Awards fever hits as countdown to The Sign Awards begins

Signmakers from across the UK and Ireland are gearing up for a big reunion, as brand new industry event The Sign Awards begins the countdown to the inaugural gala dinner
Jake Adams of Trade Embroidery, Colin McDermott (the Online Print Coach and Lindsey and Matt Hanley of M-TWO, enjoying a pre-show drink last year.
ITV's Emma Jesson hosted the UK Graphic Awards last year and will be back to host this year's event (Photo: Maurice Rice)

The event in Birmingham on March 22nd during Sign & Digital will bring together more than 250 signage industry professionals to learn who has won each of 12 prestigious awards, at a glittering evening hosted by ITV’S Emma Jesson.

The organisers have been overjoyed at the response to the competition, from the team behind the now well-established UK Graphic Awards.

With well over 100 submissions, an international jury of industry experts has had the tough task of shortlisting 34 of those as finalists.

The event has received a warm response from industry suppliers, with many big names getting behind it as sponsors, including Spandex, 3M, HP, Amari, William Smith, Metamark, Tradeprint, Sloan LED, ISA-UK and Vism.

Isabella Jelinek, North West Europe Marketing Manager for Large Format at HP, has been a keen supporter of the team’s events since their first. She commented, “For HP it’s important to sponsor those types of events in order to celebrate and recognise the talent and creativity that goes into producing the most exceptional projects across the industry. The UK Graphic Awards team has done an outstanding job in planning and executing an unforgettable awards evening so we are looking forward to another unforgettable evening full of innovative projects.”

Dan Tyler, who leads the organising team, said, “We’re thrilled to have the privilege to give the industry a new opportunity to come together, recognise and celebrate their very best work and biggest achievements.”

He continued, “Our team have been working hard to put on a night to remember and have really nailed it with the venue. Birmingham’s Town Hall building promises to be a fantastic location for our celebration.”

The full shortlist and details of the sold-out gala dinner are available at thesignawards.com

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