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Vogue, The Economist and The Spectator are among the titles produced by this Colchester-headquartered commercial printer. It operates 13 manufacturing sites across five countries, having merged its Spanish and UK businesses in 2016, as well as acquiring Leykam Let’s Print in Austria and Central Europe. Under chief executive Paul Utting, 52, the company announced two large acquisitions this year — Austria’s NP Druck and LSC Poland, which should see sales rise to £650m in 2018.

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Company details
CompanyWalstead Group
ActivityCommercial printer
Sales £m421.6
Operating profit £m21.4
Main shareholders

Rutland Partners (>50%), management (<50%)


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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda