Vale: Bailey Print Group’s Ron Bailey

The founding director of Bailey Print Group and Bailey Outdoor Advertising Ron Bailey has passed away, leaving behind family, friends and colleagues.

Previously known as Banner Specialists and Bailey Outdoor Advertising, Bailey Print Group is the fresh identity of these companies that has been supplying quality signage, digital printing and visual solutions to businesses of every scale and location for over 35 years.

From humble beginnings producing hand painted cross street banners under the Bailey family home in Brisbane in 1985, Bailey was one of the two Bailey Print Group founders.

Alongside his wife Halina Bailey, Bailey secured the company’s initial foothold by winning the 1988 Brisbane World Expo contract to supply 2300 light pole banners, the brackets for the banners and the installation of the project.

The duo passed on the torch to the second generation, Peter Bailey (general manager) and Samantha Bailey-Jensen (business development manager), in 2014, which saw the company move into the digital printing era.

“It is with great sadness that this week we said goodbye to Ron Bailey, the founding director of Bailey Print Group and Bailey Outdoor Advertising,” Bailey Print Group said.

“Ron grew his business into one of Brisbane’s leading billboard advertising companies whilst on the side expanding into digital printing. His legacy stands strong today with Bailey Print Group now one of Brisbane’s biggest signage and display companies.

“His wit, street smarts and industry knowledge will be greatly missed by many.”

oOh!media chief commercial and operations officer Noel Cook, who worked with Bailey for about 30 years of his oOh!media career, expressed his condolences on LinkedIn.

“He taught me a lot. He was always a very hard task master but a kind and gentle man. He built a great business and legacy, which his children continue to grow. Ron, thank you for all you taught me and the wonderful business you leave behind,” he said.

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