“Fantastic, efficient and professional service. Excellent ideas and finished product. Thanks Firpress.”

Emma Andalcio

“From their friendly customer service & helpful designers, right through to the quality of the printing we cannot fault Firpress.”

Lynn Moir

“Firpress are reliable, friendly and very knowledgeable about their products & services. The printing is excellent quality & always delivered on time.”

Amy Ferguson

“Firpress provide for all our stationery needs. I find them helpful, fast, cost effective and would happily recommend them to anybody!”

Aidan Lillington

“We needed some letters printed urgently, Firpress were happy to oblige and the letters arrived promptly the next day.”  

Lee Martin-White

“I like the personalised approach to providing high quality products that Firpress offer. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed.”

Victoria Hepburn-Fish

“Firpress are on hand to offer advice; they stand by their word, and always deliver a professional service.”

Mia O’Fee

“A company that does as it promises, delivers a professional service and great end product with a lovely team of staff.”

Louise Hawker

“Quick, efficient, helpful, competitive and reliable. Firpress always deliver a first class quality product. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”

Stephen Murphy

“Having dealt with Firpress now for many years, I always find the service we receive to be first class.”

Judith Lever

The Team

At Firpress Printers we’re a team! The people behind our company are as important to us as the company itself. Read on for a brief bio about each of our Directors and staff members.

Kerri Black

Finance Director

Kerri runs our Finance, HR & Personnel Departments and also oversees our ISO Quality Assurance Standard. She is an ATT experienced Accounting Technician who is highly organised and effective! Her friendly face is not often seen by many customers but Kerri is always more than happy to help out in any way she can.

Email Kerri direct

Paul Williamson

Sales Director

Need a price? Or just some advice? Paul is your man. A time served printer with over 30 years experience, he’s our very own master in the trade with knowledge of all things print! Just get in touch and he will be happy to help. Why not call in to see him or he can visit your business to discuss how Firpress can help you.

Email Paul direct

Joann Wilson

Customer Services

Joann will always greet you with a cheery smile. She will be your first point of contact and will be happy to assist you with any enquiries you may have, transferring your call to the relevant department. She’s a little ray of sunshine here at Firpress and will be sure to brighten your day.

Email Joann direct

Karen McLean

Office Manager

Rest assured that your job is well looked after with Karen, she will see it through from initial discussion to finished product. Got a query regarding a job we have in hand? Karen is the perfect person to assist with your enquiry. She will also be happy to advise you on delivery schedules & dates.

Email Karen direct

Steph Malkinson

Studio Manager

Steph graduated from the University of Cumbria in 2007. She previously worked as in-house designer for international outdoor sports retailer Ski Warehouse. Steph joined the Firpress team in 2010, her specialities include leaflets, posters, brochures & wedding stationery. She’s also in charge of our website & social media.

Email Steph direct

Christie Cape

Graphic Designer

Christie graduated from the University of Cumbria in November 2015. Since joining us in January 2015, she has really shown her worth, creating lots of eye-catching artwork. She’s a really fun, bright and bubbly designer, who enjoys designing menus, logo design, brochures and leaflets.

Email Christie direct

Jess Thompson-Gray

Graphic Designer

Jess is our newest recruit, joining us in September 2019. She’s a fun, creative & talented in both graphic design & illustration. Jess enjoys working on posters, leaflets and also stationery design for corporate events.We can’t wait to show you what she can do!

Email Jess Direct

Lewis Winthrop

Junior Graphic Designer

Lewis joined us in July 2019. This is his first design role and he has already created some amazing artwork! Lewis enjoys working on a wide variety of projects, he is extremely talented and we cannot wait for you to see what he can do! So far Lewis has been working on leaflets, stationery & invitations but he is looking forward to a good design challenge!

Email Lewis direct

Robert Smith

Production Manager

Rob is our production manager and runs both our RYOBI colour presses.  He has over 26 years of experience in the printing industry and prides himself in his work! From letterheads to a brochure, his meticulous attention to detail will ensure that the colours on your print job look perfect.

Robert Pickering

Finishing Department

Master of the guillotine, Bobby will trim all your work to size and prepare it for scoring folding & finishing. Bobby is our longest standing employee, having been with Firpress since the day the doors opened back in 1985! In his safe hands your printed work will be finished to the highest of standards. 

Claire Miller

Finishing Department

Claire will work her magic on your printing, taking flat sheets and transforming them into folded leaflets and multi page brochures. She’s fun & bubbly and always has a smile as she works.  Your printing will be finished to the highest of standards and then packaged with care, ready for delivery.

Chris Hill

Finishing Department

Chris will work his magic on your printing, taking flat sheets and transforming them into folded leaflets and multi page brochures. He’s fun, friendly & positive, always ready to tackle your jobs. Your printing will be finished to the highest of standards and then packaged with care, ready for delivery.

David Nicholson


David is our friendly delivery driver. We provide free local delivery here at Firpress and nothing is too much trouble for David who will always deliver your printing with a cheery smile and will even ask for your autograph!  Got a delivery deadline? Let one of our team know and David will ensure you receive your goods on time! 

Finn Black

Office Pet

Kerri’s Border Collie ‘Finn’ likes to boost morale, greeting staff daily with a paw or sloppy wet kisses….especially those who will give him a treat!  He can sometimes be seen in our reception with his paws up on the counter to say Hello to customers! He also acts as security….none shall pass without his permission!