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Close Brothers Asset Finance

Close Brothers Asset Finance specialise in the provision of flexible finance options for SMEs in the print sector.

Operating nationwide, our experts have more than 30 years industry experience and offer a range of finance solutions tailored to meet a business’ needs. Our finance model values the assets of a business and therefore allows customers to tailor their repayments and their profile to the expected lifecycle of the machinery. We pride ourselves on a history of lending through all economic cycles and the strong relationships we have with our customers.



Heidelberg offers customers the most productive solutions that achieve top quality results and work flexibly across a range of work. It not only supplies prepress, press (litho and digital) and postpress equipment but also workflow, consumables, spares, service and support packages. In offset it can supply conventional, UV, LED-UV, LE-UV and Anicolor options and in the past 12 months it has seen high demand for LE-UV technology in particular. In digital it has toner and inkjet options for commercial, labels and packaging users. All supported by an extensive service operation. Heidelberg’s truly objective advice, coupled with the ability to provide complete packages and solutions to production and MIS issues, gives its customers a key advantage.

The UK arm is the fifth largest market for Heidelberg which operates in 170 countries. Heidelberg welcomes enquiries and at its Open House events (the next is 21 and 22 February 2018) visitors can benefit by meeting experts in areas like colour, quality, productivity, the environment and well as specific markets (packaging, web to print etc). The Heidelberg brand is synonymous with reliability, quality, responsibility and value for money.


Premier Paper Group

Premier Paper Group is the UK’s leading independent paper merchant and, through its nationwide branch network, offers an extensive choice of products and top brands from many of the world’s leading paper manufacturers. Premier’s range also includes the widest choice of media for digital production presses.

Within its business divisions the teams are equipped with specialist knowledge and extensive experience and are ready to offer guidance and advice to ensure that customers are able get the best from the products that Premier offer.



Tharstern are a market leading software house providing Management Information Systems to the printing, packaging and label industries.

Their MIS is a fully integrated and modular Management Information System that can be configured to the requirements of each business. It has been installed in more UK sites than any other MIS solution, and over 700 companies have chosen the Tharstern solution for their business worldwide.

Tharstern are experts in workflow integration and have a team of specialists to help their customers integrate their hardware and software into one automated workflow. The software also has an open API which has been built to be friendly to other software providers and developers. By making it possible for other applications to share data with Tharstern and to take actions on its behalf (and vice versa), a Tharstern customer knows that however their business develops in the future, their MIS can grow with them.

The company is passionate about supporting the printing industries and have expanded their industry support by creating an online Resource Centre that’s filled with white papers, educational articles and how to guides. Visit www.tharstern.com/resources for access.