The family-run company has become the only printing company to be awarded the “Made in Cornwall” accreditation as part of the official Cornwall Council scheme, which recognises businesses who manufacture their products in the County.
Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and St Austell Mayor Cllr Tim Styles were invited on a tour of the sustainable factory on the outskirts of St Austell. Here they met members of the SAPC team and learnt more about the specialist processes involved in manufacturing printed products, including greetings cards, leaflets, brochures, book covers and playing cards.
The accreditation was made possible after a range of investments for SAPC, including investment in a new instant-drying press, expanding its Digital Printshop, introducing a new ‘Specialist Finishing” department and installing one of Cornwall’s largest roof-based solar panel arrays.
Peter Moody, SAPC’s Owner and Managing Director said: “This accreditation is proof of our commitment to the economy of the county, our valued team and helping to promote what the manufacturing sector in Cornwall can achieve.
“Where other printing companies regularly outsource their work, we’re proud to keep all core aspects of our printing and finishing under one roof. We now have full control over the production of your print which guarantees quality, exceptional value and unrivalled turnaround times. Plus, we are able to continue providing more skilled jobs for local people.”
Matt Bunt, SAPC’s Marketing and Communications Manager said: “We are the only commercial printing company in Cornwall who are able to hold such an accreditation.
“We will proudly carry the official “Made in Cornwall” logo on our marketing material used by both local and national clients. This is an opportunity to help promote Cornwall’s reputation as a forward-thinking, ambitious and exciting place to do business.
“If you care about sustainability, value, quality print and being able to truly support the local economy of Cornwall, then SAPC is the natural choice.”
Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall said: “I was really delighted to be able to present the St Austell Printing Company with their Made in Cornwall Award. Successful and growing businesses are the key to prosperity in Cornwall and it is great to see a Company that is developing and nurturing Cornish talent.”
Cllr. Tim Styles, Mayor of St Austell said: “I was delighted to be invited to see the great work being undertaken at St Austell Printing Company. The Made in Cornwall accreditation shows their commitment to employing local people and supporting the economy in St Austell; and they are most deserving for these reasons.”
Tony Goodman, General Manager for Made in Cornwall said: “Made in Cornwall are absolutely delighted to welcome St Austell Printing Company into the scheme. Their commitment towards the Cornish economy and Cornish products is testament to the ethos that runs throughout this long established company, now an industry leader in the South West and a fantastic focal point for St Austell. We look forward to working with them and our 250 other members to help them continue to expand and be ambassadors for Cornish Business.”