People & Opportunities

Astley People

"If you believe in people, they will believe in themselves."


At Astley we adhere to the philosophy that we as a company are the sum of our parts, and those parts are our people. We’re particularly proud of the rich mix of individuals, each bringing skills and life as well as business experience to the team. It gives us a deep vein of knowledge and insight to draw upon.


We believe in the mutual respect of our colleagues and have confidence that teamwork will accomplish our company objectives. We proudly reflect the elements of our brand through our day to day work.


Job Opportunities


Unfortunatly we don't have any openings at the present time.


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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