Graffiti Design scooped the award for ‘Best Multiple Sign Project’ at the UK Sign & Digital Awards 2012 last week. The award was given for the completion of the Brighton & Hove Albion FC Community Stadium. The stadium project which was years in the making was the single largest project Graffiti has ever undertaken and the 6-month project was delivered on time and to budget.
Graffiti also narrowly missed out on the top prize at the awards, ‘Sign Company of the Year’ was awarded to Signbox for the second year in a row, but it was a sign of Graffiti’s progress in the last few years that they were recognised as the 2nd best sign company in the UK in 2011/12.
In 2011 Graffiti saw a 50% year-on-year increase in sales despite the on-going slump in the economy. The increase in business followed a strong 2010 and allowed Graffiti to move to a new state-of-the-art Head Office in Heathfield, East Sussex. The offices are based at the site of the former Broad Oak garden centre which had been vacant for a number of years before Graffiti moved in, in September 2011.
This move has doubled the company’s production capacity by giving larger premises (14k sq feet) to meet the demand of new and existing customers. The move also allows the company to expand further in the coming years and sees the opening of a very impressive showroom, which showcases the very latest products the sign industry has to offer.
Graffiti’s Managing Director Neil Keeley said “We’ve had an amazing couple of years, and the Community stadium project and the award which recognises all the hard work has been the icing on the cake – and we like to think has helped the seagulls get to the verge of the Premiership.”
On the move to the new offices Neil commented “The new offices allow us to carry on delivering projects to more customers, we had out-grown our old offices in Uckfield and hope that our move will also be good for the local community as we have already taken on new staff and will look to offer more jobs to the local community as we expand”.
If you have a new signage project or just want to come and have a look at our new showroom then please contact Damien Pestell on Damien@graffitidesign.co.uk or 01435 866763