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 steadfastly true to the original ethos of providing distinctive and quality trophies at reasonable prices.
With contributions from Paul Maden (Art and Design, Production Manager), Samantha Maden (Sales, Engraving, Production Support) and John Maden (Manufacturing Engineering, Production Support), we have the imagination, the expertise and the capacity to meet your requirements and exceed your expectations.
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 couple of weeks.
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.
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.
Special Opening Hours: Week Commencing 26th November - Sam is in hospital this week, and on Tuesday and Wednesday will be closed. Paul will be available for pre-arranged collections, but will not be opening the showroom. We ask for your patience at this time, and offer our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Christmas Holidays 2018 - The last day we are open is Wednesday 19th December, and from then we are closed for two weeks, opening again on Thursday 3rd January 2019. We would like to wish all our customers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
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.
Please note our new later opening times from September 2018.
(Early Mornings, Evenings, Weekends, Bank Holidays and visits to our Chorley design studio by prior appointment only.)