Sign Company of the Year! Silver for Roll-Out category! (Sign & Wrap Awards 2024)

We are thrilled to announce that we been honoured with the prestigious title of Sign Company of the Year (Over 30 Employees) at the Sign & Wrap Awards 2024. This achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and sustainability in the signage industry.

Our journey towards this remarkable recognition has been nothing short of transformative. Guided by our core values of SIGNS (Safety, Improvement, Goal-driven, Network, and Service), each member of the Blaze team has played a pivotal role in shaping our vision of creating a waste-free world, fostering employee fulfilment, and delivering unparalleled customer experiences.

The Sales Director of Blaze, Chris Abbott, said “In my 40 years with the company I cant 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.”



At Blaze Signs, environmental sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. Through our Blaze People&Planet initiative, we have implemented a range of measures aimed at reducing our environmental footprint. With a significant 24% reduction in CO2e per £million sales revenue as just one example, our ongoing efforts in this critical area continue to reap rewards.

Our commitment to addressing industry skill gaps is reflected in the success of our Blaze Academy. Launched in 2023, this initiative surpassed its target membership well ahead of schedule, offering in-house training programs to equip our team members with the skills and expertise needed to excel in their roles.

Innovation is ingrained in our DNA at Blaze Signs. Our Illuminate team is dedicated to driving continuous improvement and efficiency across all departments, ensuring that we stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry landscape.

Furthermore, we prioritize the well-being of our employees through our Blaze Wellbeing program. By investing in health, safety, and mental well-being initiatives, we have created a supportive work environment where our team members can thrive both personally and professionally.

Gareth Locke, our Operations Director, said “after 2 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 with the updating of the offices and factory, we continuously update and modernise continuously 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!”



In recent years, we have endeavoured to be a beacon of responsible business practices, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to reducing environmental impact while prioritizing employee well-being. This accolade from the Sign & Wrap Awards 2024 serves as a testament to our dedication to building a brighter, sustainable future for our colleagues, the local community, and our customers.

We want to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to our employees, customers, and suppliers, all of which played their part in making this happen. Without the hard work of each member of the Blaze Team, the continued improvements to the business wouldn’t have been possible, and without our customers placing their trust in us year after year, we couldn’t have invested back into the organisation for improvements which set the bar ever higher for the signage industry.



IMO Car Wash Roll-Out wins Silver!


We’re happy to also share that our entry for the Roll-Out category with the huge IMO Car Wash rebrand was awarded silver, narrowly missing out on the top spot!

Our entry showcased our collaboration with IMO Car Washes Nationwide for a comprehensive rebranding initiative. The aim was to enhance IMO’s national presence, achieve a consistent recognizable look, and elevate their business to new heights. Blaze Signs took on the challenge of implementing the new brand across 120 sites in under a year, demonstrating our commitment to efficiency and precision.

The project team managed every phase of the process, from surveying and design to installation, with meticulous attention to detail. The signage suite included a wide range of elements such as fascia signs, building cladding, window treatments, totems, and various informational signs, each tailored to diverse site formats.



The nationwide rollout of the rebranding initiative resulted in a unified brand experience for IMO Car Washes Nationwide, leading to increased customer traction and enhanced revenue across the UK. Our use of cloud-based technology facilitated seamless communication and progress tracking throughout the rebranding process, ensuring that we met the client’s expectations within their budget and timeline.

We remain dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence in the signage industry, and we are honoured to be recognized for our efforts. We extend our gratitude to the Sign & Wrap Awards for these prestigious accolades and look forward to continuing to deliver outstanding solutions for our clients in the future.

A special thank you must go to IMO Car Wash themselves, who entrusted us with this huge signage project, they saw who we were, what we stood for and what we could achieve and chose us to elevate their business to new heights.