On the 1st of August 1991, our now Chairman, Steve Fessey, launched a small business in the Lace Market area of Nottingham.
Lighthouse was set up to deliver excellent label and sign printing solutions, with great service and customer focus. This approach proved to be popular with businesses and organisations of all sizes.
Steve recalls the UK was in a deep recession in 1991, with over 3 million people unemployed and 200+ businesses a week going bust. People thought he was mad, but he believed there was an opportunity and that if Lighthouse could thrive in a tough economic environment, it would surely have a bright future.
30 years on, Lighthouse is Europe's market leader and part of the Max Co Group, with 3,500 staff and global reach.
We'd like to thank our staff, past and present, for all their efforts. Our gratitude also goes out to the thousands of customers we've been fortunate enough to look after over three decades.
Opportunities to celebrate properly, are somewhat limited currently, but we will endeavour to enjoy the landmark over the coming months!