Stuart Harrison, franchisee at Signs Express (Milton Keynes) takes the top spot winning the Ambassador of the Year Award at this year’s Signs Express Convention.
Signs Express (Milton Keynes) scooped the Ambassador of the Year Award as a result of franchisee Stuart Harrison’s helpful approach and positive and efficient methods to aid the rest of the network.
The awards ceremony was the final event to take place at this year’s Signs Express convention which marked the 20th anniversary for the group. The elegant awards ceremony gave all Signs Express centres the opportunity to be judged as individual franchises for what they have accomplished over their own years of trading and to put forward their own work for the best sign and vehicle categories. Competition was tough with a number of worthy winners in the mix but the final decision rested with the Signs Express directors with exception to the Ambassador Award which was voted for by the network.
Based in Bradwell Abbey, Signs Express (Milton Keynes) has been trading since 1995 and is one of the network’s long standing franchisees. Group managing director Craig Brown commented on the award: “The Ambassador Award was decided by the whole network rather than through a judging process. We wanted to get a feel for who the group felt had been the most helpful over the course of the last couple of years. We received a number of nominations but Stuart came out as the clear winner.”
Stuart beat two other very worthy candidates; Ken Bevis at Signs Express (N. & N.E. Lincs) who was also awarded the Signs Express Franchisee of the Year Award; and Nick Baxter-Sibley at Signs Express (Exeter) who also received a number of nominations.
Stuart commented on the awards: “Winning the Ambassador Award is a great achievement and especially true when up against such worthy finalists. It’s important to help fellow franchisees wherever possible by working as a mentor and offering guidance for particular signage and fitting projects. Signs Express has a very strong network structure and we all help each other wherever possible.”
Taking place every two years, the convention sees a number of members of the group from all over the UK and Ireland visit the outskirts of Norwich at the De Vere Dunston Hall hotel, and this year was no exception. Spread over the course of two days, franchisees were able to hear the latest in developments across the network as well as new business opportunities available to increase turnover and enhance their customer base.
As part of the UK and Ireland’s leading signs and graphics company, Signs Express (Milton Keynes) provides a complete design, manufacture and installation service for all forms of signage including interior/exterior signs, vehicle graphics, exhibition and display products, window graphics and health and safety signage for businesses in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.