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ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards 2020 date and venue announced

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Run “by the industry, for the industry”, the awards are open to sign and print companies and suppliers of all sizes.

The ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards gala event will take place on 25 November 2020 at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. This is the only awards event for the sign, graphics and visual communications sector endorsed by the sector’s leading trade association ISA-UK, formerly known as the British Sign & Graphics Association.

This is a new awards scheme for the entire UK sign, print and visual communications sector. Run “by the industry, for the industry”, the awards are free to enter and open to sign and print companies and suppliers of all sizes: companies do not have to be members of ISA-UK. As a notfor-profit organisation, all the money ISA-UK makes is invested back into delivering resources, training and events that help everyone in the sector to thrive.

“The ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards has been designed to reflect the creativity, diversity and professionalism of today’s sign, print and visual communications sector,” says director David Catanach. “We have consulted with a range of industry influencers - non-members and members - to create an awards scheme that is relevant, ambitious and aspirational; offering an opportunity for people and businesses from across the industry to showcase their work, network with colleagues and celebrate everything that makes the signage community so fantastic. We’ve selected the Hilton Deansgate Manchester as the venue fbecause it is a stylish and contemporary venue which chimes with the modern face of our sector. The gala event will start with a champagne reception at 5pm and conclude at around midnight; offering a full evening of networking, dining and entertainment for guests and sponsors. Tickets cost £75.The UK Sign & Print Awards 2020 will feature 17 awards categories spanning project work, business excellence and individual achievement.

Entries for all categories will be open in June 2020 and more information on the judging criteria and awards timetable will be announced soon.

All judging is carried out by an independent panel of experts and the names of businesses and individuals are redacted to ensure impartiality.

Sponsorship packages for the awards are now available to purchase, offering businesses of all sizes and disciplines an opportunity to promote themselves to colleagues within the sign, print and visual communications sector. For more information email awards@uksigns.org.

“There will be no headline sponsor at the ISA-UK Sign & Print Awards,” concludes David. “Instead we have created a range of packages that offer genuine value for money whatever the sponsor’s budget, with opportunities for brand building and sponsorship maximisation throughout the year, as well as at the gala event itself.”


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