Widd Signs appoints business development manager as part of expansion plans
Leeds and St Helens-based digital and traditional signage manufacturer Widd Signs has appointed a second business development manager to its 80-strong team as it looks to grow its presence in several key markets.
Jac Lloyd-Jones will be responsible for expanding the company’s client base in a number of key markets, with a particular focus on the construction, architecture, design and commercial sectors.
He brings a wealth of experience to the team, having operated within the signage industry for almost 15 years working on an array of high-profile six-figure projects.
Lloyd-Jones will work alongside existing business development manager Damon Kirkham, who previously operated for thirteen years as sales manager at Spectrum Sign & Display Ltd before the company was acquired by Widd Signs in early 2020. Kirkham’s expertise in signage in the education and health care sectors has guaranteed his success and his transition into the Widd Signs sales team has given him the resources to deliver in house on larger value projects.
Commenting on his appointment, Widd Signs head of sales Peter Harris said:
“Jac has a proven track-record when it comes to delivering high-value projects and forging strong working relationships with clients, and we’re delighted to bring him on board as we look to accelerate our growth in a number of key sectors.”
On his move to Widd Signs, Jac said: “From the moment I first met Peter and managing director Gary Williams and heard them talk with such enthusiasm and excitement about their plans to grow the business over the next few years, I knew I wanted to be part of their team.
“Widd Signs’ reputation for quality, craftsmanship and innovation is second to none and I’m excited by the opportunity to support the company’s growth strategy and build its presence in a number of key sectors which I’m already very familiar with.”
Established in 1888, Widd Signs provides signage consultancy, design, and production to a range of high-profile businesses operating in the retail, construction and sports and leisure sectors. Its clients include retail giants Marks & Spencer, Primark and Schuh, and culture and leisure hubs such as the National Science and Media Museum and Burnley F.C.
Earlier this year, Widd Signs completed the acquisition of Spectrum Sign & Display and its new 20,000 sq ft site in St Helens as part of the company’s exciting expansion plans, adding additional expertise and boosting its in-house manufacturing capacity and capabilities.
In May, the company launched Auto-Q, a state-of-the-art occupancy management system to help retailers faced with new Covid-19 requirements measure the number of customers in-store. It’s part of a wider range of solutions offered by the company to help retailers to operate safely, which includes antimicrobial acrylic protection screens, floor and wall graphics and hand-sanitising stations.