60 seconds with Kingfisher Labels

Jo Francis
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The company was established in 1996 by managing director Martin Jackson with a three-colour Mark Andy label press.

In 2013 Karl Jackson (production director) and Andy Watts (sales director) were appointed to continue the growth and implement the sales strategy for the business with the emphasis being on investment in the firm’s people and state-of-the-art technologies. This has been at the core of Kingfisher’s success over the years

Where are you based?

Kingfisher Labels is based in Yate in South Gloucestershire. Near Bristol, with easy access to the M4 and M5 motorways 

How many staff do you have? 

24

What does your firm do? 

We’re a manufacturer of self-adhesive labels and sleeves

What’s your typical customer?

The beauty of Kingfisher Labels is that we have a broad spectrum of customers. No customer is too small or too large 

Which areas do you serve?

We’re very proud to serve customers on a local, national and international level

Which markets do you serve? 

Food and drink, household and bodycare, medical, government and the automotive industry

Who are your clients?

Anything from major blue-chip organisations to small start-ups

What’s your USP?

We’re customer focused and relationship driven. Kingfisher remains family-owned, so the speed of decision-making and positive action is rapid

What’s your company’s motto/mission statement?

Our mantra from day one has been simple, yet effective. We are determined to be a major player in the self-adhesive labels market

What equipment do you run?

Two Edale FL3 eight-colour presses, one FL1 six-colour press, an Alpha Edale Press, six Bar Graphic slitters and also digital capabilities

What’s been your proudest achievement in recent years?

Being part of the close-knit team as we have continued to go from strength to strength despite difficult trading conditions

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

Moving to a purpose-built site while retaining our much-valued employees and customers 

Anything else you would like people to know about your business?

We are proud of our hugely committed team, we are passionate about remaining innovative, we are ruthless in our pursuit of excellence and we are dedicated to keeping our customers happy through market-leading quality and reliability

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

Chocolate Hobnobs

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