Specialized Signs was founded in 2009 in Edinburgh by our Managing Director Graham Sim. An experienced sign maker, he saw the potential to build a business creating eye-catching illuminated signs.
Shortly after opening and due to huge customer demand, he took his passion for excellence and diversified into various other signage including vehicle wraps, window graphics, digitally printed wallpaper, neon signs and much, much more.
As this demand and success grew rapidly, the business established itself as an industry leader combining the best in high-tech production with excellent customer service.
We invested in world-class sign making equipment and in 2010 bought our first roll to roll large format digital printer and large format laminator. This investment allowed us to produce an incredible quality of work at a high production speed in-house, giving us full control of quality, timescales and enabled us to keep our prices extremely competitive.
In 2011 due to business growth we took on a second premises, then in 2012 we successfully purchased another sign company, Direct Neon. This purchase included a third premises, CNC machine and a neon glass workshop. These acquisitions added to the array of products we were now able to make in-house and further improved our accuracy of manufacture, efficiency, ability to meet client deadlines, helping us to cement our position as a market leader.
By 2013 we had outgrown our 3 small business units and moved into a 10,000 sqft state-of-the-art headquarters on Edinburgh’s St Johns Road. One of the key requirements was that this building could accommodate a custom-built vehicle wrapping and graphics bay along with our in-house world-class manufacturing and print facilities. Since then the business has continuously re-invested in machinery, printers and technology to allow for 99% in-house production.
To remain market leaders, over the years we have consistently invested in the very best printers and manufacturing machinery and equipment, allowing us to produce huge volumes with short lead times whilst still achieving the highest quality possible and at very competitive prices. Please click here to see our current technology.
We invest heavily in our team which is the heart of our business. We strive to make Specialized Signs the best place to work and we have the most dedicated team who love what they do!
Over the years we have been recognised as a business leader receiving runner up accolades in the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year (2018) and WeDO Scotland Entrepreneur of the Year (2015).
Since we began, we have been extremely lucky to work with many prestigious clients and on several milestone signage projects throughout Scotland and the UK. These have included: