Meet the Team
Paul - Director (VCF)
Paul co-founded Kingfisher Press in 1991, and has overseen the company's growth into a mature, dynamic and successful print company. Recognising that staff are the key to the success of any business, he defines his role as team manager rather than boss and runs the company accordingly.
A great champion of customer service, Paul ensures this principle is applied to all aspects of the business, saying 'Everybody here understands that our clients are everything and everyone is prepared, and wants, to go that extra mile every day'.
Jon - Director
Jon joined Kingfisher Press in 1992 as a machine minder and became co-director in 2003. He splits his time between running the litho and digital presses and managing the factory floor - giving Kingfisher Press the edge when it comes to production planning and management. 'With Paul in the office, the two most important areas of the business are overseen by a director at all times and that ensures continuity of service. If there is an issue with a job no matter how small - we know in a moment and can resolve it immediately.'
'That close partnership between directors and staff also means we can't help but be a friendly, approachable and honest company - probably why we enjoy such loyalty from our customers.'
Richard - Production Manager (VCF)
Production manager at Kingfisher Press since 2001, Richard's responsibility is the efficient throughput of work, from booking in through to despatch, alongside giving expert support in the reprographics department - an added advantage when it comes to understanding (and responding to) the complexities of a customer's project.
Fully conversant with the company's new Fuji-Xerox DC5000AP digital press, Richard is also a champion of variable data. 'We regularly produce particularly complex projects for high profile retailers and commercial clients using variable data. The ease with which we can process these jobs, and the cost savings, are remarkable'.
Graham - Account Manager (VCF)
Because Graham's print career started in a small, single colour printers and then progressed to a respected five-colour printer with a £2 million turnover, he really does know the business inside out.
Working with design agencies, insurance firms, retail and pharmaceutical companies along with businesses both locally and nationally, Graham's knowledge gives Kingfisher clients great confidence.
'We take the attitude that every job is important to us simply because it's important to a client - and that means we deliver on time. Every time.'
Mobile: 07977 170804
Jon Barker - Account Manager (VCF)
Jon started in print as an estimator, which gave him a sound knowledge of all the print processes. From initial set up and repro through to finishing Jon's clients find his experience and insight invaluable.
'The reason our customer loyalty is so high is that we concentrate on service with a focus on client support and management. At Kingfisher we still feel that the customer comes first - a concept sadly missing in many industries and businesses.'
Mobile: 07887 998342
Paul Midforth - Business Development Manager
Paul has a wide range of experience in print. Having worked for a local print firm for over 20 years, Paul knows the business inside out and upside down and will be a valuable addition to our hardworking and conscientious team.
Pauls background is print production, estimating and client management and Paul will be working with the sales team in a Business development role. Pauls experience in production, estimating and sales gives an excellent all round knowledge and ensures understanding of every aspect of the print process.
Wayne - Studio & Artwork Operator
Wayne studied Graphic Design at Ipswich Art College, joined Kingfisher Press in 1997 as a colour planner, and is now Kingfisher's all-round Mac and system guru, managing the uploading of artwork from our FTP on-line system, proofing and generally making sure the journey from proof to press is as smooth as possible.
Skilled in all the major software from Quark Xpress, Photoshop and Illustrator to Acrobat and Indesign he's also fully trained on our Docucolor 5000 digital printing press.
Nina - Marketing Manager (VCF)
Having worked in the design industry for many years, Nina has a solid background in both print and design and a thorough understanding of how the process works. This, alongside her own experience as a print buyer, means she knows the pressures clients are under - and the real importance of deadlines.
'The advent of digital presses offering short run and variable data print has opened new markets to us - as has the web. And as more and more clients buy print on line, search engines, SEO, analytics and web directories are becoming increasingly important to our marketing - but the moment you get an enquiry it makes all that hard work worthwhile!'
Chris Hart – Estimator and Customer Service
Throughout his many years of experience in the printing trade, primarily in estimating and customer service, Chris has managed to maintain his enthusiasm and passion for the job. He brings his infectious positivity to the Kingfisher sales office where as part of the team, his varied knowledge and experience gained will only serve to enhance the formidable line up already in place.
Chris commented: 'Really looking forward to being part of the future of Kingfisher Press being able to offer customers and clients the diverse range of printing solutions now available in house'
Chris Mead – Large Format and Digital Print Guru
Chris, who joins us as our large format expert, studied graphic design at West Suffolk College working with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Quark to name but a few.
With over 8 years experience in running large format printers he is the one in the know. Whether its boards, banners, die-cut stickers, posters, canvases or glass Chris will guarantee that what we will provide you with exactly what you want.As well as running both the Mimaki CJV130 and the Jetrix Large Format Flatbed printers, Chris will also ensure that any finishing, including canvases, mounting, wall mounting, lamination and even expertly packaged parcels will reach our high quality standards.
With Chris’s knowledge, experience and great enthusiasm he is able to manage any given project from start to finish whether it’s one poster or 100 posters, Chris will get the job done!!Oh, and if you see anyone in the Cambridge area holding onto the end of a Power Kite that’s quite likely to be Chris!