The High Life, Flying High, we've heard them all. Well, here at
Hitech Signs we truly are hitting the highs. We are delighted to
announce our appointment as Glasgow Housing Association's first
choice sign supplier having won the prestigious GHA contract to
provide signing and guiding to Glasgow's 437 multi site high rise
flat developments. It was a tough old slog having to tender against
26 other companies, all of whom were very keen to win this lucrative
contract. However, here at Hitech Signs we have a proven track record
in multi-site re-signing campaigns and after the development team
from the GHA visited our premises and met our staff, they were left
with little doubt that Hitech Signs were to be their first choice
sign supplier. The contract duration is for an initial 5 year period
and we are all very much looking forward to working closely with
this exciting, highly driven development team.
WITH THE FLOW
has found success with a real sign of the times - and with putting
people's names up in lights. George is a master signmaker with Hitech
Signs Ltd, based at their Glasgow premises. Hitech design, manufacture,
install and service all kinds of signs for businesses across the
has been creating neon signs in a variety of colours for 15
years at Hitech's Port Dundas base, after leaving his original
trade as an electrician. He said: "Swapping a job as an
electrician was the best move I ever made and I can honestly
say I have loved every minute of my work. I consider myself
very fortunate to have a job where variety is the spice of life.
No two pieces of work are the same so I never get bored. You
could say there's never a dull moment. I help to light up everyone's
life at Hitech!"
signs is a skilled art and involves using special glass, which is
bent to match the design needed. Once that is done, neon gas, or
a similar gas called argon, is inserted into the tube and sealed.
Once the sign is ready, electricity is passed through the gas and
the scientific properties of neon or argon light up the tube.
"We use both gases because they produce different colours.
Neon can be used to create pink, red and orangey colours while argon
has the added benefit of producing any colour we like."
set up in 1984 by George's boss, Michael Dally after he decided
to set up on his own using the skills he had learned in signmaking
for another business. Hitech now has a workforce of 23and its customers
include the Clydesdale Bank, Spar, Glasgow City Council, Holiday
Inn Hotels and Virgin Trains to name a few.
"Signmaking is a business which, like most 21st century businesses,
uses computers. Blending new technology with the skills George has
helped to ensure our success. "Employees with George's skills
don't come along everyday, so he is a key member of staff."
Or should that
be ORDER! ACTION! LIGHTS!, because that's certainly how things have
been going recently at Scottish Television's headquarters in the
Cowcaddens area of Glasgow. This was the site of one of our most
recent ventures after being awarded the contract to upgrade the
signage thanks to a successful business partnership history that
has been developed between Hitech Signs and the management team
at Scottish Television. Once the order was in place our team of
highly skilled engineers sprung to action and set to work on manufacturing
and installing a stunning combination of signage and lighting to
complement both the surroundings and the modern and dynamic attitude
of Scottish Television.
The main feature
in this recent project is without a doubt the 410m+ of green and
blue cold cathode neon tubing, which has been installed around the
top-level perimeter of the building. The spectacular overall effect
of this feature, along with that of the corporate colour brick lights
and internally illuminated panel signs that have been strategically
placed at various positions around the building, has been created
by a collaboration with Edinburgh based design company Navy Blue,
with whom we very much look forward to working with again in the
We are delighted
to announce our appointment as sign contractor for the Ashoka Shak
chain of Indo-Tapas restaurants rolling out throughout the UK.
and operated by Mr Charan Gill C.B.E. of the Harlequin Leisure
group of companies, this wholly new food concept is proving
to be a winner among the discerning diners.
scheme reflects the design concepts desire to provide a contemporary
approach to the retail skyline, embracing our modern manufacturing
capabilities with traditional engineering skills.
lettering, manufactured in stainless steel, acrylic and illuminated
by neon tubing provide a dominant presence in their leisure park
environments, with the restaurant outline also picked out in feature
exposed neon tubing.
We wish Mr
Gill and everyone involved much continued success and I look forward
to working with them in the years to come.