A brief history of Superior

1976
1985-89
1993-97
1998
2001
2003-05
2008-9
2010/11
2012
2014
1976

Our Birth

Formed in 1976 by Nic Gardner to service the National Trust for the supply of Social Stationery (Notelets, Notecards etc) and General Print.

The Company consisted of a small Graphic Studio, Film Planning Department and 4 colour and single colour presses.

 

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1985-89

Advertising and Marketing and Social Stationery

In 1985 the company split into two trading arms, Advertising and Marketing and Social Stationery. Accounts grow to service major clients on both sides of the business, Deutz Fahr, Watveare, Numark Pharmacy, Clares Dickies and Mark Wilkinson Furniture for Marketing and Allan Hutchison Publishing, The Book People and most major Museums and Galleries for Social Stationery.

Finishing Investment

In 1989 Superior Invested in new finishing equipment; consisting of guillotines, folders and Superior’s first B1 Die cutter.

1993-97
1998

Millenium Dome and Dyson

Superior appointed as a main supplier for Social Stationery for the Millennium Dome, and main print supplier to Dyson manufacturing.

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2001
nic-gardener
nic-tree-plantingSadly in 2001 MD Nic Gardner passed away after a short illness. As a poignant tribute to our founder member Nic’s widow Christine and Superior employees all gathered to honour his memory at a tree planting ceremony.

Superior celebrated its 25th Anniversary.

John Harris is appointed MD. Shortly after Ian O’Connor, Richard Blueitt and Mike King join the Board as Associate Directors.

2003-05
2008-9
2010/11

kodak-nexpress-smContinued investment into Digital Printing

Superior continues to invest into digital printing with the purchase of the NexPress SRA3 digital printer.

2012

studio-smNew Design Studio

New studio and office complex is constructed, staff move in with the offices being officially opened by Heineken on 7th March.

2014

More Investment…

Superior invests in a Bickers Gluejet machine a Goldline 3000 flatbed large format die-cutter and a Fujifilm UV Star 5 meter roll fed/sheet fed UV printer.

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