Don Browning Trophies
Don Browning Trophies are one of Gloucestershire’s leading trophy, award and engraving specialists, operating in three main trophy areas: Awards for Champions, Presentation Awards, and Crystal & Glassware. Their products range from cups, trophies, crystal glassware, wooden shields & plaques, pewter-ware, medals, to corporate awards; all available for a huge range of sports and activities.
Their in-house engraving service promises unrivalled quality, at an extremely competitive cost. They can also engrave company logos, designs, jewellery, and, of course, existing perpetual trophies. Owner Richard says “Unlike some suppliers, all our trophy engraving is diamond-cut, using computerised and pantograph machines...we don’t just print onto sticky labels!”
“Last year, we invested in new glass and crystal engraving equipment and so are now able to manufacture our own stencils, which are then sandblasted onto the item. We can offer this service on a same day/next day basis. We can reproduce any of the available computer fonts, as well as logos, crests, in fact almost any design in jpeg format. Also, customers can bring their own glassware to be engraved, which makes the perfect gift for birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries.”
Their impressive client base includes Gloucester Rugby, Cheltenham Ladies College, Cheltenham Town FC, GCHQ, Maitech Tyres (Italy), and Cheltenham College - so, whether you are a large organisation, a small club or team, or an individual customer, they can offer you “the same great service, in very quick turn-round times, all at great prices.”
Richard’s father, Don Browning, established his first business in 1948, as a watchmaker and jeweller, eventually diversifying into trophies and engraving in 1978, opening the original Don Browning Trophies in Cheltenham’s High Street with his late wife, Doreen.
As a former cricket umpire, and one of the original founding members of the North Gloucestershire Motorcycle Road Racing Club, Don was able to bring his great wealth of knowledge of Gloucestershire’s sporting scene to great use, establishing Cheltenham’s first specialist trophy and engraving outlet.
Current owner, Richard Browning, is the youngest son of Don and Doreen, and joined the business as an engraver in 1980 before taking over the running of the company in 1997. Also from a sporting background, Richard is a single-figure handicap golfer, and keen follower of Gloucester Rugby Club.
Tracey Russell, familiar to most of our customers, joined in 1998 as manager, dealing with the day to day running of the business, and remains the first contact for the majority of our many customers. “Tracey’s professionalism and organisational skills are greatly valued” says Richard.
In April 2007, Don Browning Trophies moved premises into St George’s Street, Cheltenham where they continue to provide their customers with the unrivalled service they have come to expect. “Our customers tell us that they prefer to come into a “proper shop”, as opposed to an industrial unit or home-based operation” explained Richard. If you think Don Browning Trophies can help you with your trophy, award or engraving needs, then they welcome you to come in. They are open every day from 9am-5pm, except Wednesdays and Saturdays when they are open from 9am-1pm, and Sundays when they’re closed.