From an article first published in the Uxbridge & Hayes recorder 4th August 1988
DISPLAY SIGNS of Uxbridge has grown from a one man operation to a thriving business that uses the latest technology. The company was started in 1976 by signwriter Alan Kelvey, in his father’s garage behind the house. Alan wrote signs for local shops and businesses. He brought in his then fiancee, Jane, to look after the administration and act as sales representative and board painter.
Today, Display Signs still remains a family business, run by Alan and Jane Kelvey. Business is still increasing, thanks to a company policy of a high volume of work at competitive prices.
Right: Alan Kelvey Started Display Signs in his father’s back garage – today, he employs more than twenty people. Here, he discusses work with his then secretary Ginette Walkley.
Display Signs continually updates its technology, keeping abreast of new developments in the graphic industry. The company’s full range of sign and display services extends from simple “No Smoking” type of sign to point-of-sale, fleet livery and corporate branding work. No job is considered too big or too small, says Alan Kelvey – he attaches as much importance to the small businessman’s orders as to the corporate account.
No job is considered too big or too small, says Alan Kelvey
Right: Ads from 1988.
The company contracts are pretty impressive
– they include the London Borough of Hillingdon, Barchester Healthcare and BP PLC. Display Signs can design corporate branding from scratch. At Display Signs, technology and creativity work hand-in-hand. Everything that we can possibly modernise, we do. At the same time, all the conventional skills and craftsmanship are highly valued.
We want to keep ahead of the opposition. Everything that we can possibly modernise, we do. At the same time, all the conventional skills and craftsmanship are highly valued. Display Signs loves a challenge – whether you want to place your sign halfway up a lighthouse wall or on the roof of a skyscraper to surprise passing planes, we’ll find a way to do it.
Today with nearly 40 years of experience Display Signs has reached tremendous success by fulfilling all its clients needs. Display Signs continue to improve and provide excellent service with high quality.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the clients who have worked with Display Signs over the years and welcome those we can help in the future.