For the second year running Signbox have been awarded top honour at the annual Sign & Digital UK Awards, presented at a gala dinner held on 28 March 2012 at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham. Hosted by the highly entertaining Seann Walsh, the awards recognised the best creative talent in the sign industry.
Up against the great and good of the UK’s sign industry, Signbox held on to the top Sign Company of the Year Award which they won in 2011.
But the accolades for Signbox didn’t end there: Signbox entered three of the eleven awards available and won them all including -Individual Sign Project of the Year (for companies with 10 Plus Employees) and Wide Format Print Project of the Year.
Commenting on this hugely memorable night for Signbox, Mark Bartlett, Managing Director of Signbox Ltd, said, “It was a huge honour to win the industry’s top award last year. To win it again, for the second year running, is genuinely something we couldn’t possibly have imagined given the strength of our competition – all the leading sign making and visual communication companies had entered. Even more satisfying – if that’s possible – is that we entered into three categories and won all three. To come away with three of the eleven awards available is a tremendous achievement and I’m delighted for all our staff – it is a tribute to their professionalism, dedication and excellence”.
The three awards won by Signbox were:
Individual Sign Project of the Year 10+ Employees
Signbox provided signage at global investment solutions firm BlackRock, in line with its re-brand which bridges the two approaches to investing, the ‘intuitive’ and ‘scientific’. By using natural materials including black granite, cherry wood and glass to represent the ‘intuitive’ and technological signage to represent ‘the scientific’, the result was a visually impressive and elegant project.
Impressed by the exceptional quality of work throughout the project, the judges were blown away by Signbox’s unique and contemporary signage.
Wide Format Print Project of the Year
Signbox used a great creative concept when producing signage and environmental graphics at Expedia head offices. Using a range of materials and technology, including white ink, it used a fun approach to wayfinding and produced beautiful and arresting designs.
Described as ‘simply a perfect blend of materials, creativity, expression and precision’, Signbox is this year’s winner for their consistently excellent work throughout the complex project.
Sign Company of the Year Award (sponsored by Trade Signs)
Signbox battled the economic downturn by investing in their in-house printing facilities to enable them to successfully diversify into new markets leading to a tremendously successful 2011 with strong retained profits and a 10% increase in employees. Evoking quality in everything the company produces and with design and innovation at the pulse of the organisation, Signbox was a worthy winner in this category for the second year running. Rewarded for their outstanding work throughout 2011, the judges placed the company as the industry benchmark for quality, creativity and service, and judges’ comments included “versatility and elegance are its trademarks” and “This is simply what a modern sign company should aspire to become.”