Welcome to Potts Print (UK)

WHAT WE DO...

Potts Print (UK) is an ever-expanding printing, packaging and direct mail company based in Cramlington, Northumberland.

Clients of Potts Print (UK) include international corporations, retail and pharmaceutical companies, the NHS and public sector organisations, creative agencies, charities, regional and local businesses and the performing and visual arts community.

All clients are offered cutting-edge lithographic and personalised digital applications to produce best value print solutions, bespoke packaging and direct mail combined with seamless production, storage and distribution services.

Contact us to find out how we can help your business or organisation.

Equipment

Potts Print (UK) invests in the latest equipment by leading manufacturers, to offer clients unparalleled printing, packaging and direct mail solutions.

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WHERE WE CAME FROM...

In 1875, William John Potts established W J Potts & Son and began trading from the Atlas Printing and Publishing Works on the corner of Union and Camden Street, North Shields. 

John Dryden Potts was running the company in 1910, renaming it John D Potts and moving to Little Bedford Street, North Shields. His son George joined the company in 1930. 

The business was incorporated as

Potts Printers Limited in 1954, with George Potts as Managing Director. 

Stuart Couch, future Chairman, joined as an apprentice compositor in 1950, becoming General Manager in 1965 and Works Director in 1970. 

In the mid 1970's, Stuart Couch was appointed Managing Director and the company relocated to Waterville Road, North Shields. 

The current Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Sandford-Couch, son of Stuart, joined the company in 1985 and took control in 1995.

 

In 1998 the company invested in pre-press, new presses and automatic finishing equipment, achieving sales of £1million. Over the following five years the company grew to 75 employees, with a turnover of £4.5million.

 

During 2004-2005 a Heidelberg six-colour press was purchased, and the company was accredited with ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certification.

 

In 2006 the company moved to a new 100,000 sq ft HQ and print facility named Atlas House, in Nelson Park, Cramlington, and purchased a Roland 700 B1 press.

 

In November 2010 Potts Printers Limited was rebranded Potts Print (UK) Ltd.

 

As of July 2011 the company utilises 3 Heidelberg and 3 Roland multicolour printing presses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Profitable Sales turnover exceeded £14.5 million in 2012.

Potts history at a glance

1875 – W J Potts & Son
1930 – John D Potts
1954 – Potts Printers Ltd
2010 – Potts Print (UK) Ltd

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HOW WE DO IT...

Our business objective is "An added value partnership based on exceptional service levels and continuous improvement to achieve sustainable cost savings."

The Three C's are key to the success of our client relationships: Cost Savings, Continuous Improvement, Client Satisfaction.

We have a turnover of £14m and a workforce of 160 brilliant people (and counting). We're also the first Carbon Balanced Printing Company in the North of England.

Printing with passion, since 1875.

 

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Accreditations

Potts Print (UK) is committed to quality, innovation, health & safety and environmental care, and has the following accreditations:

World Land Trust
World Land Trust
Carbon Balanced Printing Company

ISO 9001
ISO 9001
Quality Management System

ISO 14001
ISO 14001
Environmental Management System

OHSAS 18001
OHSAS 18001
Occupational Health & Safety

Forestry Stewardship Council
Forestry Stewardship Council

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

British Retail Consortium Approved
British Retail Consortium Approved

Memberships

Potts Print (UK) is an active member of these organisations:

North East Chamber of Commerce
North East Chamber of Commerce

North East Publicity Association
North East Publicity Association

Institute of Packaging
Institute of Packaging

Direct Marketing Association
Direct Marketing Association

Find out how Potts print (UK) is involved with local and national arts, sports, healthcare and charity organisations on the Community page.