Potts Print (UK) Ltd


Potts Print UK is a leading independent printing, packaging and direct mail company based in Cramlington, Northumberland.All clients are offered cutting-edge lithographic and personalised digital applications to produce best value print solutions, bespoke packaging and direct mail combined with seamless production, storage and distribution services.


In 1875, William John Potts established W J Potts Son and began trading from the Atlas Printing and Publishing Works on the corner of Union and Camden Street, North Shields. John Dryden Potts was running the company in 1910, renaming it John D Potts and moving to Little Bedford Street, North Shields. His son George joined the company in 1930. The business was incorporated asPotts Printers Limited in 1954, with George Potts as Managing Director. Stuart Couch, future Chairman, joined as an apprentice compositor in 1950, becoming General Manager in 1965 and Works Director in 1970. In the mid 1970s, Stuart Couch was appointed Managing Director and the company relocated to Waterville Road, North Shields. The current Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Sandford-Couch, son of Stuart, joined the company in 1985 and took control in 1995. In 1998 the company invested in pre-press, new presses and automatic finishing equipment, achieving sales of 1million. Over the following five years the company grew to 75 employees, with a turnover of 4.5million. During 2004-2005 a Heidelberg six-colour press was purchased, and the company was accredited with ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 certification. In 2006 the company moved to a new 100,000 sq ft HQ and print facility named Atlas House, in Nelson Park, Cramlington, and purchased a Roland 700 B1 press. In November 2010 Potts Printers Limited was rebranded Potts Print UK Ltd. As of July 2011 the company utilises 3 Heidelberg and 3 Roland multicolour printing presses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Profitable Sales turnover exceeded 14.3 million in 2011.

Market Focus

Clients of Potts Print UK include international corporations, retail and pharmaceutical companies, the NHS and public sector organisations, creative agencies, charities, regional and local businesses and the performing and visual arts community.

Environmental Credentials

Potts Print UK is the first Carbon Balanced Printing Company in the North of England. Our carbon reduction targets include 0 percent waste to landfill currently under 1 percent. We are FSC, PEFC, ISO14001 and World Land Trust accredited.

Contact Details

Tel - 0845 375 1875 Fax - 01670 735 451 Address - Potts Print UK, Atlas House, Nelson Park, Cramlington, Northumberland NE23 1WG

Potts Print (UK) Ltd