The Aford Awards Team

Jon Ford
Managing Director
Jon, son of Aford Awards founder and ex-pro footballer Andy Ford, has been with the company for over nine years. Jon manages all aspects of Aford Awards and it's wedding and gift brand, Enchase. Jon has helped grow the business into one of the leading engravers in the UK.
Thomas Coles
Showroom & Engraving Manager
Thomas is the longest standing employee with Aford Awards. He was Andy's first member of staff over 25 years ago and has a wealth of experience within the engraving trade. Thomas is the showroom manager and a true expert in the field of engraving.
Steve Vanns
Workshop Manager
Steve has been with the company for over eight years and is a vital member of the team; his organisational skills and calmness under pressure are his greatest attributes. Through this, Steve has become workshop manager.
Kirsty Mills
Workshop Team
Kirsty is a vital member of the workshop team and has made a real difference since starting in 2009. She works alongside Sam in the production and packaging of engraved pieces.

Vicki Lane
Printing and Engraving Specialist
Vicki Lane controls the printing and glass engraving side of production in our workshop. She has been with Aford Awards for over eight years and has built up a wealth of knowledge within the her time with the company
Bob Jordon
Laser Engraving Expert
Bob runs our proofing of laser engraved items. You'll liaise with Bob if you order a laser engraved product, when he proofs your design before finalising.
Steve Fenn
Engraving Expert
Steve joined the Aford Awards team recently and has brought a huge amount of experience into our dedicated engraving department. He is able to laser, sand blast and rotary engrave and has been engraving for over 20 years.
Michael Rothera
Field Sales Executive
Mike is our field sales executive and looks after customers all around the UK. Mike has been in the trophy industry for over 30 years so has a wealth of experience. If you would like to see samples of any particular trophies and can’t get to our showroom please give us a call on 01622 738711 and we can arrange for Mike to come and visit you. Mike particularly loves pub sports and a game  of bowls!
Rob Ferguson
Sales & Marketing Manager
Rob heads up our business development, including looking at new business opportunities, increasing sales and also helping with the overall marketing of the business. Outside of Aford Awards, Rob has a passion for playing the bass, working out and he also plays bowls for Kent.
Lorraine Prior
General Manager
Lorraine is general manager of Aford Awards and helps oversee all processes within the company with a particular focus on HR, finance, health and safety. Lorraine brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles within larger corporations such as David Lloyd and Ramada Hotels.
Pauline Chittenden
Sales and Accounts Administrator
Pauline is one of our newest recruits and deals with sales and account enquiries. If you have any questions about any of our trophies and awards please give Pauline a call on 01622 738711. Pauline’s special talent is that she can clean a trophy in under three minutes!