The Best Office Award Ideas (And The Trophies To Match!)

If you're currently planning an awards ceremony and are looking for the perfect trophy titles - not to mention the perfect trophies! - we can help.

We've got years of experience in helping our customers order engraved trophies and awards for everything from industry dinners to in-house end-of-year celebrations. As such, we're ideally placed to help, whether you're planning something small and informal or bigger and more corporate.

And whether you're planning an event to tie-in with the end of the year or are looking ahead to a 2024 celebration, we've got gongs galore to suit your lead time and requirements. 


With that in mind, here's our definitive guide to the best award titles to consider for your event - and the must-consider trophies that are ready to order with your design today. 

(Editor's note: we've kept these more generalised so as to be applicable to a wider range of businesses. You know your industry better than us, so we'll leave the trade-specific award ideas up to you!)

Our range of trophies can be engraved both with the title of the particular award, as well as with the name of your recipient. They're a great way to celebrate an achievement, acknowledge a colleague's impact or simply mark a fantastic year, with recognition proven to increase morale and boost employee performance. 

Customised Awards: What To Consider When Choosing

Selecting trophies for a corporate awards ceremony requires careful consideration to ensure that they convey the right message and leave a lasting impression. Make sure you consider...

  • Whether the trophy reflects your brand's values: When choosing trophies, it's essential to select designs and materials that align with your company's brand and values. Whether your brand is traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, the trophies should reflect this aesthetic. For instance, if your company values sustainability, consider eco-friendly trophy options. If your brand is associated with innovation, opt for unique and contemporary trophy designs.
  • The significance of the achievement being celebrated: The level of achievement should be reflected in the trophy design. Higher-level awards or lifetime achievement awards may warrant more elaborate and prestigious trophies, while smaller recognition awards are great for simpler designs that are still elegant and meaningful.
  • How you'll customise them: Printing or engraving your awards with the recipient's name, the award category and the date of the ceremony is a great way to make sure they stand the test of time. 

Remember to plan ahead and order your trophies in advance - and we'd always advise double-triple-checking your winners' list for any typos in names!

Read on for our award title suggestions and discover some of our favourite award options, ready to order today.

Best Award Titles For Corporate Events In 2023/2024

Whether you're planning a glittering industry-wide celebration or are simply looking to formalise a more relaxed organisational event, these ideas are worth considering. 

Rising Star: A nod to a professional within your organisation (or industry as a whole) whose career is firmly on the rise thanks to their hard work and motivation.

Lifetime Achievement Award: A celebration of a long-serving individual whose commitment to the business or the industry is truly remarkable. 

Leadership Award: It says what it is on the tin: an award that recognises strong and inspiring leadership.

Unsung Hero: The individual whose tireless hard work and stellar attitude doesn't go unnoticed. 

Innovation Award: Whether it's a particular idea or a new way of doing things across the board, this forward-thinking individual has truly made a difference.

Sustainability Pioneer: The person who's making serious waves when it comes to making positive change for environmental-related issues within your business or industry.

Best Trophy Titles For Office Awards In 2023/2024

Planning a relaxed Christmas party that includes a fun nod to your colleagues? Whether your winners will be chosen by a panel or voted for by colleagues, these are the accolades to consider celebrating them for...

Office Optimist: This cheery individual is great at looking on the bright side. 

Social Butterfly: Fluttering from department to department, this sociable soul 

Best Tea Maker: Every office has that one special person who actually offers to make tea for groups of people, and can recall who has sugar, who likes no milk, and who prefers decaf to regular. This is all about them. 

Most Dramatic: There's a chance that they might think this ceremony is actually the Oscars - brace yourself for a speech...

Always In A Meeting: This hard worker is constantly in a meeting - or thinking about their next one.

Most Stylish: Claiming the title of "office fashionista" is often a hard-fought battle, with this award a hat's-off to your company's resident style icon.

And Our Award-Winning Trophies Are...

With a wide range of engravable trophies available, it can be hard to know where to start when choosing the right gongs for your event. So without further ado, we've rounded up some of our winning options - and they're all ready to order with your event artwork today. 

Best award for a low minimum order quantity: 11cm Medium Optical Crystal Star Award

Available to order from just five units, this sparkling trophy ticks all our boxes. Star-worthy design? Tick. High-impact branding potential? Tick. Appropriate for a smaller event? Tick, tick, tick. 

With the five-pointed star a classic symbol of success and achievement, this classic trophy is a great choice for everything from intimate company events to far-reaching industry occasions. 

Best award for an environmental option: Real Wood Column Awards

Made in the UK from real oak, these sleek trophies can be ordered from just five units. Smart and sleek in design, they can be printed with your design in full colour for unmissable impact, or engraved for a touch of elegance.

Available in a classic column design, they can also be cut to your bespoke shape for an extra cost - just ask us for more information. 

Best award for making a serious impression: 24cm Optical Crystal Square Column Awards

Ideal for dazzling your recipients, these stunning awards can be ordered from just five units and will arrive nestled inside smart presentation boxes. They're a fantastic choice if you're looking for a quick turnaround and are ideal for handing out to recipients at a corporate celebration. 

Perfect for adding some serious wow-factor to any event, our Optical Crystal Square Column Awards are also available to order in 26cm and 28cm sizes; contact us for more details. 

Most budget-friendly: Engraved 9cm Round Paperweights 

These classic paperweights can be ordered from just 10 units and make a great award option if you're working with a smaller budget in mind. 

This product is also available in a smaller 7cm size; please get in touch for pricing. 

Best award for something truly bespoke: Freestanding Acrylic Award

Cut to any shape and digitally printed, these trophies are perfect for adding an extra-special touch of brand awareness 

Available from just five units, they're a great choice for events of any size and scale, with the option of swapping the standard clear or black acrylic base for coloured acrylic or wood - it's up to you!

Of course, we have many more promotional awards for your consideration, too. Browse our full range of engraved trophies and get in touch if you want to find out how we can help your occasion sparkle.

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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