Time for a change
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.