Founder Jayson Godridge reflects on a decade in business and what the future holds for his Bath-based branding and sign-making company
Celebrating a decade of business in Bath, this January marked the 10th anniversary for branding and signage business Freestyle Designs.
Founded by managing director Jayson Godridge back in 2008, it all began from his spare room shortly after the birth of his first child. Many sleepless nights and long six day weeks later, they began building up clients from some of Bath’s best organisations. Amongst these projects included branding for all of the BANES vehicles and developing the signage for most of the schools across Bath.
“Whether you are starting a new business, promoting your company and its achievements, or promoting an event, our Bath-based sign-makers and designers can provide a full design and application service to ensure that your business stands out above your competitors. We provide innovative and creative solutions for all types of signage and branding, from single one-off jobs through to large corporate re-brands, and everything from toilet signs to wallpapers and manifestation.
“Our staff, experience and investment in the latest technology sets us apart from any other sign-makers in Bath. There is a team of 11 staff here, all with a proven background in the signage industry. The equipment we have is second to none, with two of the fastest roll-to-roll printers and a large format flatbed UV printer, enabling us to print on a huge range of substrates with unbeatable speeds and prices. This is great for our clients, who are looking for quality products in a very short time frame.
“We have also recently invested in an automated flatbed cutter and router, enabling us to streamline all our cutting. In the long-run this will allow us to tap into new existing markets like packaging and point of sale. We can create any shape and any size on pretty much any media. We have invested over £100k in the latest technology and equipment over the last 12-18 months. All of our equipment is owned outright, which gives us confidence in knowing that we have been able to re-invest capital into the development of Freestyle Designs.
“In the last couple of years we have been lucky enough to team up with another great Bath-based company, Interaction, who design and provide amazing work places. This has really enabled us to showcase our creative side and has given us the opportunity to work on some amazing projects.
With 10 years of innovative branding solutions now under their belt, Freestyle Designs has grand plans for the future. “We want to continue our growth by taking on another work premises, giving us more space to develop our own creative office space and work environment. We want our workspace to be an interesting, exciting hub that inspires us to be the best at what we do.”
At Freestyle Designs we have over 15 years experience in helping businesses with innovative branding and signage solutions.Our specialist sign team can provide a full design and application service to ensure that your business stands out above your competitors.
Responsible for all aspects of production and installation Matt is usually found in the workshop organising the production team. He has a wealth of knowledge and understanding from 20 years in the sign trade. A keen cyclist that enjoys spending quality time with his family.
Jay has been in the trade for over 10 years. He loves to create designs for a brand from their logo to all aspects of signage and POS. A huge lover of Pop art, urban art and Wassily Kandinsky. This Craft beer loving Londoner plays rugby, enjoys DIY and walking his two kids (the French bulldogs!).
Meeting new people, building relationships and keeping clients happy is what Bradley enjoys most. Away from work hobbies have been replaced with two very energetic little people.