Alpha Trophies in Ferry Road, Leith, are a family run engraving business with a retail trophy shop. Alpha started trading from a small basement in 1978 and moved to our current premises of over 2200sq feet in 1988. The store stocks a large selection of cups both nickel and silver-plate, wood shields to use for annual use.
With a large stocked showroom you can come down and pick awards and medals from the shelf. Payment can be made by Mastercard / Visa
Fast UK delivery is provided by DPD.
(0131) 553 2184
The currant weather in Edinburgh certainly is creating some stunning scenery. However it is playing havoc with our staffs transport to work and back. So please bear with us and expect early closing during the bad spell. Please phone us before traveling from afar.Also please note, more time will be needed for engraving than usual.
View Our Catalogues
Our new trophy brochures are available in early January each year. Giving you the latest items on the market. Please note the catalogue page and code number when placing your order, along with your details and engraving requirements and email it to us. Hard copy versions of our awards catalogues are available in our shop. View the brochures online by clicking the front page covers.
Please give us the page number and code when ordering by email.
Please give us the page and catalogue number when you email.
Nickel Plate Presentation
We currently have over twenty styles of these trophies. They are suitable to be personalised on the plinth or face. Hard wearing strong handles and tarnish free.
Square or round base-plinth, with or without lid. All have ample room for many years of recipients names. The plate can hold a sponsor or even a "donated by" message. The cost of titling the face is only £8.00
for a simple short phrase.
Your logo design and text engraved in our engravers workshop on site.
We have became quite the place to go in the last 15 years or so for laser-etched awards. With our multiple machines we offer a fast, quality personalised product at a fantastic price. All performed on the premises by our expert engraving department. Our new addition Colour Edge Side Sail Jade.
Our showroom has hundreds of our products on display. Your welcome to see us and have a chat and look around. If it's something specific that you require call us in advance. It will help us to prepare and give better service. We are open from 10am until 5.30 Monday to Friday and 10am until 1pm on Saturday.
We Engrave Signs, Name-Plates and Badges
Visit us in-store for more details and prices. You can get the signs drilled or self-adhesive backing. With or without frames.
Ideal for staff badges and interior signage.
We also supply grass spikes.
Lots of Colours Available
& Various Sizes
Silver and Pewter
Personalised British hand-crafted silver and pewter which can be decorated with your choice of font or motif. Whether you want to buy an engraved quaich for a wedding present or even a hip-flask for a 21st birthday we have it covered. Our Pewter and Silver items are all hand made in this country. Highly polished products that can be personalised to your taste. Each with a magnificent presentation box. Quaich-Bowls are available in 3" to 8" inches measuring diameter. Also available as a trophy with an integral, round bakelite with band or a separate wood plinth. History card is included with cuach. We welcome enquiries for large quantities for promotional use with corporate branding.
Our tankards are ideal retirement or an 18th even as a best-man gift, and are supplied in a plain black box. Luxury boxes are available at an additional cost, care instructions are supplied. We have many types in-store in 1 Pint and Half-Pint sizes including some with Celtic wire and banding. Flasks are in two sizes 6fl.oz or 4fl.oz. An included micro-fibre drawstring pouch also doubles-up as a polishing cloth elegantly packaged in a black box.
We keep up to date with the latest equipment to ensure that whatever your needs we can fulfil the Rotary attachments have a spinning motor to cut out designs be it your logo or text characters. This is the most noisy and messy method and requires constant dusting of the material used as it ploughs the surface.
Picture Above Shows:
Engraving with Crest and Arc Text
Succeed with Your
Special Night ?
Are you are looking for somewhere to get your awards for a ceremony ? We can supply any requirements and also take care of any existing perpetual awards you may need updating with the new recipients names and dates. Products to suit any sporting or corporate event are on the shelves. Since we have large quantities of stock we can cope for even urgent larger orders. Let us know what you need and when it's required and what you want to spend.
Bangles, rings (except platinum) and lighters etc. can all be brought to us. We will always endeavour to reach your timescales but any hand/engraved items may take up to a week when busy. You will always get a collection date when you bring the goods to us. We can also send you a text notification
if the job is completed ahead of schedule. If you have any queries give us a call or pop in-store.
Parking space just outside our shop half-hour free, plus loading bay.
Our trophies and awards have been
selected for many prestigious events. Such as the Cup and medals for Ant "V" Dec the Teams on Saturday Night Takeaway and live sports events such as professional darts on terrestrial and satellite tv. Props on film and stage and live broadcast charity ceremonies. We have supplied the Scottish and English football clubs and leagues with sponsors and promotional products.
Our hand-engraver can work with most metals including Silverware, Pewter, Brass and Copper whatever the size. Using a v-grooved cutting tool which has a moulded hand grip at the top. The surface of the metal is cut by applying pressure to the object being worked on. Mostly the object is marked out before work commencing, others work free-hand. They also sometimes use a vice to hold the objects in place especially the smaller items such as jewellery. The updating of names and dates of tournament winners on perpetual antique silver-cups and salvers, are the majority of the work carried out this way.
Diamond-Drag: AKA Scratch
This computerised method of engraving is recommended for softer metal such as gold and silver, pewter-ware, aluminium and brass. It is most extensively used for trophies, awards and gift ware. This method uses a non-rotating instrument with a pointed sharp tip, That is drawn with pressure through the metal, leaving an incision. Diamond-drag obtains results that are consistent in size and don't vary in depth. This is a very fast cost effective procedure that is used on a variety of items. Used for decades to elegantly mark text and graphics that have been indelibly cut by the tip producing a clean impression.
Computerised Diamond Drag Engraving
Relay Baton with Logo
You can order by email and pay over the phone or in-store. Send your logo in good quality please. We have them in the colours below sorry blue is out of stock.
Engraved Relay Baton
for Only £18.00
plus £8.00 P+P