Sign Specialists, Author at Sign Specialists Ltd

Sign Specialists raises its game with new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

One of the latest Mercedes-Benz additions to the fleet of third-generation family firm Sign Specialists Ltd is fitted with a ‘cherry picker’ that allows its operatives to work safely at heights of up to 14.3 metres. Established in 1947 and based in Redditch, the company is one of the UK’s largest sign manufacturers, and boasts a customer portfolio that includes some of the biggest names in the automotive, pub & restaurant, hotel & leisure, and retail sectors. Its new Sprinter 514 CDI has a 5.0-tonne gross weight and arrived via the Birmingham branch of Dealer Midlands Truck & Van. It was converted at the Kettering headquarters of leading vehicle-mounted access platform specialist Versalift, whose ETM38-F unit also offers a maximum outreach of 9.0 metres, and […]

MHA Care Homes

Back in 2013 Sign Specialists were approached by the MHA design team to assist with their new branding which incorporated a new colour scheme and logo. The plan was to roll out the new scheme each time a care home was refurbished so that the new image could be incorporated each time a home was refreshed or extended. Sign Specialists carried out a trial run on the first 5 refurbishments and as requirement was established, continued their progress across the MHA estate. This necessitated a site visit where the home was surveyed and a scheme compiled in agreement with the management to maximise not only the brand but also the onsite way finding which guided visitors to the home and also residents to the various […]

Johnstone’s Decorators

In 2011 Sign Specialists took part in a tender for signage for Johnstone’s Paints which would see our participation in the supply of new signage and installation to their stores across their UK estate. This incorporated the now easily identifiable red bow logo and the white and blue colours of the brand. Signage types included aluminium folded tray panels with a vinyl overlay, various way finding to the external buildings and internal shelving and counter graphics on High Streets as well as industrial parks. We survey each site, draw up a visual for client sign off/ approval, manufacture and then install the signage throughout the UK. Signage type include external branding (aluminium folded tray panels and way finding), glazing and internal vinyls. In total, Sign […]

AFCO – Armed Forces Career Office

Via their project management company Capita, Sign Specialists have been supplying external signage to their recruitment locations since 2011. The original brand was a purple curved fascia with pushed through letters and internal and external illumination. The specification was subsequently changed to black flex frame boxes with a PVC skin, internally illuminated via LED or externally via a light trough and with sites located throughout the UK primarily on High Streets. We have also supplied internal signage as well as glazing graphics on a bespoke basis as required. Our service to AFCO includes site surveys, scheme drawings for client approval and sign off and installation. We are now in the midst of changing the colour scheme from black to grey with a new logo highlighting […]

‘New Style’ Suzuki dealership in Letchworth

Progress Motor Retail Group has expanded its representation with Suzuki with the opening of a new showroom in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The showroom is one of the first in the UK to be fitted with ‘new style’ signage as part of a Suzuki showroom re-brand. Designed by the team at Sign Specialists, the new style signage gives showrooms a more modern look and feel. Featuring; prominent red LED lighting to the underside of all fascia’s, a new contemporary entrance gate and a new shape 6-metre totem. Progress Suzuki Letchworth, located on Icknield Way, features a seven-car showroom and forecourt space to display 20 used cars. It also has a dedicated workshop and smart repair centre. “Letchworth is a recognised gateway to the important Hertfordshire market, and […]

Robins & Day Dealer Group

A few years ago Robins & Day approached Sign Specialists to assist with the install of a roof top Citroen sign at a dealership in Coventry – a complex and difficult task due to the nature and location of the site. The job was completed successfully and can still be seen to this day. Due to us being able to assist in this project (to the clients delight and full satisfaction) Sign Specialists Ltd were approached at the beginning of 2016 to carry out a UK wide roll out for secondary signage at various Robins & Day dealerships – these were located anywhere from Essex to London to Nottingham to Glasgow. All the show rooms had been recently refurbished with new primary branding but extra […]

GWR – Europe’s Largest KIA Showroom

GWR KIA, the UK’s flagship dealership and home to Europe’s largest KIA Motors UK Showroom, is officially complete. Operated by Norton Way Group. The dealership is situated on the Great West Road, Brentford, West London and opened its doors in August 2016. The dealership is over 41,000sqft and split into four floors including a multi- level showroom. The highly visible site takes centre stage on the M4 elevated section, which is one of Britain’s busiest commuter roads. The top floor features a stunning, entirely glass façade to display the vehicle range and also includes a 17 by 4 metre LED display screen. The ground floor has over 750m² of space and hosts the entire Kia product range, for customers to view and test drive. The café is […]

Chesterfield FC – Anniversary Signage

Having been established in 1866, Chesterfield FC has a long, proud history, and is one of the oldest clubs in the English Football League. The club has survived two world wars and seen all the highs and lows professional football has been able to throw at them. Now in 2016, the long standing club is celebrating their 150th Anniversary. To commemorate the milestone, Sign Specialists Ltd were honoured to be chosen to assist in the design, overall manufacture & installation of a bespoke, commemorative 150th anniversary sign. Previous work for Walsall FC, during the celebration of their 125th Anniversary proved an overwhelming success and stood us in good stead for the Chesterfield project. The recognisable colours of Chesterfield FC were worked into the design in the […]

Ron Brooks – Suzuki

The family owned Ron Brooks Group has recently opened the doors to its new state-of-the-art Suzuki showroom in Nottinghamshire. The opening of the stand-alone eight-car dealership follows a seven-month construction project. During this time Sign Specialists Ltd worked side by side with the dealer to ensure the external signage complimented the new build and brandished the Suzuki image. Mike Lane, dealer principal at Ron Brooks Suzuki, said: “We invested heavily in this project as we wanted to create premises which was welcoming to local drivers, and that represented the strong qualities of the Suzuki brand. “We are very pleased with the result, and the arrival of the new showroom, a first for us in the town” Dale Wyatt, Sales and Marketing Director at Suzuki GB, added: “We have […]

Bristol University Hospital

University Bristol Hospital is located right in the heart of the City centre. While it is world renowned for the treatment of patients, it received less plaudits for its external facade which harked back to 1960’s Brutalist architecture. Bristol’s NHS Foundation Trust recently approved a £5 million re-vamp which modernised the building by over-cladding the existing structure, forming a new entrance to the building. Sign Specialists Ltd were privileged to be nominated to supply the signage to regale the newly clad external elevation. This included high level signage (1,000mm high, 120mm returns, built up halo illuminated letters on spacers) to read ‘BRISTOL ROYAL INFIRMARY’ and low level signage (450mm high, 60mm returns, built up letters on spacers) to read ‘UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS BRISTOL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST’ […]