Yearly Archives: 2012

Birmingham firm completes signage deal for FA

A Birmingham-based sign firm is celebrating a contract, which saw its work being televised globally during a football game in August.

Bowden and Dolphin Signs manufactured and installed the signage for the Community Shield match on August 12 – a game that saw Manchester City defeat Chelsea 3-2 at Villa Park.

“The honour of completing this project pleased everybody who had an input,” says Jamie Bowden, director at Bowden and Dolphin Signs.

“If the game was played where it normally is at Wembley Stadium, then we wouldn’t have won the contract. But this year saw the Olympic Games come to London, so we were lucky that Villa Park was chosen as an alternative.”

The FA awarded the prestigious contract for a disclosed amount.

Marketing Manager for the FA Cup, Charlie Boss, said: “I’m delighted by the work carried out by Bowden and Dolphin Signs. The work they installed at Villa Park looked fantastic.”

Bowden and Dolphin worked closely with the FA design studio who create the designs.

Bowden and Dolphin ensured that the manufacture and installation of the signage was completed quickly and that the stadium was transformed into a Community Shield venue.

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Sign Manufacturer supports diabetes charity

July 2012

A BIRMINGHAM man who donated a kidney to his brother and raised nearly £8000 for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is organising another fundraising event for diabetes sufferers.

John Bergin underwent a transplant operation in 2004 to help brother Mick in his battle against diabetes.

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June 2012

Birmingham signage firm donates vinyl

Birmingham Signage Firm Helps Local School Get Arty

A sign company based in the centre of Birmingham have been sending their off-cuts to a local school, instead of seeing them end up in a landfill site.

Staff at Bowden and Dolphin Signs, a company that’s been established in Birmingham since 1959, have been collecting their off-cuts of vinyl and donating them to the Art Department at Great Barr School.

Birmingham sign company donates to school

Miss Caldecott, Head of Art at Great Barr School, said:

“I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to Bowden and Dolphin Signs for their kind donation.  We have a school production coming up and the vinyl will save a lot of time in creating the backdrops and the scenery.”

Jamie Bowden, Director at Bowden and Dolphin, said:

“We are glad that this costly waste product can be put to good use by the school.  Lots of plastics and vinyl end up in landfill sites, so finding a good home for them to be used will prevent this.”

Bowden and Dolphin Signs manufacture all types of signage including self-adhesive vinyl text.

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April 2012

Signage firm helps to herald a new era for Longbridge

A Birmingham-based signage firm has helped boost security at St. Modwen’s £1 billion regeneration of the former MG Rover works at Longbridge.

Bowden & Dolphin Signs, a family run signage company, has manufactured and applied the signage to the Longbridge security vehicles, which patrol the 468 acre site that’s scattered across multiple locations.

Leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen is transforming Longbridge into a thriving community, delivering 10,000 jobs, 2,000 homes, a new town centre, parks and public open spaces.

Andy Dolphin, Director of Bowden & Dolphin Signs, said the company was delighted to be playing a role in such a major scheme:

We are absolutely thrilled to have provided the vehicle livery for the security vehicles at Longbridge. We wish   St. Modwen every success and hope that we can work with the company again on future projects.”

Mike Murray, senior development surveyor at St. Modwen added:

“We are pleased to work with local companies like Bowden & Dolphin in the transformation of Longbridge. The regeneration project will create a thriving commercial, leisure and retail community, which will in turn create thousands of jobs.”

Bowden & Dolphin specialises in creating and installing a variety of signage solutions, working closely with clients, designers and architects to provide intelligent and efficient fitting – causing the least disruption to a business or organisation.

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March 2012

Birmingham Firms Working Together is a Sign of the Times

Birmingham sign designer and manufacturer Bowden and Dolphin has won a major new contract to provide signage for Yardley’s Swan Centre.

The contract is for the design and manufacture of directional signage to help delivery personnel find their way around behind the scenes, as well as front-of-house signs for the shopping centre itself.

The tendering process involved stiff competition, but Yardley’s Swan Centre decided that Bowden and Dolphin was the right choice.

Yardley’s Swan Centre is just a few miles from Bowden and Dolphin’s premises and the signs will be hand crafted by local Birmingham sign makers.

Andrew Dolphin, Managing Director at Bowden and Dolphin said:

“We were delighted to hear that we had successfully won this fantastic contract. We understand the importance of local Birmingham businesses working together to help boost our city’s economy and create success, despite the downturn.”

Andrew added:

“We have a vast portfolio of experience when it comes to shopping centre signage and so we were delighted when Yardley’s Swan Centre asked us to quote for this project.”



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