John Anthony Signs Limited is a leading sign manufacturer providing a comprehensive design, manufacture, installation and sign maintenance service, specialising in large national and international roll-out programmes for numerous well-known brands and organisations such as Disney, Harrods, Louis Vuitton, John Lewis, Ferrari, Starbucks Coffee, KFC, McLaren, Monsoon, Global Switch, HSBC, Metropolitan Police, Virgin Atlantic, National Portrait Gallery and Wembley Park.
From initial design concepts through R&D, visualisations, site surveys, manufacture and installation, the entire process is undertaken by our highly skilled and qualified team who work direct with designers, architects, shopfitters, contractors, and end users to interpret designs with innovation, expertise and practicality. Our three main areas of expertise are signs, architectural designs and digital work, which are showcased through our many different case studies that can be viewed online.
Some of our main services include;
Research & development
Visualisation & CAD drawings
Strong project management
With 45 years experience and a reputation for technical innovation, product quality and excellent service, John Anthony Signs has the proven experience, depth of knowledge, unrivalled expertise and project management skills in providing a wide variety of high quality signs at competitive prices. All signs are tailor-made by our own highly skilled workforce from our 20,000 sq. ft. factory in Rayleigh.
Signs are our business - testament to our success is the high number of referrals and repeat business received from companies across the UK. Our high quality designs are second to none and have been highly recommended by hundreds of businesses and organisations throughout the country. We take great pride in our bespoke signage, architectural and digital projects that have received a lot of praise for their quality, value and longevity.
Woodcote Grove, Surrey John Anthony Signs were called upon to demonstrate their craftsmanship on a new state of the art building for one of the most respected design, engineering and project management companies in the world.
Hastings Contemporary Hastings Contemporary located in East Sussex, formerly the Jerwood Gallery champions modern and contemporary art.
RHS Wisley RHS Garden Wisley is one of the world's great gardens and is packed with horticultural inspiration.
Quadram Institute The Quadram Institute is a British centre for research and training in food science and health.
Pali Kitchen Located in Bow Lane, the brand new ‘grab-and-go’ concept has made its way to the City of London with the recent launch of Pali Kitchen.
RAF Museum - Colindale JAS and the RAF Museum, have one thing in common, we both celebrated our 50th anniversaries in 2018.
JAS Founding Member (Man and boy) In 2018, JAS celebrated 50 years of trading and as part of our celebrations, we were pleased to invite back one of the founding members of staff from the company’s inception, Dennis Jackson.
Dinotropolis Having successfully completed a number of projects at Bluewater for both centre management and retailers alike, JAS were chosen to work on a new offering, called Dinotropolis.
Bon Accord – Aberdeen The Bon Accord centre is the second-largest shopping centre complex in Aberdeen, Scotland.
WHSmith WHSmiths has been trading for over 225 years and operates over a thousand travel units, mainly in transport links and hospitals, with products tailored to the travelling client.
RHS (Hyde Hall) “Thank you for the work on site being delivered in such a professional manner. Compliments to your engineers. All the work looks good and we are pleased that this next phase has been completed.”
Android Android has been the best-selling OS worldwide on smartphones since 2011 and on tablets since 2013.
Axor For over 20 years Axor Hansgrohe has been an exclusive award-winning brand associated with luxury bathrooms and kitchens.
Rumba – Congleton Rumba is a Polynesia, Mexicana-meets-Miami, and tiki-nautical themed bar and restaurant and is full of vibrant colours, finishes and creative and imaginative signs and environmental graphics.
Bike ride to Paris Roger Spoors has worked at John Anthony Signs as a Project Manager since 2002 so when his 17-year-old son Ryan decided to raise money for his Grandma, who has suffered from Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years, we knew we had to support the cause.
Seat, Westfield White City JAS were appointed to help the designer and main contractor bring the retail design for Seat White City to reality, but were involved in a lot more than just signage and graphics.
The Barbican The JAS team have an impressive catalogue of manufacturing and installing signage at key London landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Observatory, St Pauls Cathedral and London Liverpool Street Station and we are now proud to add the Barbican to this incredible list.
Anthology Hale Works Anthology Hale Works is the final piece of Hale Village N17’s regeneration.
Safe4Kids Safe4Kids is a safety initiative to help make a difference in protecting the safety of children in Essex.
BSGA National Sign Awards 2017 The 2017 British Sign Awards were held at the Athena Centre in Leicester and with over 300 entries submitted for consideration, was a hard-fought year.
Money Box Live – Radio 4 Louise Cooper is a British Chartered Financial Analyst, journalist and Times columnist and is best known for her work on the BBC World Service, Newshour, Europe Today, BBC, ITV and Sky News and her BBC 5 early morning financial programme “Wake up to money” and on Radio 4 “Money Box live”.
Asian Wedding Awards 2017 As a result of our ability to craft acrylic, JAS were the first choice to create a replica trophy that was almost 1m tall for the British Asian Wedding Awards 2017.
MOD Pizza MOD Pizza were established in 2008 in Seattle, Washington by the Svensons who had previously founded and sold their Seattle coffee company to Starbucks in 1998.
The Lexicon, Bracknell The Bracknell Regeneration Partnership invested over £240million, which is one of the biggest town centre regenerations in the UK, to transform the town centre into a bustling shopping and leisure destination.
RBLI monument On the 15th September 2017, a memorial monolith, manufactured and installed by John Anthony Signs was unveiled by the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon KCB MP Secretary of State for Defence to launch a memorial garden that was opened at the Royal British Legion Village in Aylesford.
Bell Court The £30million redevelopment of Bell Court Shopping Centre in Stratford upon Avon has completely transformed this part of the town, and made Bell Court a destination for shopping, eating and entertainment.
Eurostar St Pancras International Station is the London terminus for Eurostar’s high speed railway service connecting London with Paris and is operating trains with a top speed of almost 200 miles an hour making the journey from London to Paris only 21/2 hours.
Chelmsford Cathedral John Anthony Signs continue to build on our ability to work with listed and heritage buildings and after completing signs at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s cathedral and Hereford cathedral, we were pleased to add to our portfolio the signage for Chelmsford cathedral.
NEX NEX Group Plc is a UK based business focused on electronic markets and post trade business and is listed on the FTSE 250 index on the London stock exchange.
Veon After a design house was let down by another sign company in regards to prototyping a number of sign types for a key client meeting, John Antony Signs were called in to save the day.
Missguided Missguided has enjoyed incredible success as a cutting edge, ladies fashion e-retailer.
Tilda Rice – “WOW factor” “We certainly do like it, has the WOW factor” were the words of our senior contact at Tilda Rice in Rainham regarding their newly installed 5m high built up illuminated letters.
Defining the World Award 2016 John Anthony Signs were proud to receive the Defining the World Award from BUILD for our outstanding contribution and international reach within the sign industry.
Premium Country Pub Refresh Mitchells & Butlers were established in 1888 and are one of the largest operators of restaurants, pubs and bars in the UK with a number of well-known brands within their portfolio.
The Priory Shopping Centre, Dartford The Priory Shopping Centre in Dartford was in urgent need of a refresh, so after an excellent rebrand by a major London design house, John Anthony Signs were appointed to implement the scheme.
Benefit Head Office Benefit Cosmetics LLC is a manufacturer of cosmetics founded in San Francisco, California and is now trading at over 2,000 counters in more than 30 countries.
Selfridges – Accessories Hall John Anthony Signs were appointed by Selfridges to manufacture and install all of the logos for some of the best brands in the world in their new luxury accessories hall.
BSGA Awards 2016 The 2016 British Signs and Graphics Awards 2016, held at the East Midlands conference centre in Nottingham and hosted by Bill Turnbull, were another resounding success for John Anthony Signs.
Crossrail Place John Anthony Signs have worked with Canary Wharf for many years and recently completed the Crossrail Place development and have been involved in improving the customer flow to a number of their retailers within the centre.
Another Space Another Space is a unique combination of varied, complimentary, class based workouts and John Anthony Signs were proud to complete our second gym for this prestigious group of companies.
Monsoon Children’s, Westfield When the Design Director at Monsoon Accessorize wanted to push the boundaries with the signage at their new Monsoon children’s store at White City, he knew that John Anthony Signs would be the right company to contact to turn this ambitious concept into reality.
Starbucks Coffee – Heathrow T5
It’s not every day that we get a request to fill a sign with nearly 2000 coffee cups, but that’s exactly what happened with the Starbucks Heathrow T5 concept.
Our Customers are Happy As part of our continual business improvement process, we carry out customer satisfaction surveys to make sure we are obtaining high standards of quality and service.
Canary Wharf – Crossrail
John Anthony Signs has worked with Canary Wharf for many years and recently completed a major wayfinding project at the newly built Crossrail Place.
Mintec, High Wycombe
“The overall effect and impact of the signage looks great and has been very well received by staff and visitors. Mintec have expressed their gratitude of Chris’ vigilance and professionalism throughout his visits on site at the Mintec offices” - Senior Account Manager
Principality Stadium, Cardiff
You’ve heard of the Emirates and JJB stadiums, but have you heard of the Principality Stadium? If you haven’t, you will now as the Principality Building Society is now the main sponsor of what was the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
The Future of Digital Design John Anthony Signs is pleased to announce the strengthening of the digital signage sector of our business
Design Week Awards 2015 John Anthony Signs were pleased to sponsor the Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics Awards at the 2015 Design Week Awards held at the Roundhouse in Camden.
Castle Leisure Centre Castle Leisure Centre is situated at Elephant and Castle in London and is a part of a major redevelopment of the area.
Clogau In 1989, William Roberts discovered an abandoned goldmine in the mountains of Snowdonia so he decided to gamble on the idea that there would be some undiscovered gold still buried within the mine.
Pizza Union Neon continues to make a massive comeback and is certainly in vogue with many London design agencies.
Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre is the hub of the town and John Anthony Signs were pleased to be awarded the contract to manufacture and install a completely new signage scheme as part of a centre refresh to be completed by January 2016.
Cosmo, Nottingham Cosmo is a fast growing chain of restaurants that specialises in Pan Asian and World Banquet Dining.
County Mall, Crawley County Mall is situated within the heart of Crawley Town Centre and has over 90 well-known high street shops in its portfolio.
XL Catlin XL and Catlin recently merged to become XL Catlin with a combined total capital of $17 billion. They are one of the worlds leading insurance and reinsurance underwriters. They serve clients in more than 160 countries and are leaders in their field.
Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable Whipsnade Zoo is the largest zoo in the UK and as part of their ongoing site development; they recently launched a new main entrance, shop, ticket office, café and toilets.
Singapore Airlines, T2 Heathrow Airport In 2014/2015, John Anthony Signs completed numerous projects at the new Heathrow T2 terminal and in addition to these works was the signage at the new first class lounge for Singapore Airlines.
Equality Register 2015 John Anthony Signs recently completed an assessment of our equality standards and are pleased to announce that we are now members of the Equality Register.
Leon Exposed pygmy bulbs are certainly making a comeback both with retailers and restaurateurs alike, so when Leon wanted to make a statement at the newly opened T2 terminal at Heathrow, pygmy bulbs were incorporated into the design creating a stunning result.
RHS Rosemoor “I wanted to say how pleased we are with the new signage at Rosemoor. Unexpectedly we have also had visitors remark on the change and improvement. Our main contact exhibitor for the Rosemoor ECO Fair is BMW. Their representative particularly noticed the quality of the signs and compared them to his previous visit. It is really nice to get this positive response from our visitors who appreciate the simplicity and quality of the sign suite.” – Head of RHS Gardens Rosemoor
Samsonite, Bicester “Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all. The lights look absolutely amazing and the signage is fantastic, so is the glass. We have received nothing but positive feedback from Samsonite, Value Retail (Bicester Management) and Samsonite customers.
Harrods – Food Hall Along with many other projects implemented by John Anthony Signs at Heathrow Terminal 2, John Anthony Signs were selected to manage, manufacture and install the signs to the new food hall within the airport.
Harrods – Fine Watch Room John Anthony Signs were kept busy in the build up to the opening of the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow with various projects for major retailers and restaurants throughout the airport.
Rio Tinto Rio Tinto is a leading, global mining group that focuses on finding, mining and processing the earth’s mineral resources. They support a 60,000 strong workforce across more than 40 countries.
Haig Club, Westfield, Shepherds Bush “I would like to thank you for all of your help and hard work with our recent shop opening in Westfield London. It would not have been possible to complete this project in such a short time without you. It is very much appreciated and also highly impressive!”
Verizon John Anthony Signs have worked with Verizon for many years with the most recent installation being carried out at Reading International Business Park.
STEM Academy STEM Academy, Tech City, is London’s first sixth form academy to specialise in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and offer exciting and unique academic and vocational education for students with a passion for a career in STEM.
Discover England John Anthony Signs were appointed to consult, manufacture and install all of the internal signs for Discover England at Birmingham airport.
Watches of Switzerland “On behalf of the Directors and the Watches of Switzerland team, I would like to thank you all for your hard work and commitment in helping us to complete the Watches of Switzerland project."
Exporter of the Year Award – Business Excellence Awards 2014 When John Anthony Signs were nominated as a company that could compete for Exporter of the Year in the Essex Business Excellence Awards, we were pleased. When we were shortlisted to one of the three finalists, we were proud. When we won, we were ecstatic!
Customer Satisfaction Data 2014 As per of our ISO9001 procedures, John Anthony Signs carry out continual customer satisfaction surveys and we are pleased to announce that in 2014;
Haig Club, Piccadilly, London In 1824, John Haig established the Cameronbridge distillery, where it continues to this day distilling world-class grain whisky, but its heritage dates back to the House of Haig in the 17th century.
UKTI, North Africa - Heads of Mission Breakfast As a result of our ongoing success in the Middle East, our Sales Director David Fagg was invited to attend the UKTI North Africa Heads of Mission breakfast briefing at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London.
BAT, Mayfair British American Tobacco was founded in 1902 and is still a leader in more than 60 markets. In 2013 they sold 676 billion cigarettes in 46 factories in 41 countries and directly employees more than 57,000 people.
Ski Dubai John Anthony Signs’ name for excellence and innovation continues to make headway in the Middle East as we push sign construction and designers concepts to new levels.
Sky Since broadcasting started in the UK in 1936, the market has seen many changes but in more recent times the introduction of both cable and BSkyB’s success as a broadcaster has completely transformed the landscape.
Marks & Spencer, Cambridge “The signage looks great on site and the guys did a good job, if you could pass on my thanks” – Operations Manager.
Worcester Park “The signs look amazing”. These are the words of the Architect responsible for designing and managing the regeneration of Worcester Park in Cheam.
KFC – Suppliers Conference John Anthony Signs were invited to attend the 10th KFC supplier award ceremony and dinner at the Hilton, Heathrow.
Top Golf John Anthony Signs were appointed to assist Top Golf in applying their new US driven corporate identity into their UK sites.
AON Training Complex John Anthony Signs has been working with Manchester United since 2001 and was pleased to be asked to manufacture and install the signage to Manchester United’s state of the art training facility at Carrington.
The Centre, Livingston, Scotland After a very successful phase 1 installation of the complete sign family for The Centre, Livingston, John Anthony Signs were asked to manufacture a 2nd phase of totems to the external landscape.
Red Bull Racing Congratulations to the Red Bull Racing team for another great win at the 2013 Indian Grand Prix.
KFC 5 a-side tournament John Anthony Signs were pleased to be asked to enter a team for the KFC regional qualifiers on Tuesday 10th September 2013.
The Higher Education Expo 2013 John Anthony Signs are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the Higher Education Show on Thursday 17th October 2013 at Olympia Central, London.
Harrods, Gatwick South “Thank you to you and all of JAS for the excellent ongoing service you provide to us”.
Canary Wharf – Canada Square Having worked with Canary Wharf Management for many years on various projects across the estate, we are pleased to be involved in producing full colour one piece digitally printed illuminated flex face skins for the entrance way to Canada Square car park and at various key intersections within the car park and shopping mall.
Stratford Shopping Centre When Westfield opened many might think that the existing shopping centre in Stratford would have seen a large decrease in trade but the great news for the Stratford Centre is that there footfall has increased massively.
Manchester United Football Club John Anthony Signs has worked with Manchester United since 2001 and has completed numerous projects over the years as the stadium has developed and evolved with the club.
Verizon, Reading Verizon Communications is a world leader in delivering innovation and communications and operates in over 150 countries, including working with 99% of the Fortune 500.
Kidzania, Kuwait Personal recommendation is key to our business success and we are pleased to state that when it came to winning a £750,000.00 contract in Kuwait it was personal recommendation that won the day.
Design Week Awards 2013 John Anthony Signs were proud to sponsor the environmental and wayfinding category at the 2013 Design Week Awards for the 6th consecutive year.
Spar Logo “Went to the show yesterday – the SPAR fir tree looked fantastic.
Global Switch When Global Switch needed to update their branding across Europe they were recommended to us by a London design agency as a perfect partner to help them through this process.
Jaeger, The Boutique Gallery “I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for all the hard work that went into delivering the 1st phase of this project… the standard has now been set for phase 2” – Jaegar.
Design Bridge John Anthony Signs were pleased to welcome a team of designers from Design Bridge to help them understand sign manufacturing, avoid ‘sky hooks’ and receive inspiration for upcoming signage projects.
The Academies Show, London We are pleased to announce that John Anthony Signs will be exhibiting at the Academies Show at the Excel in London on Wednesday 24th April 2013 – stand number 369.
Harrods, Gatwick South Harrods, Gatwick South has recently been refurbished as part of the ongoing development at the airport.
Ministerial Visit to John Anthony Signs John Anthony Signs were pleased to be part of an Essex Chambers of Commerce initiative to invite Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint, the Minister of Trade to meet with local businesses to discuss how the government could support us in exporting across the globe.
Safecontractor We are pleased to confirm that after an assessment by the Safecontractor team our licence has been renewed which demonstrates the high standard and continual commitment of Health and Safety that we have obtained within our business.
Minister visit to John Anthony Signs John Anthony Signs had the pleasure of an official factory visit of our manufacturing facility by the Minister, Eric Pickles for the work that we have carried out at the Olympic stadium.
G Live, Guildford
After a hard fought tender John Anthony Signs were awarded a prestigious contract to develop, manufacture and install the internal and external signage at Guildford’s new theatre, G Live.
Design Week Awards 2013 John Anthony Signs are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the environmental graphics and wayfindings at the Design Week Awards for the 5th consecutive year.
Canary Wharf, London Having worked with Canary Wharf for many years John Anthony Signs were the first port of call when there was a requirement for high quality, bespoke satin stainless steel slimline posterboxes to compliment the many hundreds of existing advertisement boards throughout the centre.
Newcastle University “Just to let you know everything went fine at the weekend and the large graphic has been installed. It looks brilliant!”
My sincere thanks to all concerned for dealing with this and turning it round against heavy odds! It all looks very impressive and the site now looks complete. The LED's that illuminated the style 1 red strip look particularly neat and unobtrusive. Please pass on my thanks to the lads at the sharp end
Many thanks for delivering such a first class job: Your input on production specs; openness in letting me carry out inspections on the factory floor; manufacturing to lasting and perfectly finished standards; going the extra mile on Christmas Eve to fabricate urgently needed components; and for an installation team that really cared about the end result and didn’t mind the long hours.