About Pioneer Press
Pioneer Press Skipton, History and Staff
Pioneer Press was formed in 1995 from the former printing department at the Craven Herald & Pioneer newspaper in Skipton.
After a restructure at the newspaper the decision was made to close down the printing department and a chance was given to the employees to purchase the machinery. Two of the printers Anthony Fisher and Robert Andrews took them up on their offer and bought all the equipment and continued to produce general print under the newly formed company Pioneer Press. They were able to offer employment to several other employees to save them from redundancy. The name Pioneer was taken from Craven Herald & Pioneer to form a link to its previous life.
After a few months on the High Street at the Craven Herald buildings Pioneer Press relocated to Airedale Business Centre pleasantly located just off the Skipton bypass.
Although only a relatively small company we are able to meet the requirements needed for most print operations. We operate an "All hands on deck" approach to ensure all contracts are met and supplied within the timescales required. It is not unusual to see the directors packing, delivering or sweeping up if that is what is necessary at the time.
The joint owners of the business, Anthony and Robert, are also the Directors with Moira Andrews as Company Secretary. Anthony and Robert are both fully apprenticeship trained printers with a wealth of experience to be called upon.
Anthony J Fisher - Director
Robert (Bob) Andrews - Director
Moira Andrews - Office Manager
Moira's experience was gained at the Inland Revenue, Lord Chancellor's Office and Bradford City Council, and latterly at an Insurance Brokers where she was able to broaden her office skills to cover all aspects of management.
Peter F Hanson - Studio Manager
A friendly and close knit work force who work together to make sure you get the product you want when you want.
Pioneer Press Limited. Registered in England and Wales: 03079299. Registered Office: Unit 2 Airedale Business Centre, Enterprise Way, Skipton, North Yorkshire.