Having known each other since they were 5, Simon and Kevin founded RT Signs in 1998, both at the age of 22. They were both brought up and educated in Somerset and have a very good knowledge of the county.
RT Signs has steadily grown in size and experience and has a small but very experienced team of sign makers and fitters. Over the years, RT Signs has invested heavily, twice moving to larger premises and in 2009 purchased their own property tailored to the needs of sign manufacture.
RT Signs has always advanced the business through new technology and machinery.
In the past year alone, RT Signs has purchased another wide format printer and equipment to increase productivity and quality.
Future plans for RT Signs include extending and heightening the purpose-built vehicle branding bay and investing into the next generation of sign makers through apprenticeships and recruitment.
Meet The Team
Simon & Kevin founded RT Signs and continue to lead the team, growing the business from strength to strength.
Simon‘s main role is to meet with you, understand your requirement and provide you with a quotation for a solution that meets your vision.
Kevin ensures our proposal is delivered on time, on spec and to the quality you would expect, as an accomplished sign maker, vinyl applicator and sign installer. Kevin’s keen eye for detail and his attitude to perfection are qualities which help towards our customer satisfaction.
Colin is a skilled traditional signwriter and has been in the sign business for over 40 years, joining RT Signs in 1999. Colin’s knowledge has been vital to RT Signs in ensuring that the product is the best it can be and fit for the purpose intended.
Karen joined in 2012 with her extensive knowledge in the printing and photographic industry. Karen takes new enquiries, designs artwork, provides quotations and maintains excellent customer contact.
Jan has been with RT Signs since 2003 as our accounts administrator, keeping our customers and suppliers up-to-date and informed as an integral part of the operation.
Although we have our individual roles, RT Signs is a small business where we work closely together guaranteeing complete customer satisfaction.
RT Signs in the Community
RT Signs sponsor a number of local clubs and organisations. RT Signs’ main sponsorship is to Bridgwater & Albion RFC, supporting the club and their youth section.
Other sponsorship includes: Morganians RFC, Bridgwater Cricket Club, North Petherton Horticultural Society, Bridgwater Flower Show, Holford Gardeners Group and Wembdon Community Association.
RT Signs also support organisations such as, carnivals, local schools and charities whenever possible.
RT Signs has given up time to advise the art and design teacher of one of Bridgwater’s secondary schools. This included helping install and set up the school with a plotter so the students could learn about the sign industry, providing free materials for the school to use on the machine.
We were also asked to be part of a project mentoring students from another secondary school, which was a two year project involving meeting with the student most weeks to talk through careers, the outside world etc.
RT Signs secured work experience for the student in their preferred field and straight from school helped him secure employment with the same company – eight years on, they still keep in touch and is now a fully qualified mechanic.
More recently, Simon ran the London Marathon and through the kindness and generosity of RT Signs’ client base, friends and families raised in excess of £2,000 for the cardiac unit of Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Every year since 1998, RT Signs takes on students from schools and colleges for a week’s work experience showing and teaching them the processes from start to finish of sign manufacture.