Concept Group joins the Hexcite Group

admin | 19 August 2022

The Hexcite Group is delighted to announce the addition of one of Europe’s leading visual communication experts, Concept Group Limited (Concept) to their group of companies. Concept provides distinctive sign and large format LED solutions using traditional, bespoke and digital signage. Customers include some of the world’s largest Out of Home advertising companies, including Global Media Group, Open Media, and JCDecaux.

The Hexcite Group provides specialist signage design, manufacturing, installation and vital aftercare services to leading retailers and brand owners The group comprises Blaze Signs, which has substantial signage manufacturing capability out of its sites in Broadstairs and Birmingham. Blaze designs, manufactures and installs high-quality signage for well-known brands, including The Gym Group, Vision Express, Tesco and Sainsburys. Hexcite Group also includes Cygnia Maintenance, which is the UK’s largest and leading provider of sign maintenance, sign repairs and image protection services.

Sean Morrough, Managing Director - Concept

Sean Morrough, Managing Director – Concept

Concept will continue to be run by Managing Director, Sean Morrough and Director, Dave Neale, with the company reporting to Wes Mulligan, CEO of Hexcite Group. Concept’s 18-strong workforce will become part of Hexcite Group.

David Neale, Director - Concept

David Neale, Director – Concept

The acquisition of Concept Group means Hexcite Group’s annual turnover is c.£35 million with a customer base of more than 250 retailers, financial institutions, facilities management companies, and internationally recognised brands.

Wes Mulligan, CEO, Hexcite Group, said: “The Digital Out of Home advertising market has great growth opportunities, and Concept is well placed to be a key player. Working closely with Blaze Signs adds substantial technical and manufacturing expertise to Concept, and our Cygnia maintenance business can help Concept accelerate its digital signage maintenance capability. Concept’s offer will be of great interest to Blaze’s customer base, which will now have the option to go to one place for their traditional internal and external signage work as well as their digital signage requirements. Both Blaze and Cygnia are performing well. We expect Concept to reinforce its position as one of the leading full turnkey system integrators in its sector.”

Sean Morrough, Managing Director, Concept, said: “We are delighted to be working with Hexcite Group and Elaghmore. They will help significantly enhance the service we provide to our clients through the increased manufacturing capacity, technical resource, and geographical reach that being part of Hexcite Group will bring us.”