On Thursday 18th March Signs Express hosted their annual Convention, albeit in a different format to the usual event.
Hosted via Zoom, Signs Express Managing Director Jonathan Bean took the opportunity to highlight the achievements of the network in 2020. Specifically, the continual support of local businesses and key sectors with essential signage solutions. Network Director Aaron Davis also presented a ‘look forward to 2021’ sharing plans for the year ahead.
Alongside franchise owners, suppliers were invited to attend the event and for the fourth year in a row Metamark were named as Supplier of the Year, voted for by the Signs Express Network.
The 2020 Signs Express Sign Awards were announced on the evening. The winners, which are voted for by the Signs Express network, were as follows:
- Best Interior Sign – Signs Express (Glasgow) for Mary’s Meals
- Best Exterior Sign – Signs Express (Basildon) for Aston Barclay
- Best Vehicle Graphics – Signs Express (Salisbury) for Oreca Le Mans Racing Car
- Best Sign Project – Signs Express (Scarborough) for Moving Wall
- Most Striking Design – Signs Express (Glasgow) for Dark Skies Visitor Centre
Also announced on the night was the winner of the Employee of the Year category, which was awarded to Judith Cropera at Signs Express (Belfast).
The coveted Franchise Awards were also announced on the night. Newcomer of the Year was awarded to the Kay family, owners of Signs Express (Bath).
Franchisee of the Year was awarded to Signs Express (Harlow) who are focused, driven and strive for excellence in everything they do. They are relationship builders and brand ambassadors, who focus on team empowerment to ensure the future success of the business.
Managing Director Jonathan Bean said of the evening:
‘Our annual Convention is my favourite event of the year, it allows us to get together and celebrate our network and although this year we had to hold it virtually, I knew how important it was to reflect on 2020 and highlight our achievements in what was a challenging year for all.
However, I am continually impressed with the commitment and passion from the network and we’re all looking forward to a better 2021.’