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  • Entrance Signs
  • Mixed Material Signage
  • Park Entrance Signs
  • Sandbag Mounted Panel
  • Sandblasted Timber Signage
  • Single Post Sign
  • Steel Finger Posts
  • Steel Frame Signage
  • Tactile Timber Signage
  • Timber Vertical Signage
  • Vertical Frame Signage
  • Wall Mounted Panel
  • Wooden Frame Signage
  • Wooden Plaque
  • Bollard Signage
  • Display Case Signage
  • Butterfly Bench
  • Memorial Bench

Shelley Signs Company Profile

Shelley Signs is based in Market Drayton, Shropshire and specialises in the design and manufacture of superior quality bespoke signs and panels for a wide range of applications. The family run business has established a highly respected reputation for the high levels of customer service and quality across the whole signage range which includes interpretation signs, park signs, timber signs, school signs, commercial signs, information signs, wayfinding signs, lockable display cases, tactile signs and gauge boards.

The company produces strong and durable printed panels in addition to a full framing service for steel and timber structures. The joinery department has also worked on projects for park entrance and cemetery signs for Elmbridge Borough Council. Shelley Signs welcomes enquiries for large and small contracts and is happy to information and quotations on all types of signage.


The in-house design team has many years of sign making experience and there is a large team of freelance specialists who can satisfy even the most demanding brief. Shelley Signs is more than happy to work with a client’s own artwork or can provide a full bespoke design service. Services include:

  • Design from Component Parts: This service is for clients who have all the written text and sourced all the images, photographs, illustrations and logos, but require an experienced eye to produce the final graphic design utilising these components. The client can view as many proofs as necessary all within a fixed price
  • Mapping: A full design and mapping service can be provided for interpretive panels with styles ranging from simple flat maps to complex bird's eye view layouts. Shelley Signs can arrange OS licences if required
  • Illustrations: For clients requiring illustrations and images, Shelley Signs holds a large library of Natural History water colour illustrations available for a nominal charge. Natural History, historical and archaeological themed photographs, water colours and line illustrations can be sourced from several suppliers
  • Script Writing: Most clients are happy to write their own text for their signage, but Shelley Signs can provide two main services to support this. A redrafting is available through an experienced journalist, turning text into a professionally written and well-presented script. The company can also carry-out research services for clients through web or library based sources
  • Community Consultation: Shelley Signs works in conjunction with Red Kite Environmental for projects involving local consultation and can provide skilled and sensitive assistance to add value to a project

Notice Boards and Display Cases

Notice boards and display cases are used to provide a level of protection for notices and adverts which are to be changed on a regular basis. The display cases are manufactured in powder coated or anodised aluminium, oak or pressure treated softwood and all are lockable, hinged, glazed with shatterproof polycarbonate and supplied with a pin-board backer. The display cases can be made to any size required and come with posts for wall mounting or as integral units with printed, permanent display boards. For short term displays, clients often require the flexibility to insert their own temporary laminated sheets without the expense of a lockable case. Shelley Signs can supply single clamp frames in either aluminium or GRP.

Interpretive Panels and Interpretation Signs

Shelley Signs can design and manufacture any type of interpretive signage for use in parks, businesses, communal areas, public areas, nature reserves and many more. The well-designed signs can be used to display information, maps or directions using full colour printing, GRP encapsulation and a wide range of framing structures.

Sandblasted Timber and Wooden Signs

Shelley Signs specialises in producing timber signs and frames and has the capability to sandblast graphics into the timber to create tactile signs for outdoor use. The tactile signs are made using UK grown timber such as Cedar. The sandblasting process results in raised tactile graphics which can range from large bold images to text and maps which are capable of addressing DDA requirements. Routed timber signs are often specified for entrances and plaques made from Douglas Fir, Cedar or Oak. The text is generally painted to a specified colour. The company has a range of CNC routers which allows the design team to engrave a wide variety of materials such as brass and GRP.

External Signs in GRP

Glass reinforced plastic (GRP) signs offer superior outdoor durability and colour fastness. GRP signs offer a hard resin surface which can withstand scratches and impact damage and graffiti can be easily cleaned off. Shelley Signs encapsulation process also ensures that water ingress is not an issue. Other signage materials include polycarbonate and acrylic.

Signage Printing

Shelley Signs utilises a state-of-the-art wide format Mimaki printer for the majority of printing applications. The Mimaki printer offers an excellent colour fastness with a 5 year warranty against fading, inks are cured by UV and no solvents are used and the process has no VOC emissions.

Gauge Boards

Gauge boards are used for rivers, reservoirs and tidal locations to measure the height of the water level. The boards are made from GRP and are extremely strong and durable and have a very low moisture absorption rate. A wide range of options are available including red datum numeral plates and inland boards.

Other products

The enormous array of products produced by Shelley Signs also includes:

  • Commercial signs
  • Point of sale graphics
  • Bollards and posts
  • School and church signs
  • Lectern frames
  • Park signs
  • Waymarkers
  • Vertical frames
  • Wall and rail signs
  • Finger posts
  • Benches
  • Flat cut letters for wall fixing

Shelley Signs is fully committed to providing clients with bespoke signage solutions for any application. The dedicated team has produced an amazing array of designs to suit every internal or external environment. The company welcomes enquiries and will endeavour to create a superior quality sign which is eye-catching, informative and in-keeping with its surroundings. The website has an extensive portfolio of completed projects in parks, nature reserves, visitor attractions, footpaths, schools, businesses and many more.


54 Cartmel Drive

Tel: 01743 460996

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