Make It Happen Signage Consultancy Ltd

Make It Happen

the signage bootcamp

product knowledge & know-how!

A comprehensive overview of fabricated and illuminated signage
Who is the workshop for?

The Signage Bootcamp workshop brings together corporations, companies and individuals to learn, discuss and share knowledge and ideas to benefit their business. The course is suitable for business owners, estimators, project managers, sales, marketing and graphic designers.

​The workshop is designed to support those of all levels in their careers, not just new starters. The 9.00am – 4.00pm programme includes demonstrations, materials, hints, tips and upsell opportunities, in an educational, inspiring and FUN environment!

The benefits
Up to date knowledge of new and existing products available, ideas to enhance and improve upsell opportunities, sharing of strategies and best practices are just some of the benefits. Delegates leave enthused and inspired to implement what they have gained from the workshop. For additional armoury to equip your troops – take a look at our Stand Out sample case :
What is covered?
  • Flat cut materials
  • Sign trays and stencil cut signage
  • Built up and illuminated letters
  • Totems and CE Certification
  • New products to the industry


In the afternoon session, there is an opportunity for delegates to ‘roll up their sleeves’ by trying their hand at shaping and soldering their own built up letter.  This enables us to understand the craftsmanship that goes into building quality signage.
​In the words of one of our delegates “I will never look or sell a set of built up letters in the same way again”. ​

Location & timings

The Signage Bootcamp runs from 9.00am – 4.00pm and is held in our training facility at SignFab (UK) Ltd in Leicester.
Prices include tea, coffee and refreshments throughout the day.


£320 pp (+VAT)
Members discount rates of BSGA and Fespa available at £299.00 pp (+VAT)

Sam’s workshops provided inspiration outside of our own workshop. Refreshing my own knowledge on both products and the industry, as well as a fantastic tour in the signfab factory; after 43 years in the industry I came home feeling inspired to delve into the business again.
Philip Averell – Catchy Signs
We had a fantastic two days with Make it Happen! Sam is a powerhouse in her field and inspired us with her creativity and knowledge within the industry.  Having the opportunity to learn under SignFab’s roof is priceless, and we came away with many ideas & applications to our own business. The opportunity to learn alongside other MD’s and staff was also rare opportunity to network with likeminded people and learn from each other.
Ashleigh Averell – MD ibrand
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the training I received during the Signage Bootcamp. The insights and skills I gained have been truly transformative, and I am incredibly thankful for the effort and expertise you put into the program. I believe your expertise and the training I received would be a valuable addition to my professional network. Your workshop was truly inspiring.
Roya – Pearce Signs October 2023
I was so impressed with the course, your knowledge and delivery is superb. Having been in the trade for 40 years I honestly thought I’d just be making up the numbers. Proof that we can all learn from this course, it’s not just for starters!
Jamie Bowden, Bowden & Dolphin Signs Ltd
“We can all agree that when you’re informed you make better decisions. This is vital when signage companies are guiding clients in their decision making. Our conversations need to be able to educate and offer value. So how do we do this in the signage industry? Through Make it Happen of course. I have attended two courses with the amazing ladies from MIH. Signage Bootcamp and Sustainability. Both have offered valuable educational opportunities on topics important to our industry. From material types to Sustainability Reporting. What’s more the learning continues well beyond the classroom. Sam and Aimee are always on hand to assist when needed. I recommend the courses to all from commercial to operations teams. We should never stop learning if we want to offer exceptional service to our customers. I can say with confidence attending these courses has made my company money through empowering myself and our team. “
​Helen Johnson, IS Group
​”We sent 10 staff to Make it Happen across two days and it has proven to be invaluable to our team. The training was very informative providing detailed information on many subjects. The practical training element included was very well received and Sam was extremely engaging throughout. We are looking forward to further training next year!”
Alex Cue Morgans Consult
​”I have nothing but good things to say about Make it Happen Signage consultancy – Fabulous training and experience from start to finish. Running a print business and dipping my toe into the signage industry I have found myself in situations where I had to walk away from signage jobs because I didn’t have the knowledge or contacts to complete it. Not anymore, Sam and the team at Make it Happen have given me the confidence to enter the signage market and diversify my services. I thoroughly recommend this course if you wish to be at the top of your signage game.”
Alan Simpson, Minuteman Press, Paisley
​”I attended ‘The Signage Bootcamp’ and then ‘On the Frontline’ late in 2021. I was a little bit sceptical as I have been in the signage industry for 26 years and I firmly believed that ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. How wrong I was! ‘The Signage Bootcamp’ was a complete eye opener for me. I learnt about new products and applications and some brilliant guidance and techniques when looking at new projects. ‘On the Frontline’ was also an eye opener and I now use some of the tricks I learnt on a daily basis and I have improved how effectively I work by at least 30 percent I would say. Sam is brilliant – knowledgeable, enthusiastic, entertaining, organised and a breath of fresh air. Both courses were very interactive, well organised and both days just flew by! I would highly recommend to anyone who is new to the sign industry, experienced or like me, an old dog learning new tricks!”
Sarah Pugh – X Sign
“I found the course incredibly informative, lively and enjoyable. I would recommend it to anyone, regardless of experience. Even with 20 years in the sign industry, I learned a lot about new products and techniques. Often there is a temptation to rely on the same products over and over again, but this course really helps to increase awareness and inspire creativity. Many thanks to Sam and team, their passion and knowledge is evident and appreciated.”
Neil Mason – Masson Seeley Signs
​“Sam – you were awesome! You are an inspiration not only to this industry but to women in business generally. Your passion and knowledge shone through, I was never bored and I thought you using people’s names through out the course was a great way of keeping it personal.”
Vicky Waller – Signs Express