GLOBAL signage specialist Fastsigns is opening a new centre in York.

Headed up by Sarah Bradshaw and Ian Ellis, the centre will offer a range of signage, graphics and visual communications in the form of interactive digital signs and traditional signage, including banners, exterior building signs, interior office signs, vehicle graphics and signage for windows, walls, doors and floors.

The York site, which is expected to open in the spring, will also provide a graphic design service and offer project management expertise, allowing signage projects to be handled from idea concept to installation by the centre team.

The local centre will bring the total number of Fastsigns franchises in the UK network to 22.

With final plans now underway, the confirmed location of the new centre in York will be revealed over the next few months.

John Davies, managing director of Fastsigns UK, said: “We’re always delighted to see the launch of another centre. The opening of Fastsigns York is especially exciting, as it will be our most northerly centre. The capabilities that Fastsigns York brings to the network will allow us to provide our signage solutions to businesses further into the north of England and southern regions of Scotland.

“Sarah and Ian are the perfect team for the centre because, as well as sharing the Fastsigns vision, they also bring a wealth of business expertise with them.”

Previously directors at a software company specialising in licensing, hardware and asset management, Sarah and Ian bring over 30 years’ marketing and sales experience respectively, which will enable them to keep their customer’s requirements at the heart of their new business.

Commenting on the upcoming launch, Sarah said: “York is a fantastic city, with a burgeoning hub of businesses.

“We look forward to helping many businesses across York with all their visual communications, marketing and signage needs.”