Member Feature: Susan King From BEP Signs
As some of you may already know, Entrepreneurial Scotland moved offices recently. As part of our move we enlisted the help of ES Member, Susan King of BEP Signs for the signage in our offices and we we were truly amazed by the finished product. A massive thanks to Susan and the team at BEP Signs.
We managed to grab a few minutes with Susan. Have a read below!
1. Susan, what is your role at BEP Signs?
I am the Owner and Director.
2. How long has the business been going?
BEP Signs was established in 1972, where upon Robert & I bought it over 15 years ago. Since then we have grown & evolved the business to meet the needs of the many changes the industry has demanded.
3. What have you learned along the way?
Having come through different sign & exhibition businesses we have amassed a great wealth of experience and firmly believe that there is always something new to learn. We’re passionate about what we do and strive to be the best and deliver a service that will keep customers coming back time & time again.
4. What keeps you relevant?
By investing in the latest equipment with large-format digital printer/plotters, small format label & sticker printers/plotter, Laser Engraving, CNC router & software, ensures we can provide the best quality, consistently in house. The Sign industry is constantly evolving with new technologies and medias, limited only by your imagination. We love working with different media and developing new products keeping us at the forefront of the industry.
5. Tell us more about what you manufacture.
We proudly manufacture a wide range of products at our factory in Greenock. This ranges from Office & Reception signs, 3D Routering/Carving, Laser Engraving, Wayfinding Signs, Viewfinders, Directories, Corporate Signs, Nameplates, Window Manifestations & Graphics, Bannerstands, Exhibition & Museum Graphics…. and so much more!
6. We are keen to know what you think Scotland needs to do to become the most entrepreneurial society in the world?
Are we not already…? I joke, but I do think we need to highlight & promote entrepreneurialism more. We need to showcase the opportunities and paths for success. We also need to improve the overall infrastructure in Scotland (Transport networks & Tel/Broadband). We also need to nurture and keep our talent in Scotland.
7. Finally, what is 3 top tips for entrepreneurial success?
- Believe in yourself,
- Perseverance; and
- Keep learning, and always ask if you don’t know something!