When Jeff Howarth moved to Leamington Spa nine years ago with no
job and no prospects, his designs on a career in the printing trade
were little more than ‘pie in the sky’.
But with some support from The Chamber, he is now the owner of a
thriving design and print company with a £1 million turnover.
Jeff first set up Masterprinters with an allowance grant from The
Chamber in 1991 and set about establishing a customer base from
"I’d fallen in love with Apple Mac design and was
determined to start my own design and print business. It was hard
work at first and meant knocking on a lot of doors, but it gradually
started to pay off."
Now from his premises on Radford Road, Jeff employs 17 people and
works for a number of high profile local businesses, including Warwick
And en route to his current success, Jeff has turned to The Chamber
for various business development services such as staff training
courses on telephone technique, marketing and selling as well as
general mentoring from his personal business adviser, Jeff Brockwell.
"The support I have received from The Chamber has been
invaluable and has without doubt helped the company get to the
position it is in today."
For the future, Jeff is keen to take his company to the next stage
of development which in the interim will mean assessing current
services and capabilities while determining customer requirements for
Jeff Brockwell adds:
"Jeff is a true entrepreneur and it has been a great
pleasure working with him to develop Masterprinters. I feel sure
that he will continue to grow the business and look forward to
playing a part in that process."