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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: 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.

Uneasy with secondhand purchase?

  • Saturday, July 9, 2011
Pre-owned is no pastoral idyll. Somya Kedia interacts with 16 print CEOs in the country and explores how a company can prudently invest in secondhand kit and improve its financial health

Q&A: Steve Johnston, managing director, Paper Innovation

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Steve Johnston, managing director of Paper Innovation, has worked in print for more than 20 years. He is an avid fan of Preston North End FC and would love to see them play in the Champions League final - but he wouldn't mind missing the game if he was marooned on an island with Cheryl Cole. Strange, that.

Q&A: Sam Heaton, managing director,

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Sam Heaton has been working in e-commerce for 10 years. He has two dogs, a fiance and is a big fan of watersports, although we wouldn't recommend turning up to watch him in action given his history of wearing revealing swimwear...

The art of print with a personal touch

Vsitors to any London art gallery towards the end of last year would have been able to enjoy a diverse collection of works from some of the worlds finest artists. However, there is one artist whose efforts went largely unnoticed despite the ubiquity of his own artistic endeavours throughout the capitals gallery scene.

A print business without frontiers

  • Monday, March 26, 2007
Goodman Baylis refuses to be defined by traditional market structures and, with the launch of GB Magazines, it is making sure it maintains plenty of strings to its bow.

Q&A: Derek Maskell, sales consultant, Interket

Derek is bowing out and retires this month after more than 50 years in the industry. He’s 73 and has been in print-related employment since 1966. He’s married to Donna with two children and three grandchildren, and his hobbies include following horse racing and enjoying regular holidays in southern Spain.

60 seconds with... Balcony Shirts

Balcony Shirts is a printwear shop in West London. Partner Scott Raison explains the back story: “From humble beginnings printing t-shirts in our bedrooms and selling them on eBay, we soon graduated to a Portacabin, which was situated in a truck garage car park. We then moved to a unit on Uxbridge industrial estate, before ending up in our home of the last 10 years, our shop in Uxbridge.”

60 seconds with Ace Binding Company

Ace Binding Company was born out of the love director Robert Hart had for the industry. Founded 16 years ago, with a couple of folders, a guillotine and stitching line, it was a move into PUR binding and, more recently wire-binding (and a fair few other investments) that took the business into the Premier League of trade finishing.

60 seconds with The Bigger Printing Co

Bigger Printing was set up in 2000, by MD Sebastian Stanley (pictured right with marketing and operations manager David Bowen). Originally selling print consumables, the company grew into The Bigger Printing Company, specialising in producing large format digital print.

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 Boxtick Graphics

The owners of a group of existing non-print businesses purchased the company a few years ago to enter a new market that focuses on small businesses. We rebranded to Boxtick last year with our customers at the centre of what we deliver.

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