Hi-Vis Wins Prestigious President's Award!

Hi-Vis Group was the recipient of the highly respected President's Award at the recent Hunter Business Awards on Friday 10th August at NEX.

“Hi-Vis has grown … in what is a highly competitive international market and successfully designed and patented products which are not only iconic but have demonstrably saved lives,” said Chamber President Jonathan Vandervoort said.

For Hi-Vis Group Managing Director, Brett Watson and the Hi-Vis table in attendance, the accolade was a real surprise.  Brett in his speech thanked the Business Chamber, the local business community and the Hi-Vis team of skilled and talented individuals.  

From left to right: Hunter Business Chamber President, Jonathan Vandervoort; Simon Watson, Director, Hi-Vis Group; Brett Watson, Managing Director, Hi-Vis Group; Bob Hawes, CEO, Hunter Business Chamber

Your Award Winning Team

It's always nice to receive positive feedback from our customers, however being judged by your peers and winning industry awards is an even greater testament to the quality work Hi-Vis has tried to achieve over the years. To our customers, these awards add reassurance they are working with the right team at the right company.  It's the icing on the cake.

Recent awards include:

2013 - Silver Award for Excellent Project Management - Sydney Trains Rebrand Project - [Speciality Graphics Industry Association]

2013 -Winner -  Excellence in Environmental Sustainble Practice - [Hunter Manufacturing Awards]

2012 - Winner - Hunter Manufacturer of the Year - [Hunter Manufacturing Awards]

2013 - Winner - Excellence in Marketing - [ Hunter Manufacturing Awards]

2010 - Winner - Excellence in Marketing - [Hunter Manufacturing Awards]


After winning the prestigious Hunter Manufacturer of the Year Award the following article was published in The Herald, Saturday 20 October 2012.

Hunter based national sign company, Hi-Vis Signs & Safety, has won the major award of Hunter Manufacturer of the Year at the recent Hunter Manufacturing Awards Inc held on Friday 19 October 2012 at Wests, New Lambton.The judges commended the company, founded in 1959, for their achievement of continuous improvement and excellence across its operations. The judging panel said, “Hi-Vis demonstrated a culture of continuous improvement and can clearly demonstrate its aim to achieve excellence across its operations.

Hi-Vis is a prime example of a company that has been an active participant in the Hunter Manufacturing Awards over many years and they have not given up. They have taken on board the judges’ feedback comments each year to improve and have now reached the point where they have ‘nailed it’.”Examples of this commitment included a Business Management System with ISO accreditation for Quality Systems, Occupational Health & Safety and Environmental Management.

Hi-Vis has also invested heavily in the most technologically advanced digital printing and cutting equipment in the Southern Hemisphere and this year was appointed a 3M Master Converter, the highest accolade for a sign company from a major global supplier. Brett Watson, Hi-Vis Managing Director said, “We are very proud to have won this award and also the Excellence in Marketing award this year. We aim to be at the top of our game by continually trying to improve on all our systems and procedures. By investing in a great team of people and the latest technology, Hi-Vis has been able to work within different market sectors providing a full 360 quality signage service to our customers.

Our special thanks to the HMA board and judging panel for their continued support and encouragement.”Hi-Vis also took out the Excellence in Marketing Award again this year after the development and execution of a comprehensive marketing campaign with a well considered familiarisation program into the commercial sector. The combination of traditional techniques and electronic distribution modes increased both revenue and customer base, judges said.