The latest from the Black Country 

Double Recognition for Walsall Craftsmen in Signs Awards

SIGNAWARDPRFINALPHOTOA leading Midland signmaker has been recognised twice over for its outstanding craftsmanship in a prestigious national awards scheme.

Walsall-based Redbox Signmakers beat around 300 other entries to two highly commended accolades – one in the Craftsman category and one for Small Signmaker of the Year in the British Signs and Graphics Association’s 2016 awards.

The awards come 12 months after the BSGA awarded Redbox Highly Commended for its work on Molton Brown’s flagship Dublin store.

This year’s craftsman award was presented thanks to the company’s flair and painstaking traditional work on a new sign for the Tamarin Trail at Drayton Manor Theme Park.

Singling out Redbox in the Small Signmaker category, judges at the awards ceremony paid tribute to the company’s on-going efforts to nurture talent within its team and adherence to values including diversity and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Redbox is based in Premier Business Park Walsall but install nationwide.

Managing director Ian Cooke said: “Modern production techniques and rigorous traditional craftsmanship helped us deliver a complex, colourful and stunning sign. Our brief was a flat vectored image in blue ink and we brought this to life in a strikingly bright 3D structure.

“With less than two weeks to complete the sign, we worked round the clock. We’re proud of this job because of its stunning end result, level of fine detail needed, a short turnaround time and our team’s ‘can do’ attitude.

Drayton Manor Theme Park senior designer Craig Aldwinkle added: “It was awesome to see our vision for a vibrant sign for Drayton Manor Park’s new Tamarin Trail attraction come to life through Ian’s expert use of the right materials and colours. We were blown away by the work he did by hand to complete the sign and the care he took to make sure it was as detailed and striking as it is.

“Ian listened carefully to what we wanted, he took our sketch and 3D visual and turned it into a reality working largely by hand! We have had nothing but positive feedback about the sign and it’s heartening to think that in this age of mass production, true craftsmanship still has a place. We are also grateful to Ian and the Redbox team for not only producing such a sign to a fantastic calibre, but working round the clock to achieve this on time and on budget.”

Redbox is also shortlisted in this year’s annual Black Country Chamber of Commerce’s awards, to be held on Friday, November 18, in the Small Business of the Year category.

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2016 16:28

News Categories

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Policy.

I accept cookies from this site

EU Cookie Directive Plugin Information