60 seconds with North Press

Jo Francis
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Formerly a branding and design company overseen by 27-year-old managing director Ross Whitfield, North Press took delivery of a digital printer in October last year after finding that it was outsourcing so much print that it made sense to bring it all in-house.

Where are you based?

North Press is based in West Cumbria, in the centre of Cleator Moor. It’s a bustling market town just five minutes away from the lakes

How many staff do you have?

Two full-time staff and one part-time. We hope to take an apprentice on later in the year

What does your firm do?

We create modern and eye-catching branding and design work. We print lots of leaflets, booklets, business cards, artistic prints and wedding invitations. We also do a small number of websites and social media account brandings

What’s your typical customer?

Small to medium-sized business owners wanting a quick turnaround with professional design work

What’s your USP?

We always go the extra mile for our clients. If they desperately need a job completed within the hour and it’s home time we’ll always stay back and ensure it gets done

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

When we took delivery of the digital press. It was a high point as it was recognition that we’d built the company up enough to now have the capability to bring everything in-house

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

Ideally we’d like to be able to offer the full range of printed products from digital print to offset. We’d really like to have lots more staff working for us too

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit? 

We often grab a cookie to have with our coffee in the afternoon

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