Ordering business awards and trophies can be tricky: Make sure you read our Top 10 tips before ordering your corporate awards and trophies.
1. What is the budget for your business awards and trophies?
It’s essential to determine your budget per award or an overall spend for your corporate awards as there are so many different shape and size options available. We can then give you a clear idea of the award options possible for your requirements.
Crystal glass business awards and trophies are in a league of their own as they reflect quality but can be surprisingly competitively priced. At Laser Crystal, we have over 60 different shapes and sizes to offer so we can accommodate most budgets.
It also really helps if we know as much as possible about your budget, event and design requirements to ensure we offer the right options for you.
2. What’s the style and design of the business award of your dreams?
The style of business award you choose is important as it needs to reflect the values of your company. Our crystal corporate awards and trophies are of the highest quality optically pure crystal; guaranteed to make the recipient feel honoured and appreciated. An award that is perceived as cheap sends the wrong message to the recipient and the whole organisation – no pressure then!
So, whether it’s a minimalist style, a contemporary modern design or a classic award shape we can help. At Laser Crystal, we reflect your corporate ethos with high-quality bespoke crystal awards that are unique. It is our mission to create something truly amazing for your business.
3. Find the right UK awards supplier
This is a tricky one especially if you’re new to ordering awards. A good client list speaks volumes for an awards supplier and you just can’t beat expertise and experience when it comes to producing awards for corporate events. You must be 100% confident that your supplier will deliver when it really matters.
At Laser Crystal, we are the UK’s #1 3D crystal glass engraver. We are proud to have many loyal repeat clients from The BBC, IBM to the Home Office and we are honoured to supply awards to HM The Queen.
We manufacture stunning high-quality corporate crystal awards that motivate and reward your customers or employees – quite simply we always deliver on budget and on time.
Our creative team would love to help with your business awards.
4. Award decoration techniques
As technology advances more types of award decoration techniques are available for your awards.
Modern technology such as 3D laser engraving has taken crystal business awards to a whole new level. Customers are no longer restricted to having a surface engraving or sandblasting. Our state of the art technology means we can turn corporate awards into pieces of crystal art.
New UV printing technology allows your crystal corporate awards and trophies to be created in wonderful full colour allowing logos and products to feature in vibrant colours. The results are amazing – for example, adding colour to the base of the crystal corporate awards and trophies completely changes the appearance of the glass making the whole piece appear a different colour!
Combining decoration techniques really adds that wow factor to your business awards.
5. Full In-House Service
Finding a UK awards supplier that offers both design and production in house is vital – it ensures that you get the best creativity for your business awards but also when deadlines really matter they can make fast deliveries.
At Laser Crystal, we offer a full in-house service from design to production which means we can offer a fast and efficient turnaround. As the UK’s #1 experts in 3D crystal engraving, we can create absolutely anything in amazing 3D detail. Our In-house design team will work closely with you to create stunning bespoke corporate awards.
6. How will the corporate award be used by the recipient?
It’s important to consider whether the crystal corporate awards and trophies will be placed on the desk, shelf or display cabinet. This will help to determine the correct size, shape and weight of the crystal award.
Regularly we have corporate clients whose events are international and it’s always sensible to consider size and weight of the award when the recipient has to take this home in their luggage. There’s nothing worse than an added surprise of a few extra kilos now airlines are so strict on luggage!
7. Presenting an award to a team or an individual
When presenting a business award to a team or large group it’s really nice to consider giving a small desk-sized replica of the award to each individual recipient that they can keep. Don’t forget you can then personalise each replica with the winner name to ensure this will get pride of place on the desk.
A small desk award works really well as it reminds everyone in business, on a daily basis, how much you value and recognise staff achievements. For a sales office, desk awards add an extra element of competition amongst the whole sales team, with everyone striving to win it!
8. Always add the personal touch
Whenever possible always try to personalise your corporate business awards as it then becomes a tailored personalised gift for each recipient. Each Laser Crystal business award is made to your bespoke unique design so we can add individual winner’s names together with any category details that you may require.
Sometimes the winner names for awards aren’t available until the very last minute – that’s not a problem for us as we manufacture your corporate awards in our UK factory, we simply engrave the rest of the award and drop in the winner names just before shipping.
9. First crystal impressions count
The presentation of your corporate award is really important and we use very high-quality satin-lined presentation gift boxes. To add the finishing touch to your company awards why not personalise the packaging for your crystals – we can add a foil block logo to the gift box lid or print personalised wraparound sleeves for your presentation gift box.
10. Lead time
It’s so true that everyone wants everything yesterday and business awards are no different!
At Laser Crystal, our standard production lead time for awards is 3-5 working days from artwork approval but we are always happy to accommodate any urgent orders.
Our leading-edge 3D engraving technology enables us to engrave crystal gifts 24 hours a day ensuring we can deliver large orders in very fast lead times. From our factory in Poole, Dorset we can make the seemingly impossible a reality!
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