We're a small family team, specialising in the design and manufacturing of natural stone trophies and gifts.
From humble beginnings in 1978 when Paul's father John developed a range of slate trophies in his garage, the business has continued to grow and evolve, but stays true to the original spirit of providing distinctive and quality trophies at reasonable prices.
With contributions from Paul Maden (Art and Design, Production), Samantha Maden (Sales, Engraving, Support) and John Maden (Engineering, Production Support), we have the ideas, know-how and capacity to meet your needs.
We design custom trophies and awards to celebrate your successes and as keepsakes to remember special occasions.
We'd love to talk to you about your weird and wonderful ideas for that special gift or trophy. Our prices are reasonable, and we can progress from your original idea to delivery within a short time.
Below we present a small sample of our more unusual designs.
We also produce a wide selection of more conventional trophy designs, available to purchase in a range of sizes and materials.
Our earliest designs date back as far as 1978, with new additions and new materials being added to the range to suit changing tastes.
A small selection of some of our most popular designs are shown below.
We work with many types of natural and man-made stone.
Beginning with our original designs in Westmorland Green Slate, we have slowly expanded the range to include black riven slate, brushed finish marble, polished granite, quartzite, basalt (lava) and quartz (an engineered stone composite). We are always on the lookout for new materials.
April 2021: Sublimation Printed Metal
Whilst bored during lockdown we began to experiment with new ways of personalising slate, glass and wooden trophies. Our new sublimation printing equipment now allows us to print full colour on flat metal plates, bringing a bold and striking twist to our traditional designs. Pop into our showroom to see what we can offer!
May 2019: New Toys!
As our business continues to grow we have now added a second laser machine, doubling our capacity for engraving slate coasters and plaques.
In addition, we are trialling a new vinyl cutter to assist in creating artwork for larger format trophies and gifts.
October 2017: Laser Engraved Slate
After a 12 month development period, our new laser cutter/engraver is now permanently set up and ready for engraving onto our popular black riven slate.
Trophies, clocks, placemats and coasters, plaques and hanging signs can all be personalised to your requirements.
We can work with your own supplied artwork if requested, or create your design using one of our many pre-built templates for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.
We also manufacture slate coasters in a range of seasonal designs and can personalise these with your name or message too.
Please contact us for more information or to discuss your laser engraving requirements.
June 2016: "Ask us about our particle accelerator!"
The new UV exposure unit, washout station, compressor and sand-blasting cabinet are now fully operational, enabling us to permanently engrave logos and other designs onto slate, stone and glass.
Engraved slate and stone trophies are eye-catching and unique; a permanent record of your achievement actually set in stone; be it granite, basalt (lava) or 450 million year old slate.
In addition to personalised trophies, we can also engrave house signs, tableware, memorial plaques & stones and much more.
Please contact us for more information or to discuss your personalised glass, stone or slate trophy requirements.
Limited Opening Times for January 2022
Due to a family bereavement we will be closed on Tuesday 18th January and Wednesday 19th January.
We will be open again from Thursday 20th January, however due to other ongoing medical issues there will be further days we are closed in the coming weeks.
For all enquiries the best way to contact us for the time being is by email.
We ask for your patience and understanding at this time, Paul & Sam xx
We operate a design studio in Chorley and a retail shop and workshop in Burnley, and welcome visitors by appointment at either location, given sufficient notice.
In all cases, please contact us via our shop, Green Slate Trophies, to purchase any of the above products, or to commission your own design.
We'll never put you under any pressure, and may just surprise you with the perfect something for your presentation.