60 seconds with Sharman & Company

Sharman & Company started printing The March Advertiser and Fen District Gazette in March, Cambridgeshire more than 150 years ago.

Rising star: Geneve Gurr, fabrication finishing, Moss

Geneve carried off the Trainee of the Year Award at this year’s Printweek Awards. She’s 32 and has been working in the industry since 2021.

Q&A: Chris Pertwee, production director, Baddeley Brothers 

Chris has worked in print since 1992. He started at the Financial Times newspaper aged 21 “which was quite the experience and baptism of fire into the world of print!”

Becky Young, apprentice pre-press operator, J Thomson Colour Printers

Medicine’s loss is print’s gain! Becky is 19 and has been working at Glasgow-based J Thomson Colour Printers since April 2022.

60 seconds with Surf & Turf

Surf & Turf is a family-owned business, established in 2001, and best known for its custom-printed gazebos. The company’s journey began in an outhouse in founder Simon Lunt’s backyard.

Rising star: Paul Bisland Offset press operator, Tradeprint

Paul was highly commended as a finalist in the Trainee of the Year category in the Printweek Awards 2023. He’s 36 and has been working at Tradeprint, based in Dundee, for just over a decade. 

Q&A: Gill Tress, Business services director, SF Taylor

Gill recently celebrated a special landmark – 40 years of working at SF Taylor. She’s married with one son, Dominic, and her hobbies include travelling, socialising with friends, trying new foods and...

Rising star: Jack Pearson, sustainability manager, Bluetree Group

Jack is 30 and has been working at Bluetree Group since 2021.

Q&A: Monica Moody, sales manager, Minuteman Press Coventry

Monica says that she thinks being Italian helps with sales: “If you can understand my accent, but I have improved it since marrying an Englishman and living in this country since 1995.

Pez (right) singing with No Thrills

Q&A: David Warwick, platemaker and stock controller, H&H Reeds

David, also known as ‘Pez’ is 61 and has worked H&H Reeds for 45 years – we reckon he must be print’s longest-serving punk!