Customer Services Director
After graduating from Staffordshire University in 2011 with a BA Hons Degree in Journalism I started work for a recruitment company in Ipswich in the sales department. However, during my last year of University I studied the artwork side of journalism and enjoyed this more than the writing! Outside of work I have a little boy Noah, who was born in the summer of 2015, and enjoy spending time with him and my wife Cyntia. I am a keen birdwatcher and love getting outdoors!
I have worked in the print industry for over 27 years after starting with an apprenticeship as a planner. In the early stages Swaingrove focused on the reprographics for the print trade but as technologies changed we became a full print-house in our own right. After becoming MD of Swaingrove I ran the company for 16 years before we joined forces with Gipping Press in October 2014. Outside of work I enjoy playing 5-a-side football and Cannicross in an attempt to keep myself fit.
I joined Gipping Press in the early 1980’s to manage the company for the then owner Mike Truscott. The challenges have been considerable over the years but with a quality team and constantly keeping an eye on the future we have seen Gipping Press not only sustain itself but also flourish. I believe our customer service ethos has been, and still is, the secret to success. I am eternally grateful to all the skilled, generous and committed staff and some very loyal customers, many of which have become good friends. Outside of the business I enjoy playing sport, hill walking and have a keen interest in riding my motorcycle. I also have an active role in the Stowmarket and District Lions which again I really enjoy.
I trained in Graphic Design and illustration at Ipswich Art School before enjoying various design roles in the printing industry. After running my own design business I joined the team here in 2008 and became a director in 2014.I’m married to Julie and we have two grown-up sons and now two beautiful twin granddaughters. I am a leader at Chilton Hall Community Church and a keen football fan, supporting ITFC and local football in support of my son. Still playing a bit of 5-a-side!
Lorraine joined us in 2022 following Hazel's retirement. She has lots of accuntancy experience and also looks after her own clients when she is not in the office here. She is married to Simon and has two grown up daughters. Her two dogs are often visitors to the accounts office too. In her spare time she is an enthusiastic Ipswich Town FC supporter and season ticket holder.
Studio & Customer Services
I joined Gipping Press during September 2015 as a studio apprentice. This means that I spend the majority of my time designing and formatting artworks to fit a customer’s specification. Other times I help out in other areas of the company including the finishing department as they often can use another pair of hands.Outside of work I spend my time with my family and friends as well as going to the gym. I hope one day to become a professional studio designer and I think with the help of Gipping Press I should get there no problem
Trevor joined our team in January 2022 from Winsor Clarke Brackenbury in Ipswich. He brought his customers with him, having closed down WCB at the end of 2021, and has worked with us ever since to make that transitioin for his clients as seamless as possible and to help us gain new customers. Trevor lives locally and has four children and now grandchildren too. In his spare time he is actively involved in The Wolsey Rotary Club in Ipswich and this year is the President.
Digital Print Technician
My role at Gipping Press is as a Litho and Digital Press Operator, as a guillotine operator and also as the delivery driver!Outside of work my main interests are within sport and mainly football. I have played football since I was 10 years old and throughout that time I have played for many local clubs: Haughley, Stowupland, Stonham, Stowmarket, Cedars Park and Ipswich Athletic FC. I'm now Assistant Manager at Henley Reserves.
Litho Press Operator
I started at Gipping Press 19 years ago in the finishing department, aged 19. I now run the 4 colour Shinohara Lithographic Press in the print room.I am a father of 5 children with the youngest born in early 2014. My main interests include watching films with my family and eating out at restaurants.
Tim brings many years of experience in the print trade and his expertise is an asset to our company. He has used his skills and wisdom to further streamline the workings within the finishing department. Tim is married to Dawn and lives in Mid Suffolk. Outside of work Tim has a passion for golf and has an annual golfing trip with the boys where they jet off to fancy golf courses around the world.
Print Finishing Trainee
Jake joined our team earlier in the year after leaving school. He is currently training up on all the various skills and techniques required in our finishing department and works alongside Tim and Irene. Outside work Jake enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and family. He also enjoys gaming.
Irene joined us in the Summer moving from Essentra Packaging in Newmarket to a job much closer to home. She has lots of experience in print finishing and replaced mark who emigrated to New Zealand in the Spring. Outside work Irene enjoys cycling and hill walking. She is hoping to take part in a trek to Everest Base Camp in 2025 to raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.
Position: Laying behind Greg, next to anyone having lunch or foraging in our bins
Oscar is being fostered by Greg and his family and has quickly become our company mascot. He is a Weimaranar who is always looking for food - but has a very gentle nature and he only gets anxious when he loses sight of Greg. We all have that in common with him!