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Blue Sky Signs moves into 'vehicle wrapping'

The sky's the limit for Gloucester-based print and signage company Blue Sky Signs Ltd as it moves to new premises to accommodate its expansion into vehicle wrapping.

Blue Sky Signs was founded two years ago by managing director Dave Oldfield who has worked in the print and signage business for all of his career.

Dave, formerly of Alpha Colour Printers and Great British Card Company before that, has applied the lessons he learnt not only from working within the production side of the business but also as a buyer.

He said: "I have experienced both being the supplier and being the customer and that has helped me to shape the services I believe customers want. Being on the other side of the counter gives you a valuable insight into customers' needs."

And it was in response to the needs of one particular customer that he took the steps to launch the company's latest offering - Vehicle Wrapping.

Blue Sky decided to move into a new, purpose-fitted unit on the Triangle Business Park off Metz Way where they will be able to accommodate vehicles for the wrapping process.

Dave said: "We have done vehicle wrapping to a very high standard previously as we identified it as a natural extension of the large format printing and signage we currently do. And we know we can do it really well due to the expertise within our company.

"Our signage service has evolved so that we are able to offer our clients a bespoke approach that really focuses on the detail they want while also incorporating the creativity that we are proud of. It is the reason I went into signage really - I just love that feeling when you reveal an installation to a client and they get the 'Wow factor!'"

The move comes just as the world eases out of the pandemic lockdown which, for Blue Sky Signs has been a fairly busy period. Dave says business really increased at the beginning of the first lockdown when demand increased rapidly for Covid-19 signage - floor signage in particular.

"Once the initial spike in orders calmed down - when mostly everyone had put their Covid management processes in place - then our orders plateaued and it was back to business as usual. And a lot of that business is from regular customers who we have developed strong relationships with," said Dave.

But the launch of the new unit is just the beginning for the team as Dave looks to a future that promises further expansion with additional staff and possibly plans for Blue Sky to dip its toes in some innovative new signage opportunities that Dave hints will change the face of business signage. For now, he is focusing on applying Blue Sky's reputation for creatively finding solutions to customer needs.

Blue Sky is now welcoming customers and potential customers to their new premises at: Unit 3 Rockhaven, Triangle Park, Triangle Way, Gloucester, GL1 1AJ.

For more information contact Dave Oldfield on: 01452 260760 or 

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