MTPrint, The Darlington-based printing company, has appointed two key members of staff, Phil Evans and Phil Harburn, as its new directors.
The appointment follows the retirement of director Stuart Shutt. Phil and Phil will be working as the new directors alongside chairman Mike Challands.
After taking over the company in 1979 Stuart took on the role of Finance Director alongside Mike who became Sales Director. Between them they have grown the company, which now employs 16 people, into one that has the respect of many fellow print companies and agencies across the North-east, as well as a strong portfolio of local and national clients.
MTPrint has since gone from strength to strength in recent years and major investments, totalling almost £1 million, have been made in Heidelberg full colour presses and the latest digital presses to keep the business up to date with the latest technology.
Mike Challands said: “MTPrint, for the last 30 years, has been a market leader in print and design, and that, with the injection of the relative youth and drive of the two Phils, will ensure that the company continues to gain new clients and produce a high quality of work.”
Mike added of Stuart’s retirement: “Stuart and I have worked together for almost forty years and I have enjoyed our time we have spent expanding its client base.”
Stuart said: “Back in 1979 Don and Ken Mawer gave Mike and I the opportunity to take over the company upon their retirement and it pleases me that I can now give the two Phils the same start we had. With Mike in the Chairman’s role to guide them, MTPrint has a solid future in front of it.”
Phil Harburn, who joined in 1999, currently manages the design studio. Phil Harburn said: “I am extremely proud to take over as director.”
Phil Evans, who joined in print production in 2002, quickly established himself as another key member of staff.
Phil Evans said: “This new phase of the company is an exciting one. With the talented team we have within the company, we are well positioned to continue moving forward.”