Sign of the times

Midlands-based HNS Signs has picked up a prestigious award for its craftsmanship at The British Sign Awards.

Competing against more than 250 nominees, HNS was presented with The Craftsman Award for its recent mix of hand painted, traditional façade signs with LED and neon for Penny Blacks’ ‘Vegas-inspired fitting at the popular Birmingham bar.

The Craftsman Award celebrates traditional sign-making skills. Shortlisted entries all displayed a level of hand-crafted elements, but HNS Signs wowed the judges with its combination of traditional and modern signwriting at Penny Blacks. The company’s’ submission detailed at length the  business’ flair for creativity, experience with traditional hand painted pieces, and talent for what it perceives is a dying art.

Michelle Henry, MD at HNS Signs says of the win: “I’m really honoured to collect this award on behalf of the team at HNS Signs.  We absolutely love what we do, especially when we have the chance to really showcase our skills in a creative environment, and give the customer something unique and bespoke.

“The Penny Black’s project was the perfect canvas for us, to not only do what we do best, which is deliver stand-out signage, but it also showcases our interior bespoke wall art service, which is becoming rather fashionable with interior designers.

“Winning this award today is a true endorsement of our hard work and collecting The Craftsman Award at The British Sign Awards has been the highlight of my career to date.”