The Taylor Bloxham Group has topped off another successful year in the print and marcomms sector with the inclusion of CEO Robert Lockwood in Print Week’s Power 100 List. The list features the print industry’s most influential individuals and is published annually in leading trade magazine Print Week.
2018 is the second consecutive year that Robert has been named in the Power 100, after entering at number 57 in 2017. This year, he rose 3 places to number 54 and was commended for his focus on “new kit, strengthening the management team and rolling out a group sales culture.” Robert was described as a smart business leader who “empowers his team, rather than micromanages. His strategic shift has returned the circa £28m business to profit.”
Investment in print technology pays off
Having been promoted to CEO of the Taylor Bloxham Group in 2016, Robert spent the first 18 months of his CEO role stabilising and diversifying the business, growing the group to include four divisions by the end of 2017. This investment and diversification has allowed the group to expand to new premises as well as acquire new equipment and build its ‘one-stop’ offering that clients now desire.
Group executive chairwoman April Sharpless attributes much of the company’s success to Robert’s leadership supported by his management team. She comments: “Of course, Robert has a great team of people behind him but it is his vision which has helped the Taylor Bloxham Group expand and go from strength to strength, despite some difficult times for the print industry. Robert has inspired the company to look for opportunities in the marketplace and to continue adopting new innovation to keep the group at the forefront of the marcomms sector.”
Making print history
As the company entered 2018, they celebrated their highest ever turnover and the last year has also seen the group celebrate 80 years in business, making them one of the longest running print companies in the UK.
“2018 has been another successful year for the Taylor Bloxham Group and I’m delighted that the company’s progress has been formally recognised by my inclusion in the Power 100,” comments Robert. “However, this accolade really belongs to the whole team who have supported me in implementing some key changes. This is a great way to round off our 80th anniversary.”
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