Darren Joint is the Managing Director and co-owner of the digital manufacturing on-demand company, Viking Signs Ltd. From its origins as a local, bespoke sign making company – Darren has dramatically grown his business and built an amazing team of Vikings!
Viking Signs offers the largest range of standard & custom safety signs in the UK, all manufactured on-demand from their lean digital factory in Grantham. Over 40,000 products are available to buy multichannel, online and offline, direct to end users and resold through major international marketplaces.
Darren is an engineer, trained in the Automotive manufacturing and development world of Ford Motor Company. This corporate experience helped him develop strong people, technical and commercial acumen, in production, product design, business development & leadership roles.
Darren is passionate about UK manufacturing as force for good, and serves as vice-chair of the Nottinghamshire Manufacturing Network & on both EEF’s Regional Advisory Board & the Greater Lincolnshire LEP Manufacturing Board.
As a trustee of inspire+, Darren brings a business perspective to the board and supports his other passions of sport and fitness, with the positive effect they can have on the lives of young people. As a keen Crossfitter and Triathlete, Darren has directly benefited from the challenges offered by physical activity and hopes to make this part of his lasting legacy.
inspire+ Award Winners:
Grantham Journal Business Awards: Business of the Year 2020
Grantham Journal Business Awards: Covid Bounce Back Award 2020
Active Lincolnshire Sports Awards: Social Media Influencer of the Year 2020