Established in 1996, Sign Wizard has been around for a while, and now they’re busier than ever.

There’s a lot going on with Sign Wizard right now. They’ve just moved into larger premises in Hailsham and have taken over from Sign Studios (on Beamsley Road in Eastbourne) since the sad passing of Pete Waters.

Sign Wizard take on signage projects from individual clients to corporate companies, managing them from initial design through to manufacture and installation.

“We design and manufacture signage for retail and commercial alike, be it shop fascias, both illuminated and non-illuminated, wayfinding and directional, bespoke built up letters and free standing signage.”

Covering the the UK

Lee is the owner of Sign Wizard and we chatted the other day about the business. I asked Lee, what job was he most proud of.

“Working with the RNLI all over the UK was amazing. We did coastguard signage for their huts and their 4x4s in Devon, Ireland and Wales.”

Sign Wizard are involved in various community and charity projects including the Foodbank and Meditech trust, providing them with signage solutions.

On taking over from Sign Studio, what does this mean for their customers?

“We will continue to look after all of his customers, offering excellent customer service and great value with no compromise on quality.”

Social distancing

I asked Lee about the services he can offer his customers whilst we are still observing lockdown rules.

“All of them, as we can take briefs on the phone and online, and we work very safely in our studio. The installation processes are largely outside, which is very easy to maintain safe social distancing measures. So we can still rebrand, design logos, manufacture and install signage. We’re as busy as ever in lockdown, as businesses are using the government grants and loans that are available to invest in their businesses, purchasing vans and updating premises.”

Are you still able to help with planning?

“We can still work closely with our clients, our experienced sign surveyors create detailed site surveys which include detailed plans and sign locations. We work along side architects and planning authorities to develop and apply for planning consent which we are able to do on your behalf.”

Moving adverts

Lee and his team also understand the importance of branding on the move.

“We offer a full vehicle wrapping service and vinyl cut graphics. Your vehicle is a powerful marketing tool providing a high impact advertising method. Getting your vehicle sign written is a great way to transform your car, van, lorry or coach. A well designed brightly coloured van creates an instant impression on the road and can be seen by an estimated 100,000 per week. We’ve

moved to a much bigger unit so we can accommodate bigger projects in a temperature controlled environment. This is perfect for large vehicles.”

What’s the strangest request you’d had for a sign?

“I made a sign for Ray Reardon’s shed, (a world Champion Snooker player, famous in the 70s and 80s.”

You can find Lee and his team at their new premises:

Unit 7, Swan Barn Business Centre

Old Swan Lane, Hailsham

East Sussex BN27 2BY

01323 371686