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SEC Signworks has recently merged with Gordon Engraving and we celebrated by holding an Open Day at the end of March. We also used the event to commemorate Gordon Engraving’s 50th anniversary.

Local businesses made the most of this unusual opportunity to visit behind the scenes as we opened our doors to reveal the complex processes behind the production of perspex and acrylic creations, laser and commercial cutting and much more.

James Wilford, of YMS Travel, who attended the Open Day, said: “You see some amazing signs outside shops and businesses and many of them are very creative. It was fascinating to see how these are made and some of the clever techniques involved. I was also very interested in the processes behind the acrylic products made by Gordon Engraving, from canapé trays to awards trophies!”

Jamie Thomson, director of SEC Signworks, said: “There are some highly skilled and experienced staff working for our new joint venture and they really enjoyed the opportunity to show off their skills. Visitors appreciated seeing them at work and it was a very enjoyable day.”

The Open Day raised funds for two local charities - Macmillan Crossroads which supports people with cancer and the Martha Trust which works with people with profound disabilities - by selling handmade Perspex items including coasters and mobile phone stands.
The merger between Gordon Engraving and SEC Signworks creates a major new provider of business signage in Kent, specialising in vehicle graphics, shop fascias, signs, engraving and plastics.

For further information contact:
Jamie Thomson at SEC Signworks on 01227 766229 or jamie@secworks.co.uk


SEC Signworks is holding an Open Day to celebrate its recent merger with Canterbury firm Gordon Engraving which has created a major new provider of business signage in Kent. Gordon Engraving is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Jamie Thomson, director of SEC Signworks, says: “This Open Day will offer an interesting insight into the world of sign making.  Participants will be able to watch the experts at work whilst they carry out processes such as acrylic fabrication, heat bending, commercial engraving, laser cutting and much more. It will be a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes.”

William Gunther from Gordon Engraving is very positive about the firm’s future.  He says: “There are exciting times ahead for our new venture. We are delighted to be celebrating our 50th anniversary by commemorating the past whilst also embracing our future.”

The Open Day will also be raising funds for two charities, Macmillan Crossroads and the Martha Trust, by selling Perspex coasters created by Gordon Engraving.

The day will consist of 3 factory tours combined with presentations, demonstrations of acrylic fabrication, heat bending, flame polishing, diamond polishing, commercial engraving, laser profile cutting, point of sale displays, Magnetherm secondary glazing system and signage (of course).

And very importantly there will be champagne, nibbles & networking!

The Open Day will be held on 29th March at Gordon Engraving’s premises at 18 Roper Close, Canterbury, CT2 7EP. There will be three optional time slots:

  • 10.30am to 12.00 noon
  • 12.30pm to 2.00pm
  • 02.30pm to 4.00pm

Please email Jamie confirming which slot you’d like to attend jamie@secworks.co.uk

Parking is very limited in Roper Close & we suggest that you use the Pay & Display Car Park next to Canterbury West Train Station or perhaps the Pay & Display on Roper Road. Please see map below.



All at sea – no more!

Over the course of this last month one of our coachbuilders has been working on this 1966 Leyland AEC bus, GJG 739D, repairing some accident damage. One damaged panel was completely replaced and another was repaired.

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180312bSEC get a racing start!

We have just started converting this DAF truck into mobile living accommodation for Cable Racing. We are creating a kitchen area/living area complete with fridge/freezer, microwave & sink. We are creating two bedrooms, the first with bunks & en-suite bathroom and the second is a double which also boasts an en-suite. The vehicle has an 8m extendable awning that pulls out to act as a workshop space where the F1 racing sidecars can be worked on. SEC Signworks are also completing all exterior graphics.

Watch this space for completed photos!

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170310dCooking up a storm! At SEC we take on any challenge & this bus for Omnibus Kitchen Co. was no exception! We had the task of squeezing all of their kitchen equipment into this single deck bus!

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A Mobile Guide to Life! We are currently working alongside BBC Radio 1 DJ, TV Presenter &
former fashion stylist Gemma Cairney on a very exciting project to promote her new book OPEN A TOOLKIT FOR HOW MAGIC & MESSED UP LIFE CAN BE’.

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