help protect the marine environment.

The Blue Mile – Race for the Environment is the UK’s newest mass-participation event designed to get you immersed in our wonderful watery environment and raise some money for charity.

Swimmers, kayakers and paddle boarders rose to the challenge for the first event in Plymouth by covering a mile at sea as quickly as possible.

Organisers said they hoped the Blue Mile would become an annual event. Event director, Plymouth yachtsman Conrad Humphreys, said: "It's a race for the environment and it's designed to get people actively engaged with our blue waters."

The Blue Mile's charity partner is the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Natasha Barker, senior marine policy officer at WWF-UK, said: "The Blue Mile is a fun event which aims to educate and inspire people to value our marine environment."

Full story at BBC News
Find out more about The Blue Mile

The sustainably sourced wooden award is part of Gaudio's new sustainable trophies range which is rapidly expanding, look out for news in the coming weeks of exciting developments in this area.

Videos after the break...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Derek Armiger Honoured with Jill Dando Award for Bravery

A bus driver was crowned the bravest man in Britain yesterday after tackling a gunman in an armed robbery. Derek Armiger received the highest civilian award the police can bestow, the Jill Dando Award, at the Police Federation Bravery Awards in association with The Sun newspaper, held in London last night.

Before the prestigious ceremony Derek attended a glitzy reception at 10 Downing Street, where he met Prime Minister David Cameron along with 58 police officers also being awarded honours.

Mr Armiger said: "This award is a huge honour and I feel very privileged to have been named Britain's bravest person. It is also poignant as I was a huge fan of Jill Dando and to be given an award in her name is special to me."

Among the celebrity guests were the BBC's Gabby Logan and former EastEnder Brooke Kinsella. Chat show host Jeremy Kyle presented an award with Corrie's Sue Cleaver.

Full story at

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gaudio Creates Prestigious Silver Clef Awards

Muse were awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Award at the Nordoff Robbins charity event held on Friday. The award was presented to Muse by Roger Taylor and Brian May of the band Queen. Hosted by Sharon Osbourne, this was music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins’ 35th annual awards ceremony. Other winners on the night included JLS, Dizzee Rascal, Scouting For Girls, Kelis, Slash, Dame Vera Lynn, Tony Bennett and Russell Watson.

The event raised more than £400,000 for music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.

Nordoff Robbins

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Cherished Memories BAFTA Event

Cherished Memories specialises in arranging once-in-a-lifetime experiences for children from hospices in the South East of England and their families. Gaudio are very proud to have designed a bespoke award for the latest event, a BAFTA evening. The event, hosted by Julian Clarey, began with limosine rides through London for the children and families and a walk down the red carpet to meet their screen heroes including Ghostbusters, Star Wars Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Jedi Knights, Darleks and Dr Who.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Bespoke Sports Trophies Range

Why buy 'off the shelf' football, rugby and cricket trophies when you can get customised sports trophies from Gaudio from as little as £50? If you are looking to order a batch of trophies for your club, organisation or team then the new sports range at Gaudio is perfect. We can create you a bespoke design based around your logo, crest or sponsors and then engrave each award with a personalised message for no extra charge.

Have a look at our sports trophies and get in touch today for a free design and quote.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Gaudio's New Digital Printing Perfect for the European Digital Press Association Awards

The European Digital Press Association came to us asking for a bespoke award that utilises innovative print ideas. Luckily they came to the right place. Our new digital printer allows us to print full colour onto a range of materials, opening up a whole range of possibilities.

The EDP Association grants the EDP Awards to the best products of the year introduced in the European market to acknowledge the value of the research and development tasks of the industry. Winners on the night included HP, Canon, Roland, Xerox and Kodak.

Find out more about the EDP Awards

Contact us today to see what we can do for you

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Gaudio Designs and Manufactures NHBC Awards

The inaugural NHBC Health and Safety Awards Ceremony took place on Friday 21st May, hosted by Ben Fogle and attended by 350 guests from the home-building industry.

The elegant mirror polished aluminium awards were custom designed for the event taking advantage of Gaudio's free design service. Each category had a different award, identified either by size or a flash of colour.

Find out more about the NHBC Health and Safety Awards

See the NHBC Awards on the Gaudio Awards Gallery

Gaudio Provides Awards for AJ100

The Architects' Journal AJ100 Awards celebrate the finest architectural design across the globe. These stunning bespoke mirror polished aluminium awards were designed and manufactured in-house by Gaudio Awards especially for the event.

The video below shows the top 10 practices from the event including the Building of the Year: Kroon Hall, Yale University, by Hopkins Architects.

AJ100 Website

Gaudio Awards

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sebastian Coe Receives Lifetime Performance Award

The 2010 Performance Awards took place at the prestigious Churchill Hotel in London’s Portman Square on Thursday 27 May. Hosted by TV’s Kate Silverton, the event was attended by a galaxy of stellar performers from the fields of Music, Education, Environment, Food & Drink, Innovation and Sport.

Lord Coe was presented with the Lifetime Performance Award (pictured). The distinctively shaped mirror polished aluminium awards were produced by Gaudio and include the use of our new market-leading digital printing process.

The Performance Awards Website

Gaudio Bespoke Awards

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gaudio Proud to Make Wondermums Awards

Gaudio are proud to have produced the Sun's Wondermum's finalists awards for the ceremony held at Claridge's Hotel in London this weekend.

"Sarah Ferguson was one of a host of famous faces who attended the champagne reception and Wondermums awards lunch, run in association with Asda. They included TV presenters Gail Porter and Mark Durden-Smith, models Danielle Lineker, Nell McAndrew and Emma Noble, newsreader Sian Williams, actresses Shobna Gulati and Debbie Rush." from the read more

Find out more about Gaudio glass and acrylic awards

Friday, May 21, 2010

Gaudio Produces Severnside Recycling Awards

Gaudio are pleased to have produced the awards for the Severnside Recycling Awards event held last week.

The Severnside Achievement in Recycling Awards identify and reward both organisations and the individuals within organisations who have achieved, through working with Severnside, excellence in the area of sustainable recycling and waste management.

For more information on the event click here.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Coca Cola Places Order With Gaudio

Gaudio Awards work with a huge range of clients, from small businesses to charities, individuals, major events and blue chip companies such as Coca Cola. Coca Cola have again returned to Gaudio to order their iconic Coke Award designed and manufactured by Gaudio. This beautiful award is sculpted from bronze and finished in a green verdigris with polished detailing and mounted on a beech base.

See why our customers keep coming back to us on our testimonials page

Friday, May 7, 2010

New Bespoke Plaques Range

If you've been on our new website in the last couple of weeks you may have noticed our new bespoke plaques section. This section will be expanding over the coming weeks to showcase our range of contemporary wall plaques. The plaques are available in single or double layers made from polished aluminium, brushed steel or a range of acrylic colours. They can then be customised using engraving, print, acrylic and wood detailing to create a truly beautiful bespoke plaque.

Take at look at the Bespoke Plaques Section

Friday, April 30, 2010

Gaudio to Produce British Travel Awards 3rd Year Running

We are pleased to announce that Gaudio will be manufacturing the British Travel Awards again for the 2010 event.

The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. Recognised by consumers and travel professionals throughout the UK, The British Travel Awards are widely referred to as the “Oscars” of the travel industry and are easily the most recognisable of all travel industry accolades amongst consumer and industry professionals alike.

Contact us today for a free design and quote and you'll see why our customers keep coming back year after year.

British Travel Awards Website

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Look Website Launched

The new Gaudio Awards website is now live!

Over the next few days we will be adding more content to the site, so keep checking for all the latest news. If you experience any problems or you have any feedback about the new site please email us at:

Head over to the site now: Gaudio Awards

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Eric Cantona Receives Legend of Football Award

Gaudio are extremely proud to have designed and manufactured the magnificent Legend of Football award for the annual Football Extravaganza event. The event was in aid of Nordoff Robbins, a charity that specialises in transforming the lives of children and adults through the power of music.

United boss Alex Ferguson was in London to award Old Trafford hero Eric Cantona with the Award which took place on Monday night at the Hilton Park Lane.

The award is manufactured from mirror polished aluminium and embossed recycled glass. The award also utilises Gaudio's new digital colour printer to accurately reproduce colour logos.

Full Story at

Nordoff Robbins

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gaudio Goes Colour

The one thing that all bespoke awards manufacturers fear...a multi-colour logo that the client requires to be reproduced in its full Pantone glory. Well not any more.

We’ve taken delivery of a new direct substrate printer which allows us to print in full colour onto almost any surface. So send over your logo to to see what we can do for you.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some People Will Stop at Nothing to Get a Gaudio Award

Armed robbers stormed a luxury hotel in central Berlin where the Poker Stars European Poker Tour was taking place.

One report said the gang - armed with assault rifles and hand grenades - made off with the tournament jackpot of 800,000 euros ($1.1m; £726,000).

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Luckily, the silver plated cast bronze awards supplied by Gaudio Awards remained safe.

Contact Gaudio today to see why everyone wants a Gaudio Award.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Primark Boss Arthur Ryan Breaks 20 Years of Secrecy to Accept Gaudio Award

"The founder of the phenomenally successful fashion chain, last night made his first-ever public appearance to accept a lifetime achievement award at the Oracle Retail Week Awards in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel."

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The mirror polished aluminium award was one of the first to use Gaudio's new direct substrate printer, which allows us to print digital colour onto a range of materials.

Contact Gaudio today for a free design and quote.