We are a female owned and managed printing business based in South East London. Our business is just over thirty years old and has two quite different product offerings; printing of a wide range of materials, and the manufacture of games and playing cards Both business divisions serve very different clients. In print, we work extensively with the public sector, finance and designer and agencies. Our playing card division is very different. Here, we separate by the use of the cards. Our biggest growth area is playing cards as a promotional tool. From giveaways at events, to integrated campaigns (think Landrover tarot cards), playing cards allow maximum creativity and the impact is strong brand recall amongst users.
Our cards are also highly successful when used for educational purposes. From flashcards for children to a more fun and engaging way to communicate in complex organisations to more serious visual aids for hazards in the environment.
Our business operates in a 32,000 square foot factory with a 50 strong team. We are an award winning print busines (Print Company of the Year 2005 and 2007), are accredited to Investors in People, hold the ISO 9001 quality standard and environmental accreditations to include GreenMark level 2.
Louisa spent over 10 years in media working on both business, national and consumer press before joining her families print business, Richard Edward Limited in 2003.
In media, she launched magazines and transformed the profits for a number of publications. At Richard Edward, she has been instrumental in driving forward an holistic change management programme to deliver business growth of £2.5million and sustainable profitablity. The change process has centred around encouraging a participative and passionate culture that creates a strong point of difference in todays print market.
Louisa's down to earth approach enables her to gain the support and enthusiasm of business owners and stakeholders to deliver cross-functional change.
Academically, Louisa is committed to continuous self-development and attends the acclaimed Ashridge Business School, where she is pursuing their Diploma in General Management (a masters level qualification)
Louisa is a mum of one and a keen horserider.