Decisions, Failures & learning! Rob Daysley – Owner & Managing Director, Designs Signage Solutions
Posted on 6th August 2020 at 20:30
On this week's straight-talking smart tech podcast, The Hack hosts Leon, Paul and Jo are joined by Rob Daysley
Decisions,Failures & learning!
Rob Daysley - Owner & Managing Director, Designs Signage Solutions
Rob Daysley is a highly successful Managing Director from Hull who focuses on service to clients both in Europe and nationwide. Aside from business, he is a Hull KR fan, and his favourite sport is rugby league. Daysley’s favourite song is the Rocky theme tune: “It gets you off your seat and it gets you pumped up!”
Daysley believes that in the past five years, running has had a profound effect on his life. “It gives me that time when I’m not thinking about anything. All I’m thinking about is breathing. I feel 100 times better for it.”
After launching Designs in 1993, Daysley’s business has grown and developed over the years. By appropriately investing in staff and technology, he has impressively established Designs as a market leader in vehicle livery, signage and digital prints. The initial business was a sole trader operation with just 30 employees. This year, the business is celebrating its 25th year and does business from a 10,000 square foot purpose-built workshop on Innovation Drive.
After winning a contract to install all graphics and signage at the KCOM Stadium in 2003, Daysley saw an opportunity to expand and move into stadium branding and therefore created Sports ID. With Daysley’s second business taking off just as successfully, his clients now include Premier League and European football clubs, rugby league and union sides, and indoor competitions such as snooker championships and world darts.
Both of Daysley’s businesses are now operating under the Designs name. By bringing the two teams together, his clients are offered more support. Daysley said: “Our Sports ID customers will continue to work with the same contacts and will benefit from dealing with a larger organisation with more people. This is a very positive move for Designs and comes as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company this year.”
Being such a successful man, we were interested to know Daysley’s opinions on failure. He said: “I always believe that if you never make a decision and if you never fail at anything, you’ll never learn. If one door closes, another door opens. Over the time that I’ve been in business, I cottoned on to that very quickly. When you’re chasing a deal, if you don’t win, it’s not the end of the world.”
Tune in for an interesting and inspiring conversation with Rob Daysley on this week’s podcast!
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