Health & Safety

Health & Safety holds a vital place in today’s working environment and Astley Signs together with our consultants work hard to ensure best practices are followed in the factory and on site with regular external, internal & sub-contractor audits.


We have numerous accreditations and operating permits, including Safe Contractor Status and 'SPA' accreditation which means our fitting crews, surveyors and project managers have a safety passport that authorises them to work on live petrol forecourts.


Download our Health & Safety - Statement of Intent


Our History

1924 - Astley Signs begins trading in Lancashire, UK as H. Astley & Co.


1988 - Two of the current directors establish a 1500sq ft metal shop in north east England and trade as Astley Signs North East


1990 - Following a management buy out the company is now The Redforrest Group and moves to new premises in Gateshead


1992 - Professional Sign Systems is launched as a trade division


2003 - Sainsbury's joins the company's blue chip client list


2004 - The company opens an installation hub in Glasgow


2006 - The Group opens a depot in Leeds


2007 - The Redforrest Group opens an office in Milton Keynes and the company's print division, Jigsaw, begins providing point of sale and retail graphics to a range of clients


2010 - The company opens a purpose built head office in Gateshead and Saltwell Signs becomes part of The Redforrest Group


2012 - The company re-brands as Astley offering Astley Signs, Astley Imaging and Astley Maintenance with offices in Gateshead, Leeds, Glasgow and Milton Keynes


2014 - Astley is named Manufacturer of the Year at the Tyneside and Northumberland Business Awards


2015 - Astley has now been owned by the current Directors for 25 years


2016 - Astley and Sign of the Times are now partners offering a wide range of traditional and architectural signage