Signs for a brighter future

Clear signage is an integral part of our everyday lives: from office fire exit signs, safety instructions on construction sites, to local cafe lunch pavement signs. If done correctly, these signs offer important reminders about health & safety, visual directional instructions in car parks, through to advertising for a new business.

It is imperative for example, that safety signs and posters comply with the Health & Safety Regulations 1996 or education signage is inclusive and dyslexic-friendly, under the Equality Act 2010.

Superior Signs is a family-run business based in Bury, Lancashire and has been providing a professional signage business for fifty years. Established in 1973 by owner Geoffrey Wm Buckley, the company has offered a wide range of safety to a wide range of industries across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, West Yorkshire and Cheshire. These industries include: retail, leisure and food, healthcare and social care, construction and trade, councils and charities, education and SEN and professional services.

“We pride ourselves on giving the same professional service whether it’s a small internal sign or a large external 3D sign, from start to finish. We design, manufacture and install high quality signage across the North West for every type of business and industry, including the manufacturing and fitting of largescale signs for shops, factories, schools, construction sites and many more.

“Our main role is wide format printers, however we provide all types of signs, including specialising in safety signs & products for the building, maintenance & construction industry.

“We supply safety signs and safety products to the whole of the UK through our online safety shop: Signs2Safety.

“Over the last fifty years, we have worked with a wide range of customers and pride ourselves on our customer-centric philosophy. We go the extra mile by offering customisation with customers’ logos and brand images. We have received glowing five-star Google reviews from delighted private and industrial customers are looking forward to expanding further with new customers, looking for premium quality signage, ” explained Geoffrey.

After a few turbulent years, following the COVID pandemic, the construction industry is expected to grow by 12% compared to previous years, according to construction recruitment specialists: ITS Building People. There is expected to be a steady growth in the social housing sector and the education sector especially, with hundreds of school set to be rebuilt over the next ten years. Following funding from the Department of Education, major refurbishment will be carried out in over 800 academies, colleges and schools.

Signage on construction sites needs to adhere to Health & Safety Regulations 1996 and Superior Signs can provide a portfolio of sign production, hi-vis jackets, hard hats (with or without branding), construction road signs, traffic cones, vehicle chevron markings (including compliant Chapter 8 kits) plus a range of essential safety items. With a one-stop solution approach, Superior Signs can even offer promotional materials for tradespeople such as business cards, uniform embroidery, vehicle graphics, budget leaflets and A boards.

Here’s a snapshot of what Superior Signs can offer the construction industry through Signs2Safety:

  • Budget construction site signs: Made in 4mm correx, signs include warning site entrance, CCTV in operation, guard dogs, fire assembly point, no smoking, safety helmets and much more.
  • Construction Site Signs: This includes road and site signs to ensure public and worker safety such as: no public access, road closed and caution vehicle reversing signs.
  • Safety boots: A wide range from Himalayan trainers to safety boots
  • Hi-vis clothing: A wide range of hi-vis jackets, vests, waistcoats, bomber jackets and much more.

With compliance essential across construction sites, Superior Signs offers advice on the latest legislation, alongside its extensive product range and can offer bulk discounts to industry.

With the focus on major building refurbishment across the education sector, Superior Signs can offer a wide range of professional, premium signage to educational institutions, including the following:

  • Directional and wayfinding signage: Helping to orient staff, students and visitors
  • Exterior signage: School or college names
  • Post and panel signs: For large-scale campuses such as universities
  • Pavement signs: Including safety signs to slow down outside schools
  • Interior and window-based signage: To personalise core learning values, to make learning environments fun, safe and inclusive.

Educational institutions are the cornerstone of the next generation and help students develop potential across chosen areas of study. With a greater understanding of many neurotypical and SEN conditions such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia, it is now expected for learning environments to have signage depicting kindness, respect and tolerance, anti-bullying behaviour in dyslexic-friendly fonts and clear visual signage for all, including those with sight impairments. With an emphasis on inclusivity for all, the team at Superior Signs can offer a full consultation on the full range of signage options.

Finally, with the rate of inflation expected to fall during 2024, this is good news for the retail market with sales volumes expected to grow after a sluggish couple of years. According to the publication: Retail Gazette, the food retail sector in particular should see a welcome 5% growth from 2023. With the circular economy now impacting fast fashion, preloved and second-hand clothing companies are big business, especially among Generation Z. These offer prime opportunities for existing food retailers to upgrade external shop front signage, through to emerging new businesses to capitalise on eye-catching window graphics.

Window graphics are a unique, fun way to mark short-term seasonal events such as Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day and are proving popular with independent cafes, florists through to bookshops and hairdressers across the country. The visual artistry is perfect for Instagram marketing, providing flair and quirky creativity and is exceptionally cost-effective. Superior signs has considerable expertise with glass and window graphics and can provide promotional imagery, branding through to frosting for the building trade.

If you’re looking for clear signage from a family-business with fifty years’ industry experience, Superior Signs offers a professional service for all businesses, small to large and across all industries, including bespoke requests.

For more information, including examples of previous projects, please see the details and website below:
T 0161 764 5108