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We are a leading designer and manufacturer of bespoke awards, trophies, plaques and medals. EFX was established in 2004 and is family owned. We employ more than 30 people at our 14,000 sq feet production site at Ettington, near Stratford-upon-Avon, and invest significantly in cutting-edge technology and skills development.
The hallmarks of our business are creativity, high quality and personal service. Nothing is too much trouble.
We design and produce awards for companies and organisations across all sectors, including financial, publishing, retail, manufacturing, charity, government, sport, hospitality and entertainment.
Our state-of-the-art design and manufacturing site nestles in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside; an idyllic location and easily accessed from the M40. Clients find it fascinating to see what’s involved in making their awards, so do please get in touch to arrange a tour.

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IWC " We see our IWC/EFX Trophies all over the world in vineyards, retailers and wine trade offices in prominent positions… EFX have supplied every one of our trophies over this period and we, like our customers, are delighted with them."

- The International Wine Challenge -
De Vere " The awards were absolutely stunning! When we unpacked them, our reaction was simply WOW! …Working with EFX was great and we look forward to the next time."

- de Vere Group -
CITV " They look amazing! We think the kids are going to love them. Special EFX jumped on board with a can-do attitude and a great understanding of what we wanted to achieve. The award speaks for itself - smiles all around - outstanding! "

- CITV Share a Story -
Wolves " EFX are a trusted supplier for our official End of Season Awards and we knew they could deliver quickly and to a high standard, meeting our needs of a perpetual trophy that can be presented each year with a striking appearance that differs from our other trophies."

- Wolverhampton Wanderers FC -
Honda " Our dealers typically give these awards pride of place in their showrooms for customers to see and the trophies have to match up to their expectations. The trophies themselves are excellent quality and have a decidedly premium appearance – exactly as required."

- Honda -
Mercedes " I contacted Special EFX as I know Melanie has been involved in producing wonderful trophies for me in the past. We certainly weren’t disappointed as the trophy exceeded all expectations. The MD loved it and the dealer who received the award was absolutely thrilled."

- Mercedes-Benz -
ITF " The winners (and all participants) of the Junior Masters are likely to be the Grand Slam champions of the future, so it’s great that their first major win was of a modern, unique trophy."

- International Tennis Federation (Junior Masters) -
Fashions Finest " Everyone loved our trophies − the winners were thrilled to receive such a wonderful accolade and I was so pleased with the quality that I have already recommended you as a supplier to someone else."

- Fashions Finest -
Alitalia " We are extremely pleased with the expertise and competence shown to us by EFX year after year."

- Alitalia (Go Karting Grand Prix) -
DS Smith " The trophies went down very well at the event and everyone wanted to get their hands on one! They had great impact and it was fantastic that they incorporated our superhero theme."

- DS Smith -
BVCA " This was the best trophy design yet; the bespoke solution really paid dividends. Thank you EFX for designing and producing such wonderful awards. You met the brief to create something within the event theme and within the budget."

- BVCA -
P&G " The award is very impressive – a step change compared to standard awards, which really embodies our aim to stand out and be different. I think everyone will love it! "

- Proctor and Gamble -
FOM " We are thrilled with our new Festival of Media trophies and everyone at the ceremony absolutely loved them; we are receiving more duplicate requests than ever. Based on an in-house design, Special EFX came up with a great award proposal and we are very pleased with the quality of the final trophy. Thank you! "

- Festival of Media -
Antigua " The trophy has just arrived and we are knocked out by it, quite simply beautiful! We will be very proud when it is presented at Antigua Sailing Week. Our sincere thanks to your team for an excellent design and manufacturing project."

- Miramar Sailing Club (Antigua Sailing Week) -
Pure " Having designed a few awards, it was a real pleasure to work with a company that provided me with exactly what I needed, meeting my demands for the awards event. The service throughout the development stages to production and the finish article was top drawer and I look forward to working with EFX on my next project."

- Pure Life Experiences -
World Branding " We were all extremely pleased with the quality and design of the trophies for the World Branding Awards. The team at EFX was a delight to work with, helping us at every stage of the process, starting with the design. The end result was a spectacular trophy that was appreciated by everyone who was lucky to win an award."

- World Branding Forum -
BIFM " The team at BIFM is thrilled with the trophies designed by EFX. This was the first year we have commissioned a bespoke design, so we didn’t really know what to expect. The options put forward by the EFX designers were all good and met our specified budget. The final design is spot on our brand positioning and a great advert for BIFM."

- British Institute of Facilities Management -
Mortgage Strategy " Each year, we rely on EFX to make our trophies for us; they always arrive on time, on budget and are excellent quality. What else could you ask for? "

- Mortgage Strategy -
Food Service Packaging " We approached EFX to design and produce our trophies because we wanted a trophy that would be desired by all our members. Something that looks to be of value and stands out when on display and featured in photography. EFX has achieved this and more. The feedback from members is that the trophies provide very strong branding for the FPA, feel solid and look expensive."

- Food Service Packaging -
Haymarket " We have a unique working relationship with the EFX team − the quality and service is simply the best."

- Haymarket Business Media -
Edinburgh " Working with the EFX team again was a really easy and enjoyable process, which resulted in a set of beautifully made trophies that looked really effective at the Edinburgh TV Awards themselves. Everyone was very impressed."

- Edinburgh International Television Festival -
Molton Brown " We were exceptionally pleased with the outcome. You guys turned these around super fast with no compromise on quality. They exceeded my expectations and I was very proud to see my design realised so accurately. The physical weight of the awards matched the importance of the results our winners achieved."

- Molton Brown -
Creative Floor " Most awards in the advertising world are made up of metal, glass or plastic. So, trying to find something that stood out was quite a challenge. We claimed to be the 'Toughest healthcare awards show on earth' - so a brick made up of sandstone seemed to fit quite nicely! Quite a few people mentioned how beautiful the awards were."

- Creative Floor -
Moneyfacts " The main aspects of EFX that we value are their willingness to work with us to create awards that ‘tick every box’, not just in terms of making sure that our branding is consistent, but in terms of the quality of the product, their flexibility and willingness to work to a budget as well as just being jolly friendly people! "

- Moneyfacts -
Autocar " It’s quite a few years since we last staged an event like this. We wanted to come back with awards we felt were worthy of world’s oldest motoring magazine – and of the very special people we want to honour – and now I believe we’ve achieved it."

- Autocar -
Luxury Packaging " We’ve received many compliments about the whole event and the awards themselves, which were glamorous, unique and suitably prestigious for such an occasion."

- Luxury Packaging Awards -
Lexies " I knew the trophies needed to be visually striking and high quality to have the necessary impact on the night and EFX surpassed themselves. Great design, top quality and a slick, professional service – thanks EFX! "

- UBM Live (Lexies) -
St James\\\\\\\'s Place " EFX have been exceptional, the trophies certainly are original and we love the treatment of the Lion – just perfect for the occasion."

- St. James’s Place Wealth Management -
Opera " The International Opera Awards sees the leading lights of the global opera scene come together to celebrate their artistic success. Since 2013 EFX have produced beautiful trophies for our winners and we are delighted that these pieces now sit in opera houses all over the world."

- International Opera Awards -
Sound Clash " EFX has provided a magnificent trophy which has excelled our expectations and went well beyond its brief, a truly worthy award for a global competition of its immense magnitude and significance."

- Miller Music Tour Sound Clash -
RAD " Another year, another successful RAD Award. With so many elements to the event it’s good to know that I don’t have to worry about the trophies. Special EFX are excellent at giving me a ‘nudge’ to remind me of deadlines and so everything is produced and dispatched in a timely manner. As in previous years the trophies were waiting for us by the stage in the Grosvenor House. No stress, all perfect."

- Reed Business Information (RAD Awards) -
Wentworth " EFX’s creative ability and bespoke options have led to a special
set of trophies which are incredibly popular with our customers."

- Wentworth Club -
Historic Sports " Creating something new is always a challenge but working with Melanie Osborne and designer Liz Pike and their enthusiastic team at EFX to produce some exciting new trophies has been absolutely first class. The design and finished articles are excellent and I am sure our association will continue with more projects in the future."

- The Historic Sports Car Club -
Phab " Melanie and her team are a blinding example of what customer service is all about and how it can define your business – nothing was too much trouble for them and the acclamations we have received regarding the stunning awards are the perfect endorsement."

- Phab -
Dublin " At the official drinks reception the day before the tournament, the trophy was on display with The FA Cup and the Scottish Cup and it looked more than impressive compared to such icons."

- Dublin Supercup -
Dublin " At the official drinks reception the day before the tournament, the trophy was on display with The FA Cup and the Scottish Cup and it looked more than impressive compared to such icons."

- Dublin Supercup -
Comedy " We've had a great reaction to our new look award… Ironically, unlike anyone in this industry, it's 'two-faced' with the reverse side featuring the famous 'Joker' playing cards that have been symbol of the Comedy Awards for the past 20 years."

- British Comedy Awards -
Autosport " The Autosport Awards were a big success, they looked stunning when displayed on the stage and we thank Special EFX for all their efforts."

- Haymarket Business Media (Autosport Awards) -
MotoGP " The brief to Melanie and her team was to link Circuit of Wales and the Silverstone circuit in the design of the trophies, whilst envisaging the trophies being lifted by champions of the sport. The finished trophies did not disappoint – congratulations to EFX for producing stunning pieces. Thank you! "

- MotoGP -
Drapers " Everyone loved them and commented on the quirky, unique design. Everyone wanted to take one home! "

- Drapers Footwear -
New Thinking " Really, really like them - they look great and completely exceeded my expectations. Anyway, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your hard work, energy, enthusiasm, expertise and support."

- Haymarket Business Media (Marketing New Thinking Awards) -
Seatrade " It was a pleasure working with the team at EFX who collaborated very well with our own designers to create a superb end result. The build quality and finish of the trophies was consistently high and the service throughout was quick and comprehensive, with loads of flexibility and understanding of our needs. EFX should be high up on any award event organiser’s tender list."

- Seatrade -
Moneyfacts " I’m always fascinated at the terrifyingly extensive design and manufacturing briefs that EFX can tackle. I knew straight away that this was something they could take on, but I was struck at exactly how easy it was to show them a very basic outline and within days be shown a miniature sample! I was never in any doubt that EFX would come away with something cost effective and beautiful and now everyone in the office wants one! "

- Moneyfacts (Candelabras) -
Fortnum & Mason " The trophies for this year's Awards went down a storm. We wanted something impactful, iconic and stylish – and EFX certainly delivered. The Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards deserve stand-out awards trophies that are instantly recognisable and we really feel we have achieved that now. I'm sure they'll be used for years to come."

- Fortnum and Mason -
Fremantle " We came to EFX on the recommendation of several colleagues; and they didn’t disappoint. From the very first call with Melanie and the team, we knew we had found an expert partner. EFX were never fazed by our demands; they listened, asked pertinent questions and offered advice, as well as a healthy bout of honesty and realism. Thanks to their excellent online showcase, we were further reassured that this was a team that could deliver a premium product - even within a condensed timeline."

- Fremantle Media -
The Spirit of Excellence Award " I have always found the trophies from Special EFX are of an extremely high standard. The trophies are always delivered on time and look amazing."

- The Spirit of Excellence Awards -
IPE Real Estate Global Awards " I just want to take the opportunity to say thank you so much and well done on the design − I am stunned. They are absolutely gorgeous and we are incredibly happy with them. Thanks again - they are to die for."

- IPE Real Estate Global Awards -
ICC " The brief for the trophy was to be sleek and elegant - I think the EFX captured this perfectly. The trophy was a very different design to what the ICC has produced before and was one of the main reasons it got such a good reaction on social media."

- ICC -
England Golf Awards " We had outstanding service from Special EFX who came up with some great ideas to create perfect trophies for the winners of the England Golf Awards. We wanted lasting mementoes which reminded everyone of a modern and prestigious event and the trophies helped us to achieve that. I’m sure our winners will display them proudly."

- England Golf Awards -
British Soap Awards " We gave EFX a brief to come up with a slick, modern design worthy of a glamorous awards show of this kind and they exceeded our expectations in terms of design, manufacturing and delivery. The design feels light years away from where we were and looked fantastic on stage with the winners."

- British Soap Awards -
Variety Catherine " I can only say a huge thank you! The awards look absolutely sensational. Each and every winner commented on how beautiful they are. I can't thank you enough."

- Variety Catherine Awards -
Personal Finance " The Personal Finance Society's awards have become a prestigious marque of distinction, so we wanted a trophy that would be equally as coveted. EFX brought Cohesion's design to glorious reality and this year the award winners took home a trophy that was befitting of their achievement. It goes without saying that we (and the award winners) were delighted with the end result."

- Personal Finance Awards -
TU Automotive Awards " EFX offered us excellent service and design options in creating our new bespoke trophies and plaques, which helped reinforce the quality and prestige of the event."

- TU Automotive Awards -
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