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60 seconds with Adverset

Adverset began life in 1989 as a design and advertising studio and was one of the first firms in the UK to embrace Apple. “Our first Mac was the original Mac Plus. At the time monitors only had black and white capability,” says managing director John Easby.

60 seconds with Palmer Publicity Services

PPS was set up in 1989 (the year sales director Katie Palmer was born) by her parents Noel and Lesley in the garage of the family home. PPS began by offering photography and marketing services and as the business developed, brought in graphic designers, invested in printing equipment and decided to bring everything in-house to offer the full service.

60 seconds with Rondor Printing

Rondor Printing began life in the 1980s and after a couple of changes in ownership during the intervening years, Tracy Cone and Adrian Saunders took over the company in 2017 after working there since the early 1990s.

60-seconds with Cutture

Cutture founders Dominic and Helen Sharland met at university studying interior architecture. Both subsequently trained as architectural model makers. After setting up their own business they bought a Universal laser cutter, and began experimenting with graphic design. “The reaction was fantastic,” says Dominic. “Cutture was born and we’ve not looked back”

Q&A: Daniel Reed Designer, The Cafeteria Studio

Sheffield-based Daniel specialises in design and typography, and his enthusiasm for all things print-related is such that outside of his day job he works on other projects and has created four new typefaces including Incido, which is made up entirely of straight lines (see daniel-reed.co.uk).

Q&A: Chris Kingston Director, Fingerprints Design and We Fly Drones

You might recognise Chris from his recent appearance in illusionist Derren Brown’s Pushed to the Edge TV show, where we’re happy to report he refused to push a man off a building to his death. Phew! Chris is approaching the big 3-0 and has been in the print game for about 10 years.

60 seconds with: Print Me It

Print Me It started trading in 2008 as an online print company. It initially outsourced to trade printers, but over the past five years has brought digital printing and wide-format printing in-house.

60 seconds with Premier Design & Print

Founded at the turn of the millennium, Premier Design & Print was formed by the creative partnership of Simon Hughes and Laura Hughes, now very capably assisted by their design and production team.

60 seconds with Telford Repro

Telford Repro was formed in 1994 and has grown from its origins as a copy shop and plan printing specialist into one of the leading short-run digital print specialists in the West Midlands.

60 seconds with North Press

Formerly a branding and design company overseen by 27-year-old managing director Ross Whitfield, North Press took delivery of a digital printer in October last year after finding that it was outsourcing so much print that it made sense to bring it all in-house.

60 seconds with LeftMedia

After years of working as sole traders, LeftMedia was established in 2014, when Mitchel White joined forces with fellow creative Matt Simpson to combine their design and print offerings, which they had been running separately. Since then the business has grown significantly.

60 seconds with Showcase Creative

After working in graphic design for a number of years Andy Wreakes and brothers Jack and Paul Batey (left to right in picture) spotted a gap in the market for short-run presentation folders. In 2013 they re-branded as Showcase Creative to reflect the growing range of products offered.

60 seconds with Brio Design & Print Management

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  • Monday, October 13, 2014
Managing director Tim Vernon began Brio after winning a contract to design, print and distribute a trade magazine for the direct selling Industry, which resulted in something of a specialism in the requirements of that sector.

60 seconds with Strath Print

Strath Print was set up by directors Martin Benson and Peter Dunlop a decade ago, after the publisher they worked for closed its print division. The five-strong business is the only printing company on the beautiful Isle of Skye.

Q&A: Clive Bramble Sales executive, The Colchester Print Group

Clive has been involved in the print and packaging game for 43 years, and has five more to go. During his time he has held 17 positions in nine different companies. This year he celebrated his 60th birthday and 40th wedding anniversary. He and his ‘long-suffering’ wife have two grown up daughters and four grandchildren.

Q&A: Matt Bates, business development manager, Chesapeake

Matt’s Cornish roots are evident in the fact that after leaving school he studied printing at Plymouth College of Art & Design. He subsequently embarked upon something of a tour of the industry’s educational establishments, moving to Nottingham to study print media management at Nottingham Trent University, before topping off his education with a degree in print, packaging and graphics at Leeds University. Including subsequent roles at Boots Print and now Chesapeake, he’s spent 21 years in print and packaging.

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