60 seconds with Victoire Press

Jo Francis
Monday, May 18, 2015

Victoire Press was formed in 1990 by Howard Seaber-Shinn and Tony Elliott, through an MBO of the Cambridgeshire County council print department. They moved it to Bar Hill, along with eight members of staff. 25 years on much has changed, but the Victoire team’s passion for print is just as strong

Where are you based?

Victoire Press is based in Bar Hill. In 1994 we moved to a much bigger unit 

How many staff do you have?

25, plus part-time help at busy times

What does your firm do? 

We pride ourselves on being a one-stop shop and are happy to take on almost any challenge that customers send our way

What’s your typical customer?

The variety is massive, which keeps our role interesting. Our biggest client has daily print deliveries and we operate a Kanban system in their stores. Our smallest clients perhaps only contact us once a year

Which geographic areas do you serve?

A wide local area, nationally, plus a few international customers

What’s your USP?

Quality – quality of product and quality of service

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

Reaching our 25th anniversary on 1 April 2015. We are so proud to still be in business, and to have achieved so much over the years. Howard retired in 2012, after 23 years with the company, and enjoyed his retirement immensely. Unfortunately he passed away earlier this year and couldn’t celebrate our milestone, but he’ll never be forgotten

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?

We had custom-made biscuits and cup-cakes baked to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We’ve taken them to trade shows and delivered them to our customers. We’ve discovered that we’re not the only ones who like biscuits, they’ve gone down a storm everywhere!

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