Author Archive | Holly McLeish


How Print Can Transform an Award

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 rapidly as we have invested in new technology and brought all our printing requirements in-house. The latest piece of kit is an ultra high quality A2 […]

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Harrods Rewards Ultimate Members Only Club

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 are invited each year. Traditionally, the Board of Directors host a highly prestigious dinner in honour of the members of the Harrods 100 […]

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Technology Helps Win the Sports Day

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 thinking about next year… The BBC’s Get Inspired website is a mine of information about such events and sport in general. It is a rolling news […]

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Teetotal Brass Band Trophy Solves Perpetual Problem

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 annual University Brass Championship is thriving; this year 19 ensembles took part from universities around the UK. The competition aims to adapt the traditional brass […]

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Nick Places Customers on the Winning Plinth

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’ important contributions. This year the event was held 21st April at London’s Ham Yards Hotel and eight awards were presented. Special EFX designed and made the prestigious trophies, […]

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Winning Team Effort Creates Top Retail Trophy

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 ideas together. This was particularly true for The World Retail Congress Awards 2016, the design of which is a complete departure from previous years. Hanna Jackson, […]

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Astonishing Entries Win Annual’s Best in Book

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, the Annual is published each year for all to appreciate and the entries put on public display. Special EFX designed and manufactured the highly polished nickel-plated “A” trophies for […]

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Food Porn Awards Cooks Up a Feast for the Eyes

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 relief of the EFX Design Studio, the name reflects the social media phenomenon of sharing photos of lust-worthy food and seems to have caught the public’s interest […]

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Audi Q Awards

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 example. Designed by Jam Design, the initial brief from Audi was to evolve a more premium look to its annual awards for 2015, which the agency […]

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Grower Awards Celebrate the Greenest

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 industry, not amateurs, and this year the top award for Outstanding Contribution to Industry went to Steve Rothwell of Vitacress, who headed up a team of pioneering farmers and played […]

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