A couple who launched their print business a month before the first covid lockdown, but battled back to win a business award have opened new premises with an expanded offering.
David and Juanita Prince moved from South Africa and took over Dorchester’s main Post Office in Trinity Street in 2018. They bought Sprint Signs in February 2020, and installed a counter in the Post Office and premises down the road to fulfill print orders – but a month later, covid hit.
Three years later, still in business despite the havoc wreaked by the pandemic, they scooped Family Business of the Year at the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards and made the decision to expand the printing side, with a franchise from Minuteman – an American-owned business with about 70 franchisees across the UK.
The new franchise, and a move to much larger premises in Poundbury, means they can offer the gamut of printed products, at competitive prices while retaining the great customer service that won them their award.
David, who worked in banking before moving back to his native Dorset, said: “It’s good as a small business to be part of something larger. We get the support and the software to be able to add value for our customers.”
The couple, who have two sons studying at Thomas Hardye, have been manically busy with the move, but are so pleased with their new premises. Minuteman offers business cards, flyers, brochures, menus and a wide range of promotional products. David added: “Minuteman Press’s tag line is we can Design, Print and Promote You! Whatever print products you need for your business we can help.”
And with the move, to just down from the Buttermarket at 13-14 Jubilee Court, Paceycombe Way, comes free, plentiful parking.
The couple will continue to sponsor Dorchester Ladies football team as Minuteman Press, and support the plan for a new bike park at Castle Park
For details visit http://uk299.minuteman.com