Signs are good as property sector booms

21.08.14

Signs and graphics specialist Hollywood Monster is experiencing a business boost as the property sector booms across Britain.

An upsurge in activity in the commercial property sector has seen the Birmingham-based company win new projects with major firms including Pro Logis, Morgan Sindall, Carillion, Miller Developments, Stoford and Ashfield Land.

The signs company is also working with housebuilders such as Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes as more residential developments get off the drawing board and construction begins.

Hollywood Monster managing director Tim Andrews said property related business once accounted for around 20% of the company’s workload. In recent months it has rocketed to around 50% of its business.

It delivers site branding, design concepts, engineering, planning, project management and installation of signage and hoardings at new site start-ups, utilising its state-of-the-art digital print facilities.

He said: “Traditionally, we have always worked with companies in the property sector but during the recession the number of developments dropped dramatically and we had to find work in other, more buoyant, sectors.

“Thankfully, the property market has bounced back very strongly and the number of new projects reaching the development stage is amazing, with many more in the pipeline. It’s fantastic to see the sector recover so well and it has led to a big influx of new business for us. The downturn saw our property accounts fall to around 20% of our business but now we are standing at close to 50%, so there has been a quite dramatic increase.”

Hollywood Monster’s recent investment of more than £1 million in state-of-the-art digital printing technology is one of the reasons it is gaining so much new business. The company is also providing new job opportunities as business improves.

Hollywood Monster works with major companies including Virgin Media, LilyWhites, Debenhams, Ann Summers, Coach, Whistles, HMV, Westfield, Carillion, Morgan Sindall, Lovell Homes, Redrow and Barratts Homes.  Sectors it is active in include commercial and residential property, construction, retail, corporate, exhibition, outdoor media, event, stadium, museum and theatrical. 

It has invested heavily in state-of-the-art printing technology enabling it to produce enormous banners and advertising hoardings at high-profile sites including sports stadiums, festivals, rock and pop concerts, shopping centres and property developments.

CAPTION: Hollywood Monster managing director Tim Andrews.

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Notes to editors:

As the largest graphics solutions business in the West Midlands region, our skilled craftsmen provide clients all over the UK with a range of graphics and digitally printed products – from an A4 sign board to the largest building wrap. We are experts in consultancy, project management and planning, offering a bespoke service from supply only to a fully experienced, safe and insured installation service.

Hollywood Monster services a variety of industries across the UK including:  industrial, commercial and residential construction & development; retail; professional services; exhibition; event and stadium; museum & theatrical. The company was created in August 2009 with the coming together of sister companies Hollywood Signs and Monster Digital. Employing around 80 people, the 30,000 sq ft headquarters is situated in Birmingham, providing an excellent distribution centre to the rest of the UK. Our skilled team of craftsmen includes graphic designers, draftsmen, structural engineers, model makers, traditional sign-writers, welders, painters, civil engineers, decorators and carpenters. The business operates 24/7, combining its skill sets and technology including our £2m investment in state-of-the-art UV direct to substrate 5m wide HP roll to roll and Vutek flat bed printing machinery. Our machinery is the largest of its kind available in the UK, in fact in the world! Visit www.hollywoodmonster.co.uk for more information.

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For more information please contact Paul Skipp, director of Barques PR, on 0121 233 2080, or 07957 457911, or email [email protected].

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