Local print and mailing company, Bishops Printers Ltd, has won ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ from the Independent Print Industries Association.
Delivering great products and services always requires hard work. Having those efforts recognised by others against the most challenging market backdrop in the firm’s 35-year history is even sweeter.
To the 180 staff employed at their Farlington site, being recognised for excellence by their peers at the Independent Print Industries Association is a real accolade.
“The way the staff have rallied round, dug deep and adapted this year has made the difference to the level of service we’ve been able to give our customers,” comments Bishops’ Managing Director, Gareth Roberts. “I’m incredibly grateful to them, and thankful for the support we’ve received from our customers and suppliers”.
A significant local employer, the pandemic hit the family-run business hard. At their height, Bishops were turning over £26 million, printing 288 million sheets of paper a year with a workforce of over 250 people. Like others, they are still recovering from the pandemic but there is good news. Roberts reports that Bishops is hiring again, and their capital investment plans for 2022 include new and improved facilities for their hardworking, award-winning team.