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Signage, Design and Architecture Events you don’t want to miss this year!

The architectural signage industry is continuously changing and the best place to find out about the latest trends, materials and technologies and to connect with suppliers and potential customers is to attend events. We are listing 13 events that architects, designers, main contractors (and any other people responsible for sourcing any sort of signs for their buildings or for their clients) should attend. 

Out with the old – in with the new

2017 was a year full of challenges and hopefully with good results for your business. You may have expanded the area of the products and services you provide or have taken new clients on board. If this is you that’s great, you are in the right place. However, did you ever ask yourself how other people perceive your business? Are your signs working as hard as you?

Signbox collects two gongs at the 2017 British Sign Awards

We drove up to Leicester last Thursday for the 2017 BSGA British Sign Awards with our hopes high. Three of our 2017 projects had been shortlisted – one of them in two separate categories.

After an excellent lunch we were delighted to be able to head off back down the M1 with not one, but two new trophies to put in the cabinet back at HQ.

It has now been 4 years in a row that Signbox has won at least one award at the industry’s annual gala event, a remarkable run of success. This year we were particularly pleased with the categories in which we won the top awards. 

Signbox is in the running for the BSGA 2017 British Sign Awards in three categories

Signbox have been shortlisted for The BSGA 2017 British Sign Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the signage industry, for three categories: Architectural Sign of the Year, The Decor Award and Illuminated Sign of the Year. The winners will be revealed at the Awards Event in Leicester on Thursday, November 9th. We are hoping to add at least one trophy to our collection and fingers crossed for a hat-trick!

Is your signage in a fit state for winter?

Driving out of London on the M4 on Saturday, I was admiring a spectacular sunset – with our recent high elevation signage work at west London office building The Mille prominent on the skyline. It was not long after 7pm and it was a reminder that the nights are drawing in, and winter – dare I say it – is not so very far away.

National 3 Peaks Challenge: There ain’t no mountain high enough

Eleven of the Signbox team are recovering this week after undertaking the gruelling National 3 Peaks Challenge at the weekend to raise money for charity. Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales respectively, were all scaled within 24 hours as over £7000 was collectively raised for Children with Special Needs Foundation, Southampton Hospital Charity and Phyllis Tuckwell.

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Signbox has won a gold award in the decals category of the FESPA Awards 2017

Recognised during the FESPA Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday May 10th at the Grand Elysee Hotel in Hamburg, Signbox’s Hachette project impressed the judges amidst a strong field. “This is a great example of the best of both worlds,” one judge commented. “Print and contour cut to ease production and application, with the appearance of vinyl cut lettering.”

Why wouldn’t you want to come into work?

Thanks to technology, remote working has never been easier, and as increasing numbers of employees take advantage of this, how can companies avoid losing their sense of shared identity and encourage their people back into the office?

What’s in a sign?

The tension between form and functionality is a constant trend in architecture and construction, with Apple’s much publicised new HQ in Cupertino, California a notable example. A company that so jealously guards its brand identity and places such high importance on its “look” will always face a challenge in assuring necessary functionality. When it comes to its electronic products, Apple has honed this into a fine art – leading the market on both counts – but can a construction project be managed in quite the same way?

Signposting the Agile Workspace

With office space costs soaring and technology making remote working more possible than ever before, more and more companies are designing flexible, or “agile” workplaces to accommodate the modern workforce.

30 Signs in 30 Days – Pictograms

“Symbols can be so beautiful, sometimes.”

– Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions
 

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Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with one another.
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