August listicle details print’s challenging summer

August is sometimes dubbed the silly season by media outlets as they struggle to find newsworthy content, no such luck for print though as the month had more than its fair share of serious news.

1 BCQ hits buffers, rescue deal in works 7,612 clicks
BCQ Group has filed a Notice of Intention to Appoint Administrators amid speculation the long-standing family firm could soon be under new ownership.

2 PFI subsidiary shuttered 5,896 clicks
PFI Group subsidiary Mardan Products has ceased trading as the acquisitive group restructures into three divisions.

3 Three in court over £70m Royal Mail fraud 4,222 clicks
Family members connected to a print, mailing and postage business have been accused of carrying out a massive £70m fraud against Royal Mail.

4 Pollards steps in with deal to buy BCQ 3,991 clicks
BCQ Group has been acquired by one of the oldest printing companies in the UK.

5 Thomas Dornan in administration and auctioning assets 3,473 clicks
A printer that is reported to be the third oldest in the country is seeking a buyer for its assets after entering administration.

6 Ricoh unveils new flagship press 3,441 clicks
Ricoh has released the first details of a new digital press that will wrest its flagship toner crown from the Pro C9200 range when it’s launched next month.

7 Kern Group confirms closure of UK wing 2,866 clicks
Kern Group has confirmed that its UK wing has been shuttered and will be liquidated.

8 Specialist print supplier at centre of Met data breach 2,704 clicks
A specialist print supplier to the Metropolitan Police is at the centre of a massive data breach apparently involving a cyber attack.

9 Industry connections mourn Philip Cullimore 2,654 clicks
Tributes have poured in for Philip Cullimore, who has died aged just 57.

10 Walstead in consultation at York site 2,030 clicks
Walstead is planning to reduce the size of its Walstead York operation as the group scales for likely future demand.