About

Our History

BCQ Group began life as Busiprint in 1976.

The company was based on Well Street in central Buckingham (where we still have a shop of the same name today), providing reprographic and print farming to its customers.

From here the company grew and expanded onto nearby Bridge Street, where it moved into Transformer House in 1982 and later expanded into other buildings on the same site. The company became known as Buckingham Colour Group (BCG) and the site as Riverside Works.

The company stayed here until 2002 when it moved into its current purpose built premises on Osier Way.

In January 2007 Buckingham Colour Group merged with Colour Quest Group to become BCQ Group as it is known today.

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Meet Our Team

Our team make the difference. That’s why we employ the best in the industry to make sure your experience with BCQ is first class. Here you can meet some of our outstanding team that totals over 120 employees.

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Richard Knowles

Chairman

43 Years in the printing Industry. Founded Company in 1976. Enjoys trees, sailing and old cars

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Chris Knowles

Managing Director

15 Years in the print industry, 8 with BCQ, Print media graduate, print management and buying. Enjoys playing rugby

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Shaun Twelftree

Sales Manager - Key Accounts

16 years in the printing industry, all of which with BCQ. Loves his young family, playing rugby and beer.

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Rebecca Powell

Account Executive

18 months at BCQ enjoying learning about the print industry. Has a passion for photography and an addiction to chocolate.

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Remmi Kidwell

Purchase Ledger Administrator

7 years working for BCQ Accounts. Ambassador of Poleamoruk & Polesilks, enjoys Dance and all Aerial Arts

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Peter Beasley

e-Commerce Manager

40 years in the printing industry, 27 with BCQ. His hobbies include, music, real ale, football and record collecting.

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Richard Good

Finance Director, FCCA

32 years' experience in high profile FD roles across many different sectors, 6 as FD at BCQ. Enjoys narrow boating.

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Emma Davidson

Finance Manager

18 years in financial roles, 3rd year with BCQ. Our very own Wonder Woman, jelly bean (world record!) counter and watercolourist

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Ian Douse

Estimator - Jollybig

Over 32 years experience in wide format solutions. 7 years with BCQ. Enjoys managing his son's badminton career.

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Henry Boyce

Sales Support Manager

20 years within various facets of the printing industry, 5 years with BCQ. Enjoys shooting and fishing.

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John Birkby

Estimator

32 years in the printing industry, 4 years with BCQ. A very experienced estimator. Has a keen interest in aviation and classic cars

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Nicky Tangi

Sales Director

30 years in printing industry - 15 with BCQ. Enjoys cooking (someone has to, wife Julia is not a great cook!)

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Roy Marsden

Warehouse Manager

27 years in the printing industry, including 22 years with BCQ. A great sportsman, golfer and father of a future star footballer.

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Mary Davies

Account Executive

27 years in the printing industry, 7 of which with BCQ. A great team player, enjoys socialising with friends and family.

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Duncan Long

Creative Design Manager

Working in the print industry since 1999. Joined BCQ 2014. Enjoys socialising, Italian food and listening to "really good" music.

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Blain Kenward

Designer

In the print trade since 1992, with BCQ for 5 years. Enjoys indoor skydiving, family time and a good Rum…

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Chris Smyth

Strategic Performance Manager

10 years in print across customer service, production & technical roles. BCQ since 2014. Fanatical Stoke City fan & lover of good TV

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Lewis Dench

Despatch Co-ordinator

2 years with BCQ. Enjoys playing football, going to the cinema and getting tattoos

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Julie Corr

Account Manager

Over 30 years in the print/print management industry, 12 months with BCQ, enjoys golf & the 19th hole

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Marcia Hutchin

Account Executive

5 years with BCQ. Experienced print finisher from a family of printers. Enjoys dog training and baking cakes.

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Anita Wise

Operations and Compliance Manager

4.5 years with BCQ. Over 20 years of Operational, Project and People Management experience. Loves cars, sport and my 2 boys

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Barry Curryer

Operations Director

30 years with BCQ. Our systems guru also in charge of HR and ISO standards. Recently passed NEBOSH certificate in Health and Safety. Loves life, snazzy shirts and the theatre.

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Kieron Peto

BCQ Direct Mailing Manager

Has worked within the print and Direct Mail industry for the last 25 years. Qualified Padi master scuba diver. Loves a holiday in the sun.

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Suzanne Howie

Account Manager

20 years in the print industry, 2nd with BCQ. Likes eating, hates exercising. Enjoys a glass of wine or two!

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Dean Mitchell

Estimator

31 years in estimating in sheet fed, labels, Digital and web printing. 8 years at BCQ. Enjoys listening to Prog Rock music

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Josh Quigg

BCQ Direct Mailing Assistant Manager

Been in the print industry for 6 years, 3 with BCQ. Likes are bikes, long walks and Britain’s wilder places (national parks etc).

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Maria Cimborayova

Transactional Print Administrator

7 years in the print industry, 1 year with BCQ. A BIG fan of “Grand Designs” and has a weakness for Profiteroles

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Alan Pond

Commercial Director

22 Years in Print Industry, 15 within BCQ. Likes reading, cinema and Arsenal FC. Dislikes egg nog, spinach and reprints.

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Tracy Taylor

Credit control

Has worked for BCQ so long, used to babysit Chris Knowles when he was a toddler. Nickname, The Oracle

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Richard Stemp

E-Commerce Systems Programmer

35 years in the the print industry, 15 years at BCQ. Enjoys sailing, cycling, walking, gadgets and new technology

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Andy Hill

Manufacturing Director

In the industry 29 years, worked in all areas for the industry. Enjoy all sports, spending time with family and friends over a beer and a good meal.

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Anna Searle

Account Manager

6 years working within the BCQ Group managing the projects of a wide range of Customers and Reps

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Julia Tangi

Shop Manager - Busiprint

28 years in Print Industry of which 11 years at BCQ Group/Busiprint. Hobbies: A good gym workout, reading (accompanied by a good glass of wine)

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Graham Cripps

Estimator

2nd year at BCQ. Enjoys time spent with the family, keeping fit Dislikes his dodgy knees and not being able to run anymore

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Diana Ream

Director's PA

Vast experience as PA and general organiser. 13 years with BCQ. Enjoys watching films, going to the theatre and pub quizzes

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Richard Hughes

Account Manager

Worked over 40 years in the printing industry, 7 years at BCQ. Enjoys a challenging pub quiz and loves a good film

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David Rogers

General Manager - JollyBig

19 years in the printing industry, joined BCQ Group in 2015. Enjoys playing golf and road cycling.

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Liam Grimes

Mailing & Fulfillment Supervisor

26 years in the printing industry. Joined BCQ in April 2005. Hobbies include running, swimming and anything bike related.

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Paul Hudson

Sales Executive

Many years’ experience in the print industry my first year with BCQ. Enjoys eating out, anything to do with cars and listening to soul music.

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Trevor Searle

Pre Media & Compliance Manager - JollyBig

26 years in the print industry, 5 with JollyBig. Enjoys spending time with family and good friends

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Debbie Field

Business Development Manager - BCQ Direct

Been in the mailing and print Industry for 20 years. Joined BCQ in 2016. Enjoys a James Patterson novel and the odd glass or two of bubbly.

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Tom Waller

Studio Supervisor

Been in print since 2006. Likes spending time with family & friends. Likes being fit / hates keeping fit!

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Julie Reid

Account Manager

Has worked in print industry for 27 years and still enjoys every day. Loves family time, cooking, gardening and a glass of wine!

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Gary Daglish

Business Development Manager

Has worked in the print industry for 7 years. Enjoys movies, music and a night out.

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Alex Toye

Data Processing Manager

Has worked in the mailing and print industry since 2011. Part-time musician and Spurs fan. Allergic to cats. Has 2 cats.

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Kerry Neil

Account Manager

Over 20 years in the print industry. Enjoys music, the cinema and hiking... so long as there’s a pint or 2 at the end!

Our Premises

Completed in 2003, BCQ’s premises are state-of-the-art.

Housing our complete print production, finishing and pre-media departments it was designed to ensure seamless communication and efficiency between each area of the company.

The design also incorporates a number of environmental considerations including heat exchangers and brick elevations in keeping with the local surroundings.

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What makes us different?

BCQ is different and here’s why.

We’ve worked hard over our 40 year history to create exceptional foundations through which we can build strong working relationships with all our clients.

  • Trading since 1976
  • Print Specialists throughout business
  • Environmental standards held since 1997
  • 24 hour working
  • Award winners
  • State of the art premises and technology

Just some of our clients

We work with some great companies.

Our clients range from large multinationals to small independent businesses around the UK and abroad.

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Quality Certifications

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ISO 27001:2013 reflects that we adopt a model for establishing, implementing, operating, monitoring, reviewing, maintaining
and improving our Information Security Management System.

This means we are committed to protecting our data and can provide a secure environment for our customers data.

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ISO 9001:2008 is the International standard against which the Quality Management System of a business is evaluated,
and demonstrates that BCQ can provide a consistent standard of quality in the goods and services it provides to customers.

We are proud to have been quality registered since 1989 and our Operations Director holds a lead auditor qualification for ISO 9001.

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OHSAS 18001- H&S :2007 is the International occupational health and safety management standard. Ensuring BCQ follow best practice occupational health and
safety procedures to protect our workforce. Our Operations Director holds the recognised NEBOSH qualification.

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ISO 22301:2012 – Business Continuity Standard

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ISO 12647-2 Print + Media Certification

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BCQ are a member of the British Print Industries Federation (BPIF). The BPIF is the principle business
support organisation representing the UK print, printed packaging and graphic communication industry. It is one of the UK’s
leading trade associations and they have awarded us with the Business Seal of Excellence for Human Resources, Environment and Health & Safety.

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The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is a trade organisation which seeks to advance all forms of direct marketing.

The DMA promotes direct marketing, informs consumers of the safeguards that exist, and promotes the DMA as their protector, contact point and regulator.

Committed to the highest quality

We have strict guidelines and procedures for quality, privacy, disaster recovery, security, waste and the environment and have received certificates for many of these practices.

Environmental Certifications

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ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Certification demonstrates that we committed to:

  • showing continued environmental improvement year on year
  • reducing energy consumption
  • reducing waste
  • enhancing the wellbeing of our employees

 

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BCQ hold Chain of Custody Certification with the Soil Association. Applying our Forest Stewardship Council® logo proves materials
and products have been checked at every stage of processing from the source. So that customers purchasing FSC® labelled products
can be confident that paper is from a certified source and is fully traceable.

BCQ Group sees climate change as our most critical environmental challenge. We acted early to reduce the risk of any negative impact by minimising our contribution to the causes.

We aim to be environmentally neutral, reduce our impact on the environment to an absolute minimum and contribute positively to its preservation and recovery. As winners or finalists for 11 environmental awards in recent years, we remain committed to improving the environment.

We are certified to environmental standard ISO14001 and the Forest Stewardship Council®. This means we not only ensure your requirements are produced to the strictest environmental standards but, can also be produced on materials which are certified to have come from well managed and sustainable forests.

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