Meet some of the team at RedBox Signmakers

Ian ‘Cookie’ Cooke
Managing Director

Ian ‘Cookie’ Cooke Managing Director

Ian has a wealth of experience of designing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining a vast array of different types of signs – from local jobs for businesses in the West Midlands to exquisite installations for high-end customers across the UK and beyond.

He loves nurturing creativity and talent in his team and working with customers with whom his expertise is the foundation for a longstanding professional relationship and repeat business.

Outside work Ian’s passions are spending time with his family, soul and funk, plus a burning ambition to see most of the beaches of Cornwall, possibly from his own pottery school or simply over a pint of Guinness.

Martin ‘Black Cannon’ Mead
Production Manager

Martin’s favourite part of his work is spending time wherever in the UK jobs take us and exploring the local area and its attractions.

He has a brilliant eye for detail and prides himself on making sure our work is completed on time and on budget, meeting challenges head-on to ensure deadlines are met and customers are happy. In his spare time, Martin is an aspiring inventor and loves nothing more than crafting something workable – such as an intricate arcade game – from tinkering with separate or battered old parts he has sourced from some mysterious supply.

Carl ‘Muttsmeister’ Pratt

Carl ‘Muttsmeister’ Pratt Signmaker

Carl is a well-liked and long established member of our team, known for working hard to get the job done. Nothing fazes him and it’s great to have him at hand for his steady presence, dedication and pragmatic approach.

With Carl on a job, you are in safe hands. Away from his time at Redbox, Carl loves being with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he adores. If he could go anywhere in the world, he would love to visit all the iconic sites of World Wars One and Two around Europe, while taking time to indulge in a little of the local food and drink.

Head of Security

Columbo Head of Security

Columbo is our newest recruit – known for being energetic, enthusiastic, trustworthy and reliable. He has enrolled in a rigorous security training programme to help his transformation into mean machine as opposed to gentle giant and is loving learning on the job.

Unfortunately for now, he remains independent, patient and friendly and adores people – especially if they drop their sandwiches.

Damian Dunn
Business administrator


Damian joined us as an apprentice from Walsall Adult and Community College and is now a vital member of our team. He’s hardworking, focussed and throws himself into everything asked of him.

Damian will often be your first point of contact should you phone us with an order . As well as supporting us with important admin work, Damian is also great to have around for a variety of tasks. During his time with us, he has often been required to step out of his comfort zone and has done so without hesitation.

In his spare time, Damian loves to listen to the sort of music that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and is a keen designer. He also immerses himself in information for budding business brains as he would love to launch his own clothing venture in the long-run.

For now though, we are keeping him busy and we’re happy to report he’s loving it!