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Thomas to drive growth at Gardiner Colours

Northampton-based Gardiner Colours has appointed print industry veteran Alan Thomas as a consultant as part of its plans to expand its service offering and move into new markets.

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Alan Thomas has previously worked for the likes of Ultrachem, Fuji and Varn

Thomas has been working in the print sector for more than 40 years and will now lend his varied expertise to Gardiner, which supplies specialist printing inks, sealers and varnishes.

In his new role, Thomas will be work with owner and managing director James Gardiner to develop a range of new products including fount solutions, blanket and roller washes, plate care products, speciality and pre-press chemicals.

Speaking about joining the company, Thomas says: “Having had a long career in the print sector, working with market leaders such as Ultrachem, Fuji and Varn, I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to Gardiner Colours.  

Having had a long career in the print sector, working with market leaders such as Ultrachem, Fuji and Varn, I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to Gardiner Colours

“It’s a well-established independent business with huge further potential—with a 22,000sq ft manufacturing facility and an experienced team, the company has the capacity and now the formulations to extend its range and become a one-stop-shop for all printing needs.”
 
Owner Gardiner adds: “We are fortunate to have found someone with Alan’s breadth of knowledge and he will play a key part in helping us to take the business to the next level by developing and launching a new range, giving us a complete portfolio of pre-press and press room products.
 
“Over the last three years, we have been working hard to build our sales and product lines, both in the UK and overseas, and Alan’s appointment is a major step in helping us to achieve our ambitious growth plans.”

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