I am a qualified archaeologist!

My name is Matthew Parker and I am the founding director of Print & Procurement. I actually trained in archaeology. After training in archaeology, becoming a print buyer seemed a natural step!

I have now had over twenty years’ experience in the print sector

Amongst other roles, I headed up print purchasing at Future Publishing, one of the UK’s leading consumer magazine publishers. At Future, I achieved significant reductions on a multi-million pound spend every year.

But I haven’t just worked at the big companies

I have worked as a print specialist at many different companies of all sizes and from many market sectors. I have worked in agency and marketing environments. I have worked at tiny publishing companies. So I have experience of the variety of company cultures that exist for print buyers.

I also have experience of working on projects in sectors other than print. This means I can bring relevant experience of different market sectors to your projects. So Print & Procurement can often bring a different approach to your project.

Why did I found Print and Procurement?

I founded Print & Procurement because I felt that there was not enough help for people who buy print. Print buying is a specialised task and it’s not easy to find someone to teach you the skills today. I want to help people who need to find out more.

I also want to help companies get even better results from their print. Good print buying can make a real difference to the bottom line of companies of all sizes. Sometimes companies need some help on particular projects. Print and Procurement is there to help them with those projects. We become one of your team for the duration of the project, or for as long as you need help with print issues.

If you have a print question I’d love to talk to you

Please contact me, connect with me on LinkedIn or follow me on twitter.  And make sure you sign up for the newsletter and free copy of “Ten Common Print Buying Errors and What To Do About Them”.  I also speak regularly at industry events. Print and Procurement also helps a number of print industry associations and companies with their training programmes. If you are into print you’ll probably see me around!

All the best,

Matthew Parker

P.S. I’m not always thinking about print

I’m a keen mountain trekker too. I love music and enjoy cooking for my family. And I’ve even written a novel!

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I have worked with Matthew for just over a year now and he has delivered a number of highly successful training events for the IPIA during that time. He is very organised and produces seminars which are full of

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Matthew and his company are like Ronseal.
Print and Procurement does exactly what is says on the tin and Matthew does too!
His communication style is refreshingly straight forward and direct. He is thoroughly

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Matthew is a reliable and diligent consultant who knows his field. His help was invaluable in helping my start-up navigate some core issues in the world of printing.
Julian Jarvis, CEO, Tailcast

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Matthew provided an excellent “Print Processes” training session for myself and some of my colleagues.  The feature that I liked most about the training, was that the day itself was very interactive – which not only

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If you think you are on top of your print buying you might be in for a surprise! We asked Print & Procurement to undertake a print audit. Matthew said ‘’If we do not find savings sufficient to earn back our fee

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I recommend Matthew very highly for all print related projects. He is a delight to work with and delivers excellent results. Matthew has exceptional industry knowledge and a talent for thinking outside the box. He is

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Apart from being a thoroughly decent chap Matthew is scrupulously professional, ruthlessly efficient and always delivers excellent results.
I genuinely have no hesitation whatever in recommending Matthew. He

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In an industry renowned for its pressure, Matthew Parker delivers a very gentle but insightful intelligence about the ways of print. Somewhere between art and science there is a place that defines the balance of what

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