Broadstairs company Blaze signs scoops top industry award

The Blaze signs team

Broadstairs company Blaze signs has won a top industry award.

The Pysons Road based company, which also has a manufacturing and service centre in Birmingham, makes, installs and maintains signs for brands including Lloyds Bank, Vision Express, Tescos and Sainsburys.

At the Sign & Wrap Awards 2024 Blaze was announced as Sign Company of the Year (Over 30 Employees).

The company, which employs 185 people, was established in 1981. In 2020 it became part of the Hexcite Group after being bought by private equity fund Elaghmore.

Sales director Chris Abbott, said: “In my 40 years with the company I can’t think of a prouder moment than when we were awarded Best Sign Company of the year 2024. Recognition at this level in a fiercely competitive arena is pure testament to the 185 dedicated colleagues here at Blaze their skill commitment and loyalty and striving to always be the best in class.”

Last year Blaze Signs launched an academy to address the industry skill gaps, offering in-house training programs to equip team members with the expertise needed to excel in their roles.

The firm has also  reduced its environmental footprint through its People & Planet initiative and runs a Blaze Wellbeing program, supporting health, safety, and mental well-being amongst staff,

Operations Director Gareth Locke said: “After two and a half years of being with Blaze, the business is unrecognisable from when I started, with all of the great changes we have made  updating of the offices and factory.

“ We continuously update and modernise to make the experience of coming to work a much nicer and safer environment for our colleagues. We have also implemented multiple pay increases and will continue to strive to be more efficient and profitable. Winning this award is a great testament of how all of our colleagues have embraced the changes to make us the best!”