Launched in 2004, Crystal Concepts specialises in the design and manufacture of trophies and awards, a service completed with bespoke engraving to unique requirements and excellent after-sales service, earning the fully in-house trophy manufacturing business its status as a trusted supplier to leading business and government requirements nation-wide, with notable distinctions in service to the Office of the President of South Africa, and to the Gauteng Sports Awards.
Counting among the many satisfied recipients of the excellent Crystal Concepts service is the gsport Awards, which has relied on the company since its very first day, when Penny Heyns was inducted into the gsport Hall of Fame to launch the initiative on 1 August, 2006, at the Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg.
“Having been involved with Kass and the gsport awards from the first event, we have been honoured to be the trophy supplier for each event since then,” says Jaco Claasen of Crystal Concepts. “We have witnessed the growth of the awards over the years, and the impact it has had on recognising the achievements of woman in sport.”
“As our product recognises special achievement, we at Crystal Concepts saw it fit to partner gsport in this initiative. We believe that our brands stand for similar principles, and we will always strive to recognise special people, just as the gsport Awards does on an annual basis.”
“I just love my trophy,” said a jubilent Kgothatso Montjane, who was crowned gsport Athlete of the Year with Disability, at the 2013 SPAR gsport Awards, at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 20 November. “It shines like a diamond, like its telling me to shine even more for the future! It’s lovely and unique in my trophy cabinet.”
“Thanks for the trophy,” said Mapaseka Makhanya, SPAR gsport Athlete of the Year. “It will bring so many great memories of 2013, and it’s not very often we get such a beautiful trophy. It’s a great pleasure to have one as the recognition of the hardwork we put in.”
“My trophy is amazing,” enthuses Dominique Philippopoulos, gsport Coach of the Year. “I wish you could have seen the faces of the little girls I coach when I got back to school – they all had to have a hold of the trophy.
“I’m lucky they let me hold it! As this is my first award, it has pride and place in the lounge … That is if my mother does not borrow it for good!”
Crystal Concepts maintains their edge in a competitive market by investing in specialised machinary including sub-surface lasering, which allows the custom trophy design and supply solution to continually offer its clients new and fresh ideas, while maintaining a level of service that is unmatched in our industry.
Claasen suggests following a thorough process when choosing a trophy for your specific event or awards ceremony, supported by a service that allowed gsport to maintain control from the first consultation to the delivery of the trophy.
Claasen says that Crystal Concepts clients like to keep at the forefront of what can be achieved, a common trend at the moment being crystal with the incorporation of metal in the trophy, and the incorporation of corporate colours in their trophies.
“Custom designed trophies will always be a favourite by clients,” elaborates Claasen, “As the recipients feel they are being rewarded with a unique award.
“Trophies and awards should never be last on the list when it comes to planning an event,” urges Claasen. “A consultation with a trophy designer is highly recommended: This will enhance your trophy purchasing experience.”
“Our advice is take the time to decide on your trophies, so that your recipients feel honoured to be recognised,” he says. “Clients make a big investment in trophies and awards, it makes sense to choose carefully, and to make sure that you are 100% comfortable with you decision!”
Contact Crystal Concepts to design your dream trophies and medallions:
Jaco: 011 026 115 or 072 842 6004
Email: info at crystalconcepts dot co dot za
View examples at the Gallery: www.crystalconcepts.co.za