commercial signage

whether we’re working on a huge sign for the side of your warehouse or installing an illuminated sign, we know how important it is that your business looks great.
Commercial Sign | Maersk | Kettering | Motive Graphics

Commercial signage that gets you seen

Are you at a loss as to why people pass by your office without a second glance? Is it difficult to see your business sign in a sea of commercial units on an industrial estate? Do you need a sign maker to take your ideas and use their expertise to produce a business sign that will get you noticed? Then you’ve come to the right place!

This is where the skills of the Motive Graphics sign makers can come into their own. We combine experience and knowledge to create custom-made signs for interior and exterior signage to create a seamless and cohesive brand for your business.

A combination of exterior, illuminated, wayfinding signs and window graphics can transform your premises, from small to multisite, from boutique cafes to large industrial warehouses. Good commercial signage will give you more visibility and point anyone walking or driving to your business. We can make any sign, any size to ensure your business is seen by the people who matter

“Visitors were struggling to find our business. With more deliveries and increasing visitors, we needed to act fast. The Motive Graphics team were brilliant from the moment we met them for the site survey. They were full of great ideas and suggestions and transformed our ideas into high-quality custom made signs. The installation was seamless and we are delighted with the end result. Our business signs are now something to be proud of”. Logistics Company, Cambridge.

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Custom sign makers specialising in industrial unit and large business signs

Whether you have one site or several sites that require commercial signage; getting the right business sign that reflects your business and that can be seen by your visitors, staff and delivery drivers while meeting your budget can feel like a huge task.

As expert signage makers, we navigate you through external building signage options (of which there are many) and give you the pros and cons of each, so that you can be confident in the decision you make. Ultimately, our goal is that you end up with quality, long-lasting signage that looks fantastic. 

Last year we designed and installed over 1,500 signs on warehouses, office buildings and shops across the East of England. Customers often asked if they needed planning permission. 

Our essential guide includes everything you need to consider before embarking on a commercial signage project.

Commercial Signage | Rotherham | Industrial Sign Tray | Motive Graphics
Commercial Wayfinding Signage | Cambridge | Motive Graphics

Directional signage and wayfinding signs

Guide visitors in or around your site with directional signage and eye-catching wayfinding signs. Perfect to avoid visitors getting lost or helping them to keep to one-way systems in and around your site.
Hoarding Signage | Commercial and Industrial Signage | Cambridge | Motive Graphics


When you plan to transform a site and have exciting plans in progress, creative on-brand hoardings can help tell a story and give a sneak peek of what’s to come. Our team has worked on hoardings for residential, commercial and industrial sites, bringing new developments to life.
Industrial Illuminated Signage | Whittlesey | Motive Graphics

Illuminated signs

Add an illuminated sign to your business or warehouse to make your business stand out 24/7! While your competition is missing out, your business can be a shining example of advertising when the sun goes down. Illuminated signage is a must for any business that has customers or visitors that will be arriving during the hours of darkness, which is particularly useful during the winter months. What type of sign do I need?

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Breathe a new lease of life into your office with custom signage and graphics

Looking to refresh your interior and exterior building signage at the same time? Breathe a new lease of life into your office environment with graphics and creative signage that reflect your brand and create a warm and welcoming experience for guests. There are lots of ways this can be achieved with the help of our creative team. Popular choices include:
Retail Window Graphics | London | Motive Graphics

Window graphics

Modern offices and shops often have a lot of glass whether it be on your shop front, meeting rooms or as dividing walls and provide key real estate to make use of.

Window space is a great way to advertise promotions through window graphics and stickers. If you want to add privacy, window frosting can be used to do this whilst adding branding.

Interior Illuminated Signage | Leeds | Motive Graphics

Interior illuminated signs

With smart technology and energy-efficient LEDs, illuminated interior signs have become increasingly popular with the added benefit of being very instagrammable! From cool staff breakout areas to your reception, coloured interior illuminated signage can complement your brand and bring your logo and company values to life. If you’re not able to have externally illuminated signage, interior signage in the right position is also a great way to navigate visitors to you.
Interior Illuminated Signage | Leeds | Motive Graphics

We make sure your shop sign is too tempting to walk past

If you’ve launched a new product range, temporary window graphics are a great way to advertise to your customers.

If you’re a restaurant, windows can be a great space to add menus, posters and imagery to entice customers in.

Our creative team apply their exhibitions stand experience, to create head-turning graphics that will elevate your brand and bring your values to life. 

Illuminated projecting signs can be added to help make the ultimate shop front, and are great when paired with illuminated signage.

If you’re restricted and can’t make use of a projecting sign, pavement signs or a-boards can be a great alternative with the added benefit of being able to move them in and out, or to a different location when required.

How do we work?

Site Survey for Commercial Signage

site survey

Sounds official, but this is a critical part of the project process.

As part of our site survey, we’ll work with you to understand what you are looking to achieve, who comes to the site, any challenges you’ve faced with your business signs, equipment we’ll need to bring for the installation and any technical work that might need to happen prior to or during the installation.

From the site survey, we can establish the next steps and a follow up with a final quote.

Commercial Signage Design


Whether we’re doing one large business sign, exterior business signs on multiple sites or illuminated signs for instagram ready interior space, we’ll be utilising the creative minds of our design team to ensure your business signs look great and work perfectly for the space. 
Commercial Signage Manufacturing


All of our business signs are designed and manufactured by us in the UK. Our onsite design and build team work from our Cambridgeshire workshop and install throughout the UK. 
Commercial Signage Fitting and Installation


Working at height, in a busy location or around opening hours, we can adapt our installation to suit you, to ensure the safest installation of your business signs.
Commercial Signage Project Management

project management

You will have a dedicated project manager to work with you. Whether this is your first commercial signage project or if you are a seasoned pro, we will take the stress out of the whole process.

We pride ourselves on our reputation providing our customers with a personalised service.

What’s the secret to a successful commercial signage project?

The secret to managing any successful custom sign making project from start to finish, is taking the time at the beginning to understand the task in hand, where your responsibilities lie as the project manager and creating a comprehensive sign project plan.

We have fitted hundreds of large scale business signage projects and have the Trust Pilot reviews to match. If you’re looking for a team that’s easy to work with and experts within their field, then give us a call!

Illuminated signs | Motive Graphics
branded office signage | Motive Graphics
Totem Signs
Office vinyl graphics for stairs and communal area | Motive Graphics

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Ready to start your project?

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How quickly can you install our signs or graphics?

How quickly we can install your signs or graphics and how long it will take depend on:

  • When we can have access to the site for installation
  • How big/ complex the signs and/or graphics are

When we come to your site to undertake the survey, we will be able to give you a much better idea on timings and process.

Can you install out of hours?

Absolutely! We will work around you, to ensure we install at a time that is most convenient for the venue and venue management.

We will plan our installation to minimise the disruption on-site, installation at the weekend or out-of-hours may be more appropriate. We are always happy to discuss what will work best for you.

Who provides the specialist access and installation equipment?

We do. If we need specialist equipment to undertake the installation, then we will provide it. We will work with your site health and safety representative to organise access.

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what our customers say about us


Great service, from initial contact right through to install of graphics on the van,
Would 100% recommend they guys and girls at Motive.

Matt Riley, Private Chef - Van Graphics


We had the pleasure of working with Motive Graphics for the re-design of our signage throughout our salon and outside. From start to finish they were on the ball, and efficient in their correspondence with us. Nothing was every too much trouble, no matter how many times we tweaked things. Edward was so helpful throughout. We would 100% recommend Motive Graphics. The salon looks amazing, thank you!

Lash and Glo - Signage and Interior Graphics


We've been using Motive for all of our exhibition and display needs. I can't thank them enough for the projects they have delivered, they always go over and above to help us to achieve our goals. They cover everything from concept creation, to sourcing materials, delivery and build. Everything is always delivered to the highest standard, and there is never a problem that can't be solved! A massive THANK YOU.

Essential Cuisine - Exhibition Stand and Events Solution

From a small pizza chain called The pizza room, Dave and his team were extremely and utterly professional and helpful from the day of purchase to receiving the stickers. Seriously couldn't recommend Motive Graphics any more. We will definitely be using them for future projects we have coming up 🙂

The Pizza Room London - Shop Signs


We’d like to say a massive thank you to the legends at Motive Graphics for design and creating a full range of signs in time for our official opening last weekend!   From a rough brief, they created and tweaked proofs to suit our (and the council’s) requirements, and had them made and ready for collection in no time. Thanks again for your help guys!

Paradigm Cycles - Signs and Interior Graphics


The guys have just left after putting up the external signs at the gym and an internal one on the front desk. I week from quote to install with no issues at all. Will 100% be using again on our next batch of internal signage.

Alpha Athletic Gym - Shop Signs