30 Years of Ownership for the Young Family
In 1974 John Young joined the firm as General Manager with the main objective of developing new business opportunities – the focus being magazines, journals and short run books – which has remained a core part of the work produced by the company. On 1st April 1986 John became owner of Warwick Printing through a management buy-out.
Commenting on his time at the helm of Warwick Printing, John said, “I have always maintained the underlying principle of ensuring financial strength and stability with the continuous reinvestment of profit. This reinvestment has enabled us to move with the times and continue to offer outstanding quality.”
“Over the years there have been some very difficult times for the print industry but we have worked very hard at developing and maintaining our relationships with customers, some of which we have served for over 25 years. We strongly believe that the best way to deliver a great service is to allow the customer to talk directly with the relevant person within the business from initial sales contact, through to design, prepress, production and delivery.”
“I am very proud of this family run business, which has grown to be one of the leading print companies in the Midlands, currently employing 65 people from Warwickshire and several surrounding counties. My wife Gill joined me in the 1986 management buy-out and became director and company secretary of Warwick Printing. My youngest son Paul joined in 1985 as an apprentice in the prepress department. After 28 years as a skilled prepress journeyman he cooperated in the creation of the digital printing department of which he is now a co-manager. My other son Alan joined as a prepress apprentice in October 1986 and he remains a senior member of the department and recently commenced a course in works management. I was extremely delighted when my grandson, Luke first came here as an apprentice, to learn about the industry from the ground up. Then my daughter-in-law Tracey, joined in accounts just last year.”