As a former serviceman, I am forever proud of having been part of that fantastic community and will always be proud of anyone involved with our armed forces. Whilst looking for a way to show that pride, it became apparent that there was not one available, so I found a way to create one. It occurred to me that there were probably others out there, just as proud as I, who would also like to have something to show this pride. It didn’t take long to realise this would be an ideal way to raise funds for our service charities and make a significant contribution to help those who need it most….so Plates of Pride was born.
We are a very small business based in Scotland and are committed to keeping our overheads to a minimum, therefore maximising the funds that can go to charity. Being small we are flexible and always looking for ways to provide product options that our customers want and are therefore welcome any suggestions that you may have, so please feel free to contact us.
The plates are high-quality, British made fine bone china with hand painted gilt-edging. They are produced for us by the lovely people at Edwardian Fine Bone China Ltd who are based in Stoke-on-Trent. They are made using digital printing techniques with high resolution images to ensure the finest quality. This technique allows us to produce one of a kind items that can be personalised in a number of ways, making them a truly unique product.
We have been granted the Crown Copyright licence to use all of the British forces badges that are available. We are only able to use high resolution digital images to produce this product and unfortunately the MoD does not yet have digital copies of all badges, however it does have a programme of digitisation that will hopefully mean many more will be available over the next few years.
In the UK, we have a lot of great service charities that do fantastic work and we feel that it is important for us to do what we can to help them.
We will donate at least 50% of all profits to service charities, more when the business is successful. We will be working in close collaboration with the team at Cobseo, The Confederation of Service Charities, who will help us distribute the funds raised.