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Hobarts manufacture awards for many of the UK’s leading companies as well as financial tombstones, deal toys and lucites for investment banks throughout the world.

Hobarts offer a bespoke service in the production of all types of acrylic items. Our experience of producing acrylic awards and financial tombstones has given our staff unparalleled expertise in this exciting medium.

Acrylic is a modern material that has an understated elegant appeal ideally suited for incentivisation awards or for awards for special events. It can be machined into many different shapes and supplied with either a highly polished or frosted finish or a combination of both. Acrylic is currently used extensively in modern furniture.

Acrylic awards can be printed digitally or screened, either on the surface or inside. These techniques are carried over to the production of financial tombstones, often commissioned to mark significant business events. We pride ourselves on offering our customers fresh interpretations of the financial tombstone, to fit these memorable occasions, but we're equally at home producing traditional style tombstones.

We believe our work speaks for itself, so please take some time to browse our site and view some of the acrylic awards and financial tombstones we have produced for other satisfied customers.

BT International AwardAwards

Hobarts is renowned for high quality corporate awards for companies like Asda, Barclays, BP, BT, BAA, Deutsche Telecom, IPC Media, Thomas Cook and the National Lottery.

You will often see our awards being presented on television such as Norwegian TV's Sportsperson of the Year, the famous Edinburgh Comedy Awards 'The Eddies' or the Man Booker literary prize.

What customers expect of us:

  • High quality product
  • Reliable service
  • On time
  • On budget

Examples of awards can be seen on our gallery.

Tyre 640x480 Tombstones

For over 20 years we've been supplying tombstones and lucites to the banking and finance sector. From the traditional 'classic' tombstone to complicated and demanding 'deal toys' we will carry out every project to the same high exacting standards.

We work for many leading investment banks throughout Europe and a few further afield in the Middle East, South Africa, the Far East and Australasia.

We are renown for our high quality and fast turnaround times. Our record is 48 hours from typesetting, printing, manufacturing 50 tombstones and delivering them to the City Airport for a flight to Geneva for a signing ceremony the same evening.

We prefer a more leisurely schedule but when the chips are down we can be relied upon to perform.

max 45Plaques

We can supply plaques in many different designs for either wall mounting or self standing.

Our plaques are particularly popular with computer companies who give them out to their agents, resellers etc. Apple, Autodesk, IndigoVision, Microsoft, Metrologic and Prodigy are just some of the many that we have manufactured.

George Best Note AcrylicThe unusual

In addition to our staple diet of awards, plaques and tombstones we encapsulate all manner of products from automotive components, healthcare products, cosmetic and perfumery bottles, bullets and baton rounds, PCBs and computer chips. One recent request was from a soldier who survived being shot in the head and wanted the bullet encapsulated!

Encapsulating currency for the banks is regular work for us but Ulster Bank had something unusual for us to do. They had produced a special edition £5 note to commemorate the anniversary of George Best's 60th birthday and they wanted a thousand encapsulated in cast acrylic.

The inset shows the note with the serial number of George's actual birthday which will no doubt be worth a great deal in years to come.