Interface signage to boost turnover

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A father and son-in-law manufacturing business that was set up after both men were made redundant is launching a new range of specialist signage that will both help the blind and boost turnover.

Interface Signage, a Walsall-based company, which has used support from the Winning Opportunities in Walsall (WOW) programme, has launched the specialist signs for care homes across the UK that feature instructions in braille and tactile lettering with large illustrations to help guide blind residents and those suffering from dementia and learning difficulties. Investment in the latest equipment and the skills of a six-strong team has seen the business pick up a number of new contracts in the sector and conservative predictions expect sales in this market to double existing turnover to £450,000. Trevor Cooper (pictured left with Walsall Partnership's Andrew Rumble), who started the business with son-in-law Martin McGeough, explained: "Our company has always had core expertise in engraving and creative signage and this has seen us secure a solid customer base in the UK. This includes signage with braille for the refurbished West Bromwich bus station and Walsall-based specialist vehicle builders S.Macneillie & Son, who are responsible for building the Prime Minister's vehicle. "As part of our expansion plans we needed to offer the industry something different and this is when we decided to really push the tactile signs we were making by aggressively marketing the service and launching an e-commerce facility with the help of WOW." "There are over 40,000 care homes in the UK and tens of thousands more across Europe. The ability to sell online could be massive for our business and there are definite opportunities in other sectors too." WOW programme details are available on 07521 520 227or visit