Bright acquires Oxford Communications

Bright Print Group (Bright) has acquired Oxford Communications, further expanding its operations into the point of sale and promotional market spaces.

The Sydney and Newcastle based printer has previously acquired five other companies, and moved into wide-format in 2015.

Debbie Burgess, director, Bright Print Group, says, “We thought it would be a good fit. Oxford Communications has a proven track record, and profitable business, with a diverse range.

“It has slightly different equipment to us, and a greater presence in point of sale and promotional markets."

Oxford’s 31 staff will be joining Bright, including owner James Camelleri, who will be moving over from the 20-year business into a senior business role.

Burgess says, “All staff from Oxford will be moving into our Sydney location, and will be transitioned in to minimise disruption for production.”

Following the acquisition, Bright now has 120 employees.

Oxford Communications opened in 1997, and says it specialises in small format and large format printing including business cards, retail point of sale, bookshelves, wall art and signage.

Bright Print Group is across wide format, digital printing, binding and finishing, full colour printing, graphic design, mailing and distribution, inventory management, multi-channel marketing and packaging.

As to where it plans to expand next, Burgess says, "Wherever the market takes us. Where the next need arises. We constantly look at technology, where trends are, and where are our clients are moving."

Burgess has been a director of Bright for 17 years, and is a fourth-generation Bright printer. She was awarded the 2016 Women of the West Award from Western Sydney University, acknowledging her significant contributions to the development of the region and its community, including charity work for children’s hospitals, and at-risk youth programs.

Under Burgess’ leadership Bright Print Group has received awards and accreditation for its environmental initiatives.

“BPG is very active in the charity space, and help a lot of organisations through pro-bono print,” says Burgess.

 

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