Local family-run business, FASTSIGNS Leeds recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary with an Open House celebration at their York Road signage centre.
Attended by Leeds City Council’s Cllr Christopher Townsey, the event invited family, friends and customers to help raise money for St Gemma’s hospice. Over £500 was raised on the day through donations and a raffle, with a Magnum of Champagne available as the top prize.
Father and Son team Chris and Andy Simpson opened FASTSIGNS Leeds in 1996 and have since become an integral part of the local business community. Their creative team of 15 work with local businesses and public services to maximise their visibility. The Simpsons have also worked on some acclaimed local and national projects such as the Supermundane artwork at Leeds Train Station and the rebranding and signage at Lakeside Village Shopping Centre, Doncaster.
Father and joint owner Chris Simpson said: “The amount of equipment we need now, compared to 20 years ago has increased dramatically and the technology has advanced so much that in 2006 we had to move to a much larger building, on the edge of the Leeds Business Improvement District, allowing us to take on larger, more complicated projects.”
The independently-owned, family-run business was recently honoured among the top centres worldwide at FASTSIGNS International Convention in February and took the coveted Sales Achievement Award for Highest Sales Volume in the UK, recognising their significant growth and position in the UK market.
Son and joint-owner Andy added: “It has been a fantastic 20 years and one we couldn’t have achieved without the support of our staff and customers in Leeds. One of the best things about working in a family business is working with someone you can trust and sharing the decision making. The worries and stresses are shared. We are both working towards the same goal and can support each other in every decision. We are now looking forward to the next 20 years and are excited to see what innovations that will bring for the industry and our clients.”