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We are Martin & Roma Walsh t/a designAsign, a small family business. We specialise in printing full colour images onto aluminium and steel providing quality metal signs and wall plaques for decorative or functional use; and colourful quality mouse mats. We are now in our eighth year of trading and continue to successfully serve our customers across the world, delivering quality metal signs and mouse mats from a selection of over 55,000 vintage images from around the world, including the Victorian Image Collection. We have modern ranges too, including our innovative personalised parking signs.
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Located in scenic North Yorkshire, an area of adventure, exploration, fun and indulgence. A stunningly diverse county, North Yorkshire is home to romantic moorland, historic attractions, lively towns & cities and grand sweeping coastlines. Yorkshire boasts some of the finest British countryside. With more square miles of National Park than any other English region, we are not short of inspiration for our work.
Yes, we do offer a custom service too, in addition to stock item quality metal signs and mouse mats. Many of our customers have ordered products which feature stunning scenery, fun moments or their loved ones. Others have needed the reproduction of a vintage image for their restaurant or bar; that rare shot of the steam train or the child’s painting proudly given to mum. It really is up to you and your imagination.
We work on the principle that without you, our customers, we would have no business. We are honest and straight talking. If we can’t meet your order, or deadline, we will tell you. We need happy customers since much of our business comes through referrals. We will soon provide more opportunities for customers to interact and communicate with us. To this end we intend developing and promoting our presence on Facebook and to provide timely information through Twitter. Roma loves Pinterest and will be sharing favourites from both our collection and those we like in others.
Since we are a small family business we have the opportunity to responsibly source the goods, materials and services which we need to trade. Where possible we use local suppliers to minimise environmental impact through transportation. Where a social enterprise exists to benefit its workforce and community we try to identify ways we can use their products and services. We have a bias towards British Manufacturing and until recently sourced our mouse mats from the last remaining British manufacturer (who have since closed). Our steel is manufactured, processed and coated here in the United Kingdom. The only finished metal signs which we do not manufacture ourselves are also manufactured here in Yorkshire. We do not import finished products from China nor do we supply finished products sourced from China. Whilst our packaging is effective and fit for purpose, we do try whenever possible to use recycled packaging and the ‘fill’ too, such as shredded paper.
Just got your package, unbelievable turnaround, thanks so much! I’m really happy with the way it turned out, and I know they’ll be really chuffed too. Thanks again for the brilliant service. Alex Tomlinson, Commercial Artist
“This arrived so fast it made my head spin … and it was beautifully and safely packaged. I was really impressed and delighted” Ms S, Essex
“Wall signs look great in my kitchen – very fast delivery service too” Mrs P, Kent
“Superb quality metal signs, highly recommended” Mr R, London
“Great selection of metal signs, will definitely order more” Ms R, County Wexford, Ireland
“First rate service – thoroughly recommended” Mr D in Cornwall
Roma is developing better ways for designAsign to use social media. We will shortly begin to use Twitter to both announce our weekly offers but also to answer enquiries too. Roma loves Pinterest and is beginning to share both images we have in our collection and ones we like in others. We have been on Facebook for sometime but Roma would like to hear from you about what you want to see from us on Facebook … please use our simple Contact form.
Martin has a great interest in sourcing and processing the vintage image collections. In contrast, he enjoys the challenges of installing, maintaining and repairing networks and ICT systems too. One challenge facing many rural businesses like ours is the lack of superfast broadband connectivity. For us, this has been overcome in part due to the technology available to us.
Located in Grewelthorpe in scenic North Yorkshire, an area of adventure, exploration, fun and indulgence. A stunningly diverse county, North Yorkshire is home to romantic moorland, historic attractions, lively towns & cities and grand sweeping coastlines. Yorkshire boasts some of the finest British countryside. With more square miles of National Park than any other English region, here at designAsign we are not short of inspiration for our work. Please locate us using the designAsign Location Map above. Personal callers by appointment only. You can Contact Us using the contact form below.
Not surprisingly, we have a large number of vintage images featuring locations in North Yorkshire, including the categories vintage railway advertising and Victorian photochroms. We have a large digital collection of vintage circus advertising posters too. Did you know that over a century ago William F. Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, brought his world-famous Wild West Show to Yorkshire? Our privileged access to the Victorian Image Collection also includes some fascinating Victorian photography taken in North Yorkshire, including Helmsley, Pickering, Whitby and many other sites. Use the designAsign location map above to zoom out and locate sites of interest across North Yorkshire.
Need to Contact designAsign? We do try very hard to answer all enquiries within 24 hours. Often much sooner! We sometimes work weekends too and will reply if we are able to …
Do Contact designAsign – we welcome your enquiries. Please do take the time to contact us directly through e-mail using the simple and speedy contact form above. We can be contacted by telephone on 01765 650 178. At times the phone may be unattended. We’re not a call centre, just a busy family business. We always try to respond to your enquiry within 24 hours, but occasionally this isn’t possible. For example at weekends and peak seasonal times. Personal callers by appointment only please.
We work on the principle that without you, our customers, we would have no business. We are honest and straight talking. If we can’t meet your order, or deadline, we will tell you. We need happy customers. Much of our business comes through referrals. We will soon provide more opportunities for customers to interact and communicate with us. To this end we intend developing and promoting our presence on Facebook and to provide timely information through Twitter.