43 Celebrate 25

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Twenty five years of success in the print business was celebrated in great style by the employees of Platinum Print and their partners when they closed the business for a day and headed to the Lake District. The event was the brainchild of business owners David and Marina Wyvill who started the business 25 years ago in a garage in Harrogate and the business now boasts a turnover of £3.2 million at its Hookstone Park site.

The staff and their partners, making a party of forty three, were taken to Derwent Water in the Lake District for a weekend of activities which included axe-throwing, archery, catapult-building, fly casting and sheep herding. The first day finished with prize giving and a ‘Back to the 80s’ fancy dress disco, reminiscing the start of the business in the 1980s. The next day started with a boat trip and then the entire team climbing Cat Bells Fell. At 451 metres all were rewarded with a hearty pub lunch before the quiet coach trip home.

Mark Plummer who took over as managing director earlier this year said: It was enormously generous of David and Marina Wyvill to take such a large party to celebrate 25 years of business success. The business has always been run as a family concern and to give everyone the opportunity to celebrate together was absolutely fantastic and appreciated by all.

Platinum Print has recently made a £750,000 investment in new technology in the form of a Komori Lithrone 4-colour press and the business has already seen its investment bear fruit in terms of increased sales and efficiency. The company is targeting a 15% increase in sales in 2014, having achieved an 8% increase in the last twelve months.

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