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It's a team effort to make, produce and install quality banners and vehicle signage, along side health and safety signs, all under one roof at Avonmouth Signs. 

A Family business

Avonmouth Signs started back in 1976 when sign maker Rona Taylor, saw an opportunity to develop a family business involving her father, Jim Williams and her husband Mike.  With Rona’s background in graphics, Mikes experience in engineering and Jim’s local contacts and knowledge of sign making they secured premises near the busy port town of Avonmouth and grew the business from scratch. 
As demand for their handmade signs promoting local industries grew, the family invested in modern sign-making equipment and software to cope with the continued demand.  In 1998 an opportunity presented itself to buy an engraving business allowing Avonmouth Signs to include industrial and rotary engraving to the range of sign making services that they offered.

Signage for all reasons

By 2000 the business had outgrown their small unit on the Chittening Industrial Estate so the decision was made to build their own purpose built unit.  One of their key requirements was to ensure they had enough indoor space to accommodate vehicles of all sizes, from transit vans and coaches right up to articulated lorries, so they could apply vehicle graphics and even complete vehicle wraps. 
Today Avonmouth Signs is run by Rona and Mike’s son, Dan.  He employs nine people to supply local Bristol based companies, along with clients throughout the UK and across the world with signage ranging from small banners to barcodes and through to large exterior signs, exhibition stands and Fleet Graphics.

Dan Taylor

Managing Director

Dan has been involved in sign making all his life – over thirty years and counting! Upon finishing his education he spent several winters perfecting his ski-ing before joining the family run firm as an apprentice in his 20’s, learning all the aspects of sign making. Gradually Dan has moved into a managerial role, allowing his parents to enjoy a well earned retirement in 2010. With his extensive knowledge of the business Dan enjoys helping companies decide the best way to promote themselves through signage. Dan’s love of the mountains has never left him – he is now helping the next generation of the family to learn to ski.

Chris Parton

Vehicle Specialist

Chris has been part of the team at Avonmouth Signs for the past five years and loves the variety in his job as no day is the same. As a time-served sign maker he is involved in the full process of transforming vehicles both large and small into moving adverts for customers. When not applying graphics to vehicles Chris likes to make time to write and record music, with his singing partner – his wife; they have even recorded their own mini-album.

Dean Taylor

Print Production Designer

As the print production designer Dean receives all the artwork from clients and checks it to ensure that it can be printed out on one of the many industrial printers that Avonmouth Signs operates. Where there is no artwork, Dean will work with a client to develop a suitable design, he has even designed an advert for a local farmer’s prize winning sheep! For Dean, an avid motorsport fan, the highlight of his year was working on the Lotus F1 Trailer replica used for a recent promotion for EMC.

Dominica Reeves

Office Administrator and Bookkeeper

Dominca not only oversees the day to day management of the busy Avonmouth Signs office, based on the Chittening Industrial Estate, she is also responsible for all the invoicing and payments. A typical day for Dominica involves reconciling the banking alongside producing clients’ statements and lending a helping hand packing. As busy mum of two children she enjoys a good work life balance and even found time recently to take up archery, becoming adept at both field and target archery.

James Goodland

Sign Maker

With a degree in graphic design James has an eye detail that is necessary as he has the job of going out in all weathers to erect the signage, from flat panels to shop fronts as well as the engraved signs. One of his most memorable jobs was fixing large panels high up onto a building in Portbury using a 120ft cherry picker. When not making and fixing signs, James enjoys designing his own stencil effect illustrations.

Jason Timbrell

Engraving Specialist

A typical day for Jason is looking after the engraving side of the business and all the engraving machinery at Avonmouth Signs. In the seven years that he has worked for the family business, Jason has engraved everything from plastic to metal and become an expert at creating durable bar codes. Jay, as he is known to his friends, also takes a leading role on most of the sign fitting. Aside from engraving, Jason’s precision has been instrumental in restoring a classic Mini.

Liam West

Engraving Specialist

To help with the growing demand for industrial engraving at Avonmouth Signs Liam joined his friend Jason three years ago to learn the art of rotary and laser engraving. Liam regularly oversees the engraving of electrical switchgear labelling and signs, this requires a high degree of precision and concentration. Outside work Liam relies on these skills since he races the radio controlled car that he built around indoor tracks.