The word of the month in September… mega

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Mega mergers continue and mega contracts land, but while the good news is welcomed the industry’s trade bodies issue a joint clarion call to government to support the sector to prevent its decimation.

1 Precision, Prime and ProCo merge and unveil £100m target 6,523 clicks
Precision Printing, Prime Group and ProCo have joined forces to create a £45m, 360 staff multisite commercial and online print group with ambitions to nudge £100m sales in three years.

2 Sales manager’s fraud results in jail sentence 5,279 clicks
A former sales manager at a UK trade printer has been jailed after being found guilty of a six-figure fraud.

3 Blow for Drupa as HP pulls out 3,955 clicks
HP, Drupa’s biggest exhibitor, has pulled out of next year’s show as well as from sister event Interpack.

4 Industry bodies warn on carnage in print 3,358 clicks
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been warned that thousands of print businesses could go bust if the government doesn’t bring in targeted relief for the industry.

5 Southernprint site goes under the hammer 2,433 clicks
Southernprint’s old site goes up for auction this week with a guide price of more than £3m.

6 Bluetree wins mega mask contract 2,282 clicks
Bluetree Group has won a massive government contract for hundreds of millions of surgical masks, and is taking on new employees at its Mask Box business as a resul

7 £200m SME print buying platform goes live 2,136 clicks
APS Group has launched a new public sector print buying platform targeted at SME print suppliers after winning a £200m contract from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

8 Book printer TJ in £1.5m-plus spend and rebrand 2,029 clicks
Cornish book printer TJ International has rebranded as TJ Books and installed a raft of new equipment as part of a £1.5m-plus investment drive aimed to increase its capacity and flexibility.

9 ‘Lockdown part two’: industry reacts 1,920 clicks
Industry bodies have reacted with understandable concern to the latest government restrictions around Covid-19.

10 Hello! revamps with print switch 1,888 clicks
Hello! magazine has switched to web offset printing for the first time as part of a change of print supplier.

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