In the beginning
Established in 1996, Creative Tops Ltd started life making just one product, glass work top savers with surface design. Then in 1998 we began to manufacture lap trays and in no time at all the range grew to encompass a whole collection of co-ordinated products including; tablemats, coasters, trays, mugs, dinner sets, gift sets, textiles, kitchen accessories and much more. Our business has grown to encompass a large portfolio of products which can be seen in our brochure. The Creative Tops tableware range is sold under the Creative Tops brand name.
Part of the Lifetime Brands group of Companies
Creative Tops Ltd and Creative Tops Far East Limited (CTFE) are proud to be part of Lifetime Brands Inc, one of the largest global providers of kitchenware, tabletop, home décor and lifestyle products. Lifetime Brands already operates a number of world renowned brands including Mikasa® and Farberware®, together with Pfaltzgraff®, Gorham®, Silversmiths, Wallace® and many more famous household names. This means that we can now offer our customers a far more extensive range of products than ever before.
Total Project Management Service
We also design bespoke tableware for some of Britain’s best known and respected high street retailers. We provide our customers with a total project management service; from the initial design consultation to sourcing and sampling of products, to final delivery.
We have an experienced team of designers who, between them, have many years experience in analysing market trends and delivering strong commercial surface patterns, within strict time frames. We create our own trend boards to show to customers and can also work with customers own in-house trends boards. We spend time at shows all around the world and regularly visit Surtex in New York as well as many other lifestyle and trend forecasting shows.
Bespoke Product Design
Being part of a global organisation means that we now have access to a team of over 100 designers and product developers in the US. Many of these product developers are shape designers which means that we are also able to offer our customers bespoke shapes as well as surface pattern designs. Lifetime Brands also invests heavily in trend forecasting services which will enhance our own trend analysis process in the UK.
We also attend most of the major housewares shows around the world including Spring Fair, Ambiente, Hong Kong, Exclusively Housewares, Chicago and Autumn Fair. For information on which shows we’ll be attending please visit our Events page.
Investing in future growth
In order to provide our customers with the best possible service, we also have an established sourcing team in the Far East. We invest heavily in new product development and constantly research new products, substrates and materials around the clock.
Customers can either buy from the UK or direct from China Port. All our products are thoroughly inspected firstly by our own Quality Assurance Team and also by an external auditor if required.