Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Weymouth business hits London fashion catwalk

An innovative Weymouth-based printing service recently took part in a leading fashion show in central London.

Print Shop Express, a Dorset firm set up and run by James Collins, was selected as the official print partner for the glamorous, high society J Summer fashion show. His company provided all the printed material including posters, tickets, invitations and press passes for event.

As an official partner, James was given VIP tickets to the special “Red Carpet” event, held in the glittering surroundings of the newly restored Savoy Hotel. Here he networked with the fashion industry elite such as Paul Costello and Danny Tang, and representatives from household name fashion brands.

Print Shop Express is a bold new venture into the highly competitive printing sector. It specialises in low volume, high quality and high speed printing, supplying to customers across the UK. All orders are turned around within 24 hours.

Customers based in Dorset can benefit from a super express service. Orders placed by 3pm are delivered the following day.

James, aged 28, set up his first printing business in 2009 when, as a graphic designer, he realised that his customers were finding it hard to get a good quality, value for money service.

To meet their need he established Low Cost Quality Print. Despite this being a fiercely competitive sector, he’s seen turnover grow by 60% every year. Impressed by the combination of high quality product, service and realistic pricing, his customers keep coming back for more.

This repeat business, and word of mouth marketing, has allowed James to launch Print Shop Express, as a fast turnaround service within Low Cost Quality Print.

Continued growth means he’s moving to new, larger, premises later this year, allowing him to continue servicing his expanding customer base and permit further expansion.

James is a great example of someone who’s spotted and seized an opportunity and, through hard work and commitment to quality, made it a success.

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