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About Blaze

Innovation, quality and expertise makes Blaze the long term signage partner for the UK’s favourite brands.

Established in 1981, Blaze Signs is the trusted signage services partner for many of the UK’s best-known brands.

With nearly 40 years of experience in creating stunning signage for major retailers, we have built a trusted reputation of excellence in signage based on integrity, teamwork experience and energy.

We employ 300 hugely experienced and skilled people to plan, design, make and install your signage. And we are looking to the future, with an Apprenticeship scheme to nurture talented young adults.

The Complete Retail Signage Service

Our ongoing investment in facilities, technology and people has made us the first name in retail signage services.

We provide a UK wide service for all your retail signage needs. Our sites in the Midlands and Kent total 120,000 square feet of signage space, and feature extensive use of digital tools combined with a handcrafted, obsessive attention to detail for stunning displays.

But just as importantly, we take the time and effort to work closely with you, provide considered advice, and always look to be an innovative, reliable and trusted partner.

Blaze along with Cygnia is part of Hexcite, a group which provides design, communication, brand activation, display and merchandising products & services for major brand owners and retailers.

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Meet our team

Working together our team mission is simple and sincere: to make your business look amazing.

Wes Mulligan

CEO, Hexcite

Wes brings to Blaze a wealth of expertise from a successful career at the helm of a variety of companies across the retail, business services, and leisure sectors. With a keen eye for delivering unmatched customer service, Wes is a key element of the team’s drive to innovate and bring stunning, sustainable signage and services to the UK's leading brands.

Chris Abbott

Sales Director

Chris has been in the Sales Director role since 2000 having joined in 1984 , so one of the longest serving members of the of the Blaze team. He has played a vital part in the development of the account portfolio during his tenure.  Chris also sits as the Account Director role in a number of Key accounts as well as an active role in developing new business opportunities.

Gareth Locke

Operations Director

Gareth plays a vital role in ensuring your signage design is realised as you intended – and delivered on time and to budget. His history in working closely with major customers in delivering new signage projects, combined with his practical experience of signage production and flawless completion, will give you confidence in working with Blaze to deliver the best impact for your brand.

Gavin Tudor

Sales Manager

Since joining Blaze in 2000 as a Sales Executive, Gavin has striven to provide the highest levels of customer service to many high street names wanting to maximise the impact of their retail signage. Today, Gavin steers our sales team to ensure you receive the help and advice you need to enjoy signage that drives your brand.

Paul Edwards

Production Manager

Paul Edwards has been part of the Blaze story for over 35 years . Initially trained and well experienced in the installation of signs as part of the external crew, Paul progressed to management and has been heading up Production for the last 20 years in both Broadstairs and Birmingham . Pauls discipline and attention to detail is a core ingredient in the successful scheduling and completion to the highest quality of monthly output often in excess of 1.8m

Steve Daynes

Drawing Office Manager

Steve Daynes joined Blaze over 30 years ago, and is part of the senior management team to represent both the drawing and design teams. Steve is responsible for a large team comprising both the members of our technical studio and the creative hub team in Broadstairs, he also manages the team in our second site in Birmingham. Steve’s attention to detail and comfort in thinking outside the box has helped Blaze innovate over a number of decades.