Clarkes Recognition Products Ltd.
“Lifting the Human Spirit”
“The awards business is the most positive business in the world”
- John Clarke (1988)
Clarkes Recognition Products is a full-service awards company. We have been consistently serving Canadian businesses, associations and sports organizations since 1977. Clarkes, previously known as Western Trophies, is the oldest continuously operating trophy company in BC having been in operation for more than 50 years prior to the Clarke Family purchase in 1977.
Our team combined has over 120 years’ experience with Clarkes alone. With this much experience comes a great deal of knowledge and ability which we apply to our award products and projects every single day.
Our Vision: To “Lift the Human Spirit” through beautiful Awards and Recognition
Our Mission: Build long term relationships by providing outstanding award products delivered on time. Help Our Clients select the best products available that meets their needs.
Why would you deal with Clarkes?
Whether you are looking for national awards fulfillment or just one award, Clarkes is a great choice. We are experts in all types of awards and very experienced in awards fulfillment to real estate companies, associations and national and local sporting organizations.
We are proud members of the following organizations
- Awards and Personalization Association (APA) (since 1977) – Our Trade Association
- Recognition Roundtable- Gold Member – A group of some of the best awards companies in North America. Clarkes is one of only 2 Canadian members.
- Promotional Products Association International (PPAI)
- Advertising Specialties International (ASI)
- Better Business Bureau (BBB) (Past board member)
- Vancouver Executives Association (President 1994) (Honourary Member 2023)
- Rotary Club of Vancouver (President 2013-14) District Trainer 2023-24
- Burnaby Board of Trade
The Clarke family has been in the awards trophy and engraving business since 1977. Clarkes is a true family business. Currently we have the third generation of Clarkes working in the business. It was originally purchased in 1977 by John Clarke. In 1988 when John passed away Peter Clarke took over the business and has owned and managed it ever since. Peter, Colette and now Peter’s son is also working in the business.
John Clarke was fond of saying that the “awards business is the most positive business in the world”. He believed that by appreciating people he helped make their lives better. That is why he bought the business. This is a business that makes a positive impact on people’s lives by “Lifting the Human Spirit”. The world has changed since 1977 but the principles and beliefs are still the same.
Peter Clarke alone brings more than 42 years of experience to the business. He has worked in the company since 1979. He has owned it since 1988. There is little in the appreciation business that Peter doesn't know outright, and nothing that he cannot find out. This can only be a great benefit to you.