Event Speakers

Darren Joint

Managing Director and Co-owner at Viking Signs Ltd.

Darren Joint is the Managing Director and co-owner of the digital on-demand manufacturing company, Viking Signs Ltd. Darren led the evolution from its origins as a local, bespoke signmaker – to a high performing Amazon supplier and the MakeUK Regional SME of the Year 2021.

4th Industrial revolution and industrial digitalisation are now commonplace terms - in 2007 when volume production was launched at Viking; using lean, on demand, connected processes in a seamless digital workflow was far from the norm. This methodology allowed Viking to grow; volume, market share, service offering and product range.

In 2021 they offer probably the largest range of standard and custom safety signs in the world, with 100k+ products all manufactured on-demand, often shipped the day of order.

Passionate about UK manufacturing as a force for good in the economy, Darren is currently the Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Manufacturing Board and serves on MakeUK’s regional advisory board.

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