Lancashire-based printing specialist, Pioneer Print Solutions, is celebrating two anniversaries and the birth of a new era.
The company has marked its 30th anniversary by establishing a new division, Duplex Thermal Printers.com, and is also celebrating a 10 year relationship with MLP Training - a company that has been both a customer and a supplier for the past decade.
Sales director of Pioneer Print Solutions, Julian Pickford, said: “My father established the business 30 years ago and we have now grown into three companies with six buildings - all based in Darwen, Lancashire where the company first began in 1985.
“Part of that success is down to the sales, presentation and negotiation skills we have gained from working with MLP Training in the past decade. During that time, the company’s managing director, Mike Le Put, has become like an additional member of our own team and is celebrating his own 25 years in business this year - so 2015 is turning out to be a momentous year all round!”
Mike Le Put, founder and owner of MLP Training added: “We have used Pioneer Print Solutions to produce all our booklets and flyers for the past ten years because the company offers an excellent total print solution, which also included design and fulfilment too.
“We exchange our proven training courses for Pioneer Print Solutions’ expertise in an old fashioned bartering agreement and it’s worked really well for both companies.”
The arrangement has worked so well that MLP Training is now celebrating 25 years in business and Pioneer Print Solutions has established two additional companies since working with MLP - PaperUK, which specialises in the design & supply of despatch / return notes to multi-channel retailers, and Duplex Thermal Printers.com, which provides the printers, software, labels and maintenance for double-sided thermal printing.
Julian adds: “Our success day-to-day is based on the specialist expertise within our business but MLP has been instrumental in driving business growth and we’re delighted to be sharing an anniversary with them.”
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