The James Alpe Story

Growing up as one of four brothers on the family farm in the Trough of Bowland, James Alpe was never afraid of hard work. From looking after hens, cows, sheep and pigs as a youngster, to working in his dad’s butcher shop as soon as he was old enough – being busy was his business.

Following an apprenticeship at a local car dealership, James began repairing damaged and salvaged vehicles on his father’s farmland, establishing a strong tradition of automobile maintenance expertise, which is still a cornerstone of our service offering today.


With the scale of his operations progressing to the point where he was working on up to 40 cars at any one time, James recognised a need to expand into some new land, purchasing a field on the rural outskirts of Clitheroe.

Today, the James Alpe group of companies is based on the same site, employing over 70 staff across varied sectors, built on a business-wide ethos of excellence and innovation.

This on-going development and diversification, allied to the tradition of honest labour established by James, has driven turnover to more than £6million annually. Much of this is reinvested in training and technology to maintain and improve the high standards of service delivery expected and relied on by our customers.

We’re now the northwest’s leading company for all your business and vehicle signage requirements, combining a strong reputation for innovative design and customer service with a broad range of signage products for just about any application.

Our vehicle livery service includes everything from complete van wrapping and full colour print to simply creating the correct decals to deliver your message. We specialise in vehicle wrapping and high-visibility livery within both the private and public sectors.

Business signage solutions include illuminated signs, shop fronts, interior displays, portable signs, and much more. Our team of experts will guide you on the best solution to suit your application and budget.

James Alpe Sign & Design – Here to help you promote you!

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