We are pleased to announce the merger of LRB Trophies with Cameo Engraving in York and The Trophy & Print Shop in Norton. We’ll be moving production over to our York workshop very soon and LRB Trophies’ customers will be able to benefit from their wealth of experience in the Trophies and Engraving business. You’ll be able to visit either showroom to discuss your requirements and view their extensive range of trophies, or take advantage of the huge choice on their online shops www.trophiesplus.co.uk and www.time4crystal.com. Customers can collect in store or have their orders delivered to the door. They are specialists in engraving anything from an annual shield or cup to brass or stainless steel plaques. Also glass engraving and jewellery engraving on the premises. You can be sure of competitive prices and great service, please give us a call or email sales@cameo-engraving.co.uk if any queries. 30 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AB Tel: 01904 612788 and 30 Commercial St, Norton, Malton YO17 9ES Tel: 01653 691535
The recent ‘LRB Trophies Cup’ played by junior & senior members of the York Union of Golf Clubs, features in the York Press Newspaper article below, please click on (or right click) the link below for further details. http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/sport/11883802.Golf__York_Union_stars_gather_in_pre_season_camp/
  001 (12)***WE HAVEN’T MOVED!!!*** having been asked for the 4th time, where have you moved to? we haven’t!! – the former Sports Shop along the road is completely unconnected to us and has a completely different name. Look out for this sign. We are still open!!
Trophy Blog #108 ~ Sadly over the last few weeks it looks like another high street name has been affected. Phones 4U recently went into administration putting over 5,000 jobs at risk throughout the UK. This includes the staff at the Selby branch in Market Cross. I’m sure everyone reading this wishes the local staff good luck in these stressful times. During last week the shutters remained closed in the town centre store with a note on the window explaining what had happened. At the time of writing, lots of work is being done behind the scenes to try and make the core business viable and save some, if not, all of the jobs. At one time the company was one of the biggest mobile retailers in the UK, but the company has recently shrunk in size after networks starting selling themselves in their own stores and more and more deals we’re being done online. Excising Phones 4U customers have taken to social media to complain about being left in the dark about payments and contracts. The administrators have issued contact numbers for advice and help. EE joined Vodafone and O2 in not renewing contracts with the company, so Phones4U couldn’t offer a full range of services it’s customers expected. With over 5000 wages to pay on top of other bills such as rent something needed to be done. John Caudwell, the founder of Phones 4U, blamed the demise of his former company on the “ruthless actions” of mobile phone networks, which of course the networks have denied. He sold the company for over a billion pounds and rumours have been circulating that he could return and pick up the pieces. Fingers crossed for everyone involved.  
  Blog #37 – Bit of a crazy week for us so far. On Monday I set ourselves a target of 20 new customers, at the time of writing (Friday morning) we are on 31! This includes, caravan bookings, online sales and people coming into the showroom. Also we have had our new (old!) range of vintage items delivered, so we will be sorting them out and updating our online shop very soon. My latest newspaper column was printed yesterday, mainly focused on attracting people into our local high street, which isn’t happening at the moment with our new unfriendly traffic wardens. Also last night we had a stand at the local Wedding Fair. We Spoke to loads and loads of new people about our gifts/silver/crystal range so hope to see them all soon to place orders. Today is my daughters 3rd birthday, the ‘LRB’ part of our company name is named after her. Just another 15 years before she can take over from Daddy!
  Blog #28 ~ Very exciting news confirmed this morning! Following on from our Theo Paphitis win news, (see below) we received the location information today. Our trip will be in late November so I have just been online and booked my hotel in central Birmingham. Please view our biography on his site. ——    http://www.theopaphitissbs.com/profile/LylaR0se/ —— These are the ‘Press Releases’ I wrote at the time of winning, (Printed in three newspapers In July 2013). I’ve had some exciting news recently, following our Selby Times backed Local Business Accelerator award last year, I won a ‘re tweet’ from multi millionaire and Dragons Den panelist Theo Paphitis via his Twitter account. The ‘Small Business Sunday’ competition, shortened to the twitter hash tag, #SBS, runs each week and was created in October 2010. Each week businesses advertise themselves in just 140 characters via a single tweet. He has over three hundred thousand followers who will see our company details. The idea is to provide a boost to the winners and highlight to all his followers what we can do. I have tried various ways to catch his attention and I was amazed when the email arrived. At first I thought it was a wind up and had to read it a few times before it sunk in. The best part of the news is that I will get to meet him in person later on in the year. When I do, this column will be the first to get the news and hopefully a photo together! – Our twitter account had hundreds of ‘congratulation’ tweets from all around the world and it took a while to reply to them all. I have also been allowed to create an profile on his website. It just shows how much persistence shows off. This comes a week after a brief twitter conversation with another famous dragon, Duncan Bannatyne, about restaurant recommendations in the Lake District during my visit.
Blog #24 – Three pieces of great news today! First of all I have some more positive news about the future of my Newspaper column. It is looking likely that I will be able to continue writing it for the new ‘Selby Times & Post’ Newspaper – more news to be announced soon. – For those who don’t know, the newspaper I use to write for has been sold and relaunched by a new editing team. Talks are ongoing with them. ~ Also earlier today, I presented our products and services to somebody who runs one of the biggest sports and social clubs in the area. Which just happens to be right next to one of the areas biggest employers! I am very pleased to have two new connections. These will hopefully lead to some big presentation events later in the year. ~ A quick well done to Cliffe FC for winning their first ‘real’ game of the season last night. They won 6-0 in the first round of the Junior League Cup.
Blog #23 – Positiveness in Local Business ~ an edited version of a Newspaper Column printed earlier in the year. ~ A while ago I attended a meeting of local business owners. It was a very positive few hours with so many different people, from all sorts of backgrounds and with all sorts of skills. We all had the same reason to give up our vital family time: We all wanted our local town to be busy and lively. Most of us in that room will have had company websites and will gladly post or email a product or service to the furthest corner of the globe. We sometimes forget our everyday income comes from local customers spending their hard earned cash. We heard from our guest speaker that the future of our town is brighter than most people think. While everybody jumps at the chance to be negative, lets stop for a moment and think about the positives. At the moment work is being done to create a safer, brighter and more welcoming entrance for visitors heading in from York. We also have the recent news that a figure with many many zeros on is being spent on our local power stations changing to biomass and also the carbon capture project will be completed in the next ten years. This huge investment will bring jobs to the area, these men and women will need somewhere to live, and most importantly these people will need to buy food, carpets, newspapers, petrol, go to the gym, get their hair cut and most importantly buy trophies for their kids sports clubs.
Blog #22 – I spent the morning in Tadcaster for the ‘Superfast North Yorkshire’ breakfast meeting. It was great to meet Tadcaster based business owners, and the broadband news looks very exciting for them all. Our L.B.A. business mentor Nigel Adams MP was in attendance and gave his thoughts on the £530 million Government project. Afterwards he gave an interview to local radio station Minster FM about the Jobs Fair he has arranged in October. – LRB Trophies had a stand at the fair last year, and we are due to attend again this year. – Straight after Nigel’s interview I was asked to give a few comments on tape about the Job Fair myself! so keep listening to see if I make it onto the radio! Hope I don’t waffle to much! – Have also managed to speak to the new Station FC manager about continuing our sponsorship commitment with them. News on this will follow soon!
Blog #21 – With the recent news of the Selby Post owners buying and taking over the Selby Times newspaper. I have been working on the future of my ‘Business Matters’ column today. The current column team that I usually send my weekly column email to are starting life in pastures new, so I have introduced myself to the editor of the new team. At the moment of writing this Blog update, I am still waiting to hear if my column will continue in the new combined newspaper. I hope so as I enjoy writing it. Fingers crossed everyone!