An end of an era, but the beginning of a brand new chapter!
Last Thursday marked a sentimental day as we witnessed the Friday-Ad being printed one last time at our prominent Sayers Common factory. After 44 memorable years of printing a weekly paper that’s made our business what it is today, we switched off the machine, and gathered around to reminisce on all the fond memories with old friends. Alongside this, we said thanks to the remarkable people who played a massive role in the Friday-Ad journey. Without them, we wouldn’t be the multi-brand, globalised company we are today!
Where did it all begin?
The paper has always been printed in-house across various locations to accompany the company’s travels; 5 years at Caxton House, 21 years at Bellbrook, and 19 influential years at Sayers Common. Despite power cuts, breakdowns, floods and….even a hurricane, we never once missed a week on the stands! At its peak queues would form outside distributors every Friday morning, as locals scouted out all the latest bargains on offer.