Tell us what you do in one sentence...
I manage beautiful and bespoke print projects.
What's your professional background, and what's the history of Moore Print?
I’ve been in business development ever since I left school, and have been working within print for around twenty years now—though during those first few years I was selling the hardware itself. Those early roles, as it transpired, would end up being the foundation of my knowledge of the more technical side of my job, and something that’s set me in very good stead ever since.
I moved away from hardware and into print itself, initially spending five years with a group of central London print companies. It’s hard to believe this nowadays, but at the time we had Litho Presses in a basement in High Holborn (don’t even ask how they got them in there!). During those years, my time was split between the very traditional and always high-quality world of legal print, around Chancery Lane and the surrounding areas, and work with creative agencies and designers. At that time, Gray’s Inn Road was a hotbed of creativity.
Having cut my teeth in the world of litho print, and developed what many would call an ‘obsession’ with bespoke and artisan finishing techniques, the newer models of the HP Indigo were starting to catch my eye; this lead to my desire to move to a dual litho and digital printing company. Moore had long been on my radar, in fact back in the mists of time they’d been based around the corner on Hatton Garden, so when the opportunity arose to join the Moore division of the global print beast that is DG3, I leapt at the opportunity. Moore was founded way back in 1850, and sometimes when I’m sheltering from the rain, warming my hands on a coffee or three between client briefings and studio visits, I have a chuckle to myself that all those years ago there was a bloke like me doing just this, dashing around town and geeking out over print, although he was probably wearing tights and a big hat I’m guessing!