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Events you don’t want to miss

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 Read More →

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The South African lady who revolutionised British traffic signage

In this article we learn about how 60 years ago Margaret Calvert from South Africa changed the face of British road signs.            Margaret was born in South Africa in 1936, then moved to London age 14 to continue her education. She went on from school to study under a respected graphic design called Jock Kinneir, she was only 21 when Read More →

Christmas Hours

Its Nearly Christmas Signs & Safety Ltd hope you’ve had a fabulous year. We will be closing Thursday the 21st of December and then back to help with all your signage needs, refreshed, January the 2nd.   Have a truly festive knees up…

Is Your Bespoke Signage Dementia-Friendly?

Changes to the bespoke signage for public toilet facilities has been in the news for quite some time now, with all sorts of big name brands taking action to ensure that the signs are fully inclusive to cover those who may have invisible disabilities. But what about people who are living with dementia and finding day-to-day life an ever-increasing struggle? Mary Marshall of the University Read More →

Internal Signage Near Vending Machines May Encourage Healthy Eating

If you want to encourage healthy eating at your place of business, you might want to consider putting internal signage up near your vending machines to showcase the healthier snacks and drinks that can be purchased. A new study from Yale University in the US has found that while slashing prices of healthier items by 25 per cent didn’t persuade people to buy, promotional signs Read More →

Somerset Council Claims Priorities For Road Signs Need To Change

Somerset County Council has stated that, due to funding cuts from central government, the county has had to reassess its priority for spending on road signs. The council said that, due to budget cuts, it needed to prioritise the “small budget for highways signs towards mandatory hazard and safety signs”, rather than directional signage. Speaking to the Wellington Weekly News, Clayhidon parish councillor Alison Weekes Read More →

Do To Let Signage Boards Encourage Burglars?

Estate agents in Manchester could soon be prohibited from putting up to let signage boards outside houses around the city, after council chiefs suggested that these signs in student areas like Withington and Fallowfield make properties seem like easy targets for burglars. According to the Manchester Evening News, some have suggested that these signs (many of which are left up all year round) are unattractive Read More →

Online Access Guides Produced For NHS Properties

NHS Property Services has partnered with DisabledGo to produce a series of access guides covering a number of its hospitals and other sites, to give people detailed information about how accessible different sites are. Among the information included in the guides is information about walking distances to toilets, hearing assistance and signage. They also cover information about car parks, other transport options to get to Read More →

Cotham School Installs Gender Neutral Toilet Signs On Site

Businesses of all kinds are increasingly focusing on inclusivity these days and now a school in Bristol has taken steps to ensure that its toilets aren’t discriminatory and that the entire site is welcoming to all who visit. According to the Bristol Post, Cotham has now installed school signage on its toilet doors that feature disabled insignia, as well as wording that says ‘toilet for Read More →

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