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Congratulations to Astley Signs, celebrating thirty years in business under current ownership

Old fashioned Astley Signs van (black and white photo)

In an event postponed from 2020, a month-long celebration of Astley Signs‘ 30th business anniversary culminated in colleagues from the company’s Gateshead and Kettering offices gathering together in late November to mark the date when the current owners took ownership of the business in 1990. Anniversary festivities included: daily staff raffles; an extra day’s holiday in 2022 gifted to all team members; a special lunch; and staff goody bags.

Managing Director (and owner) of Astley, Gavin Redhead commented: “It’s so wonderful to finally be able to celebrate this key milestone for the company, especially after the events of this last 18 months. We understandably made a conscious decision to delay the anniversary from last year, but now feel it’s the perfect time to celebrate our staff and all that has been achieved. The teams at our sites have worked exceptionally hard to build this business into what it is today, and we believe that 30 years in any industry, but particularly this one that continues to experience turbulent times following the pandemic, is a great achievement for all involved.”

One of the leading UK suppliers of signage and brand graphic solutions, Astley Signs has a client portfolio that includes Sainsbury’s,  JET, and more recently the Co-op and Asda. They are also the company that manufactures and installs the Tyne Bridge sign each year for the Great North Run.

Recent successful Astley commissions include providing support and assistance to:

  • The Co-op with the implementation of their new eco store concept, ‘Labstores’. Working with supplied designs from the Co-op’s agency, Astley Signs experimented with a range of environmentally friendly substrates such as Ultraboard. Extensive prototyping and sampling then followed with manufacture and install;
  • New energy brands with the implementation of their new forecourt branding programmes – BP Pulse, MFG and Fastned;
  • The Lofts and Hustle with translating their creative ideas into physical assets for their venues. This involved extensive prototyping at Astley’s Gateshead facility to guide the client through approval, manufacture and installation.

Astley Signs have set up their own internal design studio to work with other designers who might not be aware of the actual manufacturing options for their ideas. This is an arm to their business that the company is looking to expand in 2022 and beyond.