Retail Services expands

At Retail Print (from the left),  Halifax MP Linda Riordan, managing director James Dixon, operations manager Dave Howarth, cutting manager Bryn Town and digital print manager John Rawnsley.
At Retail Print (from the left), Halifax MP Linda Riordan, managing director James Dixon, operations manager Dave Howarth, cutting manager Bryn Town and digital print manager John Rawnsley.

Halifax MP Linda Riordan opened the new premises of Retail Print at the Holmfield Industrial Estate.

The £500,000 investment by Halifax-based Retail Services will complement existing group companies MetalCo, ColourCo and All4Design.

Retail Print has created a team of print and production specialists using state-of-the-art cutting and printing technolgoy.

The investment enables Retail Services, which specialises in the bespoke design, manufacture, preparation, installation and merchandising of retail displays, to have total quality control management.

James Dixon, managing director of Retail Services, said: “Until now we have outsourced print, It’s very exciting to be establishing a print and cutting company with such advanced and competitive equipment.”

The cutting machinery will be used on different materials from pvc and timber to fomex and the printing machinery can print any flexible or rigid products up to 50mm thick.

Holywell Green man David Howarth has joined Retail Print as operations manager. He has spent 15 years in the industry.

Mr Howarth has been instrumental in project managing the construction and fitting out of a standalone production building to house the Retail Print operation.

It includes a reception area, offices, a large cutting and finishing area to house the automated high speed cutting and routing machine and in particular a purpose built environmentally controlled print room to accommodate specialist extra wide format UV digital printer.

“Project managing the build has been very challenging as such technologically advanced equipment has very special requirements, it is vital that the environment is kept dust free and the temperature is maintained at 23 degrees centigrade to protect the ink quality.”

Retail Services, which will soon be celebrating its 20th anniversary, has built up an impressive client portfolio, working with major high street brands including Homebase, Morrisons, Bosch, Sony, Arcadia, Stanley, Coty (Rimmel and Maybelline), and Heineken.