Who is Walter Geering?
Walter Geering founded our company in 1903. On New Year’s day he borrowed £20 from the bank to buy a printing press. That courageous first step led to a multi million pound business that over 100 years later remains in the same family.
Over the years, we diversified beyond printing on just paper, we were printing flower sleeves, apple wrapping and paper bath mats, to name a few!
Walter Geering was a keen traveller, and on his travels in the mid 1920s he discovered that the difference between a 4 star and 5 star rated hotel was whether or not the hotel offered a shoe shining facility. Having already experimented printing on much more than just paper, we began to offer Hotels in the UK a piece of shoe shining cloth, printed with their hotel name. Over the years we expanded into toiletries, bedding and linen and much more!
And the rest they say, is history!