All signs point to growth for Barnsley firm

A family owned signage firm in Barnsley has been able to expand and take on global orders resulting in a substantial increase in turnover, thanks to support from Yorkshire Bank.

Barnsley based Totty Signs has been making signage for more than 35 years. The company was established by Brian and Gloria Totty as a traditional sign writers and screen printers. Over the years it has progressed into every aspect of sign manufacture and print, from small safety signs to architectural branding.

Growth at Totty Signs has continued year on year and over the past 12 months has seen a significant spike in turnover, thanks to an influx in enquiries across the country. However, this put additional stress on the company, which has to buy supplies in advance to cope with increased demand. To process orders, a substantial increase in cash-flow was required which Yorkshire Bank was able to provide. The deal was delivered by Jonathan Fletcher, relationship manager at the Bank’s business and private banking centre in Barnsley.

Thanks to an increased cash-flow, Totty Signs has been able to continue taking bigger orders and now services customers such as Taco Bell UK, Ardagh Group, Dunkin’ Donuts, HSBC and Alton Cars. The Totty team, made up of 14 staff including a complement of designers, fabricators and installation staff, along with Brian’s son Jason Totty and daughter Debbie Brown, are looking to expand the business in the near future.

Managing director, Debbie, said: "Totty’s has experienced a real spike in growth recently, and its great Yorkshire Bank has been there to support us and allow us to take advantage of the influx in new orders. We never say no to a customer and we look forward to growing the business and employing more staff in the near future."

Kevin Elliott, head of Yorkshire Bank’s business and private banking centre in South Yorkshire said: "Totty Signs has been a part of the Barnsley community and a customer of Yorkshire Bank for years so it’s fantastic to see the team take advantage of growth opportunities in the region. The company embodies the characteristics of strong, successful family business and we look forward to working with Totty Signs as it continues to grow."


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