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Potts Print (UK), the Cramlington-based printing, packaging and direct mail specialist will report a record operating profit for 2014 of £1million plus.

“We intend to use this fantastic result as a springboard for a long term strategy, to develop and expand all divisions of the business – lithographic and digital printing, direct mail, large format printing and high-end printed packaging”, says Potts’ Chief Executive, Michael Sandford-Couch.

The company’s plan to invest more than £3million in capital equipment in 2015 has already begun, with installations by AGFA and Xerox completed in January. In addition, a new six-colour Heidelberg printing press will arrive in February and is expected to be up and running by the end of the month, printing 15,000 full colour sheets per hour.

Of course, none of the above could be achieved without the continued investment in people, an aspect in which the company prides itself. To keep an organisation with a 160-strong workforce operational, 24/7, needs dedicated staff along with a focussed and committed senior management team. To ensure that the current momentum is maintained, a number of promotions have been announced by the company, with six new directors and four department heads recently appointed.

Keith McHugh and Iain McDougal have taken up positions as Technical Directors in the newly launched Large Format Printing Division. Kevin Brown and Brian Watson join the Supervisory Board as Operations and Production Director respectively, with the role of Client Services Director being awarded to Tom Groves and Training & Development Director to Rob Curtis. Both of whom join the Business Development Board.

Directors January 2015

L-R: Tom Groves, Brian Watson, Keith McHugh, Iain McDougal, Kevin Brown, Rob Curtis.

In addition to the directorial appointments, the following managers have been promoted to be ‘Head of’ their respective departments; Sarah Bailey in Client Services; Michael Johnson in Production; Michael Blake in Purchasing; and Paul Murphy in Systems & Accreditations.

Heads of January 2015

L-R: Paul Murphy, Michael Blake, Sarah Bailey, Michael Johnson.

With more than 150 years of printing industry experience between them, they bring a wealth of knowledge at senior management level and are expected to play a significant part in the company’s ongoing commercial development. This will include active involvement in the company’s recruitment drive for all departmental divisions planned for April 2015.


Potts Print (UK) is an ever-expanding printing, packaging and direct mail company based in Cramlington, Northumberland.

Clients of Potts Print (UK) include international corporations, retail and pharmaceutical companies, the NHS and public sector organisations, creative agencies, charities, regional and local businesses and the performing and visual arts community.

All clients are offered cutting-edge lithographic and personalised digital applications to produce best value print solutions, bespoke packaging and direct mail combined with seamless production, storage and distribution services.

Our business objective is “An added value partnership based on exceptional service levels and continuous improvement to achieve sustainable cost savings.” The Three C’s are key to the success of our client relationships: Cost Savings, Continuous Improvement, Client Satisfaction. We have a turnover of c£14m and a workforce of 160 brilliant people (and counting). We’re also the first Carbon Balanced Printing Company in the North of England.

Printing with passion, since 1875.


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Ian White
Creative & Technical Services Director
Potts Print (UK)
The first Carbon Balanced Printing Company in the North of England
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