Practical, no nonsense support for your print business, delivered simply.

Operating mainly in the print industry, I bring low cost training and assistance to small and medium sized businesses. My mission is to serve clients that are in need of training and assistance with Chain of Custody, MIS, sales, marketing, and business strategy.
Driven by a passion for the development of small businesses, I offer business development expertise to small and medium sized businesses. With over 25 years of experience in small business management I offer practical, low cost, training and assistance in the development of your business.

I can also provide support for time management, or self management strategies, so that your business works for you - and not the other way round.

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Before working as a consultant for more than ten years, for customers that included the UK’s leading print franchises, I ran my own design and print business for twenty years. Prior to this I trained and worked as a graphic designer & photographer, and enjoyed a twelve year career in sales.

My main areas of expertise are management information systems and Chain of Custody compliance in small print businesses. I also have experience of Consultative Selling, Customer Management, Customer Presentations, Training, Mentoring & Support, Practical Marketing, Relationship Management, Strategic Planning, Workflow Processes and Web-to-Print systems. I am also a director of The Group Scheme Limited, an FSC
® certified group scheme.

Selling my design and print business after founding and running it for twenty years was a bit like jumping off a cliff. I had no idea what I could do next! I soon found that I was able to help small business owners to emulate the success I had experienced by providing simple and practical support.

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What my customers say about me…

“We have worked with Paul Stokes in both of our design & print centres on numerous occasions over the years. He has an excellent and current working knowledge of our MIS, PrintSmith, and has helped to train our staff using remote facilities. He has also helped us to upgrade and refine our systems in order to keep them relevant and up to date when we purchase new equipment or sell new services. He has helped and instructed us in the CRS attached to Printsmith by writing tailored reports for us to capture relevant data and so create more pertinent and effective marketing campaigns. His calm and very pleasant nature plus his good humour make him an excellent person to work with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and his business services.”

Claire Bailey,
Director, The Print Quarter, Chorley & Southport

“Whether he’s working on putting our chain of custody system into our existing workflow or explaining to a member of my staff how to get the best out of PrintSmith, Paul is equally effective whether he’s visiting our premises or working via a remote desktop. Always quick to respond to our needs, and his prices are reasonable too!"

Gavin Hagart,
Prontaprint Edinburgh

"Paul has been looking after our MIS system for over nine years. In that time, he has conscientiously worked in the best interests of this company. Whether it’s staff training, system maintenance or suggesting and implementing improvements to the system, Paul always tells you what he will do for you, then delivers a little bit more."

J. Banks,
Zest Printing, Eastbourne

“I have the pleasure of knowing Paul and he has done wonders for my business.”

Daud Hussein,
Partner at Partners in Print, Birmingham

“Paul has a great knowledge of our MIS system (Printsmith) and often is the person I go to for help on this. On each occasion I have asked for help Paul has been very helpful and proved himself to be an expert on this topic.”

Aarif Merali,
d2r Cross Media, Watford

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