Part of the UK and Ireland’s largest sign company, Signs Express (Sheffield), was delighted this week after receiving national recognition in the Sign Excellence Awards at this year’s Signs Express Convention.
Steve and Carol Morris, owners of Signs Express (Sheffield) were named a finalist in the Best Sign Project for their work with the Millennium Galleries. The developing relationship included a rebrand of the museum and signage for a number of exhibitions including the only UK stop for the celebrated Vivien Westwood world tour and Treasures Exhibition which show cased priceless artefacts.
Each project involved the manufacture and installation of large wall vinyls, large mounted prints representing the displays, window graphics, exhibition displays and display case labels for the precious items. All of these items had to go through a colour matching procedure under the gallery lights to ensure the final printed colours were a good match when placed in situ. As with all exhibitions, things can change at the last minute and the team at Signs Express (Sheffield) had to be prepared to colour match, manufacture and install graphics right up to the evening of the gala opening.
Commenting on the nomination Carol said; ‘We are thrilled to have been recognised for this award. It has been a busy few months for us and it’s great to have our hard work and achievements celebrated by the group. We have established a great working relationship with Millennium Galleries and each exhibition has been challenging and exciting for us. The work has been a fantastic opportunity for our team to showcase their design and manufacturing skills to the fullest and we are delighted that our graphics formed such a significant part of the exhibitions.’
The prestigious awards ceremony is a part of the Signs Express bi-annual convention, which this year marked the 20th anniversary for the group. Held at De Vere Dunston Hall, Norwich, the convention weekend consists of seminars and a supplier’s forum, giving the franchisees from the UK and Ireland a perfect opportunity to catch up with key suppliers, learn about new business initiatives and to have a first look at new products to hit the market.
Judges of the awards included directors of Signs Express together with selected independent judges and all of whom commented on how difficult their job was made by the extremely high standard of entries this year.
Based on Centurion Business Park, Signs Express (Sheffield) have been trading since 2004 and specialises in the design and manufacture of full colour digital printing, vehicle graphics, interior and exterior signage, banners, window graphics, exhibition and display graphics, labels and stickers and also DDA compliant heath and safety signage.