About Us

For more than 50 years, Nothers the Award Store has been a leading supplier of awards and recognition products across Ontario. Some of our key clients include Swim Ontario, Ontario Volleyball, Western University; Ontario Soccer, Skate Ontario, Canadian Lacrosse Association; OWHA, Ontario Basketball, Pet Valu, BDC and College Pro. 

We have full-service capabilities here at the Nothers warehouse – offering complete assistance from program concept planning all the way to product delivery.
 

Our Continuous Improvement and Lean initiatives have earned Nothers the prestigious Consumer Choice Award – Promotion category for London and Toronto for the past 9 years.

-- Jim Nother

 

London:
2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Toronto:
2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

 


Mission:
To deliver exceptional value-added, quality solutions to ensure your success.

Vision: To be a one stop value-added partner within the promotional industry specializing in recognition solutions and to provide you with a memorable experience.

Values:
  • PEOPLE: Develop, train, coach, respect and inspire, reward performance.
  • QUALITY: Do things right the first time.
  • INTEGRITY: Do the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • ACTION: Value-added to eliminate waste.


Our Team:

Our most valuable resource is our people. The following are our Team Members:




Hailey Wettlaufer and Felipe Esmeral, Media and Marketing Coordinators

To kick off our introductions we have our Media Coordinator Hailey and our Marketing Coordinator Felipe who are joining the Nothers family through Canada’s summer jobs program. Both Hailey and Felipe studied in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University – Felipe graduated this Spring of 2021, and Hailey will graduate in Spring of 2022. Equipped with their educational background in media and communications, they are eager to put a new spin on how Nothers connects with the broader community. They’ve got lots to share, so stay tuned.




Jim Nother
President

Nothers the Award Store is lucky to have president Jim Nother Jr. leading our mission. Jim is building on the foundation of his father, Jim Nother Sr, who started Nothers from his basement in London, Ontario more than 50 years ago. From being a helping hand in the family business to taking over and becoming a dependable leader for all, Jim continues to inspire everyone around him to work hard and to be kind.

Jim is a big fan of staying active: whether that be playing sports, riding across the country on his motorcycle, or keeping up with his Grandkids. His advice to anyone he meets is to try to leave things better than you found them.




Lori Wilson
Administration, Accounting
HR Manager
Lori is a superstar. Lori is our Human Resources Accounting Manager and has been part of the team for over 13 years. There isn’t a whole lot that Lori doesn’t do - a true jack of all trades. She’s responsible for all HR tasks with emphasis on the wellbeing of all team members, she handles accounting, facilitates and organizes all information tech, and shes a part of the health and safety commission. How could someone do all that flawlessly AND find the time to throw on some K-pop to dance to in the middle of the day? Its a secret only Lori knows. She enjoys listening to music, dancing, reading and recently started acquiring collectibles. Outside of work youll be sure to find her at a London Majors baseball game.




Cathy Forster
Corporate Sales 
Cathy is responsible for managing and growing the relationships with our customers in London, Toronto and across Southwestern Ontario. Her major role is ensuring that our clients receive the very best in service excellence, and that all of our projects surpass expectations for both service delivery.




Matt Ramsay
Operations (Lasers/Sandblasters)
Matt is a Production pro - plain and simple. He’s been wielding our lasers and sandblasters for 13 years! You can tell he’s a master at his craft as he never backs down from a difficult job. On top of that he’ll do it with a smile on his face (behind a mask of course). Matt always makes sure that everything that leaves his station is as polished as his golf swing. Even on rainy Mondays, Matt never forgets to bring a big bag of jokes to work every day. His energy is contagious and his work is part of what makes Nothers known for unbeatable quality.




Brad Harwood
Account Manager, Leagues

Brad is a sales machine! He’s been with the team since 2013 and has grown to be a mentor for many of our staff. His experience is as diverse as his vinyl collection. He graduated from Fanshawe College with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology, worked as a nightclub and restaurant manager for 20+ years and worked in special events for 5 years at Goodlife Fitness. His community involvement is admirable – Brad has hosted many special events and music festivals for the public and involves himself in non-profit organizations as well.

His passion is Live Music – hes attended hundreds of stadium concerts and close to a thousand club shows. Brad’s retirement bucket list includes attending every major music festival in North America over 5 years.




Cindy Leon
Operations

Cindy is another one of Nothers longest serving staff members. She’s been laser engraving (metal and plastic) and assembling for 33 years. Her dedication shines through in everything she does – she’s confident in her capabilities and is always willing to lend a hand.

Throughout her time at Nothers, the tools she’s used to engrave have changed, but what hasn’t changed is her steady hand and attention to detail. Cindy enjoys reading, crocheting and spending time with family. She’s just the best.




Dennis Cronk
Operations/Logistic & Inventory Coordinator

Dennis is a Nothers all-star. He’s been a part of the family for over 40 years, and is one of the backbones of the business. He’s in charge of controlling inventory, purchasing/customs, keeping the warehouse in check, helping and overseeing production, and keeping orders on schedule... as you can see there isn’t a whole lot that Dennis can’t do. He got his Ontario Management Diploma at Fanshawe and his Management Certification at UWO.

Dennis is a hobby collector, likes watching sports, tv, movies and loves to check up on everyone here. Nothers wouldn't be the same without him!




Don Elliott
Account Manager, Leagues

Don is our account manager specializing in the leagues department. He has been with us for 3 and half years and has become an integral part of the team. Don has a Sports Management Diploma from Algonquin college, 6 years experience as Rink Manager and Tournament Coordinator at Ball Hockey International, and 2 years working for Capital Sports Management (Ottawa Senators) as a Tournament Coordinator and Sens Squad Team member.

His experience is one of a kind and so is his kind and calm demeaner. His interests are not limited to the world of sports though- outside of work Don enjoys spending time with family, friends, playing with his kids, and he is the president of the Pipers’ and Pipe Band Society of Ontario.

 





Wanda Wallace
Customer Service Representative
Wanda has been welcoming customers to our showroom and providing excellent customer service for over 20 years. She comes in with a smile and a sunny attitude every day, ready to serve the wonderful people that call or come in. She enjoys cooking (but not baking), hanging out with friends and family and watching cooking shows. Not only is she great at her job - potlucks are a real treat with her around and we couldn’t be happier for you to meet her.

She might be small, but she is mighty!




Adam Neville
Sales/Account Manager
Meet Adam. He’s part of the Sales and Accounts squad and is another one of our newer additions to the team. That’s not to say he lacks experience. He’s come equipped with a Sports and Recreation Diploma from St. Claire College and a grad certificate in Event Management from Windsor. Throughout his schooling, he was also involved in student government as Vice President of Varsity Athletics and as a resident Advisor. He also worked at Walt Disney company for two summers, so yeah... that’s magical. Given his educational background and personal interest in all things sports (golf specifically), working at Nothers is right up Adam’s alley, and we’re grateful to have someone as enthusiastic as him on our team.




Brendan Muir
Sales/Account Manager
Brendan is one of the fresh faces at Nothers who started earlier this year. He’s a sales and account manager with lots of valuable experience. With a Brock Sport Management Degree and a Fanshawe College Sport and Event Marketing Certificate under his belt, he’s ready to put his skills to work. Brendan has had the opportunity to work and volunteer with some awesome organizations like Brock’s Womens Hockey Team, Canadian Junior Golf Association, Rogers Hometown Hockey, and the London Knights. If you couldn’t tell already Brendan is a big sports guy.

Growing up in Eastern Ontario he grew to love staying active and embracing the outdoors. He also loves to cook, what more could you ask for? We’re happy to have him on board!



Emma Phillips
Art Director
Emma is a graphic designer by trade and has been with Nothers for over 25 Years.

A graduate of George Brown College with experience working in many fast-paced environments. Equally adept at planning and execution, while effectively managing multiple projects at various stages.


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