TWO of Corby's longest established printing specialists have written a new chapter with Kandaprint's owner buying out Brunel Signs.
The decision to buy Brunel Signs is the latest move for Kandaprint Midlands' Managing Director, Lee Rockingham, who believes this acquisition will bring fresh benefits to customers. Further expansion plans are already under way following the deal with Brunel Signs.
Ian Day, who set up Brunel Signs 31 years ago, will now manage the St Mark's Road operation including the opportunity to undertake services that were previously outsourced by Kandaprint.
"For the last two years I have been looking for someone to take over the reins and move Brunel Signs forward," said Ian. "Within ten minutes of meeting Lee I realised that linking the two businesses would be very good for both of us. This is the basis of a good deal. Both companies have solid foundations, many loyal customers and an experienced workforce.
"Lee is putting together a group of companies which will offer the complete range of print, graphics and signage to Northamptonshire businesses and beyond, and I am very happy to be part of it."
The expansion plans not only promise benefits to customers but will create jobs in the printing industry with Lee actively recruiting people to his experienced team, which already includes graphic designers, print finishers and an installation team.
"We believe in the value of doing work in-house, which is where we can keep control and maintain our high standards," said Lee who works closely with the team including fellow director of Brunel Signs Penny Walker.
"We may not always be the cheapest but what we offer is a personal service to meet the budget of each customer without compromising on quality. We have fast turnarounds but still spend the time to ensure each item looks the very best it can and the best price without the need to use low-quality products.
"We are confident that our growth will bring real benefits to customers. Our comprehensive services cover all aspects of design and print, from a creative idea right through to the final printed product. Once we know the requirements, we put together a plan that meets the customer's priorities, schedule and their budget."
The all-important paper is now bought through a project which helps fund the work of The Woodland Trust, a charity committed to the creation, protection and restoration of native woodland heritage.
Lee said: "We have plans to expand our business group, but it is important that we still retain our commitment to offer the very best service to our customers and support our communities."