Vehicle livery deal set to herald major expansion

The Oxford Times: Tobin Jenkins Tobin Jenkins

A VEHICLE graphics firm is aiming for major expansion after picking up national contracts.

Bosses at Witney-based Sign Language are looking to triple the current £1m annual turnover this year as well as recruiting more staff and expanding its premises on Range Road.

The firm recently picked up a contract to provide the livery for the Autoglass fleet of vans across the UK, along with another major deal with car leasing giant Lex Autolease.

Managing director Tobin Jenkins, pictured, said: “The Autoglass contract was a real coup for us in particular.

“It has been a lot of hard work but we have just appointed a production manager and a financial controller which has helped.

“We are just about to start another phase of recruitment for about four fitters.”

Mr Jenkins added that he expected staff numbers to rise from the current 15 to the “low 20s” in the next 12 months.

He is also negotiating to take on the unit next door, initially as office space, before expanding the production area into it by the middle of the year.

Mr Jenkins said the upswing in business contrasted with the firm’s fortunes a year ago.

He said: “At the start of 2013 the order book was really low but we did not make any redundancies and our profits did not increase.

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“But that decision is paying off now as we are going through a growth phase.”

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