Print company continues to Evolve
By John Kralevich
LOYAL AND LONG-SERVING: Staff pictured at the firm’s Westwood premises.
promotional garment: The Diversity T-shirt supplied by Evolve Branding.
Earlier this year, Evolve Branding printed 40,000 shirts for the launch of the Avatar DVD. The Woodston-based business has won a number of contracts via promotional distributors, and has also been audited by Disney and McDonald’s as a supplier. It has recently printed T-shirts for dance troupe Diversity.
Two of the company’s recent designs have proved highly successful. Its Twilight Raptor design won first prize in the multi-print and embroidery category in the 2010 Print-wear and Promotion awards. This was complemented by Oakham Ales’ Akhenaton design being highly commended at the same awards. These awards build on Evolve Branding’s 2006 experience where it won a European Fruit of the Loom award.
Evolve Branding started life as Conway Print & Design, a Peterborough print company that was run between 1989 and January 1991 by Gary Cotterell and his father, Gordon. Gary died in 1991 and Gordon asked Harvey Jeal, the current managing director, to have a look at the