Bluestar started in 1998 when MD Lee Harvey (pictured, right, with operator Ian Richardson) decided that after working as a manager for a few firms, he needed to do something more. “I approached a few printing companies and got their support and so Bluestar was born.”
Where are you based?
Bluestar is in Ilford, Essex
How many staff do you have?
We have six people working for us
What does your firm do?
We are print finishers producing perfect-bound books, saddle-stitched brochures and folded leaflets
What’s your typical customer?
Is there a typical printer? We do high-end PUR brochures to park maps
Which geographic areas do you serve?
Mainly London and the Home Counties
Which markets do you serve?
We do a lot of financial work
What’s your USP?
What’s your company’s motto?
High standards no matter how small or big
What equipment do you run?
Muller Martini, MBO and Horizon kit
What’s been your proudest achievement in the past few years?
Keeping six people in work
Where do you see your business in five years’ time?
In a bigger factory with like-minded people
What’s your team’s favourite biscuit?
A soggy one. (Someone said Jaffa Cakes, but are they biscuits?)