Project Description

The Trawlerman

External Signage

ESP Signs were invited to quote for the new signage at The Trawlerman by the new owner Bob Arneil

Bob had recently taken over the failing fish and chip shop in Keighley, Bradford which was previously known as The Kingfisher and wanted to replace the existing dated signage to help promote the new ownership and to transform the exterior. The site is situated by an extremely busy roundabout with thousands of cars passing by every day and Bob wanted to make sure that firstly the passers-by noticed them and secondly that the signage would entice them in to enjoy their food. Following an initial on site meeting and site survey ESP Signs went away and produced a complete signage solution which included a quotation, designs proposals and image examples. We then during a second site visit presented this to Bob who was delighted with what was proposed and confirmed the order for ESP Signs to be their signage supplier ahead of a number of other signage companies. Over a number of weeks our design team worked closely with Bob to produce design amendments and product samples to ensure that the customer understood the solution proposed and was happy with everything before the production stage began.

The solution included the following sign products:

  • Blue aluminium cladding panels with a fishnet design printed direct. These were fixed over the dated, white corrugated panels along three sides of the building.
  • Aluminium fret cut trays, powder coated blue with internal LED modules which illuminated the text when dark.
  • Circular lightboxes with LED internal illumination and full colour printed logo applied to face.
  • White vinyl fish graphics applied direct to cladding panels.
  • Aluminium powder coated tray with white vinyl text applied.
  • Aluminium hording panels with full colour printed graphics for three large road side advertising boards.

ESP Signs project managed the complete solution from applying to the council for advertising consent, hiring access machinery to install the signs and liaising with the customers electricians to ensure the correct power supplies were installed. The signage really did transform the premises and Bob was delighted with the overall finish, needless to say the signage is attracting new customers through the doors every day.

I would like to thank you and your staff at ESP SIGNS for the fantastic job you have done at The Trawlerman. From the outset the meetings we had to design what I think is a bright and modern exterior to our shop, were a pleasure and very professionally done and presented by yourself, nothing was too much trouble. The project was completed on time, to budget and managed faultlessly. The design, materials and workmanship are top quality and the price was very competitive. Overall I think the management of the project from initial designs to the installation could not have been done better and if we need this kind of work again be sure my first call will be to ESP signs.

Bob Arnell, Owner - The Trawlerman