A LONG & DISTINGUISHED HISTORY

With a history dating back to 1864, Perton Signs is the grand-daddy of British sign companies.

It is a heritage of which we are inordinately proud, and is one of the things that drives us forwards, determined to keep our position at the forefront of the sign and graphics industry. It is also one of the reasons why we can take the long view, investing in our future, such as our recent investment in solar panels as part of our commitment to the environment.

Even after one hundred and fifty years—a period which saw the typewriter come and go—Perton Signs is still an independent family-run business committed to providing a uniquely comprehensive, flexible and friendly service.

Originally catering predominantly for the exhibition and conference industries, we have now branched out into other areas, not least thanks to our ongoing investment in high quality printers which provide sparkling prints for an ever-increasing range of applications.

Today’s technology has enabled us to enhance our reputation for quality and reliability, giving us a level of service which our competitors find hard to match.

 

Pertons Through the Years

  • 1864

    1864 - Perton Signs Established


    Starting life as general builders,
    Pertons soon became specialist
    signwriters, guilders & fascia writers

  • 1886

    1886 - Olympia Opens

    Perton Signs History Timeline
    Olympia opens its doors

  • 1937

    1937 - Master Sign Makers Association

    Augustus “Bill” Perton elected Member of The Master Sign Makers Association

  • 1937

    1937 - Earls Court Exhibition Centre Opens


    One of London’s premier exhibition venues.
    In December 2014, it closed its doors to exhibitions. Redevelopment of the
    site has stalled & its future is still uncertain.

  • 1955

    1955 - Membership of Association of Exhibition Contractors


    Over the years, Pertons have gained a clutch of industry awards from NAEC, BECA, ESSA & AEO

  • 1964

    1964 - Perton Signs celebrate 100 years

    Perton Signs celebrate 100 years in business

  • 1975

    1975 - Mark Perton joins the company


    Mark Perton joins Perton Signs

  • 1976

    1976 - NEC Opens


    The National Exhibition Centre near Birmingham opens its doors.

  • 1983

    1983 - Perton's First Computerised Vinyl Cutter


    The Graphix 4B, cut vinyl letters for signs

  • 1984

    1984 - Pertons move to Margravine Road


    Pertons move to Margravine Road, Hammersmith

  • 1993

    1993 - Pertons move to Winslow Road

    Pertons move to Winslow Road, Hammersmith

  • 1994

    1994 - Computerisation takes over day-to-day sign production

    Apple Macs and Xerox machines edge out hand-painted signs & graphics

  • 2000

    2000 - Pertons move to Roslin Road

    Pertons start the new millennium by purchasing their current premises, Perton House, in Roslin Road, Acton

  • 2013

    2013 - William Perton joins the company


    William becomes the 5th generation Perton to join the family business

  • 2019

    2019 - Perton Signs install solar panels

    Perton Signs show their commitment to the environment with Solar Panels . Installed in 2019, they now provide over 50% of Perton’s electricity, using renewable energy, reducing costs and helping to save the planet. Green energy. Renewable energy
    The panels now generate over 50% of our electricity. Check out full story here.

  • 2020

    2020 - Best we forget!

    … but on the plus side, we are still around and ready for business!