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Steve Davis hosting the 2018 British Sign Awards

About the awards

An award for everyone

The British Sign Awards are organised by the BSGA, the trade association that represents and fights for the interests of the UK industry, to shine a light on British sign makers and to provide a showcase for the ‘Best of British’.

It is the only occasion in the industry year when the focus is entirely on sign makers and the work they do and, since they were launched in 2013, the Awards have celebrated some truly remarkable achievements that have demonstrated that the skills and creativity of British sign businesses is world class.

The Awards are open to all UK-based sign businesses (i.e. you do not have to be a member of the BSGA to enter) and, to ensure a level playing field for all, judging is by an independent panel of industry experts.

In total there are 15 award categories that cover every aspect of modern sign making – from traditional craft skills, through the rapidly developing décor and vehicle livery sectors, to highly engineered architectural signs. Recognising that the sign industry is made up primarily of SMEs, there is also a special award for the Small Sign Business of the Year, open to any business employing from one to five people.


In the Spotlight

Awards & Recognition

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.
What people say

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.
“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.

“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

“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

“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

“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 designersRob Winterborn

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

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