Local business wins local car park refurb contract

August 6, 2011 by  

A local signage printing company from the Peterborough region has won a major printing contract to refurbish the car parks at Queensgate shopping centre.

TLC Signs has won the three year contract to provide signage to the car parks that serve Queensgate. This major project saw the local business, based near Market Deeping, beat three major signage print companies to win the work, giving a boost to local printing companies across Cambridge, Peterborough and the wider region.

The Marketing Manager for Queensgate shopping centre, Phil Drinkwater, told Peterborough Today:

“Wherever possible we try to support local businesses and the extremely high standard and precision of [their] workmanship meant they were the natural choice to be awarded the contract for the centre’s car park refurbishment signage.”

This switching from big national printing firms to smaller, local printing companies is a trend that is sweeping the nation, as clients look to tighten budgets and increase efficiencies. Local printing companies can offer a more tailored and convenient service than national ones can, adding to their appeal.

The refurbishment will cover banners, directional signage and floor and window graphics, including a large-scale floor map of the town. The work has already started on the signage refurbishment, with a banner giving details of the changes to be made being hung from the side of one of the car parks.

Banner printing companies in Cambridge, Peterborough and the surrounding areas are often on the look-out for printing contracts such as this one and the faith that Queensgate has in local businesses gives hope to smaller printing companies.