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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: a video report from the Wasps Arena at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry on the Print Week Live Show (it was very nice – but there weren’t too many people there)

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: a video report from the Wasps Arena at the Ricoh Stadium in Coventry on the Print Week Live Show (it was very nice – but there weren’t too many people there)

Harry Mottram reports Visitor numbers at the Print Week Live event held at the Wasps Arena in Coventry last week were estimated to be at around the 2,000 mark raising questions by some over the future of trade shows for the print industry. To be honest it wasn’t very busy although as a talking shop […]

By March 13, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE – Cartoon for Print Monthly magazine and website: how just mentioning the word ‘Brexit’ is a cure for insomnia for many people 

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE – Cartoon for Print Monthly magazine and website: how just mentioning the word ‘Brexit’ is a cure for insomnia for many people 

–  Harry’s illustrations and cartoons have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. If you would like more information contact him on harryfmottram@gmail.com This one is for Print Monthly Magazine to illustrate their Soap Box feature. There are more cartoons and articles by Harry at www.harrymottram.co.uk

By February 22, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST – FEATURE: as the politicians negotiate and give mixed signals over Brexit – UK industry is getting more concerned about the uncertainty (and the small matter of the economy taking a dive)

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST – FEATURE: as the politicians negotiate and give mixed signals over Brexit – UK industry is getting more concerned about the uncertainty (and the small matter of the economy taking a dive)

Worried about the effects of Brexit on business? Feel like your views are being ignored? Harry Mottram says Brexit will not happen—at least not in the way it was proposed. Brexit, but not as we know it When Theresa May emerged triumphant from the post-Brexit referendum Tory leadership battle, she declared that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. It […]

By February 14, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Jobs on the line over the marriage of political opposites with the Mirror Express deal (and Trinity Mirror’s £2m a year CEO says duplication will see cuts – but it’s good for shareholders)

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Jobs on the line over the marriage of political opposites with the Mirror Express deal (and Trinity Mirror’s £2m a year CEO says duplication will see cuts – but it’s good for shareholders)

Despite the reassurances from both Unite and Trinity Mirror, there is little belief amongst workers at the media group that the purchase of Northern and Shell will not result in job cuts. It sees the publisher of the Daily Mirror takeover the Daily Express and other titles, with more redundancies likely. Harry Mottram reports A […]

By February 14, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: after an open letter is published signed by the victims of a notorious businessman he is already back in business under a new name trading from Canary Wharf

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: after an open letter is published signed by the victims of a notorious businessman he is already back in business under a new name trading from Canary Wharf

The notorious print farmer Neill Malcolm Stuart John is back in business offering his services as The Book and Catalogue Printer after being roundly condemned by previous customers as ‘fraudulent’. Harry Mottram reports. Despite the letterhead of The Book and Catalogue Printer he uses as his base for his business operation the website www.thebestprinter.co.uk and even having […]

By February 12, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST – FEATURE: Back to the future in 1992 when there was rising inflation, firms going bust and an unpopular Conservative Government (plus interest rates were at 15 percent)

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST – FEATURE: Back to the future in 1992 when there was rising inflation, firms going bust and an unpopular Conservative Government (plus interest rates were at 15 percent)

As the new year begins with the potential of new technology, new products and new innovations within the printing industry, it is worth a moment or two to reflect on what was in the minds of printers a few years ago. By chance, I came across a copy of Litho Week (published by Haymarket) from […]

By January 22, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: How pre-packs got a bad name in a climate of phoenix firms and Carillion type collapses as struggling companies use emotional blackmail on their suppliers to extend credit

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: How pre-packs got a bad name in a climate of phoenix firms and Carillion type collapses as struggling companies use emotional blackmail on their suppliers to extend credit

The word of the year in the world of print and paper has been “pre-pack.” Initially welcomed by the industry as a method to salvage insolvent companies, giving them time to live again under a new name and retaining their workforce, pre-pack deals have become tainted. Pre-packs began life in 2002 under the Enterprise Act, […]

By January 21, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Amidst the winter of the Carillion collapse – published: print industry firms who have gone to the wall

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Amidst the winter of the Carillion collapse – published: print industry firms who have gone to the wall

Industry As the fall-out continues from Carillian’s collapse, a political and economic crisis is developing. Already it is changing the nation’s conversation over the ethics of giving massive infrastructure contracts to companies who don’t pay their sub-contractors on time. With the back drop to stories of unpaid invoices and stories of the defunct construction company […]

By January 20, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE: latest cartoon for Print Monthly Magazine

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE: latest cartoon for Print Monthly Magazine

Cartoon for Print Monthly’s Soup Box Feature in January 2018  http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/Default.aspx For more cartoons and illustrations see http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/?page_id=911

By January 18, 2018 Read More →
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