Signlex recruits three new specialists as the company continues to flourish

We are proud to announce three new additions to our team, as we continue to grow and win new business.

Dave Evans, a signage specialist, previously with Omega Signs has joined a five strong team of Project Managers. Felicity Hall, previously at Audi, has joined as Project coordinator to offer support to the Project Team and George Foster has joined as Technical and Innovation Manager from Horizon Group Limited to expand the business with existing clients and to develop opportunities with further companies looking to refresh their identity.

Simon Belton, Managing Director of Signlex explains:

“The whole of 2013 and 2014, so far has been an outstanding period for us. We are continuing to grow rapidly by expanding our output to our existing client base and also by working with new clients too.

To be able to facilitate all of our clients requests while continuing to provide a service that is first class, we took the decision to expand our team further. Dave, Felicity and George are three exceptional individuals, who have a range of skills that complement our team brilliantly and they are already proving to be an asset to Signlex”

The announcement marks the continuing success of the business as it continues to expand and reach out to new audiences.

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Signlex return to Kingswood Grosvenor Hall

Twelve months after transforming the centre with new signage and wall graphics to identify outdoor activities, enhance the indoor education facilities and rename the student accommodation buildings, Signlex was appointed to assist in the modernisation of the reception area.

A design brief was presented to us by Ampersand Associates and with the aid of samples and a range of print solutions, we worked collaboratively with Lynton Shopfitters and Ampersand, to transform the former reception into a bright, colourful, open space that will welcome thousands of visitors every year.

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Health and wellbeing facilities in the North East

An amazing new facility, ‘The Gateway’, has opened in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough by Keiro Group; an innovative healthcare specialist.

Keiro’s services cater for clients with a range of needs and conditions such as acquired brain and spinal injuries and neurological conditions, including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s and Huntingdon’s Disease. The Gateway facility enables their clients to access anything from complex neuro rehabilitation through to nursing support, short breaks and even a hot stone massage or a music festival!

Signlex were contracted by Esh Build, to provide a complete signage package, including high level illuminated building identification and internal wayfinding for their health club, knowledge centre, offices, consulting rooms and client rooms. A wide selection of materials and solutions were adopted to meet the client’s needs and to compliment the building and interior fit-out.

Signlex worked with Esh Build previously in 2013, supplying internally illuminated lettering for Lakes College and BEC Construction Skills Centre, Workington, Cumbria.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists

Office interior design and fit-out experts AreaSq commissioned Leeds-based consultants, Signlex to provide complete signage solutions for The Royal College of Psychiatrists at their brand new headquarters.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is the professional body responsible for education, training, setting and raising standards in psychiatry. Originally based at two separate sites, the College searched for premises that would consolidate all departments in one grand building. 21 Prescott Street in London’s E1 provided the perfect location with 50,000 sq ft over six floors.

Ian Brown, Project Manager from AreaSq says:

“We were commissioned by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to design and fit-out the premises. Having worked with Signlex on a number of other projects which included large format branding display and window artworks, we drafted them in again to advise on, and install the finishing touches to the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ building. For this project, works included large format branding displays, a bespoke three sided totem which appears at the entrance, brushed stainless steel floor indicators for each floor, a stainless logo to the reception wall and a vinyl logo to the first floor conference room stage wall.”

“Now finished, we are very proud of the way it looks. With Signlex’s advice, the branding displays are stunning and stylish.”

Simon Belton, Managing Director of Signlex says:

“We were delighted to be contracted by AreaSq again to work in such an amazing building. The contractors and AreaSq have cleverly blended the old with the new and the result is a place of work and study, literally fit for a king.”

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For more information please visit www.signlex.comwww.areasq.com and www.rcpsych.ac.uk @signlex @areasq @rcpsych

 

 

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Specialist decorative solutions for Queensway Medical Centre

Specialist decorative solutions for Queensway Medical Centre

Queensway Medical Centre in Hatfield, Hertfordshire is a multi-function health clinic which has received an extensive refurbishment that includes structural alterations, new roof, an extension and a completely new layout.

Signlex was commissioned to provide decorative items for the interior. The team utilised state-of-the-art materials in order to prevent the stereotypical NHS sterile ‘white box’ appearance. Part of the design requirement was to ‘break territory’ and so the multi-function clinical spaces that are booked by the hour, each have a strong colour identity (red, blue, and yellow etc). The clinicians’ trolleys are kept in a dedicated caddy store that allows them to mobilise their job specific items. The first floor has been converted into an open plan area which also enables the administration teams to ‘hot-desk’.

The medical centre managers wanted to continue the bold theme into the common areas and circulation spaces where we installed a 4m wide, full height wall mural and ceiling tiles printed with a sky effect – the tile surfaces are all wipe-able to avoid the risk of infection. These tiles have also been installed in the group session room where the walls are painted powder blue. The overall effect opens up these areas and adds interest to patients and visitors and creates a cohesive look.

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New recruits demonstrate continuing success for Signlex

We are delighted to announce three new team members as the company gains further new business to support our expansion plans.

Kal Prajapati has joined the project management team from a Bradford based signage company. Helen Caley was previously a client at Little Chef and has joined Signlex as Marketing Manager to implement new strategies and develop further strong business relationships and Alan Neil, a freelance consultant, is focusing on management systems and process.

Simon Belton, Managing Director of Signlex explains:

“Signlex has more than doubled in size in the last two years having obtained the best from its strategic planning while enjoying a strong increase in client numbers. The decision to add three extremely talented individuals to our team of signage experts was made to reinforce the company’s focus on increasing new business and to ensure that strong levels of support remain a constant for existing customers. We are determined to grow and make a major contribution to Yorkshire’s economy.”

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Signlex Gets Top Marks in Education Sector

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Signlex has gained a stronger foothold in the education sector. With five school and college projects commencing this week alone, we now have a specialist education department to deal with this niche area.

Over the last year the Company has completed several successful developments for the Education Sector including; Dudley College/Dudley Sixth Form, Oakfield’s Community College, Middlesbrough, Lancaster Girls Grammar School, Leeds East Academy and Lakes College, Workington.  Works are currently underway at Watermill School in Stoke on Trent and Ormiston Horizon, Great Yarmouth.

Signlex has since won five new contracts for projects which include the internal and external signage and wall graphics for Ormiston, Great Yarmouth, Tibshelf School in Derbyshire, King Edward 7th, Birmingham and UTC in Sheffield and Reading.

Simon Belton, Managing Director of Signlex explains:

“The signage industry is fiercely competitive, but due to our unique team of specialists with 80 years combined experience in the signage industry, we are able to provide our clients with a depth of knowledge and strong customer service, which is helping us to achieve this success.

“Over the past couple of years, we have built strong relationships with many of the UK’s leading building contractors, architects, design agencies and college marketing teams as one project has turned into another.

“Our philosophy is to deliver exactly what we say we will, on time and on budget, these factors are very important and I believe this is the reason our business continues to grow year on year as Signlex wins bigger contracts.”

Along with the education sector, Signlex is also experienced with working across the healthcare, hospitality, industry, office and retail sectors as well as completing single site projects.

For further information on Signlex, please visit: www.signlex.com. Twitter @Signlex and Facebook.com/SignlexLimited

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BABCO Europe – Saffran Restaurants

Signlex was commissioned by international brand company BABCO Europe, to produce signage for their first award winning restaurant in the UK for Saffran Restaurants. From initial consultation through to installation, Signlex were tasked with converting the companies international brand into signage and graphics for their UK Flagship restaurant at the Trafford Centre in Manchester.

The scheme comprised of, built up illuminated letters on timber fascias, large format digitally printed Artex wallpaper, and freestanding bespoke menu displays.

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Rett Retail – Ark

Client: Rett Retail

Project: ARK

3 dimensional linked lettering comprising of brushed stainless steel faces having inset back lit red feature outlines and illuminated opal acrylic returns. The letters are mounted directly to the shop front glazing and connected to mains electric supply through a glazing joint.

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Ascensor

Flexible faced signs with no joints having a combination of individual blue ‘halo’ illuminated letters for ‘ASCENSOR’ and digitally printed text for ‘we are digital experts’.

The white PVC background provides an excellent surface from which the ‘halo’ lighting reflects with stunning effect!

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