Graphics & signage installation workflow software provider Vism has launched a new free tool for finding freelance and subcontract installers for signage or graphics companies in the UK. The Signage Installations Directory helps printing companies search for the right installers for their projects and deal with one of the most commonly recognised bottlenecks in their workflow.
“We’re asked almost daily to recommend installers for our customers and industry contacts, so we figured we'd build an easy way for people to find who they need, where they need them. Having been in this game for several years, we know that installations can often be the most challenging part of getting the job done, and finding good, available fitters is a common problem,” said Dan Tyler, CEO at Vism.
Since its launch a week ago, Vism has had positive feedback from across the industry. The database is growing quickly, with 30+ installation providers already registered and new printers & signmakers making searches every day. The database covers all regions of the UK with plans to expand it to other countries.
Dan added “We’re big believers in harnessing, and sharing, the power of our network and want to help other companies benefit from it, helping them to build long-term partnerships”
“This tool is a win-win for both parties involved. Printing companies can now find an installer or subcontractor according to their specific needs, whilst signage installers and subcontract companies have an opportunity to promote themselves and grow their business.”
The tool offers an easy to use interface and free access for everyone, whether you are an installer or are looking for one. Printers can search by relevant skills, such as vinyl application, POS, signage maintenance, site surveys, vehicle wrapping, signage or graphics installation, and by location, to get a list of freelancers and subcontractors matching their needs.
Since being established in 2018, Vism has produced a number of initiatives to contribute to the development of the wide-format print industry in the UK by helping people connect to industry peers and build strong working relationships. They recently held the inaugural UK Graphic Awards, bringing the industry back together for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, to celebrate some of the UK’s most exceptional visual projects and the impact they have on the wider commercial and social community.