Outdoor signs and business signage

Elevate your brand to the heights it deserves.

They say never judge a book by its cover but unfortunately the same can’t always be said for business premises.

Come rain or shine, week in, week out, year after year, you want your outdoor signage to elevate your brand to the heights it deserves – whether that’s a shop front, a huge manufacturing plant, leisure centre marketing, development site, offices or countless other locations.

Steve after having recently installed HPP signage

Smart, well-designed signage sends a clear quality control message to customers, visitors and corporate partners and ensures prominent positioning of your brand.

Our exterior signs undergo the highest quality processing and attention to detail to guarantee superior, long-lasting signage.

We work with clients across a range of industries including leisure, healthcare, pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and construction locally, regionally and nationally.

Signage with an added advantage

Cornerstone isn’t just a full-service agency providing marketing, design, digital and PR options to our much-valued clients.

We also operate a highly specialised production studio and signage division. And while we’ve long had the equipment, skills and expertise, our capabilities were ramped up thanks to a move to an impressive new workspace in 2019, which features a purpose-built print room.

Our signage division isn’t an ‘add-on’, it’s an ‘ad-vantage’ – for you as a client and for us as creatives. It enables us both to work together to perfect your concept from start to finish. In fact, businesses and organisations have been benefiting from the work of our Cornerstone production department for over a decade.

Our production crew has a wealth of industry experience, both in manufacturing and installation. They are perfectionist professionals with backgrounds in a broad range of both traditional and state-of-the art printing techniques.

They also have a head for heights, possessing PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers Association) certification and IPAF MEWP (Mobile Elevating Work Platform) licences.

Outdoor signage of an orange sign welcoming people to Burnley Padiham Leisure Centre

Outdoor signage gives brands the WOW factor

Outdoor signage is about understanding your customers’ behaviour in order to create a beautiful, yet functional area. It’s not just about looking pretty – although it will definitely add a wow factor – it’s about seeing the potential in the space and surfaces around you and transforming them into golden branding opportunities.

In return you’ll create attractive surroundings which will allow you to capitalise on business growth and brand perception. It’s our job to help you take your customer on an engaging brand journey. To immerse them in the environment around them and give them the opportunity to emotionally bond with your brand and all the life-enhancing positives it has to offer.

Waterside hotel and leisure club outdoor signage

The process

To get started with outdoor signage, we initially take a brief from the client to understand the scope of the project before conducting a site survey, gathering information on materials, measurements and placements.

The project then passes to our highly experienced design team who interpret the brief, inclusive of the site survey, creating visuals for client consideration ahead of approval and sign-off.

Once the design aspect is finalised it zooms over to our wide-format production studio.

And that’s where the magic happens (well it isn’t magic, it’s pure knowledge and skill) before the all-important installation.

The Cornerstone ‘diligence, care and pride’ ethos features heavily throughout the entire process, but this final stage is where it’s absolutely essential and it’s what makes our production service stand apart.

It’s then down to you to plan your grand unveiling.

Outdoor signage is a range for all options

We use precision, wide format print and production processes with long-term UV-stable inks alongside the best quality, long-life materials to produce stunning, high-resolution graphic materials for a wide range of business uses.

Much of our work is bespoke to the client and we offer a wide range of material solutions from back lit tray signs to acrylics, steel and aluminium signage.

Large window signage in Oldham Town Centre

Outdoor signage that we provide

We’re constantly increasing our offering and adopting the latest processes so we can provide the most up-to-date signage solutions alongside the more traditional formats. Our outdoor signage range includes a wide variety of mix and match options. Let’s take a tour…

Acrylic signs

When it comes to acrylic signs we have many options. Whether you need built up acrylic, back lit acrylic or flat reverse printed, our acrylics will help to add a new dimension to your business signage and brand presence. We have laser cutting, polishing and engraving services for the perfect finish.

Aluminium composite

Aluminium composite is durable and stable offering multiple applications outdoor (and indoor too).

These boards can be used for a number of signage applications, both internal and external, from hoarding panels and post-fixed signs to wall signs and directional signage. We recommend wrapping our boards with vinyl to create a stunning continuous edge that offers better protection from the outside elements.

Tray signs

Aluminium tray signs offer an effective, modern way of producing signage without a frame.

They can be manufactured in different shapes and can include vinyl graphics and fret-cut, built-up and flat-cut letters on the front. Tray signs are mounted with an internal frame meaning no unsightly fixings are visible. For signs with a little more presence, an aluminium tray sign could be the answer.

We also offer a range of back-lit acrylic inserts for tray signs, to add more colour, vibrancy and prestige to your exterior or interior signage.


We have an extensive range of interior and exterior lighting solutions. They include everything from low energy LED to super bright external lighting to generate a strong roadside presence. We provide advice to clients on how best to light their signage applications to provide the greatest impact.

Window frosting

Maximise your business or shop windows with strong branding and sales messages.

Turn clear glass windows into private areas, with decorative shapes cut into or from frosting. Window frost can also make large windows or glazed doors more visible with small, frosted circles cut out. Create an etched glass effect with lower-cost vinyl.

Back-lit signs

We offer a full range of back-lit acrylic signs for both internal and external applications.

Integrated with our custom fret cut tray signs, acrylic is accurately inserted into knock outs and back lit in a variety of colours to give you brand the presence and attention it deserves.

Hoarding panels

This is a cost-effective, reliable option particularly suited to development sites.

Hoard panels are used to take full advantage of roadside advertising opportunities. Marketing messages can be printed direct to hoard or vinyl can be mounted and wrapped around the board for a flawless finish.

Our hoarding board print production services offer top-of-the-range print quality, colour intensity and vibrancy with perfect finishing to make the strongest and longest lasting impact on your site.

All hoarding facias are printed at high resolution, with vibrant inks to make a real impact and leave a long lasting, stunning presence.

Find out more with our hoardings service page.

Outdoor signage design and installation

All of our signage is designed, printed and manufactured at our Oldham base, and is carefully checked for quality and defects before being despatched.

Any issues are rectified before being delivered or installed, meaning that your signage will be on brand, to the highest of standards and defect-free.


Your job is in good hands – our team is highly experienced, fully qualified and hold all the required CSCS cards and associated training and qualifications, as we mentioned earlier.

Our installers are fully insured to carry out outdoor signage installations across the UK. They are based in-house, all working to the same high standards that Cornerstone is renowned for.

And they’ll take time to consider the site layout, any work taking place – if applicable – and how best to proceed on your site with the least hassle or fuss. All work is checked and signed off, and our installers do not leave the site until you are totally satisfied with the results.

Interested in working with us? We’d love to hear about your next project

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