2016 and all that... September

By Nick Mansley, Friday 30 December 2016

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No guesses as to which story dominated the news in 2016, the 20 most read stories on printweek.com for 2016 are all about Polestar. Nevertheless there was plenty else going on, not least of all Drupa...

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DST UK invested around £5m in new machinery in a bid to accelerate its migration to inkjet... Manor Group was set to go into administration just two weeks after affiliated business Hastings Printing Company was shut down... Heidelberg announced that it was taking five refugees onto its internship programme... Calderprint acquired a promotional gift company, nudging its turnover to just over £10m... Adare Secure Essential Communications won a contract to support the delivery of multi-channel communications for Domestic & General, serving more than 16 million customers... Loop Print took delivery of a five-colour B2 Komori Lithrone S29 with coater... European print group CirclePrinters was officially awarded the contract to print Hello! magazine after the closure of Polestar Sheffield... Fine Print Services invested just under £1m in a five-colour LE-UV Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75... The Strategic Mailing Partnership rebranded and changed sponsor in a bid to recruit new members... The UK’s new polymer £5 note entered circulation... DS Smith finalised its takeover of Danish-based POS printer Deku-Pack, expanding its POS offering... HH Global saw huge growth in its Americas and Asia Pacific operations, which contributed to big increases in turnover and profits... Employees at newspaper and magazine distributors, Menzies Distribution, were preparing for two one-day strikes in a dispute over pay. A few days later however, the action was suspended as staff decided to vote on an improved pay offer... Enviro Wipes was acquired by global workwear provider Lindström, for a seven-figure sum... Leach secured its most lucrative contract to date – a £2.5m assignment for a major heritage project – in the year it celebrated its 125th anniversary... A social media campaign, #firstfiver, initiated by a fundraising consultant was encouraging people to donate their first new polymer £5 note to charity... The collapse of ABC Print (Hereford) left an estimated shortfall of more than £1m... Card Factory made a £1m spend on new kit to grow its personalised gifting business... Deutsche Post DHL Group bought UK postal operator UK Mail Group... Indigo and Landa Digital Printing founder Benny Landa was named “entrepreneur of the decade” by Israeli business daily Globes...

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