The prestigious FASTSIGNS Award, which recognises a person who best represents the spirit and concept of the FASTSIGNS name, went to Andy Simpson who has been running FASTSIGNS Leeds for the past 15 years with his father Chris.
Andy said: “I was honoured to be given the FASTSIGNS Award, especially because it’s not just about sales. We are a team operation and we rely very much on one another. I’m proud for all of us.”
And it was a hat-trick celebration for FASTSIGNS Leeds who also bagged awards for Best Sales Achievement and Employee of the Year.
Garth Allison, FASTSIGNS UK Managing Director said: “Andy is always eager to help other franchise owners in the network, as well as share his ideas and initiatives. He invests in the people who work for him and has built an excellent team. The results show in the consistently excellent sales that this centre delivers year after year. Andy and his team are thoroughly deserving of their awards.”
The Marketing Award was presented to Lorraine and Gary Sullivan who run FASTSIGNS Reading, in recognition of their exceptional marketing efforts and for using the latest marketing techniques to drum up business.
“It was a total surprise, I hadn’t a clue we were in the frame,” Lorraine said. “It’s a great achievement for our staff, and it’s nice for them to get the recognition for a job well done.”
“We take marketing seriously because it works. Our sales figures are proof of that in today’s tough climate.”
Project of the Year went to Paul Allison, owner of FASTSIGNS Sheffield for the signage work he and his team completed at Chesterfield FC’s new B2B Stadium. Another multi-award winner, FASTSIGNS Sheffield were one of three winners of the new Five Million Club award, alongside the Leeds and Chelmsford centres, for accumulating sales of more than five million pounds since being in business.
Finally, FASTSIGNS Swansea was given the Newcomer of the Year award for growing sales significantly in the past 12 months.
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