Astra Signs was formed by our Managing Director David Derbyshire, he went to sign-writing college and started work from his garage over 25 years ago. Between then and now he has built the company to its current level, Astra Signs is now a £4MILLION turnover business with 60 full time staff. It is testament to David and his business partner Mark Flanagan that they have driven the business forward with a reputation for high QUALITY and SERVICE.


All Astra’s signage is produced in house, the production facilities available include:

• 3200mm wide roll to roll Gandinnovations printer
• 3000mm wide flat bed Gandinnovations printer
• Mimaki 1600mm wide vinyl printer
• HP roll to roll printer 1500mm wide
• HP LATEX printer 1500mm wide
• Rolls Roller laminating machine
• CNC routing machine
• 2500mm wide folding machine
• Spray booth
• Full welding capabilities
• Neon bending shop
• Mechanical engineering assembly and manufacturing department
• Vinyl department
• Finishing department
• Design department
• 4 full time fitting teams
• 3 full time vinyl fitting teams

All our production and fitting staff have undergone intensive training for both signage production/installation purposes, and all up to date health and safety training. We have specialist fitters who are trained for working at height and with access machinery. Astra employs a full time health and safety officer who oversees and implements all training and health and safety requirements of the Astra staff.

Over the last 25 years Astra Signs has nurtured and developed a vast array of clients who have worked with the company for many years, at Astra the mission is to provide a quality product in conjunction with a customer service ethic that is second to none. Our valued and long standing clients include:

• M & S
• Clinton Cards
• Manchester Central (formerly G-mex)
• Euro Car Parks
• Laura Ashley
• Bank Fashion
• Manchester City Council
• Phones 4U
• H & M
• JD Sports
• 2002 commonwealth games (full signage package for whole event)
• 2008 World Swimming Championships (venue MEN Arena)

In summary Astra Signs is a highly organised and professional business, the good reputation has been built upon a philosophy of high quality workmanship, excellent project management and fully comprehensive customer support. Our aim is to make our customers’ jobs easier, we believe that our vast knowledge and experience helps to smooth the process of achieving our client’s goals.

Astra Signs has full ISO9001, ISO14001, Safecontractor and Constructionline accreditation, with all relevant training and expertise for any type of signage installation.

Astra Signs has a vast knowledge and experience of providing goods and services for large event and arena contracts. We have established long standing relationships with our clients and we work closely with them to ensure that the best possible solution is found, in order to achieve both the highest quality products and the right message that the client wishes to portray. Our reputation within the industry is built on making sure that all signage is produced on time and to the correct specification.


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