Who are we? We are one of the UK’s leading trade large format graphics, banner and backdrop printers. Established in 2008, we have grown in scale and now have 1000’s…
Who are we?
We are one of the UK’s leading trade large format graphics, banner and backdrop printers. Established in 2008, we have grown in scale and now have 1000’s of loyal trade clients across the UK and Europe. Our mission is to give you the best quality products at the lowest possible trade prices.
Using our online calculator for most roll to roll products we have made it easier and much more efficient for you to work out costs and order your print effortlessly using our online web system.
We deliver printed graphics to the UK and Europe and all items are sent in plain wrap so you can order and send items direct to your client if you wish.
Our efficient processes are highly automated, enabling us to produce high quality banners and signage very cost effectively. Our ethos in efficient manufacturing has allowed us to sell our products at the lowest rates on the UK market today.
Banner World started business in 2008. Our objective was to be the lowest cost banner printer in the UK. Over 10 years later and with over 2000 regular clients we produce high quality banners and graphics at prices much less than our competitors.
How are we are able to offer this low cost service? We have automated 80% of all the processes, which cuts the times it takes to process and manufacture your order. We use semi automatic eyeleting and hemming machines which cut down on manufacturing time and labour. A 10m x 2m banner can be hemmed and eyeleted in less than 5 minutes meaning we can produce large banner jobs very quickly.
Most of our products are printed at our European print house. The printers here run 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The machines are constantly running, only stopping to change rolls. A new print run is created whilst the previous roll is printed and the process is repeated. With the ability to batch and send full complete rolls of material to printers we minimise waste with our sophisticated batching and nesting systems. The batching technology calculates the most economic lay up of the banners on each roll which cuts down on wastage. Our approach to wastage and time enables us to manufacture the best possible products at the lowest trade rate. We in turn pass this saving down to our customers, so you can be assured you are getting the best possible value for money.
Meet the Team
John Leatherbarrow - Managing Director
John has over 22 years of experience in the signs and graphics sector. John began his career in signage in 1998 after leaving college where he gained a National Diploma in graphic design. John has a wealth of all-round expertise and knowledge and has worked in many roles within the signage industry. As well as being an experienced graphic designer, John is an experienced sign manufacturer and vehicle wrap installer.
Craig Noteboom - Sales Manager
Originally from Yorkshire, Craig started work in the sign industry in 1998 and worked for a small sign company on the Fylde Coast. Craig moved onto the biggest sign company in the area, Granthams, where he met the future Banner World MD, John. Craig has been the right-hand man at Banner World since the beginning. Craig coaches local youth football and is a keen guitarist.
Rebecca Jensen - Accounts and Admin
Rebecca oversees Banner Worlds admin and accounts. Working previously for over 17 years in the motor trade at Mercedes Benz, Rebecca is highly experienced and has excellent customer skills. Rebecca is the life and soul of the office and enjoys spending weekends with her family.
Chris Giles - Head of Marketing
A veteran of both the Sign & Graphics and Internet Marketing industries, Chris joined Banner World in 2015. His first experience in the graphics industry involved operating an Apple Macintosh Plus with a 9-inch black-and-white screen (yes, he really is that old). Chris is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Kay Drayson - Prepress Department Manager
Kay graduated from the University of Bolton in 2019 with a degree in Textiles and Surface design BA (HONS). Her work has been exhibited at London's Business Design Centre for New Designers Week. Kay specialises in Textile Design, Print and Surface Pattern.
Paul McBride - Production Manager
Paul is Banner World's production manager and has worked in the signage industry for 10 years. With fantastic organisational skills, Paul is a valuable part of the team. He has an eye for detail and is an exceptional motivator. In his spare time, Paul plays 5-a-side football and is a regular at the gym.
Stephen Skelly - Lead Developer
Stephen is an expert in web development and server maintenance. Stephen has a degree in Internet Computing. He gained a BSc Hons in the subject and graduated at the University of Hull in 2008. A non drinker, Stephen co-owns a popular bar in Blackpool which is strangely weird! He is an avid music fan and supports live music and local artists who perform at his venue.
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