About Us

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In 1984, Robin Watson left employment in the design & advertising dept in Robbs (Hexham) to start up Robin Watson Signs, working initially from his parents' 8' x 4' garden shed.

Having studied the art of Sign Writing and Calligraphy at Newcastle College for a number of years which led to a part time tutors role at the college, Robin used the skills & experience he had worked hard to master and brought them, along with his natural design flare to create signs with character and impact.

The addition of a trainee, Colin Groves (now a company Director) back in 1998 has added different skills and qualities to the company which has helped us to move with the times & technologies that are constantly changing in the sign trade.

Despite the constant evolution, we still strongly embrace the traditional methods and character traits which Robin has strived to hold on to, as a trademark of the work which is produced in the company today.

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The Staff

Robin Watson

Managing Director

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Colin Groves


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Jeannette Smith

Workshop assistant and small works

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Danny White


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Sir John Upton

Sign fitter

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