Milestone year brings a hat-trick of records

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 30 Mar 2018

TWENTY five years in business has been celebrated with a record-breaking year for sales, investment and staff. 

Signs Express N&NE Lincolnshire, based on Venture Business Park, Grimsby, is the largest signs and graphics provider in the region.

Directors Matt Bevis and Claire Lindley have both worked in the business for more than 15 years, taking over the reins from Ken Bevis, who was one of the first franchisees to join the market-leading brand, back in 1992. 

The production area at Signs Express on Venture Business Park, Gilbey Road, Grimsby, where 26 people are employed.

They have continued to invest each year in the custom design production centre, close to the A180 entrance to the town, most recently purchasing a new larger flatbed printer, to cope with increased demand and offer enhanced flexibility to their customer base.

Mr Bevis said: “Whether we’re helping a local business with graphics for their van or delivering a nationwide roll-out of exterior signs we ensure our customers receive the same level of care and attention. At the heart of what we do is our customer and whether it’s the attention to detail on the design we produce, quality checking during the manufacturing process or ensuring the installation is completed safely, every single member of the team has the customer first in mind.

“I’m immensely proud of our team and the results we’ve achieved. To have our biggest ever year while celebrating our 25th anniversary is a very fitting tribute to everyone involved. Our hard work and determination continue as 2018 is set to be even bigger!”

The production area at Signs Express on Venture Business Park

A total of 26 people are now employed by the company, six more than when two decades of trading was celebrated in 2012.

On the equipment front, and the huge UV Oce Arizona 7.5 sq m flatbed printer uses revolutionary technology to print onto a variety of materials and finishes and is also able to use white ink, offering a great deal of flexibility for printed signage. 

This new kit is housed alongside a large CNC router, which cuts lettering and shapes from a wide range of materials, laser engraving and cutting machinery, large format printers and a whole host of other equipment. 

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