Posted on 23rd May 2017
Burgess Hill Company shows no signs of slowing down
One of Burgess Hill’s most established companies, Art D’Signs, is celebrating four decades in business next month.
Established in June 1977, the organisation has since become one of the most successful sign-writing and production companies in Sussex. Yet despite its long history in Burgess Hill, it shows no signs of ageing.
Graham Harriott and Steve Wick, who run Art D’Signs from their workshop in the Victoria Business Park, recently won ‘Wrap of the Year 2016’ at the British Sign Awards for sign-wrapping a car for Gatwick Diamond Business, and the company remains the first port-of-call for car enthusiasts in the local area.
Sally Brown, Office and Event Manager at Gatwick Diamond Business, congratulated the organisation on its success: “We really enjoyed working with Art D’Signs – forty years is no mean feat, and we wish them every success moving forward.”
Graham, who has been with Art D’Signs almost since its inception, said: “It makes me feel old looking back on four decades of memories. We’ve had some interesting jobs during that time – wrapping a Mini Cooper for the Millennium Time Vault, sign-writing the side of an aeroplane or hanging off the side of a car ferry to apply graphics to the bow, it’s definitely been memorable!”
Nick Broom, CEO of PVL UK Ltd, which acquired Art D’Signs in 2013, attributes the success to their customer focused service, approachable staff, and an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise.
“There’s no doubt about it, four decades in business equates to four decades of experience,” said Nick. “We chose to acquire Art D’Signs a few years ago because we realised that no one else can do what they do.”
To ensure that none of their knowledge is lost, Art D’Signs has recently announced plans to introduce apprenticeships to the business, with employees from PVL UK being offered the chance to get the inside track on sign production.
Art D’Signs will be holding a special 40th Birthday party at the end of June to celebrate their business longevity and success in the local area.
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