On 15th February 2022 the team at Display Signs welcomed Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP and British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to their factory in Uxbridge. A number of Display Signs’ large exterior signs caught the attention of Mr Johnson during a recent visit to Brunel University and he decided that he must see how and where they are made.
The team at Display Sign put on demonstrations exhibiting both modern and traditional sign making techniques. Senior Sign Writer, Wayne, showcased 40 years of traditional sign writing experience by sign writing onto varnished plywood. Senior Sign Maker, Danny, guided Mr Johnson through the application of large format digitally printed graphics onto aluminium composite using a cold roller.
Mr Johnson took a tour of Display Signs’ state of the art factory where he took particular interest in the Summa F1612, three HP Latex 360 Printers and the Matrix Printer.
Group Chairman, Alan Kelvey, commented: “We were astonished when Mr Johnson expressed an interest in visiting the factory, and perhaps even more so when he actually showed up! We wanted to demonstrate how the industry has developed over the past 40 years that we have been in business. He showed a genuine interest in what we do here. Recent events have hit the sign industry hard, and we hope that this visit signifies a better understanding of sign manufacturing at the core of government. We are grateful that Mr Johnson and his team took the time to come and see us.”