๐Ÿ‘‹ Meet the Owners – Dynamic Duo, Kerri & Paul!

Kerri and Paul, the dynamic duo behind Firpress, are the heart and soul of the company. With their combined expertise and passion, they have driven Firpress to new heights, ensuring its reputation for quality and innovation…

๐—ž๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ฅ๐—œ ๐—•๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—–๐—ž – THE ORGANISATION QUEEN

Part of the driving force behind our growth and success – an embodiment of resilience and unwavering dedication! Kerri stands as the unseen heroโ€”a true organisation queen ๐Ÿ‘‘ As the linchpin that keeps our cogs turning, Kerriโ€™s technical prowess and unwavering commitment ensure that our operational and administrative systems flow seamlessly.
๐Ÿ“ƒ From Recruitment & HR, Finance & Management Accounts, Health & Safety to all areas of office administration and assisting with quotations for customer enquiries, Kerri navigates the intricate web of responsibilities at Firpress effortlessly. Her keen eye for detail also ensures that all quality assurance standards are met, and non-conformances are swiftly addressed.
โ›ฐ๏ธ Kerriโ€™s roots run deep in the rugged landscapes of Cumbria. When sheโ€™s not orchestrating our operations, youโ€™ll find her outdoors, conquering fells and breathing in the fresh air. Family is her anchorโ€”her husband and two sons, Ethan, and Jamie, share her adventurous spirit.
๐ŸŒฒ Kerriโ€™s lineage intertwines with our companyโ€™s history. The daughter of Mike and Jo Firby, the original directors who laid the foundation in 1985, Kerri stepped into the fold in 2001. Her strategic vision played a pivotal role in the management buyout with Paul, and by 2003 they held the reins firmly.
๐Ÿ• Our moral support and customer liaison teamโ€”Finn and Bowieโ€”belong to Kerri. These four-legged companions accompany her to work daily, adding a touch of warmth to our bustling office.
๐ŸŒŸ Kerri, when not at Firpress, goes above and beyond her professional duties. As Co-Chair of Governors at a local UTC, she collaborates with fellow leaders to shape educational policies and enhance student experiences. Kerriโ€™s commitment also extends to sports, where she supports local rugby coaches by handling administrative tasks and providing first aid assistance. Her dedication exemplifies community engagement, fostering connections and making a positive impact.

๐—ฃ๐—”๐—จ๐—Ÿ ๐—ช๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—”๐— ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐—ก – THE PRINT MAESTRO

Paul, a seasoned printer, and former owner of Derwent Press has been an integral part of Firpress since his journey with us began back in 1999. Paul played a pivotal role in the management buyout alongside Kerri in 2003 and continues to be part of the driving force in our growth and success. As the well-known face of Firpress, Paul is always ready to assist our extensive customer base and Paulโ€™s exceptional skills make multifaceted contributions to the company.
๐Ÿ–จ๏ธ Print Guru: Paulโ€™s extensive knowledge spans print processes, business, and marketing. From business cards to full project proposals, he meticulously handles pricing and quotation requirements, ensuring everyone meets their budget and deadlines.
๐Ÿ”ง Machine Whisperer: When machines hiccup, Paul steps in. His miraculous โ€œbush fixesโ€ keep productivity on track. Thereโ€™s no machine he canโ€™t operate, and heโ€™s equally adept at graphic design and print finishing.
๐ŸŒŸ Community Champion: Born and bred in Maryport, Paulโ€™s commitment to the town shines. He actively supports the Maryport Regeneration Business group, using his expertise to help the community thrive.
๐Ÿ‰ Rugby Enthusiast: Beyond work, Paul cheers on the Maryport Amateur Rugby league club. His dedication extends from the print shop to the local pitch.
Paul, his wife Lindsey and children James and Olivia enjoy holidays abroad together.
Paulโ€™s legacy at Firpress is one of expertise, problem-solving, and community spirit. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ