Thursday, 20 January 2011

Granite Colour goes into Liquidation.

Sad news yesterday, as Printweek reported that Granite, a printing company based in Leigh on Sea in Essex, has gone into Liquidation (in laymans terms that means they've gone bankrupt).

It's very sad news as they have been an excellent quality print company in the design and corporate sector. In fact only last year, they won the award for "Brochure printer of the year" and "Report and Accounts printer of the year". Below are pictured Danny Kirk, Trevor Buck and Mark Shields accepting the awards (Hugh Dennis didn't work for them, he was giving out the awards!)
Last year they bought Good News Press which went badly wrong and ended up with Good News Press going bankrupt in August and being closed down leaving large debts to many suppliers.

I have worked on some very nice projects with Granite in days gone by, including the Rainforest Action Network job which won a Designweek award and other pieces which have appeared on this blog. They were an excellent printers, so I hope that all the staff are able to find new employment and that their suppliers haven't been too badly hit.

If you want to read more about it, here's a link:
Posted by Justin Hobson 20.01.2011

1 comment:

  1. I worked for them and can vouch that Trevor, Danny, Mark and Marvin are true pioneers and gents of the printing world.
    Gavin Brewer


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