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About Us

Our History

We are passionate about printing, materials and creativity because we have been involved in the industry for such a long time — our business was founded in 1982 in Hackney, East London, as Martin Dannell & Co Ltd. The Company manufactured a broad range of products and services, including printing, cutting and lamination.


We now operate from a 20,000 sq ft factory in Essex and employ about 30 dedicated staff, most of whom have been with the Company for decades. We are proud to be a British manufacturer and printers.

We operate and sell our printing services from this site Needabanner and our creative materials from

The business is today run by Jamie Dannell & David Little, and their staff.

Jamie & David have been with the companies for nearly 40 years and have vast experience in the industry.

Who we work with

We work on many different levels with a wide range of individuals and groups including the public, designers, entrepreneurs, retailers, tradespeople, schools and educational establishments who may need some friendly help and technical advice. We speak with everyone, so if you need any help at any time you can call us, we would be pleased to help in any way we can.

Our Team

We're here to help and happy to listen!
We have high standards and want to give you excellent customer service to make ordering with us as easy as possible and hassle-free.
Here are the people who make that happen.

Paul Dowling
Print Manager
Manages all our print orders, & brings a wealth of experience to the role. If you need a quote or have an enquiry or question about any print-related product or order, please contact Paul who will be pleased to help you.


Melina Hayes
Accounts Manager
Our credit controller and also looks after our purchase ledger. Bringing lots of experience from a banking background. Contact Melina if you wish to discuss any financial aspect of your business or transaction with us.


Ruben Goncalves
Production Manager
Programmes & oversees the manufacturing process of your orders and controls the production. An experienced production-man, Ruben makes sure our customers receive what they need when they need.


Ian Pitt
Dispatch and Warehouse Manager
Our Dispatch and Warehouse Manager has over 30 years' experience in this role. He dispatches your orders and maintains stock levels. He is the first point of contact for any supplier needing to book goods into our warehouse.


Monica Franco
Marketing Manager
Monica joined us in 2019 and plays a crucial role in helping us promote, educate and present our products to our customers over all our social media platforms and channels.


David Eddison
Procurement Manager
David is responsible for all our Company's purchases, managing our suppliers, contracts and negotiating agreements. Contact him if you have a product or service you wish to offer us.


David Little
Joined in 1990 as the Company's Production Manager, David has expanded his remit to product development, marketing, IT, management & is active in all areas of our evolution as a Company. His innovative mind is behind many of our best-selling products and ideas.

James Dannell
Joined in 1995, initially as our Sales Manager. He has since built up a wealth of product and manufacturing knowledge & is now active in all areas of our Company's management & diversification, as well as product development, sales & marketing. Along with David, Jamie is one of the Company's major shareholders.


Martin Dannell
Founded Martin Dannell & Company in 1982 having already worked in the fashion, lighting, interiors & soft furnishings industries for over 20 years.
Martin remains active in our Company & our ethos of quality products and superb customer service all stem from him.