Over the past 30 years we have built up a reputation for the same care and attention to detail that you would expect to see in the finest piece of furniture, combining high specifications with realistic pricing into a product that will last.
Here are just some of the people that bring their talents and skills together to help us to do this...
Harry started his working life teaching in the good old days of woodwork, metal work and technical drawing. Whilst very satisfying he hankered to do his own thing and so the Village Sign People was born. Since then Harry has gathered a team of highly skilled craftsmen and specialist artisans around him to fulfil his dream.
Jo is an expert in the traditional art of gilding and much of her work involves the sympathetic restoration and conservation of antique frames and furniture as well as working with period interiors, contemporary furniture, painted surface decoration and specialist framing. Jo has a wide range of clients including The National Trust, painting/paper conservators, interior designers and of course the Village Sign People!
Roger is our accountant and with over 40 years of experience oversees everything financial. When away from the office he is a passionate supporter of Norwich City FC and has a very competitive mind having reached the final of BBC’s Mastermind in 2009 and then the semi-finals in 2013.
Pam isn’t just the voice on the other end of the phone, she is passionate about getting it right, she even did a furniture restoration course to better understand the skills and process’s involved in what we do. Pam has a wealth of experience and will always offer suggestions and advice.
Robert has well over 30 years’ experience and is a member of the Master Carvers' Association. He does all our hand carving and his work can be seen in some very landmark establishments, Downing Street, Windsor Castle, the House of Commons, the Globe Theatre, the list just goes on....
Diana Burnard has been working for us making village signs for over ten years. Before that she worked as a freelance illustrator and storyboard artist mainly in the advertising industry. Diana studied art at St, Martin's School of Art in London, and then went to UEA where she studied modern history, graduating in 1973. Making village signs enables her to combine her interest in art and history, she also works on her own watercolours and drawings from her studio in South Norfolk.