Business of the Year Award Winners!

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Happy days!

As we leave the long month of January behind us, we’re happy to kick off the new year with some great news. Two pieces actually.

So, what is it that we can’t wait to share? Well the first piece is to announce that having been finalists for the much-coveted British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC) Business of the Year Award for the last two years, we’re this year’s winners!

The BAPC has grown into a major representational body to the print and creative industry. As an organisation it strives to pioneer new ways of working, promote latest technologies and represent its members at the highest national levels. It’s why we’re proud to be part of it. As they have a very similar outlook to us.

And what makes this BAPC Business of the Year Award so special, is that it’s nominated for by its members. As there are some truly outstanding companies out there, who are doing some pretty amazing things, we really were very thrilled to receive such an accolade (as you can tell from the picture!)

Part of the reason we were nominated was our commitment to innovation. Having invested in the latest Indigo 7900 press, we’ve grown our client base from a dozen clients in the first year to approaching one hundred clients. What’s more we’re printing for top brands from high street banks, to restaurants, and from museums, to drink and food companies. Add to that our dedication to making the print process as easy and value-added as possible, and we seem to have been deemed worthy of their votes. For which we’re very grateful.

And as if this wasn’t exciting enough, we’re also looking forward to this being our 10th year in business. To have succeeded and thrived over the last decade – in what has seen some considerably shaky economic and political times – is another reason to celebrate. And that’s thanks to the skill of the people who work here. And, of course, the backing of our loyal and new customers alike.

Print Monthly produced an article to celebrate our success and it read:

Print4UK finally won the title of BAPC Business of the Year after being shortlisted in 2015 and 2016. It was founded in 2008 by Adrian Ford and Chris Brady. The former production and pre-press directors respectively at a litho company, joined forces to create a digital print business that addressed the market trend for smaller run lengths.

Print4UK’s Adrian Ford and Chris Brady collected the award. Ford said: “We believe our ‘Partners in Print’ ethos was pivotal in this achievement. It provides clients with the feeling of having their own in-house experts on hand to oversee all of their requirements. One has even said ‘You deliver pain-free print’.”

“He is always available to give a helping hand and is happy working within the community and highlighting the benefits in working within this industry”.

To read the full article, click here.

Here’s to 2018. It’s going to be a good one. Cheers!

About the author

Chris Brady

Joint Managing Director

Chris has over 18 years’ experience in the print trade and is a digital printing specialist. He started work at GB Litho in 1995, becoming a qualified Mac Operator and progressing through to Studio Manager. He joined Turnpike Press in 2001 as Studio & Pre Press Manager with a brief to update the company’s pre press technology and streamline the daily production throughput. At Print4UK, Chris is responsible for digital & pre press, liaising with clients in regards to sales, production and any technical queries that arise.


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