Paul Maden

Trophy Designer and Software Engineer

Posts by category: Trophies

Glass Engraving

Just a quick post to show off my new equipment. For the last year we’ve been planning, researching and buying sand-carving (sandblasting) equipment to enable us to personalise the glass and slate trophies we make and sell at the shop.

This last couple of months we’ve been quietly engraving glass test pieces and carving designs into slate blocks to learn the capabilities of our new kit, and to say we’re happy with the results we’re getting, well that would be an understatement.

I’m proud to announce that Green Slate Trophies are now open for business as glass engravers 🙂

And with that said, here’s a picture of some of my handywork, an engraved glass tankard and a slate house sign…

Glass Engraving

Maden Britain – Hand Made Stone and Slate Trophies and Giftware

Today I’m pleased to finally launch Maden Britain, a site to showcase some of the designs and materials we’re experimenting with for the trophy shop.

It’s early days, both for the site and for the new designs, but Sam assures me that shop customers are commenting on the new display, and we have already taken a number of orders, large and small.

I’m quite excited to say also that we’ve already taken three orders for bespoke designs, and these will be shown on the site after the relevant presentations and prize ceremonies.

So please take a look, and let us (Sam, John or myself) know what you think. Contact us via the Green Slate Trophies site.

Moving the trophy shop

Over the last few weeks we’ve been helping my dad move the trophy shop to new premises, just down the road from the old place. It’s taken a lot of planning, lots of heavy lifting, and everyone’s free time for the last month.

It gives me great pleasure to announce… it’s half done! We’ve finally moved into the right building, but the wrong unit, and over the next month a new unit will be custom built to finally give the shop its new home.

So, the chaos continues, all the stock is boxed up, and a temporary new showroom has been assembled, complete with fancy new shelves, and although I like to blow my own trumpet, it looks great already.

Here’s a couple of pictures, please bear in mind it’s still a work in progress…

Oh, nearly forgot the important bit, the new address…

Green Slate Trophies

Unit 1, Maltings Mill,
BB11 1TE