ISA-UK powered by BSGA has appointed Linda Edwards of The Sussex Sign Company to its council. The trade association for the sign, graphics and visual communications industry held its AGM in June, its directors voting unanimously to bring Ms Edwards on board.

After joining the sign industry at the age of 21, Ms Edwards joined The Sussex Sign Company two years later as a designer. Since then she has progressed to production manager, branch manager and general manager, before being appointed as operations director in 2014.

She was the first person within her company to complete an NVQ Level 2 and Level 3 in Sign Making and, as a fully accredited vehicle wrapper, it was Ms Edwards that introduced that service to her company’s portfolio. She is now embarking on a Senior Leaders’ Master’s Degree Apprenticeship at Bishop Grosseteste University.

‘Having a trade association such as ISA-UK to bring the sector together is vital as it ensures our professional community has a voice,’ Ms Edwards said. ‘Being a member of ISA-UK demonstrates that businesses and individuals are committed to helping to support and evolve the industry.’

David Catanach, director at ISA-UK added, ‘Linda will be an incredible asset to the ISA-UK council. She has great practical and technical skills but is also an experienced business director and strategist. She’s passionate about the role ISA-UK plays in uniting and inspiring the sign and visual communications industry and is committed to playing an active part in the development of the association and the businesses we work hard to support.’