The 2019 British Sign Awards
An award for everyone
The British Sign Awards are organised in association with ISA-UK (formerly BSGA), the trade association that represents and fights for the interests of the UK sign 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 are world class.
The Awards are open to all UK-based sign businesses (i.e. you do not have to be a member of ISA-Uk 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 the modern sign industry – 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 a special award for the Small Sign Business of the Year, open to any business employing from one to five people. The Young Signmaker of the Year Award, which this year is sponsored by the Antalis Academy, reflects the importance of attracting and training young people to work in the industry.
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 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 where 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. “
“We are already looking forward to the 2019 awards and have some projects already in mind.
Thought the event was a great success.”
“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”
“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”
“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”
“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.”