Maden Britain:
Stone and Slate Trophies handmade by Paul Maden

Welcome to Maden Britain!

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.

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Popular Stone Trophy Designs
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Bespoke (Sandblasted) Engraved Slate Trophy

Special Commissions

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.

Strongman Trophy (Deadlift)

Strongman Trophy (Deadlift)

These trophies in black riven slate and stainless steel were designed and constructed to celebrate the winners of Great Harwood Gym's Summer Giants Strongman competition in Towneley Park, Burnley.

They stand 9" tall on a 6" x 3" base.

They are now available to order for £41.49 including VAT each, and will be personalised with your quantity of weights (e.g. 3 pairs for 1st place) and engraved with your own message.

Dog Agility Trophies

Dog Agility Trophies

These bespoke trophies in black riven slate and stainless steel were designed to present to the winners of a large dog agility competition.

They stand approximately 2½" and 3" tall respectively on a 5" x 2½" base.

They are now available to order for £21.49 including VAT, and will be engraved with your own message and personalised with your logo.

Four other designs are available, as are volume discounts, please call to discuss your requirements.

Please note these trophies do take longer than most others to make, and we would ask that you give us two full months' notice prior to your event date.

The Frisbee Man

The Frisbee Man

This bespoke trophy in black riven slate was commissioned to award to the winners of a frisbee golf competition at a local college.

It stands 7" tall on a 5" x 3" base.

It is now available to order for £26.49 including VAT, and will be engraved with your own message and the frisbee personalised with your logo.

A Successful Escape

A Successful Escape

This trophy in black riven slate and stainless steel was created as a leaving present for a highly valued employee.

It stands 5¾" tall on a 6" x 3" base.

It is now available to order for £31.49 including VAT, and will be engraved with your own message.

Warning Triangle

Warning Triangle

This trophy in black riven slate was created as a humorous gift for one of Paul's friends with a tendency for chipping pool balls off the table.

It stands 5¾" tall on a 8½" x 2½" base.

It is now available to order for £26.49 including VAT, and will be engraved with your own message.

More designs coming soon

We're always hard at work creating bespoke trophies for a variety of customers.

With each new design we make a promise not to spill the beans until after a customer's presentation date, so please stay tuned, more new designs will be appearing soon.

Timeless 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.

Rectangular Trophy

Rectangular Trophy

Large format trophy for corporate customers. Available in sizes from 6" to 8½" in slate, marble, quartzite and granite.

Plaque Trophy

Plaque Trophy

Smaller format trophy, suitable for individual keepsakes. Available in sizes from 3" to 5½" in slate, marble, quartzite, granite and starlight quartz.

Mountain Trophy

Mountain Trophy

Small to large format trophy for individual keepsakes, prizewinners and corporate customers. Available in sizes from 4½" to 9½" in slate, marble, quartzite, granite and starlight quartz.

Spike Trophy

Spike Trophy

Large format trophy designed for corporate customers. Available in sizes 8", 8¾" and 9½" exclusively in Westmorland Green Slate.
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Quality Materials

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.

Westmorland Green Slate

Westmorland Green Slate

A beautiful mottled green slate, quarried for over 400 years from the heart of the Lake District then honed and polished to a smooth finish.

Black Riven Slate

Black Riven Slate

A rough and rugged black slate, retaining a riven finish front and back, sealed and polished to a light sheen.

White Quartz

White Quartz

An engineered stone, composed of 93% Quartz and resin, mixed with crushed glass to provide the sparkle.

Indian Monsoon Quartzite

Indian Monsoon Quartzite

A luxurious black and grey quartzite from nothern India, honed and polished to a smooth finish on the front face.

What's New

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.

Contact Us

Limited Opening Times for April 2022

Due to a family bereavement we are currently closed, opening again on Thursday 28th April.

For advice and to place orders the only way to contact us at this time is by email. Don’t forget to add your phone number, in case we need to call you back.

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.

Maltings Mill, Sandygate, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 1TE

We're open from 10:30am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Evening and weekend appointments, and visits to our Chorley design studio by prior appointment only.

01282 411400