St Helens signage manufacturer Vinyline wins first key Parkside contract

Published June 2023

St Helens-based sign manufacturer Vinyline Graphics has been awarded a contract to manufacture a range of exterior site signage following a competitive tender process. The installations will appear around the boundary of the site, subject to planning permission.

The deal marks the first ‘win’ for Parkside Regeneration’s long-standing pledge to involve as many local suppliers as possible in the delivery of the project.

Keith Hughes, managing director of Vinyline Graphics, says he’s delighted with the appointment.

“We have always had a keen interest in seeing this site transformed for the good of the town and the wider region,” he said.

Other opportunities for local companies to tender for work will be announced over the coming months, with a programme managed on behalf of Parkside Regeneration by St Helens Chamber of Commerce.

“Parkside’s impact will be felt many times over if more local firms work with St Helens Chamber and we’re delighted to be leading the way,” added Keith Hughes of Vinyline.

The main construction tender is expected to be published in the autumn and bidders will be judged, in part, on proof of their ability to engage local labour and local sub-contractors.