Heard of degree apprenticeships? Perhaps not, because ‘Print’ is not on the list of industry sectors offering courses. Should it be? And what can we do as an industry sector to ensure there is higher level training to meet our needs in 2017 and beyond?
Having been founded as a large-format trade print operation in 1992, Macro Art had been enjoying a significant growth spurt when it underwent an MBO in 2014. At that time, the new management team were confident of continued expansion. Now the Saint Neots-based company is making its first acquisition and opening a London branch. I asked commercial director Michael Green about the expansion. By Lesley Simpson