About Us

Club History

Personalised Football Gifts was launched by Rebecca & Ian Philipson in 2008. is based in the Weardale Business Centre, a grade two listed building in the centre of the historic market town of Stanhope in beautiful County Durham. The business has developed rapidly since it started trading in February 2008 and is proud to offer personalised football gifts to fans around the world.


Rebecca has won a variety of awards, coming a long way since her appearance on the BBC's Dragons' Den in 2005. Rebecca has made many television appearances since then, one of the most memorable being on This Morning when the company became the first to print a personalised newspaper live on national television. Rebecca and Personalised Football Gifts have been profiled in many national and countless regional newspapers along with radio appearances, and a feature on Sky News. In 2009, Rebecca appeared on TV’s Beat the Boss, where she and fellow ‘Big Shots’ triumphed.

Rebecca has been very successful across the years, winning and coming runner up in various prestigious awards such as:

  • Natwest Everywoman Artemis Award (Winner)
    Other Everywoman winners that year being Elle Macpherson for her brand Elle and the first female leader of MI5 Elizabeth Manningham-Buller.
  • North East Business Executive (Runner Up)
  • North East Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Winner)
  • Best Internet Business (Runners Up)
  • Enterprising Young Brit of the Year (Winner)
  • Most Innovative Idea (Runner Up)