DSigns Devon Team
Scott Davies
Director

Rolling in with 18 years experience in the sign trade and weighing in at 12 stone after getting caught in the rain. He is the fourth oldest member of the team and thinks he’s the king of signs but this is still in question...

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Richard Such
Director

Rolling in with 22 years experience in the sign trade and weighing in at 15.5 stone due to the middle aged spread. He is not happy about the years catching up but still thinks he knows everything there is to know........ ha!

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Dave Burns
Production Manager

Rolling in with 4 years experience in the sign trade and weighing in at 11.5 stone ringing wet. Dave made the jump from a different trade and is loving every minute of his experiences in this awesome trade!

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Lauren Howard
Accounts

Rolling in with 4 years experience in the “sign trade” and weighing in at (never ask a lady). She’s in charge of keeping the books cooked and us on the straight and narrow!

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Lewis Robinson
Everything

Rolling in with 16 years experience in the sign trade and weighing in at around 10 stone per bicep. He is the newest member of the team and brings a wealth of experience on all the areas of the trade. We never hear about that though......

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Dave Self
Designer

Rolling in with 30 years experience in the design/print trade and weighing in at ‘not very much’. He works more on the design side of things but can turn his hand to all the other areas too when needed. Again due to his age he thinks he knows everything

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Mark Rowe
Installation

Rolling in with 3 years experience in the sign trade. Mark doesn’t like to talk about his weight so we’ll leave it there. He is our resident installer and can fit a sign at any height and put a monolith in any ground! He’s a brute.

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Steve Margrain
Application

Rolling in with 95 years experience in the sign trade. He weighs in at 14 stone after his beard has had a decent trim. He is the oldest member of the team and nobody gives him any kind of abuse about his age......

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Jared Roe
Apprentice

Rolling in with a huge 18 months experience in the sign trade and weighing in at a colossal 9 stone with three layers of clothes on. He is our apprentice and we are trying to teach him the ways of the trade! We have to give him the odd boot up the behind as with all youngsters..

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About DSigns Devon

DSigns were established in September 2000 by Richard Such, he had worked in the trade for about 4 years before deciding to take the plunge as it were into self-employment.

The first couple of years were a bit of a struggle as it took time to establish DSigns as a company that had a good reputation for a perfect end result. I’ll always be thankful to my parents as they’re the ones that helped me through periods of the unknown in the early days!! Our first unit was actually ‘borrowing’ a corner of my family friends unit in Heathfield… I will always be grateful to the Trewern’s as the only rent they asked for was a bottle of Talisker whiskey for Terry as he loves a fine Scottish tipple.

We have moved premises a couple of times over the years, from Heathfield down to Bovey Tracey and then in August 2012, we moved back up to Heathfield to a purpose designed unit with a separate print room and vehicle bay. These were exciting times as it was at that point we were really able to expand and push on as we had room to do so!

I had been printing vinyl for a few years for Scott Davies who was working at a sign company in Torquay, he’d been there for about 10 years before he had the opportunity to take over the shop himself and in 2010 the era of Mac and Me was born.

Scott took an already thriving business onto the next stage and quickly earned a reputation for being the place to go in Torquay. DSigns continued to print for Scott and we became good friends. After a couple of years we decided to look into vehicle wrapping as it seemed this was the new rage in the trade and looked as if it was going to be great fun.

 

In early 2012 we went on a wrapping course together to get some background knowledge on the products and skills required to wrap vehicles.

We spent a lot of time working on our own vehicles before we started wrapping customers vehicles and in September of that year we formed Vinyl Wraps Devon as a partnership. VWD went from strength to strength pretty quickly and we earned through hard work and time a great name in the South West for wrapping.

In 2013 we were lucky enough to be taken to Holland to Avery Dennison’s headquarters near Amsterdam to do their advanced wrapping course…this was on another level and we learnt a massive amount and are so pleased to have been able to go over there and complete the course.

We were spending so much time on vehicle wraps and Scott spending so much time over in Heathfield working on the wraps that in July 2014 we decided, after much deliberation, to join forces and become partners through all three businesses.

We’ve tried to increase our staff at a steady rate and as we are such a small team having the right members of the team is paramount!

Its now the year 2020 and we are going to be hitting our twenty year anniversary in September! It’s crazy how the business has evolved as it has and we have always tried to do things the correct way, little jumps to try to keep things stable as we look to expand. We are currently looking for a new premises for us to be able to try to push on again.

What started with Richard, then Richard and Scott has become something that we are all very proud of and can’t wait to move onto the next step!

Please feel free to come over anytime for a chat about your project. Visuals and Samples are everywhere and the kettle is always on.

Onwards and upwards….

It has been an absolute pleasure working with DSigns. Their enthusiasm and knowledge about the industry and material choices has helped us achieve an outstanding look and finish with our Corten steel signage. The whole process from start to finish has been well communicated and expertly delivered. We are already thinking about other signage we can put in place so that we can work with them again! A great team who love what they do and value their craftsmanship and professionalism. We wouldn’t go anywhere else now and will be highly recommending their services. Thank you to Scott, Rich and the team for all your help and advice.

Clayhill Arts

Clayhill Arts

We have used DSigns on numerous jobs from Building Signage, A Frames, Vehicle Graphics and Full Wraps. Scott and the team not only produce a wonderful product, they come up with innovative & modern designs that really stand out. Their service, from the initial design brief, turnaround time and finished product is excellent. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Jonathon Purdie

Allsop & Pitts

Our lorries look great, our signage looks great, no matter what we need producing, you guys always deliver!
Jack Wiltshire

Wiltshires

DSigns have been supplying and fitting our vehicle graphics for over 10 years. As a nationwide company with over 175 vehicles on the fleet across the UK, Plastic Surgeon can be a very demanding customer. Whether it’s asking for a fast turnaround, flexible service or pushing the limits with our one off ad-hoc designs, DSigns always step up to the challenge, and provide a first-class service, delivered with a smile!
Nicola Harrison

Fleet Manager, Plastic Surgeon

We've been dealing with DSigns for several years, we have always been extremely happy with the service and reliability provided. Good quality products and service at affordable prices

Lee Thomson

Direct Carpet & Curtains

Rich and Scott were one of several firms we invited to advise on signage and graphics for our new letting office, and it was quickly apparent they were in a league of their own. Their knowledge was invaluable, pricing fair and final product exceptional. DSigns are now our firm of choice and I could not recommend them highly enough.

Neil Bartlett

Director - John Lake Estate Agents

We have been working with Scott and company for over 10 years and have found them extremely reliable and friendly   They are always happy to come and meet you and see the project and they give super directions when visiting their offices (if you live in Torquay!).  Their work is always super and professional and we use them across our 3 gyms, I would highly recommend them.

Hannah Bryant

Manger, Winners 2000 - Torquay

Richard at DSigns gave me great design advise on how to present our vans following our rebranding  the new fleet looks really fresh, I have had many people comment on how great the finished vans look
Paul Wood

Managing Director, Devondale Electrical

DSigns have been so much more than a ‘vehicle signing’ company for us. They have provided inspirational designs to help us promote our environmental messages across a range of specialist vehicles. The quality of work has always been excellent and their friendly customer service is always appreciated
Chris Braines

Waste and Cleansing Manager, Teignbridge District Council

Richard and Scott are fantastic for our business. We have seen them grow over the years and we've developed a fantastic working relationship. They understand our business, our core values and what we want to achieve, which is so important to us. DSigns are an asset to our business. We have recently rebranded and DSigns were at the forefront. They always deliver and exceed our expectations. I could not recommend them enough to small or large businesses. Their experience, expertise and professionalism cannot be beaten.
Ben Robinson

Director, Western Counties Roofing

We asked DSigns to upgrade our tired looking vans with a modern look, literally 30 minutes after sitting down with Richard and Scott the artwork was exactly what we were looking for, the vans were booked in and wrapped to a very high standard. With ease of communication we have DSigns producing all of our paperwork and stickers for our products, obviously they’ve also supplied all signage for our premises……. Highly recommended!!!!

Simon Laity

CEO - M&B Oils

There is no doubt that the livery for our Exmoor Ales vans is the most distinctive of any brewery. Attracted a lot of attention and instigated business enquiries. Played a part in more Exmoor beer on more bars.

Jonathon Price

MD - Exmoor Ales

We have worked with DSigns for many years now and they have delivered for us every time. Complex bespoke signage systems, installations, multi vehicle wraps, complex vinyls and decals their expertise and professionalism in this world is second to none. Not only are they extremely experienced and knowledgeable the DSigns team are super friendly, down-to-earth and very supportive.

Mark Girvan

Director - Buddy Creative

We have worked closely with DSigns over the past few years and they have always provided us with a very high standard of service and professionalism.
Mark Cox

Finance Director, Complete Estate Agents

We have worked closely with DSigns over the past few years and they have always provided us with a very high standard of service and professionalism.
Mark Cox

Finance Director, Complete Estate Agents

Heltor have used DSigns for all its vehicle imagery and creation of promotional literature. We have always found their flexible approach to be beneficial for meeting timescales and offering more than just a typical sign writing company
Nick Gratton

Heltor

We have worked with Scott and Richard at DSigns for many years now and have always received a faultless service. DSigns have a fresh approach to business with great innovative ideas. The service offered is fantastic along with their expertise. A first class company.

Matthew Stephenson

Director - The Coffee Company

I have been using Richard & Scott at DSigns for many years, for static signs and vehicle signage/graphics. I have been extremely happy with their work and professionalism. I have never felt the need to look elsewhere. Repeat signage is relatively easy but one off thoughts are turned into amazing reality quickly and professionally by these guys. Well done and keep up the outstanding work.

Mike Knight

Owner - Drive in Autocare

I have used d-signs on many occasions and projects over the last few years. I can’t fault their professionalism and their ability to create the products I require from signage to wall art etc. I go to them will with a brief description of what I have in mind, they always manage to produce my requirements and much more. I would highly recommends d-signs and I would never go to another company for signage their design and Products and service are second to none.

Michelle Lyons

Interiors & Twenty1 Torquay.