Graffiti Design International was established in 1976 by Colin and Jenny Pestell and soon earned an enviable reputation for supplying high quality products. In the 1990s a separate division GDI was set up to provide the trade and the business continued to grow from strength to strength. Following some significant wins in the heritage sector a further arm ‘Heritage Displays’ was added.

In 2011 we won our largest single contract and this brought about the need for new premises which we moved into in September 2011. Our turnover broke £1m in 2011 and then £2m in 2014 and the plans are for continued growth through the coming years. Colin and Jenny remain at the forefront of the business and have a new management team behind them to bring about the objectives set for the future.

The factory was doubled in size during 2014 to apx 14,000 sq ft.


The team at Graffiti have been providing signage for many years with the average experience within the signage sector being some 20 years. As such all staff carry a vast knowledge base and are versatile to all techniques, technologies and functions within the business.

The team consists of:
Colin Pestell - Chairman (and co-founder)
Jenny Pestell - Company Director (and co-founder)
Damien Pestell - Company 
Bruce Pestell - Company Director
Alan Holbourn - Company Secretary
Elaine Smith - Finanace Manager
Rob Bloom - Design Manager
Steve Williams - Head Of Projects 
Mick Marks - Metal Worker
Alex Musson - Production Manager/ Paint Operative
Dan Garrett - Production Manager/ Router Operator
Mike Catt (Mog) - Digital/Vinyl Operative
James Gordon - Project Manager 
Jeremy Burdett - Trainee Signmaker
Colin Leighton - Assembly Worker
Steve Howe - Assembly Worker
Richard Whymark - Trainee Router Operative 
William Beecher - Fabrication/ Assembly worke
George Pek - Assembly & Installation 
Sam Miles - Sign Fitter & Installation
Gary Pidgeon - Sign Fitter & Installation
Stephen Toms - Sign Fitter & Installation
Sam Brouner - Sign Fitter & Installation


Graffiti have had relative success within the industry judged sign awards and these include wins for Community Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion FC, ‘De La Warr Pavilion’ in Bexhill, ‘Coventry Transport Museum’ in Coventry, ‘Bar 242’ in London as well as finalist positions for ‘Zilli’ in Brighton.

Annual British Sign Awards :

Runner up Sign Company of the Year Award 2012

We won Retail Sign of the Year Award 2018 for the work on the Lush, in White City. 

We won Young Signmaker of the Year Award 2019

These are all great acheviements for the company and it is very pleasing to know that all the effort has been noticed and appreciated by our colleagues in the industry.


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