Bridson & Horrox Group celebrates 80 years in business

Clients of Bridson & Horrox Group have helped the company to celebrate 80 years in business in the Isle of Man.

The company has delivered 1,500 bespoke cupcakes in specially designed and branded boxes to a selection of its loyal client base around the Island to thank them for their support. Cakes were designed and produced by Julie Gianquitto of ‘Stuff Ur Face Cupcakes’ in Onchan.

Bridson & Horrox Group – the only printing company on the Island to achieve the globally recognised UKAS accreditation ISO Standard 14001:2004 for its environmental management* as well as ISO 9001 for quality management – has significantly diversified its range of services in order to stay ahead of the market and continue to deliver innovative and forward-thinking solutions for its clients.

Without ever forgetting its roots and still with a huge emphasis on print, the company has moved away from simply being a printing firm and developed its expertise in to eight specialist areas:

  • Print
  • Digital print
  • Direct Mail
  • Office stationery
  • Office furniture
  • Signage
  • Design
  • Document management


Many of its services are joined-up to benefit its customers, providing them with a one-stop shop where they can go for all of their business requirements and reducing the need to manage multiple supplier relationships.

Based on the Hills Meadow Industrial Estate in Douglas, the company employs 42 staff across its eight business units.

Bridson & Horrox Group’s ISO accreditation means its business management framework has been designed to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment, resulting in a more efficient performance, including a reduction in waste and consumption of resources, and lower operating costs.

Its ManRoland litho printing press is also ‘greener’ than other models available on the market, and in the 1990s it became one of the first companies in the UK – and the first on the Island – to install digital printing capability.

Darren Horrox, Managing Director of Bridson & Horrox Group, commented: “Diversification, customer service, exceptional quality and value for money are without doubt the keys to success, and our staff have an unwavering focus on delivering these for our clients on a daily basis. This is how we have managed the transition from the family-run printing firm that began life in 1933 to today, and continue to work with some of the clients we did 80 years ago.

“We’re here to make life simple for our customers and deliver an exceptional service to them, whether it be printing some fliers for them, helping them with designing and installing new signage at their premises, organising a mail-merge and facilitating the print and delivery of that, supplying them with office stationery or new office furniture, or even helping them with relocation and creating their new office space.

“Embracing change and investing in new technologies and services, becoming real innovators for our customers, will remain at the forefront of our creative thinking as we move forward and look to the future.”

* UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the UK Government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators. UKAS is a non-profit-distributing private company, limited by guarantee. It is independent of the UK Government but is appointed as the national accreditation body.