GALLERY: Innovative March printing company with burgeoning reputation opens its doors

11:51 30 January 2013

3B Design and Print Open day at Unit 2, Norman Business Park, March, The 3B Team.

3B Design and Print Open day at Unit 2, Norman Business Park, March, The 3B Team.

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AN AMBITIOUS March printing company with global aspirations showcased its business at a company open day yesterday.

About 40 people were given a tour of 3B Design & Print’s new premises at Unit 2, Norman Business Park in March.

The business, set up five years ago by Adam and Samantha Triggs, has doubled in size in the past two years.

They have deals with Volkswagen, Ebay and Lexus and worked with Pilgrim’s Cheese on their TV advert.

Adam Triggs, 40, managing director, was thrilled with how the open day unfolded.

He said: “It was fantastic. The main reason for us to have an open day was to get existing and new customers to come have a look at what we do and showcase our unique skills.

“We were also keen to demonstrate our social media offering, since social media is increasingly important and will not go away.

“We invited some of the local schools along and work closely with Neale Wade Community College.

“One Neale Wade student came along yesterday and enquired about joining us when she finishes her A Levels.”

The flourishing company, which relocated from Thorby Avenue earlier this month, has a presence in 28 countries. People abroad can download PDF’s or find out more about the company on YouTube clips.

Mr Triggs said: “We format print anything from banners to building wraps. Our last print was three metres tall and 60 metres wide.

“Our unique selling point is, rather than printing thousands of prints, we can offer the client the exact amount they want for when they need it.”

Despite their international growth, Adam has made a conscious effort to retain 3B Design & Print’s Fenland identity.

He said: “We employ more and more local people. The nine members of staff we have here are home grown talent who have been educated here.

“Our business has doubled in size in the last two years and with the move to the new premises we hope it will double in size again by 2015.”

The company is forging a reputation for the high quality of its work.

They spiral bound multiple copies of the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance’s course guides.

Their work was praised by Pete Whittard, Operations Director, ICMP, who said: “These are demanding books to produce and the service we get from 3B is always outstanding. They are personal, flexible and always deliver to difficult deadlines.”

The company received an equally glowing testimonial from international food suppliers Delice de France.

Justin Murtagh. Head of Design, Delice de France, said: “We ordered 52 different signs on Tuesday, by Friday they were fitted in our Head Office at Southall. 3B delivered when no-one else could.”

Mr Triggs acknowledges attempting to grow a business in the present economic climate has not been easy.

He said: “With the recession it has been challenging, from the point of getting support from the banks.

“Historically companies have enjoyed good working relationships with them. We have had to be prudent and have grown organically.

“There were times we would have liked to grow quicker but, rather than investing in lots of expensive equipment, we took the decision to be careful and cautious.”

To find out more about 3B Design & Print visit www.3bdap.co.uk

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