Review of 2019: February
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Our annual roundup of all the big stories around the UK printing industry.
Marstan Press went into administration with the loss of all 54 jobs and some of its assets bought by Elle Media Group... Walstead Group was set to close Grange Press, which was the first business in the Wyndeham Group... EWO Media ceased manufacturing with the loss of 11 jobs... Three firms, Andover Printing, Anton Visual Communications and Scratch Print Products, were evacuated due to a fire at an Ocado warehouse in Andover... Lateral Group founder Nick Dixon returned to the print sector after HH Global acquired a majority stake in his buy-and-build venture, Veriteva... The Guardian moved the production of its Weekend magazine to Walstead Bicester... Xerox published a three-year plan to transform the business, initially focusing on restructuring and improving profitability before focusing on growth in adjacent and new markets, including packaging and 3D printing... More than a third of respondents to a Printweek poll asking readers what sort of Brexit outcome they would prefer said they would opt for a second referendum... Carly Press acquired Colourtone, a local digital specialist, to expand its service offering and client base... Consumables supplier Pressroom Plus went into administration... Edward Dudfield closed its doors and was poised to go into liquidation with a creditor shortfall in excess of £900,000 after more than 70 years... Heidelberg UK was the backdrop for some industrial couture when Grazia magazine took over its Brentford showroom for a fashion shoot...