Meet the team at A Local Printer
The guys and gals who make it all work beautifully
Ok, so what should proceed is a page full of the friendly faces that beaver away behind the scenes. Ummmm... I approached various members of the team with my digital camera and it would appear that most are a little camera shy: the print department were very dusty, I needed a few hours in makeup and Andy has been here so long that he's fed up with 'mug shots'
I immediately threw in the towel and opted for a more colourful [and far more relevant] way to introduce the team. What follows are the team's favourite Pantone Colours. Colour has a lot of meaning: you can tell a lot about a person by the colour they choose – there's more on colour meaning and the impacts on your flyer and leaflet designs here.
What I've learnt is that we are a colourful bunch [pun intended] and all very much in the right job! Hurrah!
Miranda has many years experience of print marketing and business development with major national print companies. If she is fortunate enough to have any spare time her preferences include travel, holidays, plenty of those clever little mini-breaks, fine wine and gastronomic experiences! These days spare time preferences are liberally interspersed with dieting!
Nick has over 30 years print experience and has the demanding task of sorting out all the jobs that are approved for print and turning them in to printing plates. Without Nick we would pretty much come to a standstill. Nick's also gets fully involved in creative design and is also responsible for ensuring all your orders are proofed pronto! When not a work you'll find him on the golf course practising his swing.
Finishing and Warehouse Manager
Tim's printing knowledge is impressive. Dozens of years spent fine-tuning his skills in print, finishing and warehouse management. Tim's ultimately responsible for getting all your orders out the door and on time. Tim enjoys nothing more than long runs, doing up his VW Camper and keeping fit by playing football.
Who knows what goes on in a Finance Department! One thing's for sure, if you do end up talking with Colin he's probably asking (politely) for money or paying your bill. He is somewhat indispensable to the business... all part of running one of the UK's best and first online print companies.
Customer Services and Sales
The voice on the 'phone, Jane takes the majority of calls that come in to the office, manages all of the website orders, sorts out the payment process and deals with your delivery enquiries. With two children at home there is very little that fazes her!
Customer Service and Sales
Jeff has spent the last 30 years working at A Local Printer in all of its various guises. Fully conversant in pre-press and the studio Jeff has helped develop A Local Printer in to the company it is today. Other than playing football and cycling Jeff likes nothing more than indulging his past time of dangerous sports, including skydiving and off-piste skiing. Thanks Jeff.
A man with tons of repro knowledge who has certainly been an asset to the business. He is also a mad keen rugby fan (go Saracens!) so always good for a sound bite after one of the international games.
Andy wears many hats and brings over 15 years of print and graphic design experience. When he's not helping our customers with their design queries you'll find him managing the website and developing and promoting alocalprinter.co.uk. If [!] something goes wrong with your order he's the one that will get it put right for you. He Loves a good curry, socialising with chums and is also training for Tough Mudder and the Brighton Marathon in 2017! Gosh.
'Benny' is one of our highly skilled B2/B3 press operators responsible for processing many of the website and bespoke orders – now you know who to thank for a good print job! When he's not printing he's cycling and playing football.
A bit of a dare devil Chris is never happier than when he is up taking on white water rapids in his kayak. A highly experienced kayaker Chris plans his holidays around how many time he can be dunked and close to danger. He has recently indulged in his love of guns and shooting and grown an impressive beard. At this rate he will be relocating to Colorado!
Press and Senior Machine Minder
Andy has been with the company for a jaw dropping 35+ years. In addition to machine minding Andy can run all our finishing equipment as well! Andy spends whatever spare time he has coarse fishing - his best catch to date is a 2.5lb roach caught in the local River Arun (doesn't sound like a big deal but apparently it is!).
Print Finisher and Machine Minder
Steve is responsible for pulling all of the printed sheets in to finished jobs - with folding, stitching and guillotining he is kept very busy all day finalising your finished product
Print Finisher and Machine Minder
'Stu' is also responsible for turning beautifully printed sheets of paper in to finished jobs - with drilling, creasing and cross-folding being some of his many duties he is also kept busy. Another mad keen rugby fan, so alright by us.
Tasked with some of the most demanding finishing jobs on the planet she is also described as having the most dextrous fingers in West Sussex. If you need something bagged, tagged, hand-folded, strung, cornered, glued or taped she's your girl. She's not scared of a long day. You also know she's happy in her work as you can hear her laughing a mile off (unless it's hysteria).
Beverly originally joined us to replace Kamila on maternity leave but we love her so much she stayed! Previously working nights we're pleased to remind her of what daylight looks like. Warning! Bev' knows her way around a guillotine which either a good or bad thing depending on what way you look at it! We like the fact she's fitted in nicely.