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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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Jane Devonshire Wins MasterChef 2016 Trophy

Mum of four Jane Devonshire became the latest amateur chef to be crowned MasterChef Champion on Friday. Almost six million people tuned in to see her lift the custom trophy thanks to a menu of winkles on toast, curried lamb and rhubarb and custard.

Friday, April 29, 2016

John Lewis and Shop Direct Triumph at the Drapers Digital Awards 2016

The best and most innovative in fashion gathered at the prestigious Grosvenor House in London last night to celebrate the Drapers Digital Awards. The event was hosted by impressionist and actress Debra Stephenson and the bespoke Acrylic Awards were provided by Gaudio Awards.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Why don’t we charge for our designs?

We often hear great things from our clients impressed by the quality of our designs - and they're completely free of charge. So what’s the catch? Well, in this case, there really is such a thing as a free lunch. Free designs, within 48 hours, no obligation.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Trophy design: Behind the scenes of a trophy maker

Case Study | Coca Cola Icon Awards

When clients come to visit us they are always amazed to see the inner workings of award design and manufacture. To us that work at Gaudio, it’s easy to forget that what we do can be a mystery to the client – they give us a brief, receive the designs and ultimately the finished award – everything in-between is unknown. Using the recently produced Coca Cola Icon Awards as an example we can look at the journey from brief to delivery.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Introducing the all new Gaudio Awards

We are so excited to share the new Gaudio Awards branding with you and we hope you like it as much as we do. It has been an epic journey that started nearly a year ago and involved a lot of soul searching, going back to our roots and finding our voice. This is not just a new logo, it’s Gaudio reborn. This is a new identity, a sign of our aspirations and the beginning of the next phase in our adventure that has already brought us further than we could have ever imagined.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Gaudio Awards: A Trip Down Memory Lane

The Gaudio rebrand is currently well underway and lots is being done ready to launch in the next couple of months. As part of the rebrand process we have been looking back at our roots and I thought it would be nice to share the Gaudio story with you. So here is the story of how Gaudio became one of the most successful designers and manufacturers of bespoke awards in the UK.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Redesigning an Iconic Award: The MasterChef Trophy

Most of our clients come to us looking for an original idea produced by our in-house design team, but sometimes we are asked to reproduce an existing trophy. We are more than happy to do this (provided the client owns the copyright), but we do like to put our own spin on it! This will often be quality improvements, manufacturing enhancements or subtle design changes to improve the award. We were approached by Shine TV in 2012 to give the MasterChef trophy the Gaudio treatment, so let’s have a look at how we went about it.