We’re very lucky! We spend all our time making interesting and often beautiful things, and we’ve been doing it for a long time. Some of our customers have worked with us for more than 50 years and we’ve been making signs for the National Trust for no less than 80 years.
Our work involves many different trades and skills and we go to great lengths to help people who know what they want but not how to make it happen. The range of products we make is extensive and elsewhere on this website in the Products and Showcase you’ll find details of all of them.
Some of our excellent customers:
Our most popular products
Leander Architectural and The Royal Label Factory (RLF) have always been family businesses, the RLF dating back to 1874 and Leander to 1986. The two businesses merged in 1998. Over the years, many aspects of our work have changed with the advent of computer graphics, laser cutting and etching, but old crafts such as hand-carving in clay and timber are still practised every day. Our foundry now uses electric furnaces, but moulding and casting techniques have changed little over the years, the emphasis being on skill and attention to detail.
Our basic philosophy has never changed – make products of the highest quality and help customers in every possible way. If you need advice on any aspect of our products or you’d like someone to work with you to create something special, we’d be pleased to help. Our telephones are manned by real Derbyshire human beings and NOT automated answering systems!