Ayr-based firm Owen Kerr Signs have successfully completed a commission from the Scottish Parliament to provide signage for the various Committee Rooms in the building.
Proprietor Owen Kerr explains: "Last year we were contacted by the Scottish Parliament and invited to design and manufacture a series of signs depicting famous Scots including Robert Burns, Alexander Fleming, David Livingstone, Mary Fairfax Somerville, James Clerk Maxwell and Adam Smith.
"A representative of the Parliament had noticed similar signs supplied by ourselves whilst on a visit to Goodrich in Prestwick.
"The initial designs were produced in May and following a few revisions and amendments the finished signs were supplied in November."
Constructed from oak, polished acrylic and stainless steel, the signs are in place to identify Committee Rooms within the Parliament building.
The signs have an image of each famous Scot and a short biography in both English and Gaelic.
Member of the Scottish Parliament for Ayr, John Scott commented: "I am delighted to offer Owen Kerr Signs my congratulations on securing and completing this contract.
"It is highly appropriate, since the Parliament’s principal Committee Room has been named the Burns Room, that this work should have been undertaken by an Ayr company.
"I’m particularly glad, having made the suggestion to the parliamentary authorities that a room be named after Robert Burns when this was consulted on over a year ago."
Owen Kerr Signs have also recently achieved accession to full membership of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.
Norman Geddes is senior partner at Ayr-based Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors and executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle. He commented: "We would like to welcome Owen Kerr Signs to full membership of the Circle, and to congratulate them on winning and successfully completing this prestigious commission from the Scottish Parliament.
"Many of our other members also report a successful start to 2011, and this must augur well for the rest of the year.
"The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle will continue to do all it can to promote our individual members and the Ayrshire economy as a whole."
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Owen Kerr Signs are the sole contractor for the supply and erection of street nameplates for the Building Standards Service within South Ayrshire and have done this work satisfactorily for many years. I have always found this company gives an excellent competitive service in terms of cost, quality and response times and have no hesitation in continuing the South Ayrshire Council's contract with Owen Kerr Signs and to recommend their use to others.