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Award win for Reading based sign company

Posted 28.09.2009

Signs Express (Reading) are celebrating this week after winning Best Sign Project at the Sign Excellence Awards held during this year’s Signs Express Convention.

Award win for Reading based sign company

Award win for Reading based sign company

Martin Prodger owner of Signs Express (Reading) scooped first place in the Best Sign category for their outstanding halo illuminated stainless steel lettering fixed onto a curved glass face for BDO Stoy Hayward. Reading managed this project throughout including the planning application and fitting of the complex sign, which was fixed around the curvature of the building. The letters are illuminated with blue LED to give halo illumination onto white painted backing plates.

Planning for this complicated sign installation was vital and Signs Express (Reading) carried out two ‘dry-runs’ to ensure no issues arose on the day of fitting. Commenting on the win Martin said; ‘I’m absolutely delighted. We worked very hard on this project, which was complex from the design to the installation. This award is not just about me but represents all of the effort put in by the team.’

The award was presented to Martin by Nick White from Epson, sponsors of the Sign Excellence Awards.

Commenting on the relationship with Signs Express (Reading) Dionne Maclean, Marketing Manager from BDO Stoy Hayward in Reading said; ‘The specification for the sign was particularly challenging as we wanted it to not only to curve around the end of the building, but to curve around a fully glass fronted section. Many companies did not look at the job let alone quote for the work. Signs Express (Reading) were thorough and the sign was fitted in the early hours long before staff arrived for work. I would like to thank the team for working so hard to deliver to a challenging brief. We were delighted with the end result. Congratulations to Martin and everyone at Signs Express (Reading) for this well deserved award win.’

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.

Celebrating over 15 years in business, Martin and his team at Signs Express (Reading) specialise 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.

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