Meet the Staff

  • Andy Simpson

    Andy Simpson

    Director

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    I love having the opportunity to get to know a whole variety of customers and forge lasting relationships. And seeing the finished signs and graphics installed is really rewarding.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    Being a part of the Trinity Shopping Centre development was great as it was such a prominent project that people were getting excited about across the county. Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex was also brilliant as we supplied a huge variety of signs and it was our biggest project to date.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I enjoy watching my sons play rugby, as well as cycling and playing golf myself. I’m also a big supporter of Leeds United and Leeds Rhinos.
  • Rebecca Holliday

    Rebecca Holiday

    Senior Account Manager

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    I like that the role is so varied, so no two days are the same. I also enjoy helping people with their projects.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    Trinity Leeds was my largest project to date, with a tight lead time. I spent a lot of time on site, dealing with numerous people. We did everything in the original brief and more, delivering the project on time. It was a huge achievement and I worked with a brilliant team to get it all done.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    At the moment I enjoy spending time with my family, I have a two year old daughter who takes up most of my spare time. When I can, I enjoy catching up with friends and that usually involves a glass of wine (or two!)

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  • Carole Ward

    Carole Ward

    Account Manager

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    Seeing satisfied customers returning and knowing you’ve done a good job.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    Our work with Little London Primary School supplying a variety of products and attending their one year anniversary opening event.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I enjoy gardening and cake decorating.
  • Diane Simpson

    Diane Simpson

    Marketing

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    It’s completely different to my other job; I’m a teacher for the other 2 ½ days a week!
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I love to watch my son play rugby. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, and having them over for dinner.
  • Cliff Ward

    Cliff Ward

    Production

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    Using the Zund digital cutting and routing machine.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    The work we did at Trinity Shopping Centre as it was such a big project.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I like fixing up cars in my spare time.
  • Vinny Symes

    Vinny Symes

    Designer

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    Getting the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects with their own unique challenges, creative and otherwise. It’s great to exceed the expectation of the client. And as much tea as you can drink. I like tea.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    We recently worked with Hitachi Finance to create bespoke signage for a new staff café. We created an illuminated, 3-dimensional logo that looked fantastic. It was great to work with a client who challenged us and had the vision to trust us.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I love being outdoors walking in the Dales or Lake District. I love days out with the kids exploring beaches, zoos, museums, crazy golf… anything! It gives me an excuse to be a big kid.

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  • Jonny

    Jonny Taylor

    Designer

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    Being able to see a project through from start to finish; drafting it on a piece of paper initially and then seeing it made and installed.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    The hoarding graphic I designed for Meat Liquor in Trinity was pretty cool! Even if I do say so myself…
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    Going out with friends for drinks or meals, walking the dog in the countryside and watching Newcastle (sometimes).
  • Sarah Kenny

    Sarah Kenny

    Credit Controller

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    Working with my dad and brother!
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    Playing hockey, reading, watching my son Oliver play football and listening to my other sons, Luke and Harry, play the piano.
  • Calum Trouton

    Calum Trouton

    Production

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    My favourite part of my role is the variety of jobs we do for our customers and having to find ways to make their ideas become reality.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    It’s a recent project but I won’t forget it, ever; the shoe display we created for Loake and the intricate weeding of the vinyl we applied to it meant the finished piece looked great!
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I like to work on cars and go to associated events like car shows and race days. I’m also currently restoring a 1973 Mercedes in my spare time.
  • Stacey Murray

    Stacey Murray

    Account Manager

     


    What is your favourite thing about your role at FASTSIGNS?
    I like that my role is so varied. I love that I get to see a project from the start through to the finish. It’s nice seeing a happy customer.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    I don’t have one memorable project. I just love that a customer can come to us with an idea, and that idea is then made into reality. It really is satisfying knowing you’ve helped an initial idea become a reality.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    I absolutely love Crossfit, and get up at 5am to train 3-4 times a week. Most of my spare time is spent with my family. We love going out for long walks on a weekend and getting out into the great outdoors. Once upon a time I used to spend every weekend going to watch the Rhinos. Now we have to settle for Sky Sports with the little one.
  • Martin Brook

    Martin Brook

    Production

     


    What’s a typical day like in production?
    We offer such a wide range of custom products at FASTSIGNS that there really is no typical day! I could spend one day focused on printing hoarding graphics, then the next day I could be doing something more artistic like printing canvasses.
    What’s the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
    That has to be the Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre. It was a month of organised chaos! Joking aside; with hard work and planning it came together fantastically.
    What do you like to do outside of work?
    In my spare time I enjoy going mountain biking, hiking and stand up paddle boarding. I also love to travel and have trekked to Everest Base Camp.
  • Graham Pearson

    Graham Pearson

    Operations Manager

     


    What do you find most rewarding about your role?
    Seeing the more complicated projects through to completion is really rewarding. It’s great to watch the project transform after a little creative problem solving.
    How do you make sure that FASTSIGNS Leeds constantly provides the best service?
    I’m transparent and honest with clients. I aim to give people what they actually need rather than what they think they want; even if that might mean advising them to spend less.

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  • Craig

    Craig Daniels

    Business Development Manager

     


    What do you enjoy about your role?
    At some point, every business will require signs and graphics of some description. You never know what request you will get next, which makes the day-to-day experience an exciting and enlightening one!
    What do you typically do on the weekend?
    I manage my daughter’s football team and my son also plays for two teams, so my weekends are pretty much taken up with junior football! I’m also a Leeds United fan so like to go watch them when I can.
  • Lucy

    Lucy Walker

    Designer

     


    What’s the most interesting part of your role?
    I enjoy working on designs where I have creative freedom and I have the opportunity to incorporate my personal style. I am always excited to see how the final printed project turns out.
    How do you approach a client brief?
    I love the challenge of creating something that exceeds expectation. We have a team of in-house experts to consult so it’s easy to recommend ways of adding value.
    How do you spend your time outside of work?
    I love going for walks, exploring new places and visiting other countries. I also enjoy live music and baking. When I get the chance I like to catch up with the girls and have a glass of wine and good natter!
  • Catherine Simpson

    Catherine Simpson

    Marketing
  • Chris Simpson

    Chris Simpson

    Director