Following the purchase of machinery as a result of the sudden liquidation of Sydney Binding last year, Bright Print Group has grown its machinery line-up with the recent addition of a new Screen platesetter.
Bright Print Group joint managing director Debbie Burgess said, “We purchased a new platesetter during the downturn in 2020 as installation and disruption to our business was minimal due to our reduced workload. This supported a long-term supply partner of ours, Screen.”
Together with her brother John Bright, Burgess oversees Bright Print Group, a third-generation family business which employs over 110 staff at two sites in Wetherill Park and Newcastle.
In 2020, the Bright Print Group also purchased an Acuro Perfect Binder from Müller Martini, which provided essential finishing services to not only Bright Print Group, but also other Sydney printing companies.
“To not have access to this equipment would have prevented us from completing work for a number of our major clients. The clients of Sydney Binding would also have been greatly impacted. By setting up a standalone trade binding company, we have shown our support for the local industry, and our own clients,” Burgess said.
“We would all concur that 2020 was an extraordinary year that presented many challenges none of us have faced before. It required business owners to be extremely adaptable, making and adopting policy on the fly.
“It required individuals and the industry to find a new resilience and to look for opportunities in an otherwise fast-changing and extraordinary operating environment.
“The priority of BPG in 2021 will be to keep a close eye on our balance sheet and to ensure we are making the most of any opportunity that may arise. We will be remaining vigilant and careful. Prudence mixed with courage should allow us to make the most of whatever 2021 delivers.”
Burgess also addressed the need to continue to push the importance of printed media, saying that the business will align itself further with organisations such as TRMC and PVCA.
Burgess was also recently named Women in Print NSW Patron, replacing Natalie Taylor, who stepped down from the role last year to fulfil a long-held dream of buying her own business and moving to the NSW South Coast.
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