After 21 years with the company, Tony Lorriman (pictured at top, right) has been appointed managing director of Loxleys, the Sheffield-based specialist greeting card printer.
“We are delighted to appoint Tony as managing director of Loxleys, to head up the running of the business on a day to day basis. His commitment to the growing our greeting card business, as well as his extensive experience will bring benefits to our team and clients alike,” stated Richard.
Tony has recently completed the challenging Business Growth Programme (BGP) business course at the revered Cranfield School of Management.
“I completed the course 10 years ago and know how effective a programme it is to focus on your business and the challenges and opportunities ahead. Having completed the course, it is perfect timing for Tony takes up the managing director’s baton,” says Richard.
As chief executive, Richard is to focus on strategy for Loxleys (and the Sherwood group of which it is a part) as well as the group’s operation in China.
“I certainly will be looking at more opportunities for us in the greeting card sector. The only difference being it will be Tony who goes on stage at The Henries this year to present our trophy while I can sit and enjoy the proceedings!” added Richard.
Loxleys is continuing trials to develop ever more environmentally-friendly options for greeting card publishers, as part of its Loxleys4Life project, be it bio-degradable flitter, alternative substrates for card wrapping or indeed ways of affixing cards to envelopes.