Coventry print firm grows despite recession
March 21, 2010 by Michael
Coventry brochure printers, and others in the industry, have had to cope with difficult times recently with the economy in serious downturn. However, there are always exceptions, even in tough times. Coventry printing company, The Oceans Group, has grown more than 30 percent over the past year – at a time when many printers have suffered badly in the downturn.
The company is based in Binley, east Coventry and has made recent acquisitions. They now employ 32 people and are looking to turnover in excess of £2 million this year. They are now a diverse printing company which offers medium run litho printing, highly flexible digital printing, printing on acrylics, design services, website construction and technology sales. Mr. Mel Parnell, managing director said:
“We are growing in niche markets, identifying opportunities and then providing what those markets want.”
In addition to this, the printing company has been nominated for the Small Business of the Year Award, which is administered by the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce and is industry sponsored. They are also contenders for the Business Innovation Award, which is backed by Advantage West Midlands.
The print firm has developed an on-demand print service via Coventry City FC. Orders come in electronically via the club’s gifts website, they are then printed and shipped direct to the customer.
It is good to hear a positive story in such dismal economic times. Diversification and spotting niche markets would seem to be the way forwards.