60 seconds with Hammond Bindery

Jo Francis
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Trade binding specialist Hammond Bindery was founded in 1976, and then acquired by long-established printer H Charlesworth & Co in the early 1980s.

In 2004, the two businesses were co-located creating much faster and efficient production, and in 2010 the firms were acquired by new owners. Now headed up by managing director David Boothman, the company continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s print companies.

Where are you based?

Just off the M1 junction 40 at Wakefield

How many staff do you have?

62 permanent staff. With agency staff it goes up to 100 in our busiest periods

What does your firm do? 

Trade book binding and print finishing of all sorts of publications 

Which geographic area do you serve?

Our clients are widespread across the UK

Who are your clients?

Trade printers mainly but also some print management companies, design and marketing agencies

What’s your USP?

Excellent quality in both production and service

What’s your company’s motto?

‘Perfect binding every time!’

What equipment do you run?

Kolbus Ratiobinder KM473 for long-run perfect and PUR binding, Horizon perfect and PUR binding lines for digital work, Muller Martini, Duplo and Horizon stitching lines, Pfaffle wire and spiral binding, MBO folders

What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years?

Achieving and maintaining our ISO and FSC accreditations

Where do you see your business in five years’ time?

Continuing to build great working relationships with clients to provide them with the products and services they need, when they need them

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

The two-finger KitKat


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