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We’re delighted to announce that we’ve won five new contracts to support retail giant Marks & Spencer at five of its stores across the UK over the next three months.

The news comes as we begin investing over half a million pounds to further improve our capabilities and expand our 70-strong team over the next quarter, in line with growing demand for our services.

We’ve been commissioned to manufacture and install exterior branding at M&S stores in Stevenage, Woking, Aintree, Cheltenham and Beckenham – with further stores expected to be confirmed in early 2022.

These contract wins – which have a value in excess of £100,000 – mark the latest chapter in a three-decade long partnership that has seen us create and install branded signage at dozens of M&S stores.

To ensure we’re best placed to meet increasing demand for our services across the retail, construction and education sectors, we’re investing £475,000 to bolster our already extensive manufacturing and design capabilities. As part of this investment, we’re purchasing a number of state-of-the-art CNC and laser-cutting machines.

In addition, we’re also preparing to expand our manufacturing and installation teams by at least six people over the next three months.

Commenting on the wins and investment, Gary Williams, managing director at Widd Signs, said:

“It’s an incredibly exciting time for us, with demand for our turnkey signage solutions growing rapidly, particularly in the construction, retail and education sectors.

“M&S is one of the best-known brands in the UK and we’re proud to be a partner to them, providing the striking lettering and logos that adorn the exterior of their stores across the UK.

“2022 has the potential to be a really pivotal year for us as a company, and the investment we’re making both in the latest technologies and enhancing our talented team will enable us to build on the stellar progress we’ve made this year.”