Following a sixteen year partnership in a Sign Company, Martin Wakefield decided it was time to take the bull by the horns and strike out on his own and, as a result, Colour Concepts began trading in 1997.

New technology in the form of Full Colour Digital Printing was in its infancy, and, seeing the potential of this new technology the Company invested in the latest printers. This investment quickly paid off and increasing sales over subsequent years led to substantial growth.

In 2005 a unique opportunity presented itself. After thirty five years trading Brian Ireland, MD of Modern Engraving Ltd, was approaching his 70th birthday and looking to retire. Martin, together with Tony Latham the then Screen Print Manager at Modern Engraving, made Brian an ‘offer he couldn’t refuse’ and in November 2005 the sale was completed.

Running in tandem from Leese Street Works the two Companies can, between them, manufacture a vast range of products ‘in house’ making them unique in Staffordshire if not the Midlands.