Vans Outside The Widd Signs Factory

A Leeds-based digital and traditional signage specialist has invested in plant and equipment, and is now expanding across the North with a new facility in St Helens.

Widd Signs provides signage consultancy, design and production to businesses in the retail, construction and sports and leisure sectors. Clients include Marks & Spencer, Primark and Schuh, the National Science and Media Museum and Burnley F.C.

The firm has already invested £50,000 in upgrading plant and equipment at the new site.

Widd Signs managing director Gary Williams said: " reached full capacity at our Leeds site, acquiring the St Helens firm will support the business growth over the next few years.”

St Helens Council is actively assisting Widd signs with the recruitment of local people to help fill a number of vacant positions.

St Helens Council Leader David Baines said: "For such a successful city-based company to choose St Helens as the place to grow and take business to the next level really speaks volumes about St Helens being seen as the place to be for economic activity - especially when it comes to industries such as manufacturing - and we will do everything we can to support them."

Established in 1888, Widd Signs employs more than 80 staff across its Leeds and St Helens sites, with plans to create more positions in St Helens in the near future.

Susie Haywood
Article by Susie Haywood
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