Build Interior Design Awards 2017

Build 2017 Interior Design Awards 18 n 1983 the company moved to a 20,000 square foot factory in Rayleigh and began to grow as it started to secure signage rebranding programmes for national contracts across the UK. John Anthony Signs are now able to offer a wide range of services, from consultative advice, surveys, drawings, structural calculations, manufacturing, and finally installation. David notes that the firm’s client base is incredibly diverse, with clients including Harrods, Westminster Abbey, Manchester United, Louis Vuitton, Selfridges and McLaren Automotive. “We are honoured to be able to work with these exceptional brands, and it really demonstrates our competence that they turn to us for their signage needs. At the start of each project, we always make sure that we meet a client and debrief them thoroughly, making sure that we are able to deliver the project as they expect it to be; we like to make sure that we are interpreting the concept correctly. We then hold a team meeting, and make sure that all aspects of the design are covered; visuals, prototypes, sampling, we make sure the colours are right, that the finishes are right, and that the specs are all correct according to the technical drawings that have been made with CAD. We run these by the client to make sure that everything is correct before we send them to manufacture. On our larger projects, our clients occasionally visit the factory to see how things are progressing and to make sure that everything is proceeding as planned. Our process is very thorough and ensures that everything is as it should be. “Everyone involved at John Anthony Signs is very excited about the future as it is looking increasingly bright for us, if you’ll excuse the obvious pun. Our business is really growing in the areas of architectural planning and architectural-type structures, and we are really getting a name for ourselves in the wider market, gaining a reputation internationally for being able to handle large and complex projects. We are currently undertaking a one-million-pound project for a major airport in Asia; despite the obvious distance between our factory and the client, we are being trusted with this major project, and cannot wait to see it through to completion.” Bespoke Sign Manufacturer of the Year 2017 - UK & Most Innovative Retail Signage Project: Monsoon Children John Anthony Signs was established in 1968 by John Anthony Pleasance, and began manufacturing high street signs from an 8,000 square foot factory in Hockley, Essex. We spoke to David Fagg, who told us more about how the firm has expanded since, and has gone on to become a global name in the signage industry. I FM160043 Company: John Anthony Signs Ltd Name: David Fagg Web Address: Email: [email protected] Address: Claydons Lane, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 7UU Telephone: +44 (0)1268 777333