In 2017, brothers Dave and Shaun Fox bought the Ballcraft business from founders and owners John & Lesley Ingleby. The Ingleby’s had been running the engraving business in Almondbury, Huddersfield for 30 years but were excited to see it move into a new family-oriented era.
Now under new ownership, Dave and Shaun hope to take the skills that John has imparted upon them from his vast experience and apply it with more modern practices. Moving the business into the online world, introducing some new computer equipment and CRM practices are already seeing the business grow.
The relationships Ballcraft has within Huddersfield and the surrounding areas have been maintained over the years due to the highest level of skill and excellent customer relationships. Our team of skilled engravers and customer service personnel are sure to impress all customers new and old.
We provide an excellent engraving service, catering for a variety of needs by incorporating a wide spectrum of techniques. These include flat engraving, cylindrical engraving and bevelling. All our machines are our own and we program every computer engraving in our workshop. We also do glass blasting in our workshop, which we carefully carry out by hand.
We also provide drawing/scanning and incorporation of logos as well logo design and bespoke work.
Invented by John Ingelby
The Ballmarker was designed and produced by Ballcraft’s original owner and founder, John. As a top amateur snooker player and referee, John saw that there was a gap in the market for a device that could replace the 3 coin placement system that was widely in use.
Using the Ballmarker speeds up play and makes for a more accurate, controlled marking system. It is used worldwide in snooker clubs and at professional tournaments.
At Ballcraft, our reputation in Huddersfield is next to none, which is why we are trusted by some of the biggest leagues, organisations and clubs across our district. Among our regular customers are Huddersfield Town AFC, The Huddersfield Golf Club and The Huddersfield & District Association Football league.