February favours long overdue good news

Printweek Team
Monday, March 1, 2021

February may be the shortest month, but as our rundown illustrates there was no shortage of big stories and top of the pile by a country mile was some welcome news.

1 Roadmap out of lockdown: industry reacts 8,759 clicks
Industry leaders have broadly welcomed the government’s new plan for a four-step roadmap out of lockdown in England.

2 Andreou returns to print through acquisition 3,226 clicks
Peter Andreou is back in the industry with a fresh print acquisition just completed.

3 FlyerAlarm halts UK sales due to Brexit 3,158 clicks
UPDATED: FlyerAlarm has stopped selling into the UK because of issues with delivering products here, post-Brexit.

4 Print SMEs among winners of huge CCS contract 2,669 clicks
Six suppliers have been appointed to the latest Crown Commercial Services print management contract, worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

5 Point-of-sale boss banned 2,309 clicks
The boss of a signage and display printer has received a lengthy ban of 10 years after a six-figure false invoicing scandal.

6 Cardboard shortage expected to settle down quickly 2,054 clicks
Small retailers and printers have reported struggles in getting hold of cardboard boxes for deliveries due to a raft of factors hitting the supply chain, but the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI) is expecting the situation to settle down soon.

7 Paragon CC invests £6m-plus in finishing 1,809 clicks
Paragon Customer Communications has revamped its mailing operations after investing more than £6m on new kit and upgrades to existing machinery as part of a futureproofing strategy.

8 National Trust tweaks Handbook due to Covid 1,639 clicks
The National Trust has reduced the pagination of its flagship members’ Handbook after removing information that could be subject to change because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

9 Walstead diversifies with short-grain web 1,633 clicks
Walstead Group is investing in a short-grain web press for its Spanish gravure facility as part of a strategic plan to diversify the site’s offering.

10 Solopress adds low-cost range 1,596 clicks
Solopress has introduced a new range of commoditised print products “with extremely competitive pricing”.

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