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We are 18 Years old today !

Did you know....

Tony Blair was the UK Prime minister

George W Bush was the US President

Westlife was at the top of the UK pop charts

(it was a slow news day)

But in Northampton UK that day, a new print business was born called CKN Print Ltd.

The vision of the business was to provide its’ clients with unrivalled service and quality.

Now, 18 years later those values are still at the forefront of what CKN Print does best.

CKN has expanded its offering with bespoke print solutions, picking and packing, warehouse storage and 2 years ago formed its own logistics company to complement and enhance its customer experience from design to distribution. This has continued during Covid and we thank our loyal customer base for their support during this different and challenging time.

In another 18 years, who knows who will be Prime Minister, President of the USA or No 1 in the UK charts, One thing we do know for certain is CKN Print is determined to still be around, providing customers with a variety of print and distribution solutions.

We asked Jay Kingston our Managing Director a few questions

Q & A’s Jay Kingston

Why did you get into printing? My father worked in the print industry from the age of 15 until retirement, I followed in his footsteps.

What would be your dream job?

A fighter pilot in the RAF. What is your dream bit of kit? Harley Davidson V-Rod.

Sweet or savoury? Savoury, I love cheese and biscuits washed down with a glass of port.

Who or what do you dislike the most? Rude People.

Who do you admire most in the industry?

Barry Jackson former Production Director of Arkle Print in Northampton, I learnt so much from him.

What is your favourite phrase or saying? Sorry, can you bear with me one moment please, I’ll be with you in a minute.

What’s your greatest fear? The safety of my children, they both work for the NHS frontline, its worrying with the Covid situation.

What is your greatest luxury in life? My Harley Davidson.

What is the strangest job you’ve ever done? Raking up golf balls on a driving range.

What is one of your greatest achievements?

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award when I was 16. Most embarrassing moment? Can’t say that!!!!

Where would you like to be right now? Out on the shop floor watching shed loads of print coming off the end of the presses or Australia watching an Ashes test match.

What’s your worst fashion disaster? My mum’s homemade purple crimplene suit.

What is the worst kind of print? Unpaid Bills.

What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off? When we set up CKN Print.

Who would be your favourite party guest? Harry Redknapp and Lee Mack.

How would you like to be remembered? A nice person.

Life is…?

Laughing and Smiling.

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