As the exhibitions industry geared up for one of its most hectic periods, Perton Signs sent a team of ten technicians to work on site at the NEC, Birmingham, for the Autumn Fair, 7-10 September.

The team supplied 98 suspended signs and banners and built and installed directional signage and features signage throughout, as well as 12 sets of graphics for the entrance halls on behalf of the show's organisers i2i Events Group.

The entrance graphics, measuring 10m by 2.5m, are comprised of printed fabric stretched over frames and built into integral lightboxes along with illuminated acrylic floorplans in order to create a striking visual impression for visitors arriving at the show. Perton also worked with the show's feature designer and furniture contractor, Penny Banks, branding furniture using adhesive backed graphics and vinyls.

Autumn Fair marks the end of the summer holidays for Perton Signs, contributing to the company's busiest week of the year, with national and international commitments ensuring the firm is operating at near-capacity levels.

"This time of year our schedules are packed with simultaneous projects," admits Perton Sign's director Andrew Kennedy, "and it's a challenge to ensure the most efficient allocation of our resources when the pressure is mounting! Fundamentally it's all about planning and deploying the right people to the right project and experience does come into play on these occasions."

But Perton Signs certainly delivers in the eyes of Ian Solomon, director of operations at i2i Events Group, who remarked "Perton never fails to deliver, and even though we know they're incredibly busy, they always give the impression that we are their only client."