Signs Express (Gateshead) were delighted to hear they had been shortlisted for the coveted Sign Business of the Year award at the Sign & Digital UK awards.
The centre owner Malcolm Lant has taken his business to new heights and the latest recognition follows success in the British Franchise Association franchisee of the year awards in 2011.
During 2011 Signs Express (Gateshead) owner Malcolm Lant used his strong business focus to capitalise on opportunities to showcase the Signs Express brand including offering free branded banners to supporting crowds at the X Factor final which appeared both on the local news and on the X Factor final itself. He has also used local influence to raise valuable funds for a local charity Ben4Ben which included organising a trek to Ben Nevis. Activities raised a total of £40,000 to send a 5 year old boy for life changing surgery enabling him to learn to walk.
The award nomination was one of 7 finalist positions announced for Signs Express centres.
The award winners will be announced on the 28th March at a gala dinner during the industry's Sign & Digital UK exhibition.