THE signs are pointing towards another year of success for a York firm after it secured major contracts.

Signage specialist M4 UK has already attracted a number of orders across the country, building off the back of a year of growth last year.

The business, founded in 2000 by Mark Little, is building a varied portfolio, including the 15 metre illuminated sign at the National Media Museum.

Mr Little said: “This wasn’t a straightforward job by any means, but it’s certainly helped us to make our name nationally.

“There were many issues to consider, the sign is on a parapet seven storeys up that could only be reached via a cantilevered scaffold. We’ve done higher, but  let’s just say, you’d only want to go up there once.

“The National Media Museum was a good project, but it also helped us to increase our spectrum of recognition."

The company’s biggest contract to date was at Walsall College, where M4 UK fitted a bespoke sign system to every door on two new buildings.

The company bussines is now preparing to begin a similar large-scale refit at Chesterfield College, where it has already installed an illuminated halo sign in the new reception building.

Known as the ‘Heart Space’ on campus, the work was officially opened by Olympic gold medal-winner Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Project manager Stuart Williams said: “The sign wiring points were specified at the construction stage then mapped out on the building exterior.

“Each letter was wired individually. Internally resembling a vein, wires were secured together to form a single neat bundle, progressing along the wall in a straight line to the control box. They were then capped over for easy access and painted to match the internal colour scheme to appear invisible.”

Mr Little added: “Business is definitely out there and we’re becoming widely known for the sheer quality of our work, which therefore allows us to gain repeat business and that’s essential in virtually any line of work. “