Wed, May

Paragon Group has acquired Dean Packaging, a UK manufacturer and distributor of packaging materials. The deal, concluded on 7 April, builds on the 2020 acquisition of Trenton and the group’s organic growth in terms of packaging.

Four Pees has become an integration partner for the Durst software and solutions division. It means Four Pees will help Durst implement its ‘pixel to output’ strategy and integrate its software solutions such as Durst Workflow or Durst Smart Shop at its clients.

Media supplier Premier has teamed up with volunteers from the Loughborough Student Union to deliver donations for the victims of the Ukrainian conflict. 

The UK Growth Coach has launched a business coaching franchise to get support to small and medium-sized businesses across the south-east, following research by iowca that found 71% of small business owners were most concerned about the impact of inflation and that 80% were not planning to hire new employees this year.

British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced an additional £15m commitment to Compass Business Finance, taking its total commitment to £30m. This will increase the flow of funding for asset finance products into UK-based smaller businesses operating in the print, packaging and manufacturing sectors.

Fujifilm has formed a strategic partnership with MCA Digital in Italy. The new Revoria Press PC1120, a digital toner machine, is the focus of the relationship, though MCA will also sell the inkjet Acuity Prime flatbed, Acuity Ultra R2 wide-format printer, and the Jet Press 750S in the country.

A multi-site festivals signage and graphics project has highlighted MacroArt's eco-capabilities, with 1,500m2 of PVC-free materials used for the events, all of which was recovered afterwards for recycling.

CMYUK has appointed a senior digital sales consultant. Steve Stokes moves into the role from Ricoh, where he was production print specialist for the central repro department.

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