Installation Feature

Full installation by Mida Sign Services UK

Mida Sign Services works throughout the UK. Mida Sign Services UK Ltd undertakes and completes a variety of signage concepts, from initial site surveys through to specialised flexible faced signage and full installation and maintenance.

In addition to considerable experience in installing and maintaining a range of signage, the company is a neon specialist and provides project management services. Mida Sign Services has been trading for more than 24 years and earned a reputation as a leading service provider of specialised signage, graphics installation and maintenance projects.

Mida Sign Services covers all the UK and also works in Europe. Equipment includes a 20 metre cherry picker and surveying van; and seven fully trained and dedicated installation crews are supported by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic office team, all committed to ensure that each contract runs efficiently, smoothly and to time.

As the business has developed the type of installation work has changed. In addition to large installation projects and national re-branding contracts, Mida Sign Services completes many smaller jobs, including one-off signs. Indeed, much of its work involves less than one day on site.

Installation by Mida Sign Services.

Safety is a priority at Mida Sign Services and all engineers have CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme), IPAF (International Powered Access Federation), and PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers and Manufacturers Association) training. Personnel are experienced in all aspects of installation and maintenance procedures and receive comprehensive health and safety training.

A team from Mida Sign Services.

The company is a member of DPSA and has also recently been Safe Contractor Approved for health and safety standards.

Full installation by Mida Sign Services UK The company firmly believes that this means a top quality service and first class professional workmanship with excellent customer support for all its customers.

Visit for further information, or tel 01618 300600 and Mike Smith or James Jarvis will be pleased to assist with your enquiry.

From single vehicles to fleets at Clarendon

Clarendon has been established since 1991. Today the company has some 20 fitters and also uses selected contractors, working on projects of all sizes, from single vehicles to national fleets.

Clarendon has grown into one of the leading companies in the field of vinyl graphics application "to anything and everything". But its expertise and experience extends beyond vehicle graphics application, to cover areas such as shop fronts and interior point of sale units.

The company completes work all over the UK and on the Continent. All staff are PASMA trained and Clarendon applicators are highly skilled and approved by the leading vinyl manufacturers; some train others applicators both in this country and worldwide for certain vinyl manufacturers.

Clarendon completes site surveys and manages large contracts for customers to save them the organisational problems that can arise, and also fits Dibond panels, Foamex and other signage nationwide.

The company has 10 LWB Transit vans, all with two sets of Mobile scaffold.

Further information is available at or tel. 01162 403700.

Facelift boosts an already impressive fleet

St George's Hall in Liverpool. Facelift, based in Hickstead was founded by chance after its owner Gordon Leicester saw an ex-Hong Kong fire brigade hydraulic platform, advertised for sale in his local newspaper.

The worth of the machine in terms of saving money and time was immediately apparent when he soon found it was in high demand. Hiring out the cherry-picker overtook the property maintenance business he was then running and Gordon Leicester quickly began acquiring more machinery.

Now, 23 years on, the company has a multi-million pound turnover, employs 250 staff and has depots in Liverpool, Harrogate, Southampton, Hickstead, East and West London and Birmingham.

Its fleet of 600 plus machines ranging from 3m to 90m is hired out for a multitude of purposes, from cleaning gutters and mending roofs on domestic homes to cleaning windows on office blocks, repairing cathedral spires, inspecting the undersides of bridges, even rescuing parrots from trees. The machinery and equipment is in constant demand by architects, surveyors, tree surgeons and glaziers, sign, film companies and window cleaners.

Among the more high-profile jobs the Facelift fleet has worked on are lifting a Madam Tussauds waxwork of English rugby hero Johnny Wilkinson on to the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square and elevating a Sun Newspaper reporter over Channel 4's Big Brother House to egg on the contestants with a banner, which made national headlines.

One of 10 new Compact DX12s at Facelift.

A 55m platform is regularly used to put 1,800 light bulbs on a giant redwood tree at the National Trust property Wakehurst Place in West Sussex, another seen helping to re-sign a well known ocean liner. The firm also supplied a 55-metre platform to top out the Millennium Dome in London and later to clean its roof.

Facelift has the ability to offer an all round service, providing a large and diverse fleet of machinery known for its ability to conquer the most difficult of site conditions and access the most difficult of areas. Its 'one stop shop' scenario gives customers everything they require when using powered access, from safety equipment and clothing to recognized training courses, guidance and advice.

The already impressive fleet was recently boosted by the delivery of Facelift’s first 10 Compact 12DX machines, bringing its scissor fleet to just over 300 units.

Manufactured by French supplier Haulotte, the Compact 12DX is an impressive piece of machinery and probably has few equals when it comes to rough terrain work. The Compact 12’s most valuable asset is its extremely tight turning circle, having an outside turning radius of 3.73m, this, coupled with being a half metre smaller in width than many of its competitors makes it a strong proposition for the most difficult of site conditions.

A Madam Tussauds waxwork for Trafalgar Square.

The machine can cope with gradients of up to 40 per cent and provide a working height of 12.2 metres, with the differential controls allowing much simpler and safer operator handling. The big deck, 2.50m x 1.50m platform, with roll out 1.2m deck extension, provides a large and safe working area, and has a generous carrying capacity of 450kg.

The company's website gives a multitude of information including a large section of free health and safety downloads, with a machine video library and amazing rogues gallery on 'how not to do it'.

For further information go to or telephone 0800 521595.

Noble Signs: sub-contractor to trust

Work at Noble Signs includes exhibition stands. Noble Signs started in 1975 when John Noble was just a young man and all work was hand painted signs.

Today, Noble Signs carries out hardly any signwriting and like most sign companies; computers are the mainstay of the business.

The company began sub-contracting around 10 years ago and found that it suited. Personnel enjoyed working away in new places, meeting other workers and being presented with challenging jobs and tight deadlines.

Although most of its work is within 200 miles of its Glasgow base, Noble Signs has completed projects as far north as John O’Groats and as far south as London, as well as in some northern Europe cities.

The company has worked for some of the largest sign companies in the UK, but keeps a low profile as confidentiality is very important to its clients. Which is why its vans are unlettered and Noble staff are often seen wearing clothing with clients' brands emblazoned on it.

Noble Signs undertakes signage projects for household names.

The type of work ranges from something as small as fitting an office plaque to vinyl lettering 10 metres high and encompasses exhibitions, concerts, golf, sporting and cultural events such as T in the Park and The Edinburgh Fringe.

"Safety is a high priority for us and we have never had any safety or security problems whatsoever, we been vetted by the local authorities, the police and the airports. Our teams are SCSC and IPAF card holders, and are kitted out with scaffold towers and handheld power tools.We all pride ourselves on punctuality, enthusiasm and the fact that we always turn up when we say we will," says John Noble.

Safety and quality are priorities at Noble Signs.

The Noble Signs team is highly experienced in all aspects of sign installation work; the fitting team are Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and International Power Access Federation (IPAF) card holders.

Since its start in 1975 Noble Signs has built a reputation for supplying quality signs to all types of businesses, efficiently, economically and always on time. The company believes it is well known for friendly and knowledgeable staff that are happy to focus on customers needs from the initial advice and estimate through to job completion.

Telephone 01698 818494 or go to to find out more.

Personal attention from Thistle Sign Services

Thistle Logo Thistle Sign Services was formed seven years ago by Jim Mitchell. With 20 years experience in the sign trade, not only in the UK but throughout Europe, Jim reckoned he should put his considerable knowledge to good use and start up in business for himself.

Thistle specialises in sign installation, maintenance, surveys and repairs, taking on work from bespoke sign packages for a single site through to corporate identity roll-out programmes.

Over the years the company has built up a good and loyal client base. The majority of its work is now for English companies, which often find it inconvenient or not cost effective to send a crew of men up north to attend a job. Based in the Central Belt of Scotland with easy motorway access to all the main cities, Thistle's work area also covers the whole of Scotland.

All Thistle’s vehicles are fully equipped and unmarked; all engineers fully trained, insured and hold IPAF, PASMAand CSCS certification.Additionally, in recognition of the importance of health and safety in the workplace, the company is in the process of being recognised under the SAFEcontractor scheme.

Thistle Signs aims to provide a more personal service with a high quality of workmanship that is competitively priced and more importantly, guaranteed.

To find out more contact Jim Mitchell on 01324 820230 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Specialist in corporate changeovers and re-brands - L W Birch Sign Services

Select moves on, Prolicht expands in new and larger premises

One from a fleet of fully equipped Prolicht vans. The Hertfordshire based sign installation and maintenance company, Select Sign Service Ltd, has moved on in more than one way.

Following the setting up in August 2004 of a joint venture company with Prolicht Werbung GmbH, one of Europe's leading sign manufacturers for international corporate sign programmes, the growing Prolicht UK Ltd is now taking all former "Select" installation work under its wing.

The company moved to larger office and warehouse premises in Harlow, Essex in January 2007 and is currently in the process of substantially increasing storage capacity by the addition of a mezzanine floor.

Tea break time for the forklift truck driver.

Prolicht UK Ltd has fully trained and equipped crews based throughout the UK and offers a comprehensive installation and maintenance service to sign users and trade accounts.

With a fleet of fully equipped long wheel base Sprinter vans, experienced engineers and effective contract management Prolicht UK Ltd services petroleum, automotive and retail accounts.

"We see our ability to offer a first rate service to the highest standards of Health and Safety as a bonus to all potential clients which is a direct spin off from our association with Prolicht Werbung GmbH and their international client base" says MD Peter Franklin. "There is no conflict of interest as far as UK clients are concerned as Prolicht Werbung works on global or pan European tenders which, in the main these days, are sourced outside of the UK. In addition we are, of course, able to offer the extensive resources of Prolicht Werbung to assist any UK client with cost effective sign production from Europe."

More information at or tel. 08444 122230.

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