We’re proud of our heritage. It’s taught us a lot. They say you never stop learning and it’s a mentality we’ve adopted over the last 39 years. Our business has evolved with our clients, to constantly drive change in what we do and the services we offer.
We are a collective of makers, thinkers, and doers. We take pride in the traditions of craftsmanship, it’s our art, we obsess about detail – it’s what keeps us up at night. We test, push and seek new ways of doing things, we leave no stone unturned and believe in the power of the possible.
We’re in the business of people. We believe in a culture of free-thinking and open dialogue. We’ve built a business on inclusivity, value and respect – it’s defined through the culture we have built and our interactions with our clients.
Our founding philosophy hasn’t changed. We exist by helping our clients visually communicate their brand ethos. We bring spaces to life by realising their potential, seeing the possibilities and work collectively to do so.
We design, make and install impactful, functional signs.
We work tirelessly in finding the difference a project brings. We test, experiment, make and challenge. Our approach is unique to every project, we push our thinking and we test our knowledge to surpass our client’s expectations – it’s just our way.
Design-led signage and placemaking since 1981.
We are proud of our past, but we never rest. As our industry has changed, so have we. We strive to deliver a difference to our clients and projects. To constantly stay ahead of the curve with the openness to listen, learn, question and collaborate.
We create unrivalled visual communications, embracing projects varying from simplistic to complex. Cobal is proud to have been the chosen signage supplier for a number of prestigious projects inclusive of: The Gherkin, The Leadenhall Building, The Shard, Royal Courts of Justice and the Library of Birmingham.
We are proud of our people. We’re easy going types, we approach projects collectively and support a sharing culture. Each learning from the next – collectively we share a drive for our clients’ business and brand needs.
Our people are fundamental to our success. Energy, drive, passion, knowledge – if you have it in bundles, email your application and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Signage that not only guides people clearly and effortlessly, but also has the “wow” factor.”
Ronnie Wilkie, Ascot Racecourse
“One of the finest design and install services, I have ever had the pleasure of working with.”
Geoff Riley, The College of Law
“Cobal's suggestions, prototypes and finished signage were of a very high quality and they undoubtedly added value. I would have no reservations in using them on future projects.”
Bill Bennett, Laing O'Rourke
“Our experience of working with Cobal Signs is excellent in every way. The whole team are tremendously hard working and always deliver a first class service and product range.”
Jason Tanner, PwC
“Reliable, efficient and on the ball.”
Denise Yeboah, BP
“Always a pleasure working with the Cobal team; great products combined with efficient and friendly staff.”
Tim Allison, Bene
“Cobal produced everything to precise graphic and technical standards; we were extremely happy with the outcome.”
Grenville Smith, Burtt-Jones & Brewer
“Cobal approached the challenge with a professionalism and expertise; we would be pleased to use Cobal again and do not hesitate to recommend them to others”
Stephen Ashton , University of Birmingham Library
“Our partnership with Cobal extends over many years. I can always rely on Cobal to deliver high quality designs and signage, on time and within budget.”
Speranta Knowles, ICBC Standard
“Cobal are my go to source for nameplates and bespoke office accessories; they are always willing to go the extra mile.”
Rob Cannon, Hunters Contracts
“I’ve worked with Cobal for many years and have always found them to be resourceful and accommodating. They are experienced, friendly and can be relied upon to go the extra mile. ”
Paul Ruffett, K2 Space
“Cobal created an easy to follow signage system that was flexible, cost effective and easy to maintain in a fast-moving office environment; exceeding all expectations.”
Cliff Thomas, John Lewis Partnership
“I have worked with Cobal successfully on a number of occasions, as such Cobal are one of our preferred contractors.”
John Penny, Overbury
“For twenty-six years, Cobal Sign Systems have been our preferred supplier of bespoke signage.”
Richard Webster, University of Winchester
“I have always been impressed with Cobal's technical knowledge, ability to solve design issues and eagerness to provide the appropriate solution for myself and my clients.”
Justin Gates, Mitie
“The quality of the signage is excellent - highly visible and high quality; a credit to the production team. The installation team handled safeguarding extremely professionally.”
Martin Cook, St John's Marlborough
“The signs are the jewels of the building.”
Deyan Sudjic OBE, the Design Museum