60 seconds with Edward Thompson
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Edward Thompson started life way back in 1867, “the result of winning a bet on the horses”, and the firm grew rapidly in the 1960s on the back of the growth of commercial bingo.
Edward Thompson specialises in the production of numbered printed products from its secure site, and 60% of its work produced for the trade
Where are you based?
How many staff do you have?
What does your firm do?
Bingo, scratchcards, commercial print, raffle tickets, direct mail
What’s your typical customer?
Newspapers, bingo clubs, charities, agencies, print management firms
Which geographic areas do you serve?
Local, national and international
Which markets do you serve?
Publishing, retail, leisure, fundraising, FMCG
What’s your USP?
We are experts at numbers
What equipment do you run?
Our print division runs web offset presses with inline personalisation, web-fed digital, sheetfed litho and sheetfed digital. Our mailing division runs up to 10 item envelope enclosing lines with five item camera matching and polywrap
What’s been your proudest achievement?
We printed the ballot papers for the South African election when Nelson Mandela was elected president
What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?
The chief executive likes Hobnobs, however, the team like Custard Creams