60 seconds with Warwick Printing

Jo Francis
Monday, April 18, 2016

It’s a double celebration for Warwick Printing Company, which is marking both its 70th anniversary and 30 years under the current ownership. The firm was established in 1946 by Moric Schwarz, a Czechoslovakian Jew who escaped to England during the Second World War. The bulk of its early work was for the thriving Midlands motor vehicle industry. In 1974, John Young joined the firm as general manager and in 1986 he bought the business in an MBO. The firm has a favourite colour – green – and is always keen to support local events. It is sponsoring the Leamington Spa Regency Run for the third year, with a team of 12 staff running and others providing teas and coffees at the end of the race.

Where are you based?

Warwick Printing is in Leamington Spa 

How many staff do you have?

Around 70

What does your firm do?

Magazines and periodicals, commercial brochure and leaflet work. Short-run leaflets, brochures and stationery

What’s your typical customer?

Independent publishers, SMEs and local businesses

Which areas do you serve?

Nationwide

What’s your USP?

Whatever it takes, we always try to deliver on time

What equipment do you run?

Eight-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster SX and SM 102 B1 presses, Xerox J75 and Versant 80, Muller Martini and Heidelberg finishing equipment

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

Expanding into short-run digital printing. This has helped us provide a ‘one stop shop’ to customers

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

We are keen on growing the business and in particular the digital side

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit? 

Probably Wagon Wheels

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