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 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.
Expansion plans for our new factory are in place, with approved planning permission for doubling the square footage of our manufacturing facility.
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.
Graffiti have had relative success within the industry judged sign awards and these include wins for ‘De La Warr Pavilion’ in Bexhill, ‘Coventry Transport Museum’ in Coventry, ‘Bar 242’ in London as well as finalist positions for ‘Zilli’ in Brighton.
We have recently won the Multiple Sign Project of the Year Award 2012 for the work on the American Express Community Stadium for Brighton & Hove Albion FC.
Also, we were named as the runner-up in the Sign Company of the Year Award 2012. This is a great acheviement 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.