Intaglio Creative Featuring in The St Helens Star

St Helens-based engraver delivers new Lord’s landmark wall

As featured within The St Helens Star

A ST HELENS business is hitting its competitors for six after crafting a stunning installation at the world’s most famous cricket ground.

Intaglio Creative, based at Alexandra Business Park, have developed the Lord’s Father Time Wall at the famous St John’s Wood ground in London to celebrate the 100 greatest milestones to take place at the ‘home of cricket’.

Specialising in engraving a variety of materials, the Intaglio team use a state-of-the-art laser system and water jet cutter to complete their projects.

“It all started in 2009, when we sourced the material and undertook all aspects of the Armoury Square project at Arsenal FC – a project that delivered in excess of 15,000 individual sales,” said Intaglio Creative director, Kevin O’Brien.

“I was able to source the stone from China that was then engraved with fan messages – it gave me a taste for how these things work and for working in major stadia – and I decided to set up on my own [business].”

Kevin now has a small team around him who he knows can deliver each project on time and on budget.

“It’s all about bringing together the best people to help you pull it off,” he said. “It all starts with a space that is converted into a vision by my designer then it’s down to me get the project over the line.”

However, Intaglio’s unique plan is to make this type of scheme available on a smaller scale for local organisations with their Fund It Now project.

“We have set up Fund It Now to allow smaller sports clubs and venues the opportunity to use the same technology as enjoyed by the larger venues to fundraise in an innovative way,” added Kevin, who has recently set up a fundraiser to recognise the 150th anniversary of Rainhill Cricket Club.

“That fundraising can be wrapped around an event or a need, such as help with new equipment, or a refurbishment – and what makes this idea different is that we give those kind donors some recognition for their donation, by way of a plaque.”

Lord’s Father Time Wall also allows cricket lovers to buy individual commemorative plaques marking cricketing achievements like Graham Gooch’s famous 333 in 1990 to England’s last-gasp World Cup win in 2019.