Our History

Our parent enterprise M.A. White Group was founded in 1938. For the sign maker then, it was handcrafting with enamels and other traditional materials.

  • 2021
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    As the tide turns in the fight against the global pandemic, we continue to provide dedicated support and industry-leading service for our client’s and projects across all sectors
  • 2020
    To support the NHS and local government services during the Covid-19 pandemic, we repurposed some of our production capabilities to manufacture large volume of critical PPE products
  • 2019
    To increase capacity and efficiency we expanded our production facilities
  • 2018
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    To help facilitate steady growth and continue to build on strong performance, the organisation restructures from a Partnership to a Limited Company: Ascot Signs Ltd
  • 2015
    Steady growth and highly successful project delivery throughout UK and Ireland continues, thanks to a great team pulling together to achieve strong performance at every level of the organisation.
  • 2014
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    The company continues to build a strong track record of highly satisfied clients, carrying forward the core values of quality and integrity.
  • 2013
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    In house Project Design team created, to provide our clients with a further value-added service.
  • 2012
    100 years since M. A. White began his apprenticeship
  • 2011
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    Company relocated into current purpose built office and production facility.
  • 2004
    Ascot Sign Systems
    The company restructured and relocated to a new office and workshop. Andrew White remains as the Senior Partner. The signage element of the business became the main focus for M.A. White Group and the company rebrands under the new name ASCOT SIGN SYSTEMS.
  • 1985
    Matthew White Jnr died, 40 years after joining the company. The business continues to service wide range of projects for a varied customer base.
  • 1967
    M.A. White the company founder retires. Matthew White Jnr and Andrew White continue to develop the business
  • 1963
    Matthew’s son, Andrew, joined the company as an apprentice.
  • 1948
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    To meet the demand for decorating materials following the war years, the company opened a store on a busy town centre thoroughfare.
  • 1945
    Matthew White Jnr joined the company as an apprentice.
  • 1939-1945
    Becoming increasingly recognized for quality and integrity, the company expanded the workforce considerably. During the war years the Lough Foyle ocean inlet, near where Matthew had established his workshop, became a busy naval sea port.
  • 1938
    After 26 years’ service with his original employer, Matthew established his own business, M.A. White. This enterprise commenced with decorating and sign writing.
  • 1912
    Matthew A. White (1898-1968) is indentured to train for 7 years to become a craftsman in the traditional skills of sign writing, marbling, graining and gilding.


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