Award Winning Sign Makers

Sign Award Winners

In November 2016 we were honoured to win an award and be highly commended at the British Sign & Graphics Association in the United Kingdom for the following awards - Leisure Industry Award, Craftsman Award, Architectural Award and the Construction Award. Signs Now UK was the only company to be Highly Commended for 4 categories for the 'Flotilla' project and WIN the Leisure Industry Award.

For some years Signs Now has worked with a local renowned sculptor, Mick Thacker, and a group of artists on a range of works of art for schools and colleges. In 2015 the sculptor won a contract with Genting Group for a property they own at the NEC, Birmingham, UK – called 'Resort World'. They wanted some works of art that would be displayed on the lake in front of the resort.

The sculptor, knowing the Malaysian origin of the Genting Group developed an idea of lotus flowers that would float on the lake. He used his knowledge of origami to create a group of colourful designs. The senior managers at Genting loved the idea and he was commissioned to proceed. We called the flower idea a “Flotilla”


We were delighted with the results. The flotillas convey a spectacular display at the front of this popular resort and the owners of Genting have been delighted and feel blessed that this lucky symbol features so prominently. Indeed, it is about to become the iconic image for the resort – at the heart of their marketing of the resort. We are hopeful that they will look to roll out the idea to their other resorts around the globe.

Download the full case study below to learn how we brought these flotillas to life and to see more images of the finished results.

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PDF icon Flotilla Case Study1.3 MB