FASTSIGNS® Manchester

5 Stars based on 358 reviews.
Unit 2 Dakota South, Salford, UK, M50 2PU
P: 0161 848 2410 | | Manchester@fastsigns.com

FASTSIGNS Manchester offers a comprehensive range of custom signage solutions including everything from large-scale external signs, internal graphics and digital signage to vehicle wraps, small format printing and stationery. Our talented team of estimators, graphic designers and installers work together with your business, to take your signage challenge from idea conception to installation, creating signage and graphics bespoke to your brand, budget and establishment.

We opened our first centre in 2010 with a 1,200 square foot site on Chester Road, Old Trafford. Being part of the global FASTSIGNS network has enabled us to grow and help countless businesses in the local area.

In September of 2016, we relocated our centre to a larger, state-of- the-art premises located in Media City's Dakota South, Salford. Our new centre offers over 5,500 square foot of production space. Since the move we have expanded our team of specialists, and invested in cutting- edge equipment, such as the Zünd G3 digital cutter which has allowed us to increase our in- house production capabilities and offer a premium level of service to all our clients.

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The FASTSIGNS Manchester team has worked across a range of industry sectors, including education, local authority, property, retail, manufacturing and construction. We pride ourselves on helping all of our customers, no matter the nature of their business, to attract new business through innovative and eye-catching signage solutions.

Whatever your signage challenge, our expert team is on hand to help. Simply give us a call, fill in the contact form or come and see us in person.

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Meet The Team

Richard Wedgwood, MBA
Director

Richard opened FASTSIGNS Manchester in 2010, following a successful 20-year career selling ceramics to major hotel chains like Marriott, Hilton and Starwood across the world. Drawing on his strong business experience, he has been instrumental in helping FASTSIGNS Manchester to become one of the UK network’s biggest centres. When he’s not working, Richard loves travelling with his partner and spending time with friends. He is also an aviation enthusiast and obtained his private pilot’s licence in 2005.

Nick Ratcliffe, MBA
Non-executive Director

Nick is one of FASTSIGNS Manchester’s shareholders and provides support on the strategic development, business planning and structure of the company. His interests include music, travel, cooking, and he is also a trustee of the School Bus Foundation, a charity that provides life-changing opportunities to disadvantaged children.

Nicky Metcalfe
Business Development Manager

Keeping her customers happy is what drives Nicky.  Since joining FASTSIGNS Manchester in 2013, she has worked on numerous projects – but her favourite involved creating and installing visuals for Oldham Hulme Grammar School Science Centre because of the positive reaction it got from students. Nicky is a Burnley FC season ticket holder and in her spare time loves being outdoors.

Liz Dooler
Business Development Manager

Liz has been in the sign industry for nearly 20 years! Over the years, Liz has helped countless businesses around Manchester, the UK and overseas to raise their profiles. When she’s not working, Liz loves long walks with her dog Lilly. She also enjoys cheese, a glass of wine or two and watching the latest TV box sets.



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Case Studies

We Let Properties

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Background

Based in the heart of Manchester, We Let Properties is a residential lettings agency. In 2011, the firm approached us to strip the old vinyl from two cars, but the brief soon grew into a number of major branding projects. At the time, the firm had just two members of staff and had been trading for little over a year, while we had only been in business for 12 months.

Challenge

In a major UK city with a strong lettings market, We Let Properties had to work hard to get its name out there and compete effectively in an extremely competitive market. Increasing the company’s visibility was the top priority – however budgets were limited. The firm was based in a rented office, but wanted to ensure it had a professional feel when customers walked through the door.

Solution

After a collaborative planning process with the team at We Let Properties, we ensured that we fully understood their vision and their ideal objectives for the project. We saw that there were two areas that we needed to work on. Firstly, we set about creating a professional office space by creating branded posters of Manchester city centre and cut vinyl graphics for the office which immersed customers into the We Let Properties culture and operations. To continue the professional feel of the office environment that we had created, our team designed a suite of business stationery, including letterheads, compliment slips, corporate folders and branded pens.

Secondly, the company needed to raise its profile in the city. We designed a fresh look for the firm’s fleet of vehicles and produced branded, eye catching flyers to attract landlords and tenants to the business.To add a personal touch and encourage recommendations, we also created welcome cards for tenants moving into their new property.

When We Let Properties eventually moved to new premises in 2015, we were the natural partners for branding the new space. We responded by producing attention grabbing, illuminated signs and display pockets in the windows, as well as internal graphics.

Result

It would have been easy to do what the client had initially asked us to and simply remove the old vinyl from two cars. Instead, working with this brand has been the perfect example of how a comprehensive solution can help to develop the signage and visual graphics in other areas of the business. The We Let Properties team was delighted by our ability to understand its goals and how we could implement them.

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HSCC Education

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Background

Macclesfield-based HSCC Education creates solutions for strategic financial management, budgeting and accounting. Working with schools, academies, multi-academy trusts and local authorities, it provides innovative software, training and consultancy services.

Challenge

Following a period of continued growth, HSCC Education relocated to a new and expanded office and wanted to use engaging interior visuals to highlight its values of respect, innovation, passion and excellence, whilst also ensuring that the office space met the everyday needs of the team. Another priority was to reach out to potential clients at trade shows and industry events.

Solution

Working on this blank canvas, our team designed, produced and installed signage and visual graphics across the whole office. This included a dimensional logo and wall graphics in the reception area, frosted vinyl for the interior office and conference room windows, and directional and room signs.

To support HCSS Education’s brand messaging, we also provided printed business stationery including business cards, gift cards, compliment slips, letterheads, promotional giveaways and banner displays.

Result

On the back of this project, we were delighted to be named winner at the 2015 UK FASTSIGNS Comprehensive Customer Solutions Awards and receive recognition at the FASTSIGNS UK National Convention.

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