Print specialist Stuart refills franchise with his own brand
NEW START: Blueprint Document Solutions, with Stuart Brook, centre, and Katerina Dainty, second right.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 25 Aug 2017
BUSINESSMAN Stuart Brook has launched Blueprint Document Solutions as he looks to bring a fresh approach to the office printer/copier market.
Focusing on combining clarity, accountability and integrity, he has parted company with the Cartridge World franchise he ran, and is now looking to provided managed print solutions to businesses of all sizes.
Towards the end of last year he decided it was time to go it alone. He said: “While there are advantages to being part of a franchise network, I was no longer happy with the business direction,” he said.
“It was hard to put my own stamp on the business and it no longer offered the flexibility or broader range of services I wanted to be able to offer to customers.”
Stuart has kept his dedicated team of seven and employed an extra member of staff .
Blueprint has rebranded the offices in Grimsby, Doncaster and Derby, while using the bases to serve Scunthorpe, Doncaster and Hull, and surrounding areas.
Blueprint is an official Kyocera dealer enabling it to offer a full Managed Print Service to larger scale enterprises which have fully networked multi-function devices incorporating a printer, scanner, photocopier and fax.
“Over the years, the old school copier market has developed some sharp practices,” Mr Brook said. “Built in price increases are often buried in contract small print. Often businesses have to give six months’ notice prior to the end of a lease contract. If this is overlooked the, often expensive lease rolls over, tying the customer in for another five years.
“In contrast, Blueprint has a customer first policy. My aim is to develop long-term relationships built on quality service, quality products and trust. We’re not here simply to cut costs; at Blueprint we want to make office life easier so business owners and managers can get on with running their business.”
The move sees Katerina Dainty promoted to GP business development manager. She looks after 70 per cent of family doctors in northern Lincolnshire, and in recent weeks has moved out towards Hull.