GLOBAL signage specialist Fastsigns has officially opened a new centre in York

The Press reported in January that the company were looking to move to the city in spring.

The company, which specialises in signage, design and communications business have now officially opened their doors to customers from York and the wider North Yorkshire area.

Headed up by business partners, Sarah Bradshaw and Ian Ellis, the new Fastsigns centre in Pocklington will brings new jobs to the area, with further recruits scheduled for the coming months.

With a floor space of 1,500 square foot, as well as a mezzanine that maximises production space, the centre is equipped to deliver a range of services, including custom window, wall and floor graphics, interactive digital signage and custom promotional products.

Commenting on the launch, Sarah said: “This is a really exciting venture for the both of us.

"We’ve lived in and been in business in York for many years, so we know the city well.

"York is a vibrant city with a wide range of exceptional businesses, including cutting-edge tech companies, especially in the AgriTech sector.

“Together, we have around 50 years’ IT experience, so we’re particularly excited about driving forward our digital signage.

“Most importantly, our aim is to help businesses in and around York and North Yorkshire build on their strengths while introducing them to fresh and exciting visual communications and signage ideas.”

John Davies, managing director of Fastsigns UK, said: “York boasts a prosperous business and tourism community and is home to some world-class universities, making it the perfect location to benefit from such a well-established international signage brand as Fastsigns.

“In addition to the wealth of knowledge Sarah and Ian bring to the team, they also have lots of exciting ideas for how businesses can get the most out of their current visual communications strategies too.

“It’s great to welcome them both to the Fastsigns team.

"I’m confident they will deliver the quality solutions and customer service we are known for and thrive in their new venture.”

Fastsigns York delivers a range of comprehensive signage services, from content development and graphic design, to project management and installation.

The centre forms an integral part of a network of 22 Fastsigns centres across the UK and is based at Broadhelm Business Park on the outskirts of Pocklington.