'AwardsandTrophies.com.au' was established in 1992 under the name 'Western Suburbs Awards and Trophies'. The business started in a one car garage in the Brisbane suburb of Graceville and then moved to Oxley in 2001.
In September 2006 the business was purchased by Russell & Annette Colpoys, who along with a dynamic and growing team have transformed it from a small retail outlet into Australia's largest trophy retailer. In July 2007 the business was relaunched and rebranded as 'AwardsandTrophies.com.au', coinciding with the launch of the industry's first fully ecommerce website. In July 2009, after 3 years of rapid growth, the business moved to its current location in Milton. Marketing, infrastructure and a passion for ecommerce have certainly helped, but a strong focus on the needs of our customers and our team have been the key ingredient to the company's continued growth.
On January 11th 2011, after weeks of sustained rainfall, Milton and the greater Brisbane area were inundated by flood water from the Brisbane River. The showroom, production and warehouse level was submerged with 850mm of muddy river water, leaving only the upstairs offices dry. Luckily most of the equipment and stock was relocated before the flood waters reached critical levels. With the overwhelming help and generosity of staff, family, friends, neighbours, emergency services (even the army) and many, many welcome strangers, the business was rapidly repatriated to its pre flood state. Less than 2.5 weeks after the flood the doors were 'open for business'.