60 seconds with: Central Colour

PrintWeek Team
Monday, September 2, 2013

Central Colour was set up in 1996, and was acquired in an MBO by directors Andy Baxter, Richard Limer and David Fortune nine years ago. Between them the trio have racked up a whopping 75 years’ service at the firm, which counts a number of long-standing team members among its staff.

Where are you based?

How many staff do you have?

What does your firm do?
High-quality commercial print

What’s your typical customer?
Advertising agencies and blue-chip corporate clients

Which geographic area do you serve?
We have customers all over the UK, but we do a lot of work in the Midlands

Which markets do you serve?
If someone wants a brochure done and they want it done right, we tend to get the phone call

What’s your USP?
We don’t let people down and the quality is bloody good

What equipment do you run?
We run a B1 six-colour Mitsubishi with coater around the clock. We like to keep as much work as possible in-house so we also have comprehensive pre-press and finishing facilities. Oh, and we’ve just got a lovely new van with another on the way!

What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years?
Not making anyone redundant or cutting pay in recent tough times

Where do you see your business in five years’ time?
We’d like to be in the same place, doing the same thing, serving the same clients as well as we do now

What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?
It would have to be either Chocolate HobNobs or Jaffa Cakes. Sue brings them in for customers and they’re gone in seconds.




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