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Popular Hull signage firm nominated at prestigious UK industry awards



Designs Signage Solutions, a signage and graphics company based in Hull, has been nominated for the Best Illuminated Sign Award at the prestigious national awards, The Sign Awards.

Taking place in Birmingham on 22nd March, their nomination is for the sign they created for Miniso, a shop in London’s Westfield Shopping Centre.

The illuminated sign produced by Designs Signage Solutions for Miniso in Westfield displayed a blend of both modern and traditional signage techniques. The sign consists of over 300 individual acrylic lightboxes with varying depth of returns and has a central 3D logo as its showpiece. The quality and uniqueness of the sign have earned Designs Signage Solutions a nomination in the Illuminated Sign of the Year category.

Oliver Hookem, the Strategy & Development Manager at Designs Signage Solutions, led the production of the nominated sign. He said, “Our project for Miniso UK has been nominated in the illuminated sign of the year category, as it displayed a mix of both modern and traditional signage techniques. The signage piece itself consists of over 300 individual acrylic lightboxes with varying depth of returns and has a central 3D logo as its showpiece.”

In addition to the nomination for the Best Illuminated Sign Award, Designs Signage Solutions has been nominated in the Interior Design category for their work at Level X in Glasgow. The project has a wide range of signage and art items that Designs Signage manufactured and installed, including over 500 metres of iridescent film, a ‘suped up’ gold cart with neon accents, lightbox walls with aperture cut entrance portals, faux neon lettering, wall graphics, internal and external cladding, illuminated flexface signage, tension fabric lightboxes, and floor graphics.

Designs Signage Solutions has been a well-established Hull business for 30 years. The company specializes in producing branded sets and media backdrops for events, interior building vinyl and graphics, eye-catching vehicle designs and branding, as well as shop signs and branding. The company has produced many local well-known signs and graphics, including Ian Blowers Jewellers on Saville Street in Hull and all the signage and branding on Hull’s 25,000-capacity MKM Stadium, where Hull City AFC and Hull FC play their home matches.

Designs Signage Solutions has also designed and produced items for many well-known UK sports and retail brands, including Aston Villa FC, Celtic FC, One Below, Heron Foods, and Go Outdoors. The company has ambitious plans to continue developing into a leading UK signage provider.

DESIGNS produced and fitted all of the new MKM Stadium signage throughout the stadium

Alex Lee, Head of Operations at Designs added, “We are seeing continued year-on-year significant growth within both graphics and signage Commercial offerings.

“With our ever-growing client list, we are now starting to gain service support attention from leading UK Multi-site organisations who are looking for elite end-to-end project management. We will be continuing to invest in our infrastructure, HQ and operational team during 2023 as we continue our ambitious growth plans to become a leading UK signage solutions provider. “

The nomination of Designs Signage Solutions for the Best Illuminated Sign Award is an indication of the quality of work the company produces. The nomination will go up against six other nominees, and the winner will be announced at a glamorous awards ceremony at Birmingham Town Hall on Wednesday 22nd March. With the quality of work produced by Designs Signage Solutions, they have a great chance of coming out on top.

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