Make it Happen success at SignFab (UK) Ltd

SignFab (UK) Ltd work closely with independent training consultant ‘Make it Happen’ to provide industry relevant practical and theoretical training to help close the skills gap in the signage industry.

SignFab (UK) Ltd hosts monthly ‘Make it Happen’ sessions at our home in Leicester. The one day courses are a whistle-stop tour through the sign industry, covering every possible type of signage solution, new product developments, and installation methods.

The education sessions are delivered by Make it Happen Director, Sam Armstrong. Sam’s 17 year career in the signage makes her well placed to instruct novices and well established sign makers on how to get the best possible results The day is full of handy hints ‘n’ tips, along with do’s and don’ts.

“When I first introduced the Make it Happen programme I wanted to ensure that a value was put upon fabricated and illuminated signage.”

“Holding the programme at SignFab (UK) Ltd allows us to demonstrate first-hand the full processes all under one roof. This allows the delegates to see first hand why for example a built up letter has a certain cost, as we see how its been hand fabricated, with the miniature ovens and irons. The perception is you press the order button, often not knowing the process involved, yet if you know that the letter has taken 45 minutes to build suddenly creates that value!”

“The facility of having all equipment under one roof is a real rarity, therefore making my role as the facilitator far easier.”

Sam Armstrong, Director (Make it Happen)

Previous delegates from the course have told us that they think day works well as the theory discussed in the training session is brought to life on the technical factory tour with Operations Director, Mike Smith. Delegates on the training days are shown around the facility, which includes viewing the laser in action, breaking out and talking to fabricators in the letter workshop, following the paint track through its processes and observing assembly operatives creating final products.

We believe the tour gives the day great added value, allowing you to get up close and personal with our fabricators, demonstrating their skills and craftsmanship.

The day also includes a question and answer session on our Installation service with Installation Manager, Alan Hill.

“It has been a pleasure to welcome to SignFab (UK) Ltd so many delegates from the Sign industry to take a tour of our impressive site, the feedback I get and the surprised admiration we receive from the delegates is second to none, from the teachings of “Make it happen” to the final assembly in the factory I am yet to see a negative from any delegate.”

“It is also becoming apparent that the educational days are helping clients understand the SignFab (UK) Ltd process which helps in quoting and turning the quotes into orders in a timely manner.”

Mike Smith, Operations Director (SignFab (UK) Ltd)

The following dates are available at SignFab (UK) Ltd for Make it Happen training in March, April & May 2018;

  • 14th March
  • 10th & 19th April
  • 23rd & 24th May

The days cost £150 (plus VAT) which includes refreshments and lunch.
To book your place today, contact the Make it Happen team here.

 

Building Work at SignFab (UK) to increase Productivity & Quality

For those of you who are familiar with SignFab (UK) Ltd you will know that our home in Leicester is a forever changing environment, as we continually improve our working environment.

We are coming to the end of our latest redevelopment programme, which has seen us increase the size of our sales office, add new management office and add a large training room to our first floor.

Everything we do, is designed to increase productivity thusly improving service for you, our clients.

Operations Director, Mike Smith says “SignFab UK have been listening to customers and working a strategy to increase the quality of the products and service we provide to give the end user the products they deserve, expansion work on the offices in Leicester is well under way which will give more space to expand the sales team and to accommodate a bigger and better Management structure to help drive the quality of service and products into 2018 and beyond…”

“2018 will be an exciting year with investments ear marked throughout the business to help make Signfab UK the leader in quality and service though out the industry.”

We know from feedback, that we need to improve the speed in which we return quotes to our clients, this is why we have added two new sales account managers to our Sales team, and increased the floor space of the office to allow for further growth.

We have also made improvements to managerial offices, adding space for our growing production management and operations management teams.

Why not see our redevelopment for yourself, and visit SignFab on a Free Factory Tour? Spend time with Operations Director, Mike Smith on a technical tour of our 40,000 square foot facility, finding out about everything from legislative requirements of the BSEN 1090, to the conditions our signs are manufactured to withstand.

To book your place, click here.

Growing your Own!

Our ongoing philosophy of promoting from within continues at a rate of knots, proof if needed with the recent Directors appointments.

We encourage each and every member of staff to reach for the stars and actively look to push them onto bigger and better roles within the company structure from the moment they arrive, in many cases as a trainee, a large number of whom have been with the Company since its conception in 2001.

This method of “growing your own” has proved very successful throughout the business in not only ensuring long-term continuity in our members of staff but also having reassurance for ourselves and our customers alike that the correct training is received by all to SignFab’s high standards. This though has been illustrated perfectly nowhere better than with our Departmental Supervisors. Each Supervisor has gone through his education within their specific area before reaching this level, meaning no one is better equipped to run their department, than the Supervisor.

We are proud to give each employee this opportunity to fore fill their potential.

A team focused on quality

The SignFab (UK) Ltd Senior Management Team has been structured to allow us to closely focus on the quality of our products, and the excellent service we deliver. Our mission is the same as it has always been to ensure we keep you our valued clients at the core of our business, providing you with quality, reliable, and safe products at all times, with professionalism, transparency and accountability.

We take quality control seriously at SignFab, making it an integral part of every step involved manufacturing your signage. Operators, Team Leaders, Supervisors, Managers and Directors are all responsible for ensuring products leave SignFab in immaculate condition, always meeting your requirements.

Steve, Mike and Paul reviewing a project in our Metal Department

Operations Director, Mike Smith said, “Quality products are at the forefront of any business whether purchasing products or manufacturing products, and every sector is striving to increase their quality awareness with customer demands.”

We have a theory that we should always assume a product is wrong, in order to produce it right. When a product moves from department to department it’s checked, and double checked to ensure it meets the specification before work takes place.

SignFab is focused on driving customer service and quality, to deliver our customers’ expectations.

Our dedicated After Sales Customer Care Manager ensures satisfaction at all stages.

Top Safety Accreditation Awarded to SIGNFAB (UK) LTD!

Official Press Release:

Local business SIGNFAB (UK) LTD has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.

Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing over 150 people, SIGNFAB (UK) LTD is principally involved in the trade sign manufacture sector, specialising in the metal and welding industries, with an £8 million turnover.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need to remain at the forefront of its industry and be a sector leader in manufacturing practises and techniques. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts and offer its customers the peace of mind they have grown to rely on over the last 15 years. Its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said:

“Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that SIGNFAB (UK) LTD has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Carl Hodgson – Managing Director for SIGNFAB (UK) LTD says:

“The regulations and qualifications required to work within our industry are getting ever more stringent and with good reason. The sign industry has been on the periphery of other sectors who have adopted these regulations many years ago and we as the number one trade sign manufacturer in the UK, need to be seen to be leading by example. That is why we took steps to be the very first to qualify for the CE welding certification for all of our onsite welders and now we have raised the bar even higher by becoming a registered SafeContractor. This will give our customers and in turn their own end users the real peace of mind that work carried out at SIGNFAB (UK) LTD is the highest quality in the industry and safe to be installed. All rigorous safety processes have been implemented and we hope that our customers welcome the pioneering stance we have taken and make full use of its benefits.”

 

For further information, contact:

Jason Standley – Health & Safety Officer

0116 261 0104 – Byford Rd, Leicester LE4 0DG

Tactile & Braille Signs Now Available!!

Now Available!!

SignFab (UK) Ltd are pleased to announce that we can now offer Tactile & Braille Signs to the trade. As further investment into extending our services to our customers, we have purchased a Gravograph Engraver that produces Braille and Tactile Signs that meet the guidelines as outlined by the DDA or Disability and Discrimination Act.

 

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Prices on application as all requirements are different but you can be sure of a speedy service and a very competitive price.

Enquire today for all of your tactile and braille sign requirements. For the trade only!

Tel: 0116 261 0104

Email: sales@signfab.co.uk

LUMAIRE super slimline trough light is here!

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*super simple pricing includes driver(s), any RAL colour and brackets. It does not include VAT or delivery although FREE delivery is available – see our delivery terms here

 

POLARIS – from £65/m** up to 4m sections – standard or custom length brackets

SIRIUS – from £85/m** up to 4m sections – standard or custom length brackets

3 year warranty included

 

Lighting depth will vary depending on ambient light and surface finish of sign.

Illumination depths are for guide only.

**Rounded UP to next meter e.g. 7.2m = 8m