Jo Francis

£26.2m bill for compensation

Big increase in Royal Mail complaints

Compensation payments made by Royal Mail jumped by nearly 50% to £26.2m in 2022-23 according to a new report from Ofcom.

Machinery stalwart loved the industry

Tony Barrett RIP

Tributes have been paid to Grafitec founder Tony Barrett, who has died aged 83.

Nettl Systems puts alternative supply plans in place

Works Manchester latest victim of PFI Group debacle

PFI Group’s disastrous acquisition spree under CEO Darren McMurray has now culminated in the filing of a Notice of Intention to Appoint Administrators against Works Manchester.

'Considerable advantages in a combined enterprise'

Muller Martini and Hunkeler in mega-merger

Muller Martini has taken over Hunkeler in a post-press mega-merger.

Timing was right for both parties

Brown Knight and Truscott confirms BLP takeover

Brown Knight and Truscott Holdings (BKT) has expanded into the North East with the acquisition of BLP (Northern).

Smith: "We’re loving what we’re doing and have a smile on our faces all the time"
Deal completed on 1 December

25/8 expands with Prepackit purchase

Fast-growing 25/8 Marketing Group has expanded its offering with the acquisition of Prepackit and Cavendish Press.

Sales and profits up at half-year

Moonpig trials new corporate offering, acts on Royal Mail delays

Sales at Moonpig Group were up 6.5% at the half-year, and testing of a new offering for SME business customers is underway as part of the PLC’s growth plans – but its net promotor score has been hit...

Spectra Systems: expertise includes authentication
Sees opportunity in bespoke polymer substrate

Spectra aims to take on De La Rue and CCL with Cartor deal

Security printer Cartor Holdings has been acquired in a deal worth up to £10.5m.

Firm went into liquidation with a total deficiency of more than £150k
Failed to provide evidence or explanation

Leafleting boss barred over BBL

The boss of a door drop leafleting firm has been handed a lengthy ban for abusing taxpayer-backed business support during the pandemic.

Part of £4m 2023 spend

SMP adds to firepower with EFI Nozomi and Kolbus kit

SMP Group is close to completing a major investment round that includes an EFI Nozomi single-pass inkjet and a second Kolbus Autobox box making line.