County Print – 3rd generation family run business
Harry Bertram was sales person for a paper supplier and then at a large printing firm. Frustrated by the rigidity of the pricing and with many clients going elsewhere, Harry decided that he could do better on his own. County Print was formed.
Established on 1st November 1981 by Harry and ran from home, it was initially run as a print farming company until 1983. Harry’s eldest son, Rob then joined the business and they decided that they could do better than just picking up and delivering boxes. So, with a £3000 investment, a premises was rented and the first press plus other pieces of essential equipment were bought. Rob’s previous job was a print finisher at a poster printing company but was trained at college to also print.
Harry’s youngest son, Tony, in 1986 decided that he would like to be part of the growing family business and so left the Army and started work straight away as a press operator but subsequently, went on to be trained at college in the art of printing and design.