7th February 2019
As one of the most highly-anticipated events the UK’s leading sign franchise, Signs Express, has held in its 30-year history, the 2019 Convention at the Home of England Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, was hailed as a huge success.
Kicking off the conference was a memorable speech from Managing Director, Jonathan Bean, highlighting the achievements of the Signs Express network and Franchise Support Centre team, all contributing to the overall network performance growth in 2018.
"2018 has been a year of real progress underpinned by our network expansion and sales growth. Our continued success is built around network collaboration, the support we deliver to our franchisees and the relationships we all build with our suppliers and business partners.
I absolutely believe that we are Stronger Together and I am certain that today will be a terrific demonstration of that."
Informative hands-on demonstrations and seminars were held throughout the Convention by several key suppliers to the network, Seminars covered many key topics including a 'digital signage' workshop and an 'Innovation and Future Trends' seminar by Make It Happen Signage Consultancy.
A total of 28 suppliers joined Signs Express franchisees comprising a supplier exhibition which ran throughout the event, with HP and Metamark featured as partner sponsors.
The culmination of the day’s activities was the presentation of the Signs Express Sign Awards 2018, where trophies were awarded to the Newcastle, Falkirk and Birmingham SW centres for Most Striking Design, Best Interior Sign and Best Vehicle Graphics respectively, with Signs Express (Stoke) taking home two trophies for Best Interior Sign and Best Sign Project.
The event continued into the evening with a tour of Twickenham Stadium and an exquisite three-course meal, concluding with entertainment from rugby commentator of 47 years, Ian Robertson, to complement the iconic venue, and the presentation of the coveted Signs Express Franchise Awards.
There were three Franchise Awards presented on the evening:
"Craig has consistently gone above and beyond, always pushing himself and the business to adapt and grow with creative flair and an open-mind to trying new things.
Each month in 2018 his centre surpassed prior year performance, increasing annual sales by 50 percent.
With planned investment in the premises and territory expansion we are genuinely excited about where this business can go over the next few years and look forward to working with Signs Express (Stoke) to make it happen."
Jonathan Bean also took the opportunity to make special recognition presentations of signed rugby memorabilia to Graham Casey of Signs Express (Glasgow), Joe Smith of Signs Express (Birmingham SW), Paul and Lynda Heywood of Signs Express (Harlow), Janiv Patel of Signs Express (Milton Keynes) and David Anthony of Signs Express (Warwick).
30th October 2018
Signs Express Falkirk has been shortlisted for a British Signs & Graphics Award.
25th October 2018
Signs Express Exeter has been recognised as a finalist in the BSGA Sign Awards.
14th May 2018
Signs Express Grantham roar at the chance to re-brand Leicester Tigers stadium.
10th May 2018
St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth has a new look for their charity shop portfolio thanks to Signs Express Plymouth.
27th April 2018
Signs Express Manchester has confirmed Storey Racing Cycle team sponsorship in advance of the Tour De Yorkshire.
12th April 2018
Signs Express has raised over £3.5k for Bournemouth Hospital Charity after organising an endurance karting challenge.
5th April 2018
Signs Express Liverpool North & Wirral used their sign making expertise to add some colour to the brand-new premises of New Ferry.
22nd March 2018
Signs Express is pleased to welcome James Hancock and Malcolm Trounce as the new owners of Signs Express Farnborough.