The start-up was funded by a loan from Alvin’s late father John who lent him £375 for the company to buy its first folding machine,” says managing director Jamie Court
Where are you based?
Clinical Print Finishers is in Leicester – we have occupied four sites over this period
How many staff do you have?
We currently employ 38 “characters” as we call staff, with many having over 20 years’ service to the business
What does your firm do?
The services we offer are mainly for the miniature format markets in the areas of folding, stitched and glued booklets, die-cutting, Z-fold cards, greetings cards, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts, pick-and-place mailers and tabbing
What’s your typical customer?
Printers, print management and packaging companies servicing the general, promotional, pharmaceutical and cosmetic markets
Which areas do you serve?
Mainly the UK and Ireland
Which markets do you serve?
Local government, retail, cosmetic, pharmaceutical packaging and the general print market
What equipment do you run?
We have more than 45 folding, stitching and gluing machines including four custom-built Z-fold card lines
What’s your USP?
We specialise in anything miniature and complex
What’s your company’s motto/mission statement?
What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years?
Designing and building our own Z-fold lines
Where do you see your business in five years’ time?
Still leading the way in the world of miniature print finishing
What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?
Dark chocolate Hobnob