SME of the year: First 4 Print Finishing

First the reckoning: “Quite possibly the toughest year in terms of the number of exceptional entries,” said the judges. “But this company once again proved, even in one of the toughest markets, that getting the basics right pays dividends.”

We produce up to 12m promotional items a day and fulfils around 300 million mail packs a year. And this year is exciting: it sees the purchase of the company’s main premises and the building of a 2,800m2 extension. Next, a £250,000 drive in the folding department will add three new high-speed automated lines. We expect turnover to exceed £3.75m, well on the way to hitting our three-year target to get beyond £5m.