21 May 2024

FESPA UK & Make it Happen Signage look forward to collaborating

Make it Happen Signage Consultancy joins FESPA UK and looks forward to ongoing collaborations.

Make it Happen has recently joined FESPA UK, a federation of trade associations and an organiser of exhibitions and conferences for the screen printing and digital printing industry.

The move complements its existing alliance with the International Sign Association (ISA UK), of which founder Sam Armstrong currently stands as President.

Sam comments, "At Make it Happen, we have delivered our Signage Bootcamp and On the Frontline training to over 3000 delegates combined. Many of these have large format print activities within their businesses." Sam goes on to say, "The move opens up further opportunities to learn, co-create and develop solutions to industry challenges that ultimately benefit those working in the Signage, Print & Display sectors. We are delighted to have had such a warm welcome from Suzi and the FESPA team and look forward to exciting times ahead!”

Early 2023 collaborations have seen FESPA UK's Managing Director Suzi Ward and Creative Coordinator Jay Burfield attend one of the consultancy's one-day Signage Bootcamps, to glimpse first-hand what FESPA members might expect from the day. Suzi says, "It was great to get a better understanding of the challenges that sign makers face when undertaking projects. The day was really beneficial, and we think our members could take a lot of knowledge away from the courses."

Further to this FESPA UK will be featuring details about Make it Happen's Sustainability Bootcamp on their Responsible Print website, an online resource to help its members to future-proof their businesses.

Suzi Ward, Managing Director at FESPA comments: "We are thrilled to be welcoming Make it Happen to our community. The work we have been doing with our waste management accreditation sits nicely alongside their sustainability workshops meaning together we can help to guide printers and sign makers throughout the UK, how to become more responsible with their waste and choice of materials, without it costing them the earth."

More information about Make it Happen's one-day workshops can be found on their website www.makeih.co.uk/training

Details about FESPA UK’s new Accredited Waste Management Scheme can be found here: https://www.fespauk.com/waste-management