Company news Pensord celebrates with one of its babies
Pensord celebrates with one of its babies
As market leading magazine Design Week celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, another milestone is being marked by the title’s printer, Pensord Press, which has been the proud printer of the magazine from the very first edition.
Design Week, the weekly magazine for the design business and key industry recruitment tool was launched in 1986 as a relatively small weekly, and in 20 years it has developed into a market-leading brand with a stable of print activities – most of them serviced by Pensord.
This month publisher Centaur Media plc will be holding a series of celebratory events, and a special birthday anniversary publication is being produced – and printed by Pensord. Publisher Morag Welham said: “As Design Week reaches this milestone we also celebrate a 20 year relationship with Pensord, one which goes from strength to strength. What is particularly impressive about Pensord is that they have risen to every challenge Design Week has presented over the years. The magazine is by nature fussy, because our readership is fussy – they are very discerning customers in a dynamic profession and Pensord has to deal with everything we throw at them.
“Five years ago our production went from two days to overnight – we thought that might be an issue for Pensord but they rose to meet that challenge by restructuring their work patterns. And in 20 years we have not only remained with the same printer, we still work with the very account handler who started with us in 1986. Keith Foxhall probably knows our title better than I do, he gives us the utmost attention and nothing is too much trouble.”
Pensord Chief Executive Tony Jones said: “Most printers should be able to print. But at Pensord we believe it’s about much more than that. The company was set up 35 years ago to produce a weekly magazine title, and so it’s in our culture to do the best job we can for Design Week. This culture is centred on our relationship with publishers, getting close to customers to really understand their business, and then being proactive to deliver what they need, and exceed their expectations. I’d like to think this really is a case of ‘Pensord People’ making a difference.
“Congratulations to Design Week for sustaining its quality and position over the first 20 years. We are proud to be associated with the magazine and look forward to printing the title long into the future.”
Pensord is proud to be guardians of close to 300 titles – all receiving the same care and attention, described by Morag, from the company’s extensive and highly experienced staff.