On December 5th 2018, London Transport Museum partnered with Transport for London to host the TfL Supplier Awards 2018. The evening celebrated best practice and excellence in collaboration between TfL and its suppliers. Links Signs had the privilege of attending and also sponsoring one of the award categories, as we did last year:
Best Environmental Initiative.
A total of eleven categories were represented at the ceremony, with each being sponsored by a TfL partner organisation. Those same categories also awarded those who had made the shortlist of nominees.
Once again, we were also honoured to be approached by TfL to design and produce all of the awards handed to each of the winners and those shortlisted at the event. This year differed from last year’s inaugural ceremony, in that there was a theme to this year’s event: recycling. We took that theme and let our imaginations run wild when designing the awards. At the heart of the winners’ awards were actual recycled train door operating mechanisms, engraved with the winners’ details and encased in beautiful blocks of clear acrylic.
Shortlisted nominees took away with them awards formed from recycled tri-fold tube maps, sandwiched between two plaques of engraved and chamfered clear acrylic. We even made sure the packaging the awards came in was made from fully recycled and recyclable materials.
We would like to congratulate all the winners as well as the shortlisted nominees.
We wish them all an equally productive and successful 2019.
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A pleasure to work with Links again on such a poignant programme. Delivering amazing high quality. Very much looking forward to working together again in the future.Robert Varney – Engagement Officer (North) & TfL Charities Scheme Manager
Links Signs took on the challenge to provide the awards for the first Transport for London Supplier Awards. Using products and materials that are supplied to TfL for our station signage, Links created very impressive plaques for our winners and runners up. Throughout the production process Links kept TfL up to date with images, delivery schedule and were always on hand to clarify any queries. We look forward to working with them again next year.Amanda Green – Transport for London
Link Signs provide a first class service throughout the design, production and delivery process. I worked closely with the team on a high profile project, with requirements changing on a sometimes daily basis. Links Signs went and above and beyond to meet our requirements and surpassed our expectations. I would highly recommend and endorse working with Link Signs.Catherine Villegas – Project Manager, Transport for London
The team at Links Signs provide unfailing support and flexibility, which enables us to develop ambitious schemes and be confident of the highest quality results. Working with them has transformed the way we approach our exhibition design.Catherine Harvey – Hastings Museum Office & Keeper of World Art
Links Signs successfully managed a complex project overseeing the manufacture and installation of 48 panels to create a bespoke mural on the Transport for London (TfL) owned bridge and the station entrance at Northwood Hills station. Links ensured not only that all the technical and engineering requirements of TfL were met but also that the extensive colour hues specified by mural artists Gordon Collett and Cosmo Sarson were achieved. The finished result is wonderful, as summed up by Mayor of London Boris Johnson when he visited ‘My God, it’s beautiful! Did we do this? The murals – they’re sensational!’ He added: ‘I think it’s all fantastic, really imaginative. I’m very proud.’Helena Webster – Town Centre Improvements Team Manager, London Borough of Hillingdon
Links Signs are experienced, professional and offer great value for money. I know I am in safe hands when I am working with them.Mariam Zulfiqar – Freelance Curator