About Taylor & Pickles

Taylor & Pickles History
Taylor & Pickles Building

Our History

Taylor and Pickles was set up in 1929 by Mr. R. Taylor and Mr. F. Pickles on Guild Hall St, Preston as a small engraving and rubber stamp supplier to all the local businesses.

1970’s – 1990’s (Avenham St)

Taylor and Pickles as a company grew to a larger engraving and rubber stamp suppliers to most of the businesses in the Preston area with the guidance of the owner and son of the original partner Mr. Frank Pickles. In 1993 Frank Pickles retired and sold the business to a trophy engravers in Southport who wanted to expanded into another market but also linked their knowledge of engraving across to the new business. With new drive and ambition new machinery was purchased and a new team was employed to drive the company forward. Taylor and Pickles started winning contracts with the likes of Marks & Spencer, The British Council and BNFL. Before very long, new premises were needed.

1994 – 2002 (Preston Technology Management Centre)

Taylor and Pickles moved into their new premises in a modern business park even though they had lost their shop frontage on the high street, the business increased year on year and the new technology, the internet and email were taking hold so the need for a shop front decreased. Taylor and Pickles were now winning contacts further afield with large blue chip customers. With the order book full, the company expanded yet again.

In 2001 due to the internet and companies having more and more elaborate branding, we realised we had to adapt and offer more modern and contemporary materials and designs. At that point, local engineering and powder coating companies helped to supply the metalwork and paint finishes our customers needed.

2002 – Present

In 2002 a move to new, purpose built premises enabled the expansion of our technical services with specialist stainless steel fabrication and water jet cutting facilities.  Based in Preston, in a key location close to the motorway network, we continue to manufacture high quality signage for many national companies.


Taylor & Pickles Accreditation's


All of our products are manufactured completely in-house in our 40,000sq.ft premises which includes a sign production and sheet metal workshop, powder coating plant, laser and waterjet cutting.


All of our sign installers are fully qualified and hold current PASMA, IPAF and First Aid certificates as well as adhering to Health & Safety and CDM regulations. We have installed many large signage programmes throughout the UK.

The Team

Dave Hughes

Group Sales Director & Account Manager
David has worked in the sign industry for over 30 years and has a wide knowledge of all aspects of materials and production methods which enable him to best advise on sign specification and construction.

Richard Lloyd

Production Manager

Richard has worked for Taylor & Pickles for over 20 years as Project Manager. Richard has vast products knowledge and has managed many large, complex national signage rebranding projects.


Studio Manager
Chris is our Studio/Design Manager. He oversees the smooth running of our design studio communicating directly with clients to ensure their brand standards are adhered to. Chris has worked within the signage industry for 15 years.