1. Starting Adept
Adept Graphics was founded by Ryan Weston in 2014. With 10 years’ experience designing and sign writing vans, he finally took the jump and Adept was formed. The goal was (and still is) to help educate small to medium size local businesses in the importance of having great branding on their vehicles and signs.
2. We Needed Space
We moved to our first premises in 2015 slightly earlier than expected. We’ve never looked back since and are now looking at buying a second building to accommodate for more wrapping bays
3. Investing In Machinery
This was a difficult decision at the time but looking back I don’t know why. Do we invest thousands in brand new machinery using the latest technology so we could keep our customers costs down to a minimum, or keep buying in our materials at a premium with ridiculously long lead times…..No brainer!
4. Jay Casey – The Game Changer
3 years on and steadily improving year on year, what happened next in Ryan’s eyes has been the
game changer in the short period Adept has been trading. By pure luck Ryan met Jay working on a
project for another sign company. We can’t tell you what we really think about Jay (maybe, just
maybe, the best vehicle wrapper in the UK) as he will hate it, but his ability and knowledge in
wrapping moved us to levels that have not been seen before. Jay has since become a partner in the
business and have not looked back since
5. Hyperoptic. WOW!
In 2018 along came Hyperoptic who gave us an opportunity to be their approved wrapping partner
and have been ever since. Wrapping over 100 vans was extremely rewarding and by the end of the first year, we knew this was going to be big for us.
6. Staff……And More Staff!!
One very important thing that both Jay and Ryan agreed on was getting the work life balance right
from the start. Producing high quality graphics takes time so as the working hours starting creeping
up and up (Is sleeping in the unit classed as to long??) we agreed that we needed another person to
help us with this. Well one become two, then three, then four in a very quick space of time which
has been a great and very rewarding time for us passing on our 30 years’ experience
7. The future
Much of the same and keep improving each day. We hope to continue working with great people
and companies going forwards so please follow us and watch us continue to make brands look great.