Engrave a Gift is an independent family run business that I started up from a small spare room back in 1997 with just a basic engraving machine and a dozen metal keyrings. I began by personalising small gifts for family and friends along with supplying local schools and clubs with their end of season trophies and awards. Whilst the trophy side of the business was the main seller at the time, the personalised gifts very quickly took over as top sellers.
It soon became apparent that there was so much more to just personalising a gift, and as I have always been creative, I didn’t just want to create a gift that was special, it had to be ‘Extra Special’ not just for the recipient but also for the client purchasing the gift.
So I dug out my old sketch pad, dusted off the webs and put on my creative hat and within just a few hours I had around six designs I could use for different occasions. I decided to show my designs to family, friends and a handful of customers I had already gained, and wanted them to give me their thoughts . I had no idea what the reaction would be and I was slightly nervous but the nerves soon diminished when I received positive feedback. I took a gamble and decided to update machines and add software to re create my designs and since then I have been coming up with different ideas to create or personalise a gift and with so many ideas buzzing around, sometimes it feels like my head is going to explode.
Now I am extremley proud to say that the majority of business is gained by recommendation referals which has lead to repeat custom and is why customer satisfaction and maintaining our reputation is hugely important to us. So we strive to deliver to the highest standard possible with a friendly and professional approach.
Over the years our customer base has expanded from serving the local community, clubs and associations, businesses, schools and colleges, to supplying awards to large corporate organisations such as O2, Metropolitan Police, EDF Energy and many more.
We are always adding new products to our ever expanding gift range which now includes engraving photos onto wood. These unique gifts which has to been seen to be believed are fast becoming a fashionable home accessory.
We carefully choose our gift range using quality products at reasonable prices and are always looking for new ways to create something that’s unique and personal. I am confident you will find the perfect gift for any occasion whether it’s a Wedding, Birthday, Graduation, Retirement or Corporate event. In fact whatever the occasion, the possibilities are absolutely endless.
Owner and founder of Engrave a Gift.