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Newton Press


Company Name:

Newton Press

Where are you located

Newton Aycliffe

Number of employees

< 50

Give us a brief overview of your business

Newton Press is a print company with a unique history. Back in 1963 our young founder, Syd Howarth started up during the days when design and print was just emerging from the dark ages. His vision: to create really great Design and Print. Syd’s three sons now run the business each with individual expertise.

Over the years Newton Press has grown by being techno geeks, embracing the latest design, pre-press and print technology. We love our toys because we can print faster, better, cheaper and more environmentally friendly for you, us and the planet!

Nearly five decades on, our County Durham operation has some great kit, including two flagship world's best environmental friendly presses. Next to these fantastic presses we operate Heidelberg's and a variety of digital and large format machines. So if it’s ink on paper that you need - we have the solution ready to rock and roll.

Newton Press publish and print Newton Aycliffe's own local weekly community newspaper "The Newton News" which claims to be the first "FREE" newspaper in the United Kingdom.

The company specialises in General and Commercial Printing, offering a comprehensive range of products and services including general printing, business stationery, wide format printing, rubber stamp manufacture, screen printing, magazine and book production.

Customers come first and we strive to meet their requirements and to keep our prices very competitive. Our representatives are available to call and advise on any printing work required.

We are constantly upgrading, expanding and adding new machinery adding new technology as it is introduced. Our latest acquisitions include a colour digital printing facility for high quality colour with exceptionally quick turnarounds at reasonable prices including a new Karat 74 four colour digital print, which is an environmentally friendly machine using no chemicals in the print process.

Newton Press has achieved the ISO14001 quality mark and is working with the FSC (Forestry Service Commission) which enables the company to help the environment. We ensure all the paper we use is supplied from sustainable sources

Let us know about a recent business success

The winners of the 2018 Environment Awards were announced at a ceremony in Durham last week (Thursday 8 November). The awards, now in their 29th year, are organised by the County Durham Environment Partnership to recognise great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit.

The judges, who included architects, councillors and university experts, were thrilled with the quality of this year’s entries which came from all over County Durham.

To our delight, Newton Press won in the ‘Greener Business’ category. The judges were impressed by our environmentally-friendly print technology and practices, which include using eco-friendly products (including vegetable oil litho inks, and paper which is sustainably sourced and carbon neutral); press plate imaging (means no harsh chemicals); waterless print technology (so no contaminated water); reduced energy consumption (biomass used for the entire production site); an electric van for local deliveries; low energy lighting throughout the site; and 98.6% recycling of all our waste! On Winning the award Newton Press said, "Everyone involved at Newton Press are very proud to have won this award, especially as it is all about the environment which is something we are extremely passionate about."

Cllr Simon Henig, Chair of the County Durham Environment Partnership, said: “Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted this year, the range of entries was fantastic. What all of these finalists are doing is making County Durham a better place for everyone.”

Oliver Sherratt, Chair of the County Durham Environment Partnership, said: “The awards highlight the work of committed individuals and groups who contribute to making our county a wonderful place to live and visit. There was a real range of achievements, showcasing the innovative spirit apparent in County Durham when it comes to improving the environment. Well done to all involved.”

Tell us why you are a Chamber member

We absolutely love the North East England Chamber and we would recommend to all, and we do. Not only are they great at supporting their members, but they also actively encourage everyone to work together, which is something that we echo. We strongly believe in a stronger and better together North East and it is our aim to work with and support as many North East busineses as we can. We have been established and trading 55 years now and have been part of the journey for the North East of which we are extremely proud of and we know that the chamber can help us connect with many other like minded indoviduals and businesses and they are always there to support us on our journey for outr next 55 years also.