60 seconds with HNS Signs

By Jo Francis, Monday 27 July 2015

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HNS Signs was established in 2010, initially to provide signs to the hospitals, but has since expanded to offer everything from plaques for royal openings, restaurants, bars and hospitals, to vehicle graphics, wall art and now video and photography.

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Where are you based?

HNS Signs is based in Birmingham City Centre

How many staff do you have?

FUll-time we have two graphic designers, three signwriters, two photo/videographers and the MD 

 What does your firm do?

Pretty much anything sign related... but we like to do it differently, to put a more creative spin on things when we can. We do a lot of digitally printed wallpaper, vehicle wraps and desk wraps 

What areas do you serve?

Mostly mainland UK, as most projects require installation. However, we have shipped work to California, Denmark and Ireland in the past

What is your USP?

Apart from being a one-stop shop, I guess that it would be our ability to think outside the box. Being a creative collective helps with this. We are all trained in traditional signwriting. This has given us the added bonus of being able to mix new technologies with sign-painting. It gives a real contemporary twist to interiors

What equipment do you run?

On the print side we have a Roland XR640, Gerber Edge 2, an Easymount laminator for laminating digital prints for vehicles and external signs. We also have a Roland GX500 plotter that we use for plotting prints if the printer is in use, as well as vinyl decals

Where do you see your business in five years?

Well, we are already looking to buy a second UK sign company, but we also have plans to become international. We are also looking to branch out into web design as it is something that our customers often ask us for

What’s your teams favourite biscuit?

Chocolate hobnobs – hands down!

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