About Chapple Signs

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Established in 1969, we have built a reputation for combining the highest level of service with a friendly one-to-one approach.

 

With our roots in traditional signwriting and unusually still offering this as one of our services at Chapple Signs, we’ve never been shy in embracing modern technology. Our policy has always been to monitor our market and our customer’s requirements and to update our equipment and materials as necessary to maintain our competitive edge.

 

Providing a comprehensive service ranging from the smallest of signs to national fleet, corporate vehicle livery, we offer free quotations, followed by colour proofs of your signage requirements before using only the highest quality materials to produce the finished result.

Kevin Chapple

Kevin has over 35 years of experience in the sign industry, joining his family run business in 1987.

 

As a director of the business Kevin’s primary role within Chapple Signs is managing the day to day running of the business with focus on graphic and technical design. With a keen attention to detail, he has a vast knowledge and understanding of product selection and performance.

 

In his spare time Kevin enjoys classic cars and long country walks with his family and working dogs.

Mat Chapple

Mat joined Chapple Signs in 1999 and has over 20 years of experience in his family run business.

 

As a director Mat manages the day to day running of the workshop, fitting team and quality assurance. With a detailed understanding of graphics and extensive knowledge of product performance he ensures every project is completed to a high standard.

 

In his leisure time Mat enjoys a variety of outdoor pursuits and activities.

Ben

Ben has been a member of the Chapple Signs team since 2014 and is a very experienced graphics fitter.

 

Since joining Chapple Signs Ben has progressed his career to become a senior fitter.  Ben has a detailed knowledge and experience in vehicles graphics wraps.

 

Outside of work Ben is a keen car enthusiast and enjoys competitive kart racing.

Jake

Jake joined Chapple Signs in 2013 as a fitter and has gained many years of experience in the sign industry.

 

Now a skilled and customer focused senior fitter Jake has detailed knowledge and understanding of all aspects of signage and graphic fitting.

 

In his spare time Jake is passionate about car renovation and spending time with his family.

Jack

Jack is our youngest member of the workshop team, having worked at Chapple Signs since October 2018.

 

Starting as a junior fitter he has progressed his career within the industry and is skilled at fitting vehicles and the preparation of all graphics.

 

Jack favourite pass time is fishing and his passion for this has seen him compete in competitions throughout the UK and Europe.

Sam Kitchener

Sam joined Chapple Signs in 2014 as the sales and administration manager.

 

Her many years in sales has given Sam a wealth of customer service experience. Sam works closely with our clients from beginning to end with keen interest and enthusiasm. 

 

In her spare time Sam enjoys nothing more than socialising with her family and friends. Sam also enjoys a variety of sporting activities.

Kirsty Schartau

Kirsty has worked with Chapple Signs for over 10 years.

 

Kirsty has spent many years working in sales and accounts and now assists in both these roles at Chapple Signs.

 

In her spare time Kirsty loves everything to do with gardens, from visiting them to spending time in her own with family and friends.

Anita Chapple

Anita has worked at Chapple Signs 2003.

 

Over the years Anita has gained a wealth of experience and now manages the accounts and pay role. Her other responsibilities at Chapple Signs include business administration and Health and Safety compliance.

 

Outside of work Anita loves spending time with her family and socialising with her friends.

Our history

Chapple Signs was established in 1969 by Rodney and Marianne Chapple.

 

Rodney’s tutor recognised his talent for signwriting at an early age when he was training at college as a painter and decorator. With his keen eye for attention and a steady hand, Rodney was selected and transferred to the signwriting course.

 

After graduating college, Rodney and Marianne worked from their family home. With Marianne’s head for business and Rodney’s passion for signwriting, the foundations of Chapple Signs were built.

 

Signwriting vehicles back then was very different; with vehicles being signwritten by hand, a vehicle could take up to a week to finish. Signwriting by hand is still a service that Chapple Signs offers today.

 

Marianne & Rodney were later joined by their sons, Kevin and Mathew, and the company has since grown from strength to strength.

 

With more space needed, Chapple Signs moved to larger premises and has now been based at Charles Industrial Estate in Stowmarket for ten years.

 

Kevin and Mathew are proud to now run the family business, with the same level of passion and commitment as their late parents. Embracing the latest technology and using high-quality products, Chapple Signs remains well respected in the industry.