To mark the anniversary, the centre hosted a special celebration, with FASTSIGNS global CEO Catherine Monson, who flew in from the United States for the event. The Lord Mayor of Leicester Councillor Ross Grant, was also in attendance and helped the FASTSIGNS Leicester centre mark their first year anniversary in style.
FASTSIGNS Leicester was officially opened by Catherine as part of her national visit to the UK, in 2017. During her 2018 trip, Catherine handpicked the Leicester centre as one of seven centres she would visit during her time in the UK and enjoyed hearing about the centre’s activities in its first trading year.
Owner, Nyemachi Atanda, has overseen a number of high-profile community projects during her first year as a franchisee. The family-run company has formed sponsor partnerships with Lutterworth Football Club and Leicester Coritanian Athletics Club, alongside other projects with a number of local schools, including Inglehurst Junior School.
Speaking after the visit, Catherine Monson said: “Year-on-year it’s our goal to grow our FASTSIGNS network, it’s always a pleasure to see the success stories of our newest franchisees. Nyemachi is a great leader, networking with local businesses and forming a community of clients that many companies would envy.”
For Nyemachi, Catherine’s visit was the perfect way to celebrate the milestone for the company:
“We’re always excited to welcome Catherine to our centre, it’s fantastic to have her here alongside the Lord Mayor and a number of our clients. Leicester is a fantastic city that is thriving more than ever and it’s so great to be a part of that. Community is important to us and we’re thrilled to be able to showcase this as part of Catherine’s visit.
“We’ve had a great first year and want to thank each and every one of our customers for making the past 12 months such a success. We’re really looking forward to seeing what next year will bring and helping even more Leicestershire businesses with their signage needs.”
During the event, the centre also hosted a raffle with two local schools winning free wall graphics.
Based on Saffron Way, FASTSIGNS Leicester forms an integral part of a network of 21 UK FASTSIGNS franchises.
For more information on FASTSIGNS Leicester, visit: www.fastsigns.co.uk/2172-leicester.