Will Brexit Be A Hard Ride For The Card Trade?

Greeting card printer’s ceo has put in the miles to share his predictions of the greeting card landscape post Brexit.

Jeremy Bacon knows a lot about going through the gears.
Jeremy Bacon knows a lot about going through the gears.

Jeremy Bacon, ceo of the leading greeting card and packaging business, Sherwood Group (which also includes Loxleys) is gearing up to be put in ‘the hot seat’ at next month’s GCA’s AGM and Conference sharing his beliefs of the likely impacts of Brexit on costs for greeting card publishers. Jeremy will host one of the afternoon workshop sessions at the GCA event, which takes place on October 17 at Knebworth House, details of which were announced by PG Buzz last Friday (September 6).

As Jeremy accepts that while we still do not know whether it is going to be a hard Brexit or a soft one, “there are some indicators as to likely cost implications as well as tariff changes that will also have an effect on our sector. It is prudent to at least be aware of likely shifts to be able to preempt the post-Brexit landscape.”

Both cycling and greeting card printing can be an “uphill struggle” says Jeremy Bacon.
Both cycling and greeting card printing can be an “uphill struggle” says Jeremy Bacon.

Jeremy has just proved his ability to push forward to adapt to a changing landscape of a different nature. Jeremy competed in the UCI World Amateur Cycling Championships which saw 2,300 riders from all over the world endure the tough 130km course (with 1,950 mtrs of accent) in the Italian lake district. Jeremy came in the 15th fastest British rider (in his age group) and 240th in the world.

As the similarities and differences between running a leading greeting card printing group and top level cycling, Jeremy said: “Both are very hard work with a lot of uphill struggles. At least in cycling you get to enjoy some exhilarating freewheeling on the downhill stretches, not something afforded to us in the card trade!”

 

  • Sherwood Group and Loxleys are finalists in the Print Week Awards.
    Sherwood Group and Loxleys are finalists in the Print Week Awards.

    The Sherwood Group/Loxleys have made it into the shortlist for the PrintWeek Awards 2018 in several categories, namely in the Social Stationery Printer of the Year; the FMCG Packaging Printer of the Year award; Environmental Company of the Year category. It is also a finalist in the UK Packaging Awards.

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