Wellington Press remained active throughout the last year of lockdowns, but with only half of its normal workload: “We were able to keep most of the team busy for most of the time,” said Nick. “The flexi-furlough scheme has had its uses, but Covid did itself create additional work for us – additional signage requirements, and we have produced more floor stickers regarding two-meter distance than you could ever imagine!”
Regarding other work types produced, Nick Murray said: “The typical workload for our cutting table has been incredibly mixed: short-runs of boxes, either for prototype or small production runs; banner products; point-of-sales pieces; as well as general signage items of all shapes and sizes for a wide variety of purposes.”
When talking short-runs of boxes, Nick added: “With the additional productivity offered by the new Optima machine, I can see that extended to 100 pieces or more.”
With the company’s East London location, close to the Olympic park, work can emanate from the immediate area, the City, or from the many businesses in surrounding counties. “Distance isn’t a huge issue these days. Over the last year a great many orders have come from people working in a remote location, away from their offices, with final delivery to yet another location.
“As just one part of our environmental policy we have purchased an electric delivery van. The Nissan van is able to cover a wide geographic area, and helps to illustrate our environmental focus directly to our customers.”
Wellington Press runs with a team of eight personnel.