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Roland DG champions Young Signmakers Award

Roland DG champions Young Signmakers Award

brett-newmanRoland DG is continuing to champion the next generation of sign professionals as it once again sponsors the ‘Young Sign Maker of the Year’ award at this year’s BSGA British Sign Awards, which will return to the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on the 3rd November 2016.

As a leading manufacturer of wide format digital printers for durable graphics, Roland DG is committed to supporting young and emerging talent from the sign industry and appropriately, the new ‘Young Sign Maker of the Year’ award will recognise young signmakers who are making an outstanding contribution to a sign business.

Nominations are now open and employers or supervisors can submit an entry for potential candidates through the BSGA British Sign Awards websitebefore the submission deadline on Friday 19th August 2016. Entrants must be aged 25 or under, on or before 31st March 2016, and should be employed in a UK sign business.

Commenting on the BSGA British Sign Awards 2015, Brett Newman, Roland DG’s Managing Director said: “We are delighted to be involved with the BSGA British Sign Awards for a second consecutive year and to be working alongside the British Sign and Graphics Association to recognise and celebrate the important contribution young people make to the sign industry.

“They aren’t just the future of the sign industry, they also bring fresh ideas and perspectives that will help drive the sign sector forward and open up new markets. This is a cause which is close to my heart, and that of the company and we are committed to introducing the apprentices we employ to the broad spectrum of creativity that the industry offers.”

Formally known as the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award, this year the award criterion has been broadened to make it accessible to even more young signmakers.

David Catanach, Director of the BSGA said: “The aim of the award is to find a young signmaker who is already making an outstanding contribution to a sign business in terms of commitment, ability, and future potential.

“However, formal training and qualifications are vital to young people and all candidates should have undertaken or be looking to undertake a formal training programme, such as a Signmaking Apprenticeship or equivalent.”

This sponsorship further underpins Roland DG’s commitment to inspire loyal, long-lasting relationships and educational support, with services such as the Roland DG Academy, an industry recognised training facility that is available to businesses and individuals working within the heart of the industry.

The Academy, which presents delegates with an ideal learning environment, is equipped with state-of-the-art training technologies and the latest Roland DG technology, which is designed to help them to develop their skills and expertise and the lucky winner of the award will not only receive this prestigious accolade, but will also be offered a space on the Roland DG Academy course of their choice.

The winner will be announced at the BSGA Awards Presentation gala lunch, where Roland DG will also participate in the integrated ‘Sponsor Showcase’ when it will be displaying its wide-format digital print and cut technology.

The BSGA British Sign Awards are open for entries now.


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