Nik Hardy

Nik Hardy

Hardy Signs - Transforming the UK since 1993
Burton upon Trent

Notable Achievements

  • Manufacturer of the Year 2020 - Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce Awards
  • Manufacturer of the Year 2020 - East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Awards
  • 'Bringing Learning to Life' award - Keele University’s Breaking the Mould Awards
  • Small Business of the Year 2012 - Burton Business Awards
  • B2B Business of the Year 2019 - The People’s Business Awards from Burton Small Business and Staffordshire County Council.
  • President, Burton and District Chamber of Commerce within the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

Nik Hardy is the founder of Hardy Signs, one of the most recognised and preferred signage suppliers in the United Kingdom. Nik plays an active role in the business community in the UK and is currently the President of Burton and District Chamber of Commerce, one of the 10 divisions of the Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. He's also a member of the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, and more.

Career Overview

Nik Hardy has led Hardy Signs through a period of growth and success. Over the last 8 years Hardy Signs has been grateful to have received different European Union growth fundings that have helped the company reach its mission to being a leading signage company. 

In March 2020, Nik Hardy appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland podcast, discussing the importance of leadership and the role it has played in his career to date.


Long before launching his own business, Hardy learnt his trade as an apprentice signwriter at Slynns Traditional Signwriters in Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire. He worked with the company between 1985 and 1993.

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