Southern United was a part of it!

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Our thanks to Great Southern United Bake Off Contestants, with their tasty contributions to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Louise with her Red Velvet, Corinne with her Vegan Banana Cake, Jenny’s Carrot Cake, Mourad’s girlfriend’s Brookie (Brownie Cookie), Carol’s mum (top scorer for number of cakes) with a Mint Aero Brownie and Lemon and Coconut Tray Bake and Darren’s wife with the Cup Cakes.

Ladies thank you for your delightful culinary skills, men get baking for next year!

No less than 8 cakes to share between 21 staff. My, my do we love our cake!!!

No one’s cake was judged the best, but Macmillan won, with our contribution of £61.41

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Hartley Boats Summer Sailing Success!

Hartley Boats of Derby have been designing and manufacturing an exciting range of sailing dinghies, from sports trainers to high performance sports competition racing skiffs, for the past 26 years.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) require an aluminium, anodised nameplate, detailing specifications and the manufacturer on sailing dinghies. Southern United is delighted to supply Hartley Boats with these plates, and we wish Richard and Mark Hartley every success in the future.

Southern United are delighted to present this YouTube video showing Hartley Boats latest action-packed performance in a twin trapeze, lightweight skiff, aptly named “Rebel”. Designed by Phil Morrison and Derek Clark, the Rebel is a high performance, two-person, lightweight skiff. With a hull weight of just 40kg and length of 4.5m, it’s ideally suited to lightweight crews.

2 Hartley Boats metal nameplates providing dinghy information

If your company has a special requirement for labels or nameplates and you need advice, please call our friendly sales team for a no obligation chat.

Southern United passes the AS 9100 audit – Plus more Car Club news and photos

First of all this month we would like to share with you our good news. Southern United have passed the AS 9100 audit. Although this is a quality management system for the aerospace industry we believe that this is something that is beneficial to all of our customers. This is because it means that we have stringent requirements for both quality and delivery turnarounds, and these requirements are applied to every label and nameplate that we make.

On another note, as summer has now fully arrived the Car Club Events are getting into full force and so we would like to repeat our good luck message to all of the car enthusiasts who have upcoming events. Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos, and we have a few we would like to share with you this month (thanks to Jeff Boysen, Jazz Productions and Keith Talbot). If you have any amusing photos or rib-tickling stories that you would like to see on next month’s blog then please send them over to us (



Good Luck To All Our Car Club Customers

As summer is here we would like to wish all the car clubs and enthusiasts the best of luck with their upcoming events. We love to hear the excitement when talking to our customers, and so if you have any entertaining stories or funny photographs please feel free to send them over to us ( Once you have, make sure that you keep your eyes peeled for the next blog, as we will be looking to post a few of our favourites for everyone to see. To get the ball rolling we have shown below a few of our favourite designs.

The drawing office and factory have been keeping busy designing artwork and creating Monte Carlo Rally Boards, labels and nameplates for all of our valued customers. The great news is that thanks to our investment in equipment and staff training our lead time is currently 2 – 3 weeks, and of course if there are urgent requirements then we will always do our best to accommodate these.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about our stainless steel, brass and plastic name plates.

Metal badge for Birdingbury Country Show 2016

Yosemite Car Rally badge for Healey week June 2016

East Anglian Job badge for Norfolk Mini Owners Club

Weston Park Camper Jam '16 Car rally badge

Southern United Ltd awarded the AS9100 certification

Southern United Ltd are pleased to announce their valued customers that we have obtained the AS9100 certification in September 2015 (Copy of certificate can be downloaded from our website) and will pursue our commitment of manufacturing excellence. The AS9100 will benefit our clients from the Aerospace sector as we have got access to best practices from across the aerospace industry.  Our Quality Management System is now operated in conjunction with internal and third party audits, therefore AS9100 will be used as a tool of improving our quality level and on-time delivery within our supply chain.

Southern United has been awarded AS9100 certification

We would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of our Christmas shutdown, it will be from 24/12/2015 until 04/01/2016. All the team at Southern United wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

An Eventful Friday!

On the 29th of August Southern United Ltd had the honour of welcoming the Chancellor of the Exchequer to our factory, along with local MP Mike Weatherley and new Conservative candidate Graham Cox.

We met with the Chancellor and Cabinet members; we were most pleased that they all took such an interest in our business. They spoke to a number of members of staff, including our Apprentice Louise. We have some wonderful photographs to remember the occasion by.

The Minister and MPs then toured the factory to see Southern United in action. The Chancellor was able to get stuck in with some piercing for one of our local customer’s order!

A warm thank you again to the Conservative party for their interest in our business and the time and effort they spent with us at our production site.

Our doors are always open for visitors!

Four images of George Osborne meeting Southern United staff

Welcome To The New Southern United Website

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website and blog, which we hope will provide all our current and potential clients with more information about our company and the services we provide.

With over 70 years experience as one of the leading manufacturers of nameplates, signs, metal labels, dials and instrument panels in the UK we have unrivalled up to date technology and believe in old fashioned, quality service. We provide a variety of options available with regards to the type and quality of the materials, processing and fixing techniques.

Plus with professional advice on choices of material and processing techniques prior to production we will work with you to ensure that you receive the best service at competitive rates. Do not hesitate to contact us as we will happily answer any queries you may have about our services. We hope you find the website easy to navigate, with helpful information about what we do and the different services and products we offer.

We tailor our service to suit the individual needs of your project or business and our new blog will be frequently updated with the latest news, offers and products available as well as helpful advice, so make sure to check back regularly for updates and news on the workings of Southern United. We are always happy to receive feedback so if there is anything in particular you would like to see in upcoming blog posts, please leave a comment below.