Celebrating the British Sign Industry

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Celebrating the British Sign Industry

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Recognising achievement

Rewarding excellence

The British Sign Awards are organised by the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) to provide a focus on the outstanding work of UK-based sign makers and to provide public recognition to the very best.  Now in their fifth year, the awards are open to every UK-based sign business (membership of the BSGA is not a requirement) and cover every aspect of the sign industry.

“Our aim in organising the awards is to highlight the quality, creativity and diverse skills of sign makers in this country and to reward the very best work of the past year.”

BSGA Council

An award for everyone

The British Sign Awards aim to recognise achievement in every sector of the increasingly diverse sign industry.  This year a total of 15 Awards will be presented, covering everything from traditional crafts skills to the production of giant signs that combine creative design with heavy engineering and construction skills.  New and developing technologies are recognized in The Décor Award, Large Format Award and the Vehicle Graphics Awards while the Innovation Award will go to a business that has demonstrated unique solution-solving skills. There are also special awards for the Small Sign Business of the Year and the Young Signmaker of the Year.

Why enter the awards

Entering an award and winning or even making the shortlist is good for business! It’s a great addition to your marketing toolbox, providing great PR and helping to improve increase awareness of your business and your capabilities; it’s a great sales tool, acting as a third party endorsement of your business, giving  it a seal of approval from your peers and sending out positive signals to your customers; and  finally, an award is a great employee motivator – it recognises their skill and hard work and gives them a reason to be proud of the place they work.

Here’s what some previous winners had to say:

“After winning sign awards in three separate categories over three consecutive years, the  awards continue to strengthen our position as an experienced, international, market leading bespoke sign manufacturer. “ David Fagg

Sales and Marketing Director, John Anthony Signs, Winners of the Sign Construction Award 2017.

“Winning the Roll Out programme award is fantastic for our business.  Winning the award highlights the fact that we are good at what we do. It will also open doors for future multi-site programmes and gives customers the confidence in our ability to manage roll out programmes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s an excellent accolade and it was fantastic for us to collect an award” Carlo Matarazzo

Signs Now, Winners of the Roll-out of the Year Award 2017

“We are already looking forward to the 2018 awards and have some projects already in mind.

Thought the event was a great success.” Paul Lovelock

Commercial Managing Director, DMA Signs, Winners of the Wide Format Award 2017

“As a leading sign company it is important for us to showcase the best projects we have been so privileged to work on. Winning and even being shortlisted for an award is fantastic and is a great opportunity for us to celebrate our many collaborations with leading UK architects and designers Rob Winterborn

Managing Director, Castleton Signs,, Winners of the Retail Sign of the Year, 2017

“There is always an incredible sense of pride in your team when they are recognised for a British Sign Award. The talent, effort and time that goes into creating wayfinding solutions that engage and assist audiences throughout a space can be great, and the Populous Activate team are thrilled that their designs for Groupama Stadium have been appreciated by crowds, peers and the BSA judges” Simon Borg

Populous Activate, Winners of the Wayfinding Award 2017

“We were thrilled to have entered, let alone won.  It was great to have been recognised for all our hard work after a very busy year.” Sarah Hoadley

Apogee Signs, Winners of the Commercial Vehicle Graphics Award 2017

The Awards Event

The 2018 Awards will take on Thursday 8th November at The Athena Centre, Queen Street, Leicester.

The BSGA has also announced that it has retained six times world snooker champion Steve Davis as the host for the Awards.

The 2017 Awards

The British sign industry celebrated another year of outstanding work at its annual awards ceremony, organised by the BSGA (British Sign and Graphics Association) and held at the Athena Centre in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter on Thursday, November 9th.

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British Sign & Graphics Association

The British Sign Awards are organised by the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA). To learn more about the Association and the work it does visit the BSGA website.