GEMINI PRINT TIMELINE
How has Gemini Print developed?
Gemini Print History
CLIENT FOCUSED INVESTMENT
Powerful customer service focussed investment programmes are underway for 2020 impact with new management information system implementation – the plan is for effective integration of four different databases and process controls to enhance efficiencies at every stage of client contact.
The Gemini Print 2019/2020 strategy is to focus on consistent investment and development of a ‘Total Services & Solutions’ for effective partnerships with clients for all aspects of printing, mailing and promotional merchandise services.
FOUNDRY PRESS JOINS GEMINI PRINT
The Horsham based Foundry Press was incorporated into Gemini Print Spring 2019 after they went into administration. All key skilled staff joined the Gemini Print team providing consistent liaison for clients with an enhanced range of products and services, additional expertise, increased value, plus flexible capacity high-speed turnarounds and secure multi-site KPI assurance.
ECO STANDARDS & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
In addition to the regular assessments for the Gemini Print ISO14001 accreditation for environmental management, the team consistently identify new processes to adapt to achieve higher standards. One example in 2019 has been the programme to replace 80,000 sq feet of manufacturing, and administration lighting to light-emitting diode LED fittings – quite an undertaking!
THE YEARS AHEAD
The future looks incredibly bright for Gemini Print – a secure and solid print expert with an incredibly creative and strategic business team at the helm.
KINGSWOOD TEAM JOINS GEMINI PRINT WEST
The collapse of the Bristol-based printing firm Kingswood resulted in Gemini Print – West welcoming new key members to the team who focus on providing expert consultancy to clients: printing, mailing and promotional merchandise, throughout the South West, Midlands and North West.
A NEW FOCUS
GEMINI PRINT CONTINUES TO GROW
CHRIS PENNISON JOINS THE BOARD
Chris Pennison, a manufacturing efficiency specialist, also joined the Gemini board in 2015 and since then has focused on his area of expertise – process improvement – to great effect. This has dramatically increased efficiencies and as a result, has delighted clients, suppliers and shareholders.
GEMINI WEATHER THE STORM
In 2015 the demise of Paperlinx, a key supplier to the national print sector, sent ripples throughout the sector nationally, pushing many printers to the edge of the line and unfortunately resulted in a number going out business. Gemini weathered the storm and, with the backing of successful entrepreneur John Boyle, went from strength to strength.
STEVE CROPPER TAKES THE HELM
With Steve Cropper at the helm since 2011 and 160 loyal employees, Gemini Print has safely navigated stormy global and national economic conditions to be the preferred supplier to many blue chip global clients.
GEMINI PRINT IS FORMED
In 1991 Gemini Print was formed by the merger of two well-established Brighton firms; Gemini Press and Blackburn Print. Over the past 26 years the company has been restructured a number of times to accommodate mergers and acquisitions.