The ‘Three-Legged Stool’ award represents the partnership McDonald’s has with its three pillars of the business – franchisees, suppliers, and company.

This year the award has been presented to our very own Tony Bairstow via their Annual General Meeting.

We are delighted for Tony and thrilled as a company to receive this prestigious award, we have worked in partnership with McDonald’s for in excess of 25 years and our relationship is something the business is extremely proud of.

Tony is honoured to have been acknowledged for his hard work and success over the years. This has been made possible with the help, determination, and dedication of the McDonald’s Butterfield project delivery team.

A huge congratulations to Tony and the entire Butterfield Signs McDonald’s team and a big thank you to McDonald’s for recognising our ongoing commitment to the long-standing relationship.

Butterfield Signs and Project Management:

We like to think that awards such as the above highlight the value we place on project management within the business.

Indeed, the company has a wealth of experience in delivering your branding.

As a group, we are able to offer both project and programme management services tailored to suit each clients’ own individual requirements.

Our divisional teams are highly experienced and successful in delivering projects in a number of market sectors that have included both fast track and phased termed rollout programmes, design-led initiatives and one-off bespoke projects.

Our teams will assist from the initial brief through all disciplined stages including design; development; site auditing; prototyping; manufacture; installation and aftersales care.

The four primary constraints we work to are: scope, on time, quality and budget.

Our project representatives will attend all necessary site meetings and client review meetings including progress reporting in your required format.

Reporting and operational control of all company processes are via our bespoke BOSS management system, however, we also work with a number of clients' own project systems downloading project information, programmes and drawings, etc., and uploading site audits, visuals progress reports and completion packs, etc.

If you need any help with the project management of your next signage project, please get in touch on 01274 722244 or

In conjunction with ISA-UK, Butterfield Signs have been looking back into the history of neon signs. We are one of the oldest neon sign suppliers in the UK that still to this day, supply in house made neon signs and designs

Neon tubing has been described as “The living flame” and we are proud to celebrate that we have been producing Neon tubing for 75 years.

At the beginning of the 20th Century the introduction of Neon tubing had a significant impact in the development of urban nocturnal spectacles as Neon could produce effects which far outstripped the capacity of any earlier light sources.

Furthermore, Neon tubing could be manipulated into shapes for use in the creation of spectacular signage and the lavish silhouetting of buildings to express a sense of exuberant vitality, dynamism and prosperity.

So where did it all begin:

The popularity of Neon then began to gather momentum as creative influences in various parts of the world embarked on the design of spectacular static and animated images, signage and the building of decorative features.

The technologies employed in the 1930s to create the tubing is not too far removed from today’s methods of production.

The Argon filled tubing was also conventionally formed in grids as a backlighting to illuminate Perspex panelling in signs but this was eventually replaced by the use of the fluorescent lamp which in turn in today’s market has been superseded by low voltage LED technology.

In the UK today there are only a rare few producing traditional Neon tubing which is still preferred by those trying to create a retro look and feel and Butterfield Signs are proud to be part of both the heritage and continued story of Neon.

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