Time for a change

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

LONG es­tab­lished lo­cal busi­ness Lotsa Print and Sig­nage has changed hands and be­gins a new chap­ter this week.

Peter and Bev Martin have split the busi­ness, with the re­tail side be­ing taken over by Marty Grif­fiths, who was gen­eral man­ager of Lotsa for 17 years.

The man­u­fac­tur­ing side is be­ing sold to CMYKhub, which is an es­tab­lished na­tional trade printer.

“We took the tough de­ci­sion to pass over our roles as we en­ter our mid 60s,” Mr Martin said.

“We are con­fi­dent the busi­ness will con­tinue on in Marty’s ca­pa­ble hands with the Lotsa branches in Port Dou­glas, Cairns and Townsville car­ry­ing on with busi­ness as usual from 1st July.”

From the client’s per­spec­tive, the Martins say, the busi­ness re­mains un­changed, with the same sales, de­sign and ac­counts teams in each branch.

In Port, or­ders can still be placed with Colin, Kaye and Travis, with Kate and Alia on ad­min­is­tra­tion. In the fac­tory, it will be the same people, same ma­chines and same speed of ser­vice.

The main change is the new lo­ca­tion for the Port Dou­glas Sales Of­fice – now lo­cated at 2/11 Warner Street – pro­vid­ing a more con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion with a higher pro­file.

Lotsa will have the sup­port of the CMYKhub pro­duc­tion fa­cil­ity at Craiglie, which will con­tinue to use the same state of the art equip­ment and the same skilled staff as pre­vi­ously op­er­ated by Lotsa.

With CMYKhub’s in­volve­ment, a range of new prod­ucts will be avail­able to lo­cal mar­kets for the first time.

Over those 22 years, Lotsa has pro­vided lo­cals with full time, per­ma­nent jobs (cur­rently 33 across the branches) and has been a solid sup­porter and spon­sor of many com­mu­nity events and char­i­ties.

Peter and Bev are pleased that their legacy will live on in the con­tin­u­ing Lotsa busi­ness.

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