Gaudio Awards News Blog

Welcome to the news blog of Gaudio Awards, the UK’s specialist in creating beautiful bespoke awards and trophies.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Europe's Biggest Ever Live Poker Festival Underway

The Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival began on Saturday with a €1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event prize. This is the first live festival from Full Tilt since their re-launch, and Gaudio are pleased to be supplying the custom designed trophies.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Gaudio Production Processes Explained

As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of bespoke awards and trophies we like to think we can turn our hands to almost any requirement you may have. As you can imagine, this requires a great deal of skill, knowledge, experience and versatile machinery. We try to make as much as possible in our Gloucestershire manufacturing facility, but we also utilise our very close network of specialist suppliers for processes we don’t have in-house. Below is an in-depth look at some of our more commonly used processes.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Why Present Awards and Trophies?

During tough economic times we all look carefully at everything to see where we can make cut-backs. Should the cuts be extended to the awards and trophies? Not necessarily. It’s always important to make sure you are getting good value for money, but it’s also important to ensure you have an award that you are proud of, an award that people aspire to achieve. The award is often the focal point of the photographs and a memento of success and the hard work involved to get there, so it’s important that it matches the aspirations of the event and represent the brand well.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Introducing the Gaudio Production Team: At Your Service

A job in the Gaudio Production Team is a job like no other! Because of the vast range of bespoke awards we produce for our clients no two days are the same. This requires a great deal of skill and flexibility, as well as a keen eye for detail. We pride ourselves on the quality of everything we ship, and all of our awards go through the same rigorous quality checks.

We are very lucky to have production under the same roof as our design, customer service and sales teams, resulting in a very tightly integrated process. Everybody takes immense pride in the work that we do, and it’s great to be able to see it go from brief, design and finally production within a short space of time.

If you have ordered from Gaudio before, or been lucky enough to win an award, you will be aware of our work, but you may not know about the people and processes involved in making your award. The varied nature of our products means that we need flexible machinery, skilled technicians and a great team ethic. Our production facility is more akin to Santa’s workshop than a production line, with completely different materials, processes and skills being used every day. Find out more about some of the key members of our production team:

Monday, July 1, 2013

One Direction Win Best Live Act at 2013 Silver Clef Awards

The annual Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards took place this weekend with the boy band of the moment One Direction picking up the Best Live Act award. They managed to beat off competition from the Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons and Coldplay in the public vote. The One Direction fan base came out in full force, with almost a quarter of all the 26,000 votes cast going to the X Factor winners. Harry Styles saying of the news "We are over the moon. Congratulations to Nordoff Robbins on another amazing Silver Clef Awards. What an incredible charity, helping people with music therapy."