Posts Tagged ‘group’

The Proof is in the Pudding for Delikate

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Delikate, based in Chester are an award winning delicatessen specialising in delivering affordable luxury cakes, cupcakes, pies, hampers and of course offering a fantastic deli counter featuring award winning olives, pies, pastries, cooked meats, cheeses and salads. Delikate love a touch of the avant-garde, even delivering their orders in a pink hackney cab!

Contacting WrapMyMotor.com, part of the Signworld Group of companies, Delikate’s own Katie Hughes explained she was looking to extend her brand identity from her deli and taxi to a new vehicle, a specialised temperature controlled vehicle that could house all kinds of treats. With a brief to bring the style and creative nature of Delikate’s endeavours to this new vehicle, Signworld’s were able to design the perfect graphic wrap. Once the design was finalised, specialised vinyls were digitally printed using Signworld’s own Mimaki JV33-260, capable of printing up to 2.6 metres wide by potentially hundreds of metres in length.

Using the digital prints, one of WrapMyMotor’s wrap specialists Michael was able to begin his skilled work applying the prints onto the vehicle in the temperature-controlled workshop at the Signworld Group HQ in Broughton, Chester. Wrapping the first digital print around a very curved and formed bonnet, this was to prove the trickiest part of the wrap, but obviously no problem for our team of highly skilled, certified professionals.

Looking at the finished product below, you can see how well the design was translated onto the vehicle, a testament to WrapMyMotor’s skilled team of designers and applicators. You can visit Delikate’s website here and be sure to visit WrapMyMotor.com.

Brand Specialist’s Signworld Group Deliver Another Hot Slice!

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Well renowned Chester based brand specialists, Signworld Group, have recently completed the design, manufacture and installation of exterior signage of a Hoole based revolutionary food outlet. Bakery.com, which doubles up as Pizza.com come nightfall. Bakery.com approached Signworld with another difficult signage request. During the day, Bakery.com offers fresh sandwiches and warm baked products whist at night Pizza.com offers the finest pizza’s – delivery included – and the signage had to boast both of these. Clean, contemporary and corporate was the brief. And just look at the results……

All signage, consisting of a brushed effect pan folded aluminium tray sign, with applied vinyl graphics and CNC machined stood off lettering, etch effect window manifestation window graphics and chunky clear acrylic internal menu boards, were fitted to a very tight deadline, within budget and far and beyond the client’s expectation.

Signworld utilised the expertise of in-house sister companies SmartFab – metal and plastic fabrications – and Sign Maintenance UK – signage installation and maintenance experts, both of which are part of the Signworld Group, to assist with the manufacture and installation of the brand.

Why not call 01244 66 1919 to discuss your new brand ideas?

Yohji Yamamoto and Adidas find a home in London

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Yohji Yamamoto, a Japanese-Parisian based Fashion Designer has stores in New York, Paris, and Antwerp. In 2001, Yamamoto fused sport and style with Adidas, known as ‘Y-3′. When looking for the perfect location for the flagship store for Y-3, Yamamoto settled on the United Kingdom, specifically London, opposite his Mayfair boutique. JPH Designs, a long serving partner of Signworld Group, was commissioned to turn a prime location in London into the perfect home for Y-3.

Signworld Group have worked with JPH Designs on many high profile projects, for example the fantastic Vivienne Westwood stores across the whole of the UK or the Flannels Designer clothing store in Liverpool. Naturally, with a project like Y-3, when it came to choosing a manufacturer the highest spec external signage, JPH paid Signworld Group a visit. JPH Designs delivered the brief to Signworld Group, who immediately became excited with the proposals. Utilising SmartFab, a Signworld Group company, which operates from within the Broughton based Signworld HQ, a 17,000 sq ft factory space specialising in metal fabrication, meant all work was to be carried out in-house, by Signworld Group employees.

With an extremely tight deadline, Signworld Group had a major task to complete in very little time. SmartFab’s arsenal of the latest fabrication equipment, arming the most creative and skilled engineers, were able to rise to the call of duty and complete the project on time and on budget. The final signage was comprised of a satin black powder-coated finish to an aluminium pan-folded tray with built-up illuminated acrylic letters. An illuminated aluminium projecting sign would complete the suite of amazing signage. The images below do their best, but this sign really must be seen in person to appreciate it’s simple elegance. Signworld Group loved the opportunity to work with JPH Designs once more and Adidas and Yohji Yamamoto.

You can find the new Y-3 Flagship store at Y-3, 54 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XU. On March 10th 2011, Yohji Yamamoto official opened the new store with the help of Zinedine Zidane. Check out the images below.

New Mersey Glows again with Sign Maintenance UK

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Sign Maintenance UK, part of the Signworld Group of companies, are a UK based signage manufacturing company with over 20 years of industry experience working with the largest brands from all sectors. Providing a comprehensive service to the sign industry, from sign installation, sign maintenance, sign servicing, sign repair and sign renovation, all of which is executed by the most highly qualified sign engineers within the industry.

Sign Maintenance UK, the Signworld maintenance division, were recently contacted by New Mersey Retail Park on Speke Road in Liverpool. Their large flagship totem signs were suffering from broken neon lighting and needed urgent repairs carrying out immediately. Sign Maintenance UK sent out a team of experienced and skilled PASMA and IPAF certified engineers in minus 15°C temperatures, with specialist access equipment to reach the tall signage and begin the repair and cleaning programme.

Work consisted of; immediately making safe all the damaged electrical elements, removing all giant 3D built-up letters, removing all the internal neon signage, fitting economic energy saving LED’s and refitting letters to look like new. Each letter was also recoated with protective paint. The team had to work with the large structure from within and replace all of the electrical components to ensure longer life following Sign Maintenance UK’s visit. Each letter uses LED lighting to glow from within and also to create a ‘halo’ effect around the letter. This effect helps create fantastic glowing letters that can be seen from far around while still saving energy.

As you can see from the photo’s below, the finished effect is stunning. The cool icey blue glow of the ‘New Mersey’ letters offset against the warm firey light of the ‘B&Q’ letters works wonderfully.

To see how alternative methods of signage illumination can reduce your carbon footprint, why not call us today on 01244 66 1919. You can also check out www.signmaintenanceuk.com for more information.

Introducing SmartFab Metal Fabrications

Friday, February 4th, 2011

SmartFab specialise in the design and fabrication of all metals and plastics for the industry.

With over 15 years experience working with leading brands throughout the UK and around the world, SmartFab pride themselves on the quality of their work, the expertise of their people, their ability to understand customers needs and the most advanced machinery available to the market.

SmartFab’s skilled and experienced fabricators coupled with the most advanced machinery available. SmartFab can take concepts and turn them into physical, high-quality finished products. With the ability to CNC, Profile, Cut, Fold, Bend and Spray materials such as Mild Steel, Stainless, Aluminum and more.

Also specialising in the forming of Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC and Poly products, ensuring SmartFab really are the leaders in creating bespoke plastic creations. With our team of in-house designers and state of the art CNC profiling equipment; SmartFab see your project through from concept to completion at the highest standard.

On Thursday February 3rd 2011, the SmartFab website, created by Signworld Media, went live. Along with a new website, SmartFab is also on twitter, giving updates and images on work they produce. You can follow SmartFab on twitter here: @smartfabuk.

You can visit SmartFab online here: www.smartfab.co.uk

Signworld Group on a roll with RollsRoller

Friday, February 4th, 2011

William Smith, established in 1832, are a signage company with over 175 years of business experience. Modern day suppliers of manufacturing equipment, such as large format printers and plotters. One such product is the Rolls Roller, a large material application machine which is vital in the professional manufacturer of signs and graphics. Signworld Group recently featured in an article by William Smith in their Newsletter, ‘forty two’, both in print and online on their website. You can read their article below, along with two images attached of the article and the newsletter.

Signworld Group, Chester recently invested in its second RollsRoller in two years.

The new machine like their previous model, has a flat bed working area of 5400mm x 1700mm and works alongside the existing machine in the company’s finishing department.

Allan Stephenson, Group Managing Director explains, “After seeing the first machine, which was being demonstrated at the NEC Sign Show back in 2008, it was an easy purchasing decision. The machine clearly demonstrated time efficiencies as well as superior product finish and quality.

Since installing the first machine we saw increased manufacturing output with less application errors, resulting in very obvious increased profitability. Our client base is generally blue chip so being able to turn around orders quickly is paramount, these machines consistently ensure that the finish is superior and our many clients have noticed the superior finish and quality to our manufactured goods.”

Signworld was so delighted with the machine that in 2010 they decided to purchase their second RollsRoller which was installed last year. It is already demonstrating huge efficiencies and profitability advantages.

“We have worked closely with the William Smith team over the years and they have proved to be a worthy partner in the supply of materials and hardware.”

Signworld has huge expansion plans for 2011 at their Chester HQ which will increase its size to over 17,000 square foot of prime manufacturing space.

“This exciting expansion will greatly increase our manufacturing and digital print output capabilities and provide additional modern administration facilities,” says Allan Stephenson. “It will also result in further job creation across the group once completed, and will ensure Signworld’s rightful place at the very top of sign and digital print production within the United Kingdom. Naturally, the expansion will result in further hardware purchases and we expect to be discussing our third RollsRoller purchase with William Smith by the summer.”

For more information on the RollsRoller visit our dedicated website at www.rollsroller.co.uk or contact us for more information on 01833 694707.

A Very Proud Year for Wrap My Motor

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

This year, 2010, has been a fantastic year for the Signworld group. We’ve seen all corners of the company flourishing beyond expectation. We’ve welcomed success in new industries, especially website design with Signworld Media. Wrap My Motor, our vehicle graphics and wrapping specialists have also seen it’s best year on record. What we thought we’d do this week is focus on all of the wonderful work that Wrap My Motor has done over the past few months.

Take a look below at the collage of fantastic images:

Check out the WrapMyMotor.com website for more information on the vehicle graphic services available and don’t forget to check out the beautiful gallery of images there.

Signworld Proudly Present… The Wombats

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

2010 has been a fantastic year for Signworld! It’s also been an amazing year for Liverpool based trio, The Wombats.

Earlier this year Signworld where involved in the production of the single cover-art for The Wombat’s 2010 single, ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)‘. The Wombats were looking to show a series of bright colours in an arrangement of a howling wolf set on a self-illuminated light-box. Liverpool based design agency Mercy put out a cry for help on Twitter for anyone who could help. Signworld responded and got right to work right away building a light-box that would allow light to shine through an opal-white face, to help the brightly coloured vinyls glow. The deadline was as tight as they come and Signworld delivered! Mercy were extremely impressed with Signworld’s results. As you can see from the photograph below, the finished article looks fantastic!

Due to the great success of the artwork for the first single, Signworld were approached for their next single ‘Techno Fan‘. Works Director at Signworld, John Biggins explains “Mercy called me with a brief on the new single. The Wombats wanted to portray the lights often seen in urban techno nightclubs. So with a few meetings and some team creative input I suggested that if we fabricated various colours of exposed Neon and placed them inside an aluminium box to keep consistency with the previous single we could really get the desired effect”. What do you guys think, look at the preview below, we think it looks breath-taking!

The new album entitled ‘The Wombat’s Proudly Present…This Modern Glitch‘, to be released early February 2011 will also feature a Signworld masterpiece (watch this space guys). Signworld have thoroughly enjoyed working with the local band and are big fans, wishing them luck with the new releases!

Be sure to check out The Wombats website for more details and for details on how to buy the single.

Signworld Group Awarded another Safe Contractor Accreditation!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Signworld Group were recently awarded The Safe Contractor Accreditation by the Safe Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme.

In an ever increasingly health and safety aware society, businesses are taking safety more seriously. By entering into the Safe Contractor scheme The Signworld Group have demonstrated how important it is to be compliant with all current health & safety laws and current obligations. Being up-to-date with all the latest regulations means we’re ahead of the competition whilst operating within a safe environment. Signworld Group are also approved members of LSH Contractor Plus database, both are online databases of vetted and approved contractors of which clients can search and select suitable approved contractors who have demonstrated that they possess the necessary  high level of safety compliance and who have gained this high level of accreditation.
Allan Stephenson Group Managing Director of Signworld explains; The scheme saves you valuable time by reducing the need to submit multiple health and safety pre-qualification questionnaires to our many clients. We endeavour to show our customers that our company policies and procedures are the best in the industry and accreditation to The SAFE Contractor and Contractor Plus Online Schemes provides independent verification of this. The criteria for accreditation is stringent as well as labour intensive, as our customers would expect, but our clients can now be assured that all of our works are completed to the very highest of standards and in accordance with strict health and safety guidelines.

You can read more about the Safe Contractor Scheme here and Contractor Plus here.

Noodle Bar Franchise is really cooking now!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Wok&Go is an Asian food franchise currently with four bars across the UK, including Chester, Liverpool and London.

Wok&Go is about fresh, nutritious, tasty food that is cooked in front of your eyes and served to you in minutes. Wok&Go provides people with tasty and healthy eating at a reasonable price, with most menu items boasting a minimum of 95% fat free. Founder Des Pheby’s vision was inspired by travels to New York. Des has brought the tastes and aromas of Asia to a casual and relaxed atmosphere where customers can get great tasting food without the long wait a typical restaurant would have. Wok&Go have two bars in Chester and establishments in Liverpool and London.

Des contacted Signworld because he wanted to bring a fresh, modern new brand to Wok&Go. Signworld Group designed, manufactured in-house and installed all of Wok&Go’s internal signage, including menus , internal brand logo’s and posters. The external signs involved built-up 3D aluminum letters, a self-illuminating projecting sign and cut vinyl window graphics. Starting with the branding of the two Chester bars and continuing with completion of the Liverpool bar earlier this month, we’ve included a fantastic gallery of images of the Liverpool bar.

Not only did Signworld design Wok&Go’s new logo and entire suite of signage and menu’s, Signworld Media, Signworld Group’s dedicated website design and e-consulancy team, were commissioned to design and build the Wok&Go website which allows customers to browse the menu online and place and order for delivery. Wok&Go’s Website is due to go live in the very near future.