Trophy Blog #103 ~
A local Trophy and Engraving business doesn’t just send their products to near by sports clubs and businesses, they have now ventured further afield into new territory. The Romanian Curling Federation are now customers to the Selby town centre based company. The Federation chairman got in touch with Business Partner Steve (our trading up columnist) via eBay as they had spotted the ideal item for sale via their online Trophy shop. After a few email exchanges, Steve was able to source the rest of the items on his list, arrange the engraving and dispatch it all in time to meet the three week deadline. Engraving Manager Andrew Butler (Steve’s brother) had an extra task to tackle, he had to find a way to change the set up of the engraving machine to cater for the extra markings in the Romanian Alphabet. This took a while to do, and luckily he remembered how to reverse the process back into English mode for future orders. The family business sent a big package to Bratislava in Slovakia via courier. The customer requested regular tracking updates , so Steve watched online as the parcel traveled via East Midlands airport and onto a huge cargo hub in Belgium before entering Slovakia for the final road journey into the city of Bratislava. The Romanian team had entered the National Curling Championships and needed prizes, trophies and medals to hand out to the 27 team members who took part. Steve asked for a few photos to be sent over to him to see how they got on and both parties have agreed to stay in touch for future requirements. Curling reached a new British audience back in 2002 when Britain won the Gold medal at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Hopefully the current British squad will do the same at the Winter Olympics currently taking place in Russia.