Leicester business marks 80th anniversary with highest turnover ever

UK’s print company, the Taylor Bloxham Group is celebrating 80 years in business and has marked the occasion by announcing its highest turnover ever.

The company has grown from a first year turnover of £2,631 in 1938 to a turnover in excess of £27 million for the financial year ending September 2017.

Taylor Bloxham is now owned by the Sharpless family. The late Bruce Sharpless was employed as an errand boy when the company was first set up, working his through the company to become Managing Director in 1970. Bruce was responsible to for the company’s expansion into the London market in the 1970s when turnover reached the magic £1 million mark.

Despite its growth over the past 80 years, Taylor Bloxham remains a family run company with Bruce’s daughter April Moss currently in the role of Group Chairman. She said: “While the growth of the Taylor Bloxham Group has been exciting to be part of, I’m pleased to be able to say that we remain true to our core values of high quality service and investment.

“This has enabled us to adapt and innovate to ensure that we meet the needs of 21st century companies. My father Bruce played an important part in the vision for the company and I am delighted to play a part in maintaining his legacy.”

Following several relocations to larger premises in Leicester, the company has added POS, direct mail, fulfilment, ultra-HD printing and augmented reality to its original litho portfolio. The Taylor Bloxham Group employs over 200 people and has a large client base across a range of industries throughout the UK.

Robert Lockwood, CEO of the Taylor Bloxham Group said: “We’re proud of our 80 year history. It’s humbling to reflect on what’s been achieved by the originals and those who have carried the company since. If Herbert and Harold could see the company now they’d be amazed by how print operations have changed. So much has been achieved, but we have no plans for slowing down. In fact, everything is in place to make 2018 our most profitable year yet.”

Robert attributes the company’s success to a continuous investment in the best technology: “Herbert, Harold and Bruce realised that investment was needed to make a transition from the traditional letterpress to litho. We have continued that commitment by investing in digital technology to ensure we lead the market.”