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Posted: 23 days ago
Peter Scott Printers: Training the Next Generation
Top printing company Peter Scott Printers has started an apprenticeship scheme to train up the next generation of printing professionals.
Peter Scott Printers, working with North Lancs Training Group, have created an opportunity for Lancashire's young printing stars of tomorrow. They will be teaching new apprentice Waqas Ahmed all about the many services that Peter Scott Printers offers.
Apprentices with this firm can expect to learn about all aspects of the business. That covers digital and lithographic printing, finishing, cutting, foil blocking and embossing. Mr Ahmed has already been on a forklift training course and bosses at Peter Scott Printers have much more planned for the future.
Chris Sherratt, North Lancs Training Group, commented:
"When we choose an organisation to place an apprentice, we make sure the company has a good reputation and is offering a balanced apprenticeship scheme. Peter Scott Printers is now in its 60th year of trading. That makes them one of the oldest and most experienced printing companies in the North of England. It provides an ideal environment for an apprentice because they can share an enormous amount of knowledge and experience."
Finding staff with experience and knowledge of the commercial printing industry is no easy task in today's world of online communications. That's why the progressive printing firm is taking matters into its own hands.
It makes good business sense in several ways. According to North Lancs Training Group 75% of apprentice employers say it has helped them cut recruitment costs and 89% of apprentice employers say they make their business more productive.
Joanne Hindley, Commercial Director of Peter Scott Printers, commented:
"We're the only printing company in the area providing the full range of services we do. It can be tricky to find staff with the right skills to do the job, even with Lancashire's legendary workforce. It's a very specialised skill set, and not the sort of thing you can learn overnight."
"Starting an apprenticeship programme made a lot of sense. This way we can train up a new member of staff with the precise skills we need. It's great for the apprentice too because they come away with a brand-new career path ahead of them."
Peter Scott Printers are very happy with their new apprentice. Bosses at Peter Scott Printers say they chose Waqas Ahmed because of his enthusiasm and drive. With a positive attitude and a determination to learn from every experience, this young man is setting a great example for future apprentices at this brilliant Burnley printing company.
Posted: 219 days ago
Good news we have expanded and moved into a new building to accommodate our growth.
We have invested in new machinery including a brand new CTP (computer to plate) Processor which will make our pre-press operations cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to operate - further enhancing our environmental commitment.
Don’t forget we are FSC® Certified which means we are committed to promoting responsible forestry – FSC® certifies forests all over the world to ensure that the timber or fibre in our paper is produced with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment.
Our business, including website, email and telephones will be fully operational and you will not experience any changes or delays in service, production or deliveries.
Please update your records with our new contact information below :
Peter Scott Printers - Scott Buildings, Widow Hill Court, Heasandford Industrial Estate, Burnley BB10 2TJ
As a valued customer / supplier we thank you for taking time to update your records. Our sales and production teams remain the same and we look forward to continuing working with you.
On behalf of Peter Scott Printers Limited
Posted: 842 days ago
The Ultimate Burnley FC book is ready, showcasing 136 years of The Clarets
The Ultimate Burnley FC book is ready, showcasing 136 years of The Clarets
- Collector’s edition book covering Burnley FC players from 1882-2018
- Compiled by historians, Ray Simpson and Wallace Chadwick, the book is available to pre-order.
- Peter Scott Printers produced the club’s centenary handbook in 1982 and have been chosen to print ‘The Complete Clarets Collection 1882-2018’
- The book is available to pre-order until 22nd August 2018
Burnley FC has stood the test of time, to celebrate this historians Ray Simpson and Wallace Chadwick, on behalf of Burnley FC have produced a collector’s edition book that will be produced in a case bound hard backed format. The high-quality publication is for Clarets’ supporters and follows on from the success of the original ‘Clarets Collection’ that covered all post-war players to have appeared up until 1996.
Ray Simpson and Wallace Chadwick, authors and historians, have both got a longstanding relationship with Burnley FC, and with each other. First as friends at school in the 1960’s and now as colleagues, they have shared an interest in researching the history of the club.
Wallace Chadwick said:
“We have worked together since being at school, but this is our first official joint project together. It’s taken us four years to complete, as although there is a lot of information available there were a number of players that it took months to get further information about, such as ones from the 19th century who only played in one game!
No book on Burnley FC has ever been back this far and we are really looking forward to the release. It has over 1000 player profiles and documents every player who has played for the club. Myself and Ray were both brought up in Burnley and I feel honoured to have the opportunity to produce such an important book.”
Peter Scott Printers were established in 1960 and are Burnley’s premier lithographic printers, serving many businesses and Burnley council. They are delighted to have been chosen to print what can only be described as the ultimate Burnley FC player’s book. Due for publication in the Autumn of this year, 'The Complete Clarets Collection 1882-2018' will document the careers of every single player ever to have donned the famous claret and blue of Burnley FC, it is now available to pre-order, but only until 22nd August 2018.
The new 'Complete Clarets Collection 1882-2018' goes much further than the previous, also covering the very beginnings of the club's history up until the outbreak of World War II. The two hundred or so players who have featured for the club since 1996 are also included in the book, including many who have played important roles in the club's remarkable rise back to the top of the English game in recent times.
Ray Simpson said:
“I first became interested in the history of football when I found out Burnley were one of the founding members of The Football League. Myself and Wallace both have a longstanding relationship with the club, in 1987 we did a joint historical column for the club’s match day programme and been doing it ever since! It’s been a pleasure to combine 50 years of work and knowledge, putting it all into one fully comprehensive book.
We immediately knew Peter Scott Printers were the choice for printing the book. We needed good quality, good reputation and of course it’s important to shop local too! We have worked with various members of staff here before and had exceptional service.”
Michael Holehouse, Account Handler at Peter Scott Printers said:
“Here at Peter Scott Printers are no strangers to producing Burnley FC publications. We also produced the club's centenary handbook back in 1982. Some of the company’s longer serving employees can even recall working on that book way back in 1982 and are looking forward to doing another fantastic job on the new publication. Peter Scott Printers was based very close to Turf Moor on Darnley St in those days, but now operates out of modern purpose-built premises on the Billington Road Industrial Estate off Rossendale Road. It was a great honour to be chosen by Ray and Wallace to produce the book, I’m sure it’s going to be a huge hit and I have already pre-ordered my own copy!”
Ray Simpson added:
“Those who pre-order will have their name in the book and a numbered copy available on the launch night which is Wednesday 24th October - it really is worth pre-ordering! The books will also then be on general sale at the Club shop.
Initially, it will be exclusive to the club shop however we are also urging local retailers to get in touch if they would like to stock it!”
The cost of the book is £30 for subscribers + £5 p&p, with £5 being refunded if collected in person on the launch night, the shelf price will be £32.
Advance subscribers of the book, can have a small personal message printed inside it. Order forms can be obtained from the club shop at Turf Moor or are available from the link below:
Posted: 1629 days ago
Peter Scott Printers: As old as the industry, as modern as the hour!
Peter Scott Printers has been providing quality printwork to customers across the UK since the early 1960s, right around the time account handler Mick Holehouse's classic Riley Riviera car rolled off the production line.
And now the printing and mailing of classic car enthusiast club newsletters are among the wide variety of jobs the Burnley-based printers can provide.
As a long standing classic car enthusiast who has held a number of positions in different clubs, Mick fully understands the needs of a car club. Combining his two main passions in life - classic cars and printing - Mick has a wealth of experience that means Peter Scott Printers can find the perfect solution for this kind of enthusiasts' club.
Mick Holehouse said:
"Of course, not everyone is a car fanatic and we can use our skills and experience across a wide range of customers and industries. With our continuing investment in the latest litho and digital printing equipment, we can offer all manner of clients a friendly, helpful and, importantly, cost effective service for their print requirements."
With a range of printing equipment from the latest digital presses for smaller projects, through to their large volume litho B1 six colour presses, Peter Scott Printers have a solution for printing projects large and small. From their purpose-built premises close to the M65 motorway, Peter Scott's print everything from business cards, posters and leaflets to calendars, magazines and point of sale graphics.
Plus with the electronic transfer of artwork and their own overnight nationwide delivery services, Peter Scott's can service customers wherever in the UK they are based.
Mick Holehouse added:
"With over 55 years in the business, we really are - to quote the famous Riley slogan - as old as the industry and as modern as the hour!"
Ask Peter Scott Printers for a print quote by calling 01282 452221 or emailing email@example.com.
Posted: 1814 days ago
Ribbon cutting sets new press rolling at PSP
Long-established Lancashire firm Peter Scott Printers has greatly increased its production capability with a £500,000 investment in a new printing press and a 4,500 sq.ft facility to house it.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the six-colour press’s first print run was held on Monday at the firm’s premises on the Billington Road Industrial Estate in Burnley. Earlier this year Peter Scott Printers (PSP) celebrated 55 years in business since the company was founded in 1960.
Cutting the ribbon was former Burnley FC striker Paul Fletcher MBE, who later became the club’s chief executive and one of Europe’s leading experts on the design and development of football stadiums. He is now one of PSP’s high profile clients as co-founder and director of UCFB – the University and College of Football Business.
He also has printing in his blood, as his father was a printer in Bolton, his mother was involved in printing for Bolton Council and he even ran his own small printing business to supplement his income while an apprentice footballer.
Performing the opening ceremony, Mr Fletcher said: “I am always very supportive of local businesses, especially those that are investing and expanding. UCFB has a great business relationship with Peter Scott Printers so I was delighted to be asked to set the new press rolling, especially with my family connections to the print industry.”
The new Heidelberg B1 six-colour press complements PSP’s existing Heidelberg B1 five-colour and B2 six-colour presses and grows the firm’s turnover capacity by around 50%. PSP produces a comprehensive range of printed materials for clients ranging from well-known blue chip companies to a host of local businesses and organisations.
“This new Heidelberg six-colour press runs 25% faster and more efficiently,” said PSP’s Production Director Tom Gaughan. “It enables us to meet our customers’ needs by delivering a first class and fast turnaround one-stop-shop printing service.”
PSP’s Commercial Director Joanne Hindley added: “Although we’ve been around since 1960 we make it our business to constantly update machinery to provide our clients with the very best service. Together with highly trained and conscientious staff pushing the business forward, this latest investment marks a new chapter in the Peter Scott Printers story.”
PSP prints high quality prospectuses for UCFB, which began in Burnley in 2011 when Paul Fletcher was chief executive at Turf Moor. As well as its first student campus there, it now has others based at London’s iconic Wembley Stadium, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and a new relationship with Spanish club Real Madrid. UCFB delivers degrees in the operational and business facets of football and other sports and leisure industries.
For more information about Peter Scott Printers, visit www.peterscottprinters.com
Posted: 1934 days ago
Local printing business celebrate landmark anniversary
Burnley based company Peter Scott Printers has celebrated its 55th year in business, with a celebration meal for staff past and present.
Over thirty members of staff attended the meal which was hosted by the original founder Peter Scott, who travelled from his home in the north east of Scotland, especially for the occasion.
Peter was presented with a special bottle of whisky by the current directors and staff before recounting tales of old, and congratulated the workforce on the high level of success and stability the business is experiencing through their hard work. He commented: “I cannot thank the current team enough for keeping the proud name of Peter Scott Printers flying high!”
“It’s a privilege to be a part of this thriving business in its 55th year of trading,” commented Tom Gaughan Production Director at Peter Scott Printers. “But even after more than half a century we are not standing still. We are about to invest half a million pounds in new state-of-the-art machinery over the next six months to keep us at the forefront of technology.”
Based on the Billington Road estate, the company currently employs 26 members of staff and produces a wide range of printed materials for many well-known blue chip companies.
“To keep up with demand but keeping our prices competitive, our shift system allows for 800 hours of production time a week and we also consume 10,000 kilos of ink and 1,115 tonnes of paper a year,” added Tom. “Staggering numbers yes, but we have the hunger for continued growth, and with conscientious staff striving to push forward with the imminent investment, we will mark a new chapter in the Peter Scott Printer’s story.”
For more information about Peter Scott Printers, visit www.peterscottprinters.com
Posted: 2354 days ago
PSP helps Burnley lead the way
The Rt Hon Michael Fallon, Minister of State for Business & Energy opened the Invest in Burnley event which was recently held at The Royal Society Headquarters, located at the heart of Westminster.
The event was organised by the Burnley Bondholders, Marketing Lancashire and the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership, to attract further investment to Burnley and Lancashire.
As Burnley Bondholders ourselves we were ideally placed to produce printed invites, booklets, leaflets, foiled labels, table cards and menus for the event to ensure that the high quality and professional level of the work available from Burnley’s companies was tangible in attendees’ hands.
Mr Fallon paying tribute to the Burnley Bondholder scheme for its work in securing Burnley the title of Most Enterprising Area in the UK, said: “Burnley has indeed a strong package to offer investors. It has a proactive and supportive business environment, a good infrastructure and highly skilled workforce. “
“I think that Burnley is leading the way, where more businesses are being created than are closing down. In the 3 years since the beginning of the financial crisis private sector employment in Burnley has risen while it has declined elsewhere in Great Britain. I believe this is a result of the type of partnership and private sector leadership which we see here today, which is essential to driving growth in our local economies. “
Some of the biggest names in real estate and business investment attended the early evening event, including GVA, Morgan Tucker, Barratt London, UKTI, Clifford Chance, DHL, to hear about the transformations underway in Burnley and the range of investment opportunities available in the borough.
Council Chief Executive, Steve Rumbelow, said: “The event has generated interest in Burnley which we hope we can turn into real investment. The key, following the event, is to get on the phones to the people we met yesterday to reinforce our message that Burnley is the place to invest.
“We aren’t resting on our laurels following our Most Enterprising Area Award, and events such as this will help spread the word that Burnley is open for business and a place where businesses can confidently invest.”
We’re proud to be a Burnley Bondholder and felt privileged to have been involved in this great showcase of Burnley’s companies and investment opportunities.
Whether you're a start-up looking for business cards to establish yourself, or an international brand with a high volume of glossy brochures to produce, our highly trained and experienced print specialists are the experts in delivering the very best service with rapid lead times and fantastic value, whatever your print project. Call us on 01282 452221 or visit www.peterscottprinters.com
Posted: 2444 days ago
Be Environmentally Responsible
No Compromise - No Extra Cost To You
Peter Scott Printers are an FSC®-certified printer and we are committed to sustainability.
Why not use the FSC® logo on your printed literature to show your customers that you are contributing to a greener world?
Call us on 01282 452221 or visit www.peterscottprinters.com
Posted: 2445 days ago
10 reasons to use Peter Scott Printers...
Established since 1960 – Our team of long serving, experienced and highly skilled employees have clocked up a combined 325 years of service! It means we know what we’re doing and we’re dedicated to doing it brilliantly.
Fast quotes at competitive prices – Phone the office and speak to one of our sales team or send us your enquiry via our web site or e-mail and we’ll guarantee to get you a great price within 48 hours.
Call 01282 452221 or visit www.peterscottprinters.com
FREE disk checking – Some dot com printing companies charge extra just for checking the artwork you supply for your print job – we offer 30 minutes of free disk checking to make sure you achieve the end result you are hoping for – avoiding costly mistakes.
FSC® Certified – We are certified for FSC® paper and board.
Digital press – Our SRA3 digital press gives us great quality full colour print – ideal for fast turnaround short run printing.
24 hour production – Gives us flexibility and enables us to turn jobs round super quick and hit even the tightest of deadlines.
B1 and B2 print – We run 2–6 colour B1 and B2 Heidelberg presses producing the best quality lithographic printing around.
Additional in-house services – We don’t just print. We offer cutting, creasing, foil blocking and embossing up to B1 in-house. Along with drilling, stitching, collating, hand finishing, shrink-wrapping, mailing and fulfilment.
Standard cutting formes – Save money using one of our standard cutting formes for presentation folders – we have a large selection of glued and interlocking folders. See our web site for more information.
FREE confidential collection and delivery – within a 30-mile radius using our own couriers and even your own delivery notes if you prefer.
Posted: 2491 days ago
Burnley printers' new kit is the perfect solution
East Lancashire printing firm Peter Scott Printers have found the perfect solution to produce professionally bound brochures and books quickly and cost-effectively.
The printers, based on Billington Road Industrial Estate in Burnley, have invested in a Duplo DB-280 Perfect Binding machine to offer business customers a speedy and affordable way to turn around books and brochures which require a spine for a professional finish.
The compact new machine, which runs with high energy efficiency, is designed to ‘perfect bind’, or add a structured spine to professional documents. It is especially suited to short run, bespoke and on-demand jobs – typically turning around up to 100 high quality, perfect bound brochures, books, catalogues, pads and prospectuses in an hour.
PSP production director Tom Gaughan added: “The new kit enables us to keep short run work in house to control quality and lead times, offering customers a sophisticated, speedy and cost-effective solution with precision, consistency and superior quality. It’s an added finish we have brought in-house to extend our broad range of services. You name it – we can print it.”
The perfect binding machine was unveiled by company founder Peter Scott, who set up the printing firm in 1960 and retired 20 years ago, but maintains a keen interest in the business.
Peter Scott Printers employs a team of more than 20 print experts, boasting a full brochure and stationery-printing and finishing service up to B1 format with in-house fulfilment service, handling direct mail campaigns of up to 10,000,000 pieces nationally.
For more information, visit www.peterscottprinters.com or call 01282 452221.
Posted: 2644 days ago
PSP helps make Burnley brilliant!
We've been busy helping Burnley Bondholders launch a huge campaign to promote everything that's great about Burnley!
As part of our membership to Burnley Bondholders, we stepped in to print the #BrilliantBurnley leaflet designed to change perceptions of our town.
The leaflet is now being distributed to Bondholder members - a mixture of private companies and public organisations who work together to promote Burnley - who employ more than 4,000 people across the borough.
The eyecatching leaflet features info on all of the town's new projects as well as reminding readers of all of the benefits of living and working in Burnley, including the beautiful countryside that surrounds us and excellent access to motorway networks.
We're proud to be members of Burnley Bondholders and felt honoured to be involved in such a fantastic project!
Posted: 2651 days ago
PSP staff go above and beyond!
Our staff know how to go above and beyond!
Printer Gary Shaw last month completed a 70-mile fun run around Hadrian's Wall in under 12 hours which is just incredible - he came 14th out of a field of 280 competitors!
He's also got a new job moonlighting as a taxi driver with a difference - Gary was asked to pick a friend up at the airport and arrived on a tandem with fancy dress costumes for his friend, returning to Haslingden via three Irish pubs in Manchester, Bury and Rawtenstall.
Gary is no stranger to cycling - in October he will be embarking on a European bike trip that will see him conquer five countries and travel more than 1100 miles. Good luck Gary!
Posted: 2665 days ago
Toni's hard work pays off
A huge congratulations from everyone at PSP goes to our receptionist Toni Prout this week - she has worked her socks off to achieve a degree in business and management at UCLAN's Burnley campus.
Toni embarked on the evening course three years ago, studying modules in ergonomics, bookkeeping, finance, business planning, counselling, marketing, strategic management, change management, motivation, personal and staff development and the history of management thought.
She graduated with a merit and was just 0.7% off a distinction (so close!) - we're all very proud of her, it's a massive achievement and the start of an exciting new chapter in her life.
Well done Toni!
Posted: 2666 days ago
Tom and Gary to the rescue!
PSP production director Tom Gaughan and printer Gary Shaw are our newly qualified first aiders.
They went on a training course earlier this month and passed with flying colours so we know we're in safe hands - congratulations guys!
Posted: 2668 days ago
Ian gets on his bike to boost business
The newest addition to the PSP family is getting on his bike to tempt new customers to take advantage of our unbeatable prices!
Ian Podmore-Dillon has taken on the role of sales account handler and production assistant at Peter Scott Printers, and is using his 26 years in the printing industry to shift business up a gear.
Ian has launched three new promotions to entice new business to the firm – there’s a free mountain bike up for grabs for every new customer who places an order worth more than £1500, while those who order more than £3,000 in print work are set to receive a mini ipad.
He will also be handing out a free disposable BBQs to every new customer who asks Peter Scott Printers to quote on a printing project – however big or small.
Ian said: “Businesses like PSP are constantly striving to come up with new ways to compete with online firms – what many people don’t realise is our prices are just as low as theirs yet we offer extra touches that are absent from the impersonal and faceless service you receive online.
“We proofread everything free of charge and invest in the latest machinery to maintain our professionalism, quality and consistency – plus, we believe we can beat any online price if you give us the chance to quote.”
We've just invested £20,000 in refurbishing our Billington Road Industrial Estate premises, including a new reception area, windows and roller shutter doors.
For a quote, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 452221.
Posted: 3155 days ago
PSP joins Burnley Bondholders
Peter Scott Printers is proud to become a member of the Burnley Bondholders Scheme for local businesses.
The network was set up by Burnley Council to promote the town as a great place to live, work, visit and invest.
Our commercial director Joanne Moulding will be representing PSP at the Burnley Bondholders members’ board meeting.
She said: “The bondholder scheme is a great way of getting Burnley businesses together to think of new and innovative ways to shout about Burnley and communicate all the inspirational business stories that come from our town.
“Burnley’s economy is thriving despite an often challenging financial climate - it’s important to let people know that so they continue to invest in our town.”
To view our profile on the Burnley Bondholders’ Directory, click here.
Posted: 3176 days ago
A belated Red Rose Awards 2012 update!
We’ve just about recovered from last Thursday’s Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2012 – and what a fantastic night it was!
More than 900 guests from some of Lancashire’s most exciting businesses were in attendance at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on the night – we were proud to be involved in such a great night that recognised the incredible achievements of the region’s businesses over the past 12 months.
PSP commercial director Joanne Moulding was first on stage to present the award to the Creative Business of the Year, which went to Leyland-based PR agency MTJ Associates.
PSP sponsored this award category and Joanne was involved in the judging process for a number of the awards.
Throughout the night, we were inspired to hear so many positive business news stories during what has been such a challenging year for so many of us – on behalf of everyone at Peter Scott Printers, we congratulate each of the winners for their success on the night and wish everyone involved a hugely successful year to come.
Peter Scott Printers produced all of the glossy award programmes – if you’re still flicking through yours and you’d like to speak to us about quoting your next print job, give us a call today on 01282 452221.
See you all next year!
Posted: 3184 days ago
Peter Scott's at Red Rose Awards 2012
Tonight it's the second annual Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards and we are delighted to be sponsoring the award for Creative Business of the Year 2012!
Our commercial director Joanne Moulding has been involved in the judging process for this year's awards and will be presenting the award to the winner of the Creative Business of the Year accolade.
The glitzy award ceremony is being held at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool and it's set to be a glittering affair - stay tuned for all the gossip and a few snaps next week!
For all the latest awards news as it happens, follow us on Twitter where you'll find Joanne tweeting live tonight... www.twitter.com/peterscottprint
You call also read up on all the awards updates by following Lancashire Business View on Twitter.
Good luck to all nominees!