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60-seconds with: The Finishing Touch

Lancashire’s The Finishing Touch is a relatively young company, having been set up in the summer of 2010 by managing director Lynn Russell and business partner Cath Maybin, who spotted an opportunity to offer a professional handwork service for all those fiddly finishing jobs machines simply cannot handle.

60-seconds with Technique Print Group

Karl Smith set up Technique in 1997 after working in print for 15 years, from apprentice through to sales. His business partner Mark Foster was then a customer as a freelance graphic designer and the duo saw an opportunity to start a business that provided both high quality graphic design and print.

60-seconds with: Screenprint Productions

From its origins as something of a cottage industry operating out of an old mill, Screenprint Productions has grown and grown and now occupies ‘three big factories in Brighouse’. Owners Martyn Hicks and Chris White “usually smile for photos” and assure us the team is “as happy as an Evangelist’s hymn book”.

60 seconds with: Remous

Remous founder Graham Bunter started off writing and publishing a magazine about stock cars, which he printed in his garage. More and more people asked if he could supply print for them, and the business expanded accordingly, moving to its present factory in the mid-1980s. Today the firm is run by Graham’s son Alan (below).

60 seconds with: The Marstan Press

This is a highly appropriate 60 seconds with because on 1 October The Marstan Press started its 60th year in business. The firm started off in letterpress, before moving to litho and then adding digital printing.

60 seconds with: Cambrian Printers

With a history dating back to 1860 when it was a regional newspaper publisher and printer, over the intervening years, Cambrian Printers has refined its offering and used its printing expertise to attract clients from the UK and beyond

60 seconds with: Duraweld

Duraweld began life in 1959, mostly making plastic book covers for libraries and sleeves for telephone books. In 1970 it merged with Mac Plastics, run by Richard Senior. In March 2010 the company underwent a management buyout and Hannah Senior (Richard’s daughter), now owns the company jointly with Mark Yeung, the former finance manager.

60 seconds with: Central Colour

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.

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