Principal Mailing was previously known as Mainstream Direct. Image: Google Maps
Liquidators appointed in May

Principal Mailing shortfall revealed

The statement of affairs for print and direct mail specialist Principal Mailing Solutions, which ceased trading in December, has revealed that the company had an estimated deficiency of just over £2m...

Ward (R): "We understand the rules of retail marketing and how to break them"
Consolidation in retail marketing

Altavia merges creative and production agencies

Retail marketing group Altavia has merged two of its subsidiary agencies into a single entity, called Altavia UK.

Alcobi: Highcon’s presence at Drupa was vibrant and impactful
Positive momentum this year

Highcon appoints new CEO for coming 'high-growth chapter'

Highcon has appointed a new CEO with incumbent Shlomo Nimrodi set to become active chairman.

Timetable issues were raised in 2021

Royal Mail defends service as postal votes top ten million

Royal Mail has “no backlog” of postal votes in its network and would welcome a review into future election timetables – with the number of people opting for a postal vote rocketing to more than 10m.

Role vacant since end of last year

Manroland Sheetfed appoints new MD for UK

Manroland Sheetfed has appointed an experienced print production professional as the new managing director of its UK business.

Matsliach: "We’ve accelerated investment in technology and cloud in select areas"
New and returning elements

ePS reveals changes for Connect 2024 

eProductivity Software (ePS) has revealed a number of changes for its Connect user conference and industry event.

Datagraphic achieved the certification in June
Follows rigorous assessment process

Datagraphic becomes latest industry B Corp

Datagraphic has become a Certified B Corporation (B Corp).

Artist Frank Styles (sitting) poses with his 'Auras' artwork alongside the mayor of London
Print job seen worldwide

‘Swiftie Steps’ installed overnight for Taylor Swift concert

Ashford large-format firm Graphic Point worked through the night to beat a tight deadline and install a bespoke staircase graphic for Taylor Swift’s Wembley Stadium concerts in June.

Offered shipping service to other criminals

Drugs gang jailed after smuggling £132m-plus of cocaine via toner cartridges – in less than three weeks

The ringleader of a drug smuggling gang that imported “colossal” amounts of cocaine into the UK concealed using toner cartridges has been jailed for more than 30 years.

Packaging portfolio has grown

Lock takes up new Fujifilm role

Tony Lock has joined Fujifilm’s expanding “dream team” as the new head of its packaging business for the UK and Ireland.

MSM specialises in the production of car fresheners
Impala joins Nyala

MSM freshens up lineup with second SwissQprint install

Car freshener manufacturer MSM Print & Promotions has bought a SwissQprint Impala 4 flatbed printer, after installing a Nyala 4 flatbed in 2022.

Alejandro: "Succession in presidency does not necessarily imply a change in strategy"
Joined group in 1996

Saica Group takes on first female president

Susana Alejandro has assumed the presidency of Saica Group, succeeding Ramón Alejandro who led the company for 14 years, and becoming the first woman to hold the top position.

Printweek's top 10 stories alone generated more than 39,000 clicks
June’s listicle

Monthly round-up of the biggest stories in print

Sad news from the south coast led June’s ranking of most read stories, which also featured the industry’s election ‘printing error’ trope, the exit of an industry stalwart and details of one group’s...

(L-R): Chris Sills, managing director of SOS Systems, with Stuart Miller, director of B2B indirect sales at Canon UK&I
Broader geographical reach

Canon Business Centre SOS expands

Canon UK & Ireland and its Platinum Partner SOS Systems have expanded the Canon Business Centre SOS.

(L-R) Verve Display production manager David Blackholly and owner and founder Simon Perkes with the new Oberon
Events specialist

Verve Display in Agfa double install

Verve Display has taken on two new Agfa wide-format printers to enhance its production capacity and sustainable credentials.