Fitzpatrick Woolmer is a specialist in all types of signage and wayfinding. Established in 1995, it’s growing to become the leading UK signage producer for a vast array of businesses, public sector organisations and private landowners.
We focus on creative solutions and bespoke signage adapted to your site, property or location and with exacting attention to detail, from the shape and placement of your signage to crafting on-brand lettering, illustrations and mapping to add value to your visitors.
Our accomplished in-house team develops innovative ideas for park furniture, notice boards, interpretation displays, wayfinding and orientation panels, blending knowledge, expertise and creativity to manufacture tailored signs designed for durability and visual impact.
Every signage model we produce is crafted in our fully equipped workshop, with designs and graphics created within the Fitzpatrick Woolmer studio, bringing together all the talents of our team to deliver a seamless end-to-end service. Additional services such as full installation mean our clients trust us to deal with every aspect, from initial design ideas to final delivery and signage erection.
Over the years, we have been delighted to work on thousands of projects from our hubs in Rochester, Kent and Wales, working with valued clients such as The National Trust and The Wildlife Trust to produce sustainable, exceptional-quality signs and immersive visitor experiences.
Meet the Team
Every member of the Fitzpatrick Woolmer team embodies our commitment to outstanding customer service, design expertise and professionalism, working with clients large and small to commission either one-off signage displays or complete signage and wayfinding strategies for larger attractions and facilities.
Mark Woolmer: Founder and Managing Director
With a strong background in art and design, Mark is passionate about the capacity for excellent design as a communication tool, leading the Fitzpatrick Woolmer company and focusing on strategy, business development and continual improvement. Having previously worked as a professional illustrator before founding the company, Mark is a hands-on director and regularly consults with teams and clients to oversee the quality of operations we are known for while mentoring colleagues to uphold our drive for flawless precision.
Gary Woolmer: Sales Manager
As Sales Manager, Gary works closely with our clients and customers, and oversees the sales team. He brings a history of design knowledge and extensive experience working in the signage industry, allowing him to make best recommendations for sign and wayfinding solutions that fit the budget, brand and target audience.
Stuart Blayney: Studio Manager and Head of Creative
Stuart is responsible for managing the creative process behind the scenes, running the busy studio while supervising design development, and ensuring every client receives design outputs they are delighted with and that adhere to their budgets and timescales. Stuart handles scheduling, conceptual design and service level agreements, with years of experience working within the creative, design and production sectors.
Michael Whitton: Production Manager
Having been with Fitzpatrick Woolmer for over 17 years, Michael is an integral part of the team, overseeing intricate, complex and large-scale production projects of all sizes, using his skills in operational management and accurate production to deliver signage panels, units and accessories that are engineered with the highest quality materials. Michael manages every production process closely, ensuring each unit passes rigorous quality controls before approval.
Glen McCormack: Senior Designer
Glen is Fitzpatrick Woolmer’s Senior Designer and has been with the company since the beginning, seeing it expand rapidly from a team of three to two regional offices, full in-house fabrication assets and a workforce of 18. Glen is responsible for a range of graphic and conceptual designs, producing comprehensive proposals and mock-ups to make client’s ideas a reality.
Annabelle Etherington: Signage and Wayfinding Consultant
Clients consult with Annabelle when they need to find the best ways to implement branded, unique and captivating signage that reflects their ethos and location while improving accessibility, site navigation and the enjoyment visitors experience whenever moving around the space or premise of the client.
Who We Work With
Our clients come from across the UK sectors and are as diverse and varied as the signage we produce.
- Local authorities: producing signage for public areas, facilities and information centres.
- Parks and nature reserves: we design beautiful, sustainable signage and orientation boards for many outdoor attractions, lakes and walking routes.
- Schools and universities: wayfinding is essential for campuses and educational facilities, aiding easy navigation around their sites.
- Heritage attractions: we work with indoor and outdoor attractions to develop bespoke signage that adds enrichment and context to their displays and landscapes.
- Corporate clients: our business clientele often require entrance and wayfinding signage for car parks and directional displays for commercial buildings and retail parks.
Other organisations we work with include museums, zoos and animal sanctuaries, consultants and landscape architects, and many other groups who wish to incorporate signage to bring their outdoor spaces, sports facilities or amenities to life.
Brand led sign and wayfinding consultants
Passionate about design and aesthetics
Considerate technical and support advisors
Where can you find us?
Fitzpatrick Woolmer Design & Publishing Ltd,
Unit 7 Lakeside Park,
Contact us today to speak to a member of the Fitzpatrick Woolmer team. Whether you want to know about the products we offer or how to transform your designs into signs, we are happy to help. No question is too small.