Ones to Watch for 2016: Construction
John Anthony Signs are a premier UK based sign and graphics manufacturer with 45 years of industry experience both nationally and internationally. We got in touch with David Fagg, Partner at John Anthony Signs, to find out more about their company and how their innovations have allowed them to remain at the forefront of their industry.
We are a manufacturer and installer of signs whose work can be seen across the globe, having worked in a total of 52 countries. Our process simply involves consulting with a team of designers, specifying what they need, drawing it up and implementing their designs all the way through from manufacturing to installation.
In terms of my background, I have been working at the company since 2001 and became a partner in 2007. In total, I’ve been working in signs for 27 years, and the experience behind our company is one of our most distinguishing factors. In the last five years, we have seen a lot of competitors offering unreasonably lower prices. However, what we have found is that the customers we lost have been coming back to us due to the lack of quality and customer care that came as a result of these prices. In our industry, it is extremely important that clients are given a quality service that achieves exactly what they want.
Alongside our experience, another pivotal part of our success has been our willingness to innovate and push the envelope. We have a reputation for delivering quite challenging structures, and have even been able to execute signs that other companies deemed impossible. So as well as being innovative, we also have the skill and craftsmanship to make these innovations a reality. Moreover, in order to ensure that we remain at the forefront, we spend a great deal of time on research and development and always have our finger on the pulse of everything that is occurring in our industry.
Throughout the years, we have become known for the quality of our work, and this is something that we always want to live up to. Our slogan is ‘Expert Knowledge Delivered’, so not only are we good at what we do, but we are also good at delivering it too. As a result, people trust us and in turn come back to us for our expertise time and time again.
Furthermore, all of our projects are overseen by a specific project manager, and in this way we can really provide a highly personalised service for our clients.
From our experience, the ability to innovate and adapt are fundamental as no two projects are the same. One day you could be doing a cathedral, and the next day you could be doing a stadium.
Furthermore, it could be national or international, and could be in different areas like an industrial estate or the high street. As such, every job needs to be tailored to the specific project and this is something that we always try to deliver.
Perhaps our most notable recent project was our work at Selfridges (PICTURED) where we did all of the sculptural work, which was quite diverse and technically challenging. This is just one of the many examples of how we are pushing the boundaries with what you can do with signs.
As a result of our experience and experience, our client base stretches right across the spectrum. We work on skyscrapers, stadiums and buildings, and some of the brands we have worked with include Disney, McLaren, Starbucks Coffee, Manchester United and Arsenal.
Looking towards the future, we are confident that our company will continue to grow and prosper. We are enjoying quite a successful period at the moment which has been rewarding as, much like any other business, we had to cope with the constraints of the recession. However, coming out of the back end of that, we have been very successful.
In the pipeline, we currently have a very exciting project lined up with the City of Westminster, which involves us working on the Piccadilly Underpass. We are also currently working on a number of shopping centres across the UK and beyond. Of course, we want to continue to grow, but at the same time maintain the exemplary standards we have become known for.
Company: John Anthony Signs
Name: David Fagg
Web Address: www.johnanthonysigns.com
Address: Claydons Lane, Rayleigh SS6 7UU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1268 777333