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4 Things To Consider When Choosing Employee Recognition Awards

A new year is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to take a look back at the successes, big or small, in your business over the last 12 months. Employee recognition awards are always popular towards the end of one year and the beginning of the next, and now more so than ever.

1. Theme

At Gaudio, we’ve had all manner of requests for custom awards. Toilet-shaped awards. Rubber ducks. Train tracks, entire countries, works of art. We also get plenty of enquiries from teams and individuals that know they’ve got something to celebrate, but no idea what a bespoke trophy design award might look like for them.

Don’t be afraid to share your wildest ideas with our design team – they’re here to help! Recognising the efforts of remote workers? A Zoom-themed set of awards would sit pride of place at any desk – or kitchen table, or sofa, or whatever else may be passing as a work space.

An award doesn’t have to represent anything specific; the design of your awards could be based on an aesthetic. Rustic, like the Woodland Trust Awards, or perhaps something with a visual art style, like the Roaring 20’s theme of the British Swimming Awards.

If you’re not sure where to begin, we’ve got a printable design brief that might help you get started.

2. Categories and Winners

Employee recognition is for acknowledging and rewarding individuals and their contributions. Categories are another area you can get creative with a bespoke design.

With unlimited bespoke print, categories can be as long or short as you need.

Have you decided on your lucky winners’ yet? When you place an order, we don’t need to know the full winners’ details until the proofing process.

3. Next year?

The creativity doesn’t stop with design and categories; we’re happy to help you get creative with the event budget, too.

There’s no doubt the upcoming year will bring a new wealth of creative working solutions, in businesses of all shapes and sizes. If you’re already thinking ahead to next years Employee Recognition Awards, you may want to consider a bulk order. While the details don’t have to remain identical year-on-year, our design team would be happy to work with you to establish an iconic shape or form of your award to encompass your brand or event.

Awards can be ordered in bulk and held at our production space until they are ready to be assembled and shipped.

4. Quantity

Custom awards by Gaudio are designed and manufactured in-house, at our production space in Gloucestershire. Assembled by hand, each award is truly bespoke from start to finish.

After a challenging year for many industries, there’s no shortage of people that went above and beyond to keep things running smoothly, and you might find yourself needing more awards than this time last year.

With a bespoke option, there’s more than flexibility of design – we have no set order quantities. Whether you need one award, or one thousand, our team are happy to find a solution.

For a free design and quote, call us on 01242 232 383. Alternatively, email, or contact us about your award requirements online.



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