Accounts, admins and alleged abuse among July’s must reads

Printweek Team
Thursday, August 5, 2021

YM Group’s delayed and subsequently filed accounts, an extension to the administration of the Howard Hunt group of companies, and a ‘gangmaster’ scandal involving the alleged exploitation and abuse of foreign workers at an Italian book printer were the most read stories on Printweek.com last month.

1 YM directors 'confident' despite note on accounts 8,606 clicks
YM Group’s delayed accounts include another increase in losses and a ‘material uncertainty’ note – although the firm’s directors remain confident the business can deliver on their future growth plans.

2 YM Group: accounts delay is due to backlog 7,454 clicks
YM Group’s chief executive is blaming a backlog at Companies House for the group’s accounts being more than a month overdue.

3 Book printer raided in gangmaster investigation 5,555 clicks
One of Europe’s biggest book printers has become embroiled in a ‘gangmaster’ scandal involving the exploitation and abuse of foreign workers.

4 Howard Hunt administration extended to 2023 4,185 clicks
The administration of the Howard Hunt group of companies has been extended again, due to unresolved matters including more than £1m in directors’ loans that remain outstanding.

5 Boss wows with Bowie homage 3,567 clicks
Boss Print has partnered with a leading artist on his latest David Bowie inspired project to produce a breathtaking limited edition book that was gifted a launch in an unusual venue last week.

6 Fire tackled at London print firm 3,329 clicks
Police and the fire brigade are investigating the cause of a fire at a London print group.

7 Huge print contract up for review 2,748 clicks
One of the UK’s biggest print contracts is up for review in a move that could be influenced by the dramatic structural changes in the paper industry.

8 Bishops aims to 'grow back better' 1,895 clicks
Bishops Printers is recruiting as the business gears up to handle the new seasonality, with society reopening and events ramping up.

9 Duncan Print Group acquires Bridger Packaging 1,642 clicks
Duncan Print Group has acquired fellow Hertfordshire business Bridger Packaging to support its strategy to grow its packaging business to £10m annual sales.

10 Cunningham joins APS 1,634 clicks
Long-standing Communisis procurement specialist Ian Cunningham has left the firm to take up a new role at APS Group.

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