About us

Rivermeade Signs has been established for more than 30 years and employs approximately 60 people split between our factories in London and Newcastle upon Tyne.

Our reputation is based on the manufacture of high quality custom signs and the management of complex projects. We believe that 2 factors in particular have been fundamental in achieving this goal:

Most of the 50+ staff at Rivermeade have been part of our team for many years - staff turnover is minimal. We are proud to have 4 fathers and sons working together. All our staff members are versatile, highly skilled and work to a single quality standard - the best that can be achieved. 

We manufacture virtually everything we sell in our factories in London and Newcastle only sub-contracting specialist processes. This policy enables us to maximise control over quality and delivery. 

Rivermeade has a continually developing range of high quality sign products designed to meet the needs of the specifier and the end user.

Rivermeade manufactures its own range of digital signs. Our patented PrintSign technology is the simplest and most intuitive way to control a digital sign.

Rivermeade Signs is ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 accredited.

The services we offer are design development, site audits and surveys, the preparation of layout and constructional drawings, project management, manufacture and installation.

Our sister company Rivermeade Design offers a full range of wayfinding and sign design consultancy services.

Senior management team

Mark HarrisonMark Harrison – Managing Director

Mark has worked at Rivermeade for the last 25 years formerly as Commercial Director and for the last 15 years as Managing Director having previously worked after graduation in a management role in the sign industry.

Mark has a long track record managing the most demanding and large scale sign projects. These include:

Oxford Brookes University Imperial War Museum Manchester Town Hall Extension and Central Library Olympics 2012 Main Stadium and Handball Arena Derby City Council JP Morgan Canary Wharf London Quadrant 3 redevelopment London ExCel Exhibition and Conference Centre Twickenham Stadium Emirates Stadium The O2 Arena English Heritage national programme BBC Media City ICC Birmingham Whitechapel Gallery Oxford University Estates University of Manchester National Gallery Victoria and Albert Museum Merrill Lynch Headquarters London British Museum London Royal Albert Hall London Chiswick Park London St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Corinthia Hotel London Hotel Del’Europe Amsterdam Al Rasheed Hotel Baghdad

Lindsay WilcoxLindsay Wilcox – Sales & Marketing Director

Lindsay has more than 30 years experience in the sign industry having previously trained as a lawyer. As well as day to day involvement in sales across the range of Rivermeade’s customers Lindsay is involved in the preparation of promotional material for the company and in providing wayfinding and sign design consultancy services. 

Recent wayfinding and sign design projects include: 

Tewkesbury pedestrian signing scheme,  Lincoln Castle Waldorf Astoria Hotel Amsterdam Sheraton Skyline London Sheraton Heathrow London Al Houra Resort Morocco Hilton Hotel Freetown Sierra Leone Hotel Alfonso XIII Seville Hotel Europe Killarney Westin Golf Resort & Spa Abu Dhabi Waldorf Astoria Syon Park Buccament Bay Resort St. Vincent Holiday Inns Reading & Manchester Capital Gate Tower Abu Dhabi Gloucester Docks wayfinding scheme City and Islington Colleges London Henley Management College Wellcome Trust Genome Campus Wellcome Collection Whittington Hospital London St. Bernard’s Hospital Gibraltar Wigmore Hall London Birmingham Museum and Gallery Town Hall Birmingham

Peter WesselPeter Wessel – Works Director

Peter has worked in the industry for the last 37 years. This has given him an unrivalled knowledge of sign manufacturing processes and techniques and of modern production management – experience which is essential for the efficient management of any project no matter how large or complex. Peter works closely with his team and has a genuine understanding of the people who work for him. Peter takes an active role in the development of his staff.

Peter was heavily involved in the development and subsequent successful ISO accreditation of Rivermeade’s management systems. Peter works closely with external consultants in the maintenance and improvement of Rivermeade’s quality, health and safety and environmental strategy and policy.

Peter holds safety and electrical qualifications and is Nebosh qualified.

Nigel Ball – Financial Director

Nigel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and manages the company’s finance department from our factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. Nigel has worked for Rivermeade for 10 years.

Jon PayneJon Payne – Technical Design Manager

Jon Graduated in Industrial Design and Technology and for the last 12 years has managed the Rivermeade Design team.

Jon is principally involved in preparing detailed constructional drawings which form an essential stage in the process of turning a two-dimensional design intention into a manufactured object. This process requires an intimate knowledge of sign making materials and manufacturing processes.

In addition to project lead work Jon is involved in the continuing development of the Rivermeade product range.

Eric GreenEric Green – Project Manager South

Eric is responsible for day to day liaison with customers, material procurement and managing individual projects to completion. He is a member of the commercial office team in London and has many years experience in the management of sign projects. Eric has been with Rivermeade for more than 25 years.

Eric reports to Mark Harrison.