Manchester Central – BSAVA Congress 2022 #BSAVA22

Manchester Central is one of the UK’s leading events venues, and it continues to lead the recovery of the live events sector in the North West. Following the lifting of Plan B restrictions of the COVID pandemic, we are glad to see events are coming back to Manchester Central in full force. CEO of the […]

Pop Up Shops: The Future of The High Street

It is often reported that retail in UK town centre areas is on the decline. Compounded by the COVID pandemic, The Guardian reported in April that our high streets have lost a daily average of 48 shops, restaurants, and other leisure venues. Leaving numerous landlords and agents with a vast amount of vacant units.   […]

Digital Signage Redefining Display Advertising

Digital signage is becoming increasingly popular within businesses, both for appealing to passing customers and presenting a clear, attractive company image within corporate premises.   Astra Signs was recently asked to supply and install digital screens for Paul Rooney Solicitors, to be publicly displayed at their new customer advice centre in Liverpool city centre – […]

Making Wayfinding Simple

A comprehensive wayfinding solution is vital when it comes to directing customers and visitors around your building or premises – but how can you make this often complex signage solution simple? It’s not just for airports and hospitals – shopping centres, business parks, residential apartment blocks and office complexes can all benefit from a wayfinding solution that […]

Craftsmanship and Technology Working in Harmony

There’s often discussion about the threat of robots replacing traditional manual labour – but here at Astra Signs, we believe the best results come from hands-on experts and world-class technology working together. Our skilled team injects flair, creativity and first-class workmanship into every signage project we undertake, while being ably supported by cutting-edge machines and systems. From constructing neon […]

High Level Signage Considerations

Installing and maintaining high-level signage comes with a unique set of challenges that must be taken into account throughout the planning, design, installation and maintenance process. Astra Signs has recently helped clients such as the University of Manchester, Lancashire County Cricket Club, the Liverpool Passport Office and UK Fast to design, manufacture and install high-level […]

Retail Signage – How To Make Your Stores Stand Out From The Crowd

Whether you have one retail outlet or a nationwide chain, there are a huge number of solutions that will make sure your store captures the attention of your customers, whether you have one outlet or 100. The purpose of retail signage is to grab your customers’ attention, without overwhelming their senses and surroundings. There are many ways […]

Signage In High Winds – Check The Forecast

Feeling windswept? It’s a normal experience in autumn and winter – but if your business displays banners or other large signage, it’s vital to consider the impact of the weather The British Sign & Graphics Association, of which Astra Signs is a member, recommends that banners are taken down if wind speed is forecast to be 40mph or more. […]

Experts In European Signage

Many of our clients have branches across Europe, as well as all around the UK – so we’re pleased to offer our experience to assist with logistics, cost-efficiency and timely delivery, no matter how big the project. Astra Signs’ diverse work in Europe has recently included: Laura Ashley (Paris, France) – Production of a full external retail signage package […]

A Look Back at Traditional Signage Methods

From corporate signage, retail fascias and wayfinding solutions to event branding takeovers and exhibitions, signage is ubiquitous – but it hasn’t always been this easy, cost-effective or technologically advanced. To celebrate Astra Signs’ 30th year in business, we’re taking a look back at where signage began and highlighting the traditional methods of sign writing we’ve experienced over the […]