Our Services

Advocacy Services

New Zealand Sign and Display Association is the voice of the sign manufacturing industry that represents its members and the wider industry through our professional advocacy and lobbying on all industry issues affecting sign businesses.

Business Resources

As part of our service we provide our members with many resources on employment and general sign manufacturing issues. If you are a member you can view here!

Recruitment Solutions

We can help you, whether you are looking for current jobs within the industry or simply wanting to advertise a current vacancy at your work place.  If a job is of interest, then simply apply direct through our classifieds or just get in touch.   You must be a current member to register employment on our job board.  To become a member just get in touch.

Nationwide Sign Directory

We can assist in finding a NZSDA accredited Sign & Display Manufacturing Company near you, that can offer you professional service and advice, knowledge and commitment.  Remember, by choosing an NZSDA member you are guaranteed quality, best practice and peace of mind, so to find your nearest Sign & Display Manufacturer that best fits your requirements view on the directory.

Events and Networking

Our many events held throughout the country is a huge advantage and great opportunity to meet other industry and like-minded colleagues, loyal and new members are encouraged to learn, share and offer great support and advice through a nationwide network.

Members automatically benefit from local and regional informative meetings, trade exhibitions and workshops that will continue to keep all informed and upto date with local issues and best practices.  Our annual conference and awards evening is hosted in a select region each year so all members and business owners have the opportunity to attend a conference nearby.

Training and Careers

At NZSDA we offer our members ongoing support and training with the assistance and guidance of our industry related businesses. Ongoing training seminars and courses are readily available and can be viewed from Our Connections, our Calendar of Events or through our News and Updates.
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NZSDA together with Competenz can offer advice and help on getting started with a career where you can get creative and get use of a variety of practical skills to assist your qualification with sign making.  The Signmaking industry is one of the most diverse industries you can work in from design, build, paint, signwriting, applying graphics and installation.

To start with you will need to have a basic understanding or have a natural artistic and creative ability, be able to express and use innovative ideas and talents, be fit and active with good eyesight and not colour blind.  Basic must have requirements comprise of a sound working knowledge of English, maths and basic computer skills and having a sense of responsibility and respect of people’s property.

Becoming an Apprentice is the perfect opportunity to earn while you learn and is the best way to take your career to the next level. No Student loans and no time to take off work for courses.

To apply today or to find out more contact our network partner Competenz

Awards for Excellence

The Awards for Excellence programme allows members and non-members from across the country to enter and be judged amongst the best. For many award entrants, the accolades from peers and monetary value in winning an Award holds a value that no business can buy.

The winners of NZ Sign & Display Awards for Excellence are announce at a prestigious a formal gala evening and held every year as part of and upon conclusion of our annual conference programme.

To view last past entrants and winners view at our official Awards Website

To acknowledge excellence is the primary purpose of the New Zealand Sign and Display Awards.  This maxim not only constitutes part of the awards programme logo, but also provides the standard by which all entries are judged.  This ensures that the overall standard of entries is high and that competition for the gold, silver or bronze medals is fierce.

The opportunity to showcase your business and to celebrate success comes with media coverage at  national level and our key trade publication The Visual Impact Magazine.

PR / Communications

Members receive an exclusive monthly newsletter direct to their in-box.  The Sign-e News is a personalised communication tool covering industry news topics, Health and Safety updates and handy hints, classifieds for Buy and Sell and job board, Industry cover stories or case studies and is sent to over 3,000 members and non-members.

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