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    Creative brand graphics and signage solutions for your hospitality venue

     With market trends changing so rapidly it’s important to be supported by a supplier who understands the challenges you face and who can work closely with you to create truly memorable experiences. Producing that unique, unforgettable environment at your venue is something Astley can support you with, offering a comprehensive service from initial consultancy through to production and installation.

    Astley is one of the leading suppliers of creative brand graphics and signage within the UK, supporting clients from a variety of sectors including Hospitality, Retail and Leisure, with multi-location or single-site branding programmes. Our Kettering facility, based in Northamptonshire, is also home to our award-winning creative production team who offer unrivalled capabilities in prototyping and constructing bespoke art installations and experiential environments.

    The company’s expertise spans all service areas of a brand’s site requirements, from initial project consultancy, wayfinding audits and planning applications to brand management and design of signage packs, prototyping and sampling, manufacture, installation and maintenance.

    Highly skilled and award-winning creative production team to build your experiential environments

    Following the acquisition of Sign of the Times in 2016, Astley now offers clients an enviable in-house and award-winning skillset to produce highly creative, experiential environments, working strategically with design, architectural and branding agencies to answer market trends. Our dedicated mixed-media workshop in Kettering, Northamptonshire, is the southern base for Astley, ideally located to satisfy demand particularly from London, supporting creatives to achieve the perfect balance between art and display. The Astley head office in Gateshead covers 62,000sq ft of dedicated production and office space, supporting clients with the highest levels of service and innovation and is the hub of our large-scale production.

    In-house creative teams at both sites offer studio design and brand management support directly to clients whilst also working strategically with creative partners, leading clients through conceptual work, visualising spaces and finalising designs before handing over to project teams who oversee the manufacture.

    Extensive resources and capabilities throughout the UK

    Astley appreciates the need for quick and efficient response to satisfy client objectives, and the high levels of expectation for excellent customer service. We continue to invest in our growth within the UK and currently work from four UK sites, sharing an impressive resource of 180 staff and 17 fitting crews. We are also extremely proud of our passionate and talented workforce, offering apprenticeships to support local recruitment as well as career development and general wellbeing programmes.

    Our continued investment in the latest machinery, technology and training means that clients can be assured of innovative answers to project briefs.

    Industry accreditations for additional reassurance to clients

    Astley is happy to be ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 compliant, reassuring brands that quality management and consideration of our impact on the environment are key drivers for the company. We also hold the BS EN 1090 accreditation which means our structural / construction steel and aluminium products are guaranteed as safe. This isn’t a standard held by some other suppliers within our industry but is answering an increasing prerequisite with brands we work with and something we fully believe offers additional reassurance to clients.

    Award-winning Astley is now considered one of the suppliers of choice for signage and brand graphics in the UK, working with household names such as Hilton Hotels, Delta, Sainsbury’s, BP and The Co-Op to design and manufacture both branded environments or the most memorable of spaces. If experience is what you are looking for, call us on +44(0)191 491 0097.

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    Redforrest House, Queens Court North,
    Earlsway, Team Valley
    Gateshead, NE11 0BP

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