From apprentice to award winner: celebrating young talent in the UK sign industry

Congratulations to PAA\VQ-SET learner Marc Kisko who recently won Young Sign Maker of the Year at the British Sign Awards 2018. The British Sign Awards are organised by the British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) to celebrate and demonstrate the wealth of skills and creativity that the British sign industry has to offer. 

Photo L-R: Steve Davis, Rob Goleniowski from Roland DG (award sponsors) and Marc Kisko receiving his award.

Marc works for Reade Signs in Aldershot, Hampshire. Andy Fergus Smith, Managing Director at Reade Signs, commented on Marc’s achievement, “From the outset, Marc has shown dedication; he completed his apprenticeship in 12 months - instead of the usual 18 - and demonstrated real development and problem-solving skills ever since… Marc has really demonstrated a thirst for knowledge, a drive for personal development and he works brilliantly as part of our team.”


Reade Signs specialise in delivering signage and wayfinding solutions. The company works with property and construction companies, architects, creative agencies, wayfinding consultants and corporate clients.


Andy Fergus Smith also explained the importance of training and apprentices in particular to the success of the company, “As a fast growing company, apprenticeships are an excellent route for us to bring on new talent in a structured manner that leads to recognisable skills development; for us it is the perfect blend of learning and our apprentices are able to immediately relate their learning to their day to day roles." 


Photo shows Marc at work printing onto a verometal panel.



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