Let’s Celebrate

For the third month running, there is something to celebrate at Bailprint and we hope you’ll join us.

Rob and Rick Bailprint

In March, we shared the news of client David Kierney’s amazing fundraising achievement training for the Great Manchester 10K.

Last month, we celebrated Bailprint’s impressive BRC accreditation.

This month, we pay tribute to two of our own team and celebrate the lasting impact of their life in print.

Celebrating 90 years’ experience

Between them, Rob Bridgeford and Rick Allan have notched up no less than 90 years’ experience working in the print industry. We’re delighted to confirm 34 of those 90 years have been with Bailprint.

Their decades of print wisdom and know-how have inspired and strengthened the Bailprint approach and will continue to do so in the years to come.

Bailprint founder and manager director, John Hayward, reflects on the contribution of his two colleagues and the wealth of experience and knowledge they have passed on,

“We’re take great pride not just in the team we have, but in the essential value of knowledge sharing. We look after our colleagues so they stay with us. In turn, we all benefit from invaluable inter-generational learning. With Rick and Rob, that benefit and value is immense and can be seen every day as their younger work mates follow in their footsteps. It’s great how they lead by example and inspire such technical confidence and pride in getting the job done.”

Rob and Rick are officially retiring this summer. In true Bailprint style, however, they will both be back from time to time with input to help shape our future training and production approach.

Rob and Rick  – a life in print

Rob started working in 1971 at a printers in Whitehaven.  He did once try a job outside the print industry but hated it, so returned to what he knows best. Rob has worked with Bailprint for 14 years.

Meanwhile, Rick started off as an apprentice printer many moons ago.  He gained experience in Flexographic and Wide Web printing before specialising in the technical and artistic side. Rick joined Bailprint some 20 years ago.

Rob had this to say about the changes he’s seen over the years and his time at Bailprint,

“There have been so many changes here at Bailprint from basic machines to ever more sophisticated machinery. Everything is a much higher spec these days and the consistency of quality we achieve is amazing. It’s been a fascinating industry to work in and I will miss the art of printing.”

Whereas Rick, known for his cheeky banter, simply had this to say,

“I’ll be thinking of you all whilst I’m sat on the beach.”

As you can imagine, we miss them already but we know they’ll be back from time to time.

Perfecting the art of label printing

Our mission in life is to find the latest ways of perfecting the art of label printing. Our keen overview of the industry and ambition to stay ahead means we are quick to identify and pursue the potential to innovate; whether extending product range and services, fine-tuning processes or investing in new technologies.

Call us today to discuss how we can help with your next label project.

The Bailprint Team



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