Local printing business celebrates landmark anniversary

Burnley-based Peter Scott Printers has celebrated its 55th year in business with a celebration meal for staff past and present.

Over thirty members of staff attended the meal which was hosted by the original founder Peter Scott, who travelled from his home in the north east of Scotland, especially for the occasion.

Peter was presented with a special bottle of whisky by the current directors and staff before recounting tales of old, and congratulated the workforce on the high level of success and stability the business is experiencing through their hard work. He commented: “I cannot thank the current team enough for keeping the proud name of Peter Scott Printers flying high!”

“It’s a privilege to be a part of this thriving business in its 55th year of trading,” commented Tom Gaughan production director at Peter Scott Printers. “But even after more than half a century we are not standing still. We are about to invest half a million pounds in new state-of-the-art machinery over the next six months to keep us at the forefront of technology.”

Based on the Billington Road estate, the company currently employs 26 members of staff and produces a wide range of printed materials for many well-known blue chip companies, and is the company which prints Lancashire Business View's bimonthly magazine.

“To keep up with demand but keeping our prices competitive, our shift system allows for 800 hours of production time a week and we also consume 10,000 kilos of ink and 1,115 tonnes of paper a year,” added Tom. “Staggering numbers yes, but we have the hunger for continued growth, and with conscientious staff striving to push forward with the imminent investment, we will mark a new chapter in the Peter Scott Printer’s story.”