Direct Signs (UK) Ltd

Direct Signs – The Pick & Mix of Sign Supply

“You only get one chance to make a great first impression, Direct Signs (UK) Limited will make sure yours is one that lasts”

Direct Signs (UK) Limited is one of the very few second-generation family run manufacturers of signs in the country.  As a fully equipped sign maker, all our signs are manufactured in-house at our premises in Hinckley, Leicestershire.  The company holds over 150 years of combined industry experience.

Our extensive inventory of 4000 plus signage products can accommodate all needs whether a sole-proprietor looking to market a product with a single sign or a large corporation looking for a full rebrand. 

Direct Signs provides a local and national service, which we feel is hard to equal.  Responsibility to the customer has always been our prime concern, and through the years the company has increased its range of production capabilities and methods, offering a complete service from initial surveys, design to production and installation.

All types of signs and displays are manufactured at our well-equipped production facility, including; large format digital printing, bespoke CNC cut out/shaped signs, computer-controlled vinyl graphics, engraving and over laminating – all produced by a team of skilled in-house operatives.  By combining the latest technology with traditional skills, we’re able to deliver innovative creations.


Our in-house design team can provide everything from individual corporate logos through to full site sign schemes with brand guidelines.

Whether it’s a detailed or an open brief we understand what it takes to provide appropriate signage for any requirement.  Our experienced designers are a dynamic team, working on a variety of platforms, capable of applying their skills to any creative task.

As visual communication experts, we understand the importance of brand identity and are passionate about how signage can be an effective method of creating brand recognition and perception.


Our skilled craftsman work with a wide array of materials and the latest sign making technologies to provide visually stunning sign solutions.  Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility produces every type of sign from health & safety and prohibition through to general information and warning.  We have the capability to create completely bespoke signage, offering customers design-led solutions and a stunning quality of finished products.

Our design and project team work very closely with production ensuring a seamless end-to-end process for our customers. We are experienced in managing roll out projects and have the capacity to produce high volume and meet short lead times if necessary.

Project Management

At Direct Signs we pride ourselves on our experience across many industries.  We continue to successfully manage projects from utility and quarries, to schools and local authorities.

We place a lot of emphasis on the relationships we build with our customers, ensuring they have the utmost confidence in us.  We assign a project manager at point of order, who works closely with the customer ensuring they are happy at every stage.  Our experienced project team will understand the practicalities of each project and advise customers how conceptual designs will be achieved.

They often attend site meetings and offer on-site management for more complex jobs; they will establish any outside influences and plan accordingly. Our project managers are extremely health and safety conscious.

Direct Signs (UK) Ltd

At Direct Signs (UK) Ltd, we believe in the right technology but with a human influence. We have had a full e-procurement website with Open Catalogue Interface available to allow customers to purchase from. Although everyone relies on new  technology, whether it is the latest smart phone or computer, there is always a need for human input. So our service is still focused on a helpful voice at the end of a phone.

At Direct Signs (UK) Ltd, we continue to invest in new technology and equipment and are ever increasing our range of items manufactured in-house. This helps to strengthen our position as an already long established, successful company willing to serve the customer.

Direct Signs (UK) Ltd

General Information Signs

A comprehensive brochure is available on request, and ordering from us is simple using our secure website. However, to give you an overview of the signs we supply we can tell you we manufacture all of our products in accordance with current British, European and International standards such as BS 5499 and ISO EN 7010.

We try to guide all our customers in the right direction so their signs comply with appropriate legislation and provide a variety of general information signs, such as written information signs suitable for a variety of applications.

These signs include 'Reception', 'Way Out', 'Reserved Parking' and 'Private' signs. General information signs also consist of pictogram signs. Signs are available in self adhesive vinyl or rigid PVC. We can also provide projection or suspended signs and signs created from aluminium or plastic.

General Information Signs

Fire Safety Signs

Safety should never be cheap just good value. Questions like 'what price do you put on someone's life?' is a consideration in our sector and why we are leading our field, with the right product for the right situation.

Our fire safety signs are produced using top quality materials at highly competitive prices and cover a wide variety of applications. Our fire safety signs include signage for hospital fire exits, disabled fire exits, safe refuge points and mandatory fire signs.

Fire Safety Signs

Smoking Signs

Since July 2007, all work and public places in the UK have been declared smoke-free zones. This has created a need for smoking signs and signage needs to be displayed at all entrances. Business vehicles are also included in this legislation.

Our smoking signs are available from stock in self adhesive vinyl, reverse printed self adhesive vinyl and rigid PVC. Our range of smoking signs consist of signs suitable for English, Welsh and Scottish smoking laws, pictogram signs and a variety of heavy grade, high quality cigarette bins.  

Smoking Signs

Direct Signs (UK) Ltd Overview