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Myles and his business partner Julie take great pride in running Classique Design & Print.
Myles has worked in the print sector since he was 18 years old and was determined to build a business based on good old-fashioned customer service values. It is fair to say that he has achieved his goal, as the percentage of Classique’s business comes from repeat custom or referrals.
At the age of 18, when Myles was starting out in the print industry, he was working as an apprentice paste up artist, camera operator and plate maker. Myles has kept up with the huge changes and advancements in printing technology and ensures that Classique can always offer the very latest solutions.
When he is not at work (which isn’t very often as he loves what he does with a passion), Myles can be found cooking for his family, walking his Greyhound or competing at top league level snooker and pool. Myles is a self-professed gym fanatic – having made use of his gym membership 4 times during the last 5 years!
What Myles doesn’t know about printing isn’t worth knowing! He loves nothing more than to welcome people at Classique to demonstrate the operation firsthand and discuss the best printing solutions for the customer. Please feel free to give him a call!
Julie and her business partner Myles Spankie ensure that Classique Design and Print retains its excellent reputation for quality and service.
Julie is an experienced Office Manager, with extensive knowledge in Sales, Marketing and Customer Service. Julie has been working at Classique since 1997 and is confident that in that time she has learnt about every part of the print industry.
Julie oversees all aspects of the company’s administration, customer contact and accounts – this is enough to make her a very busy lady! She too is a firm believer in delivering a service that makes people want to return to Classique for all their printing requirements. A large part of her role also involves all aspects of the finishing process.
Outside of the office Julie loves cooking, spending time with her family and walking her dog. She likes to sneak in a Spa day when possible too. Julie can also be found at classic car events displaying the family’s pride and joy – their classic Chevrolet Camaro.
Julie admits that as the only female member of staff at Classique she is also firmly in charge of plasters, cleaning and the majority of the tea making!
Tony is our Business Development Manager having earned his stripes working in the printing industry since 1992. He provides our clients with invaluable advice and guidance regarding their printing requirements, putting his in-depth and hands-on knowledge to good use from the comfort of the office.
Tony started out as a junior press minder on small format litho presses back in the 90’s, graduating to larger commercial presses over time. He made the transition from the print room to the office in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since. Nor have we – the help he gives our clients is gratefully received and ensures the best solution and project management for each and every job.
Away from work Tony is a keen sportsman and has played hockey in the English National League for many years (opting to take up a high-pressure position in goal). He now provides his coaching services to his local club and county squad, helping other keen and talented players to advance.
Paul’s entire career has been spent in the printing, web and creative sector, providing him with a wealth of knowledge to benefit us and our clients.
Paul’s positive and professional attitude make him the perfect fit for our business development requirements. Whether focusing on developing existing relationships, obtaining new business or enhancing the services that we offer, Paul applies the utmost importance to quality and customer service in all he does. His effort is appreciated by clients old and new, all safe in the knowledge that Paul will do whatever he can to assist.
His level of industry knowledge is key to providing our clients with sound advice from a technical, quality and cost perspective – Paul’s extensive experience means he can answer questions and solve problems to achieve excellent outcomes for our clients.
When not working hard as a vital member of the team at Classique, Paul likes to combine his hobbies wherever possible – his love of photography, music and sport often come together, enabling him to photograph gigs and sporting events. Aside from that you can find him counting his 3000+ vinyl record collection!
Drew is our Digital / Pre-Press Operator overseeing the creative and artistic elements of the print process. He has a natural flair for eye-catching ideas and making things look great. Our clients are often incredibly grateful for his input when it comes to the layout and finalising of their artwork.
Drew is responsible for the quality of our digitally produced items, ensuring that the optimum quality is always achieved before anything reaches the finishing process. He also produces plates for our litho press. He enjoys liaising with clients to help them achieve the best possible end result from their printed goods.
Outside of the office Drew is kept busy with his three children, enjoying time spent at the beach and visiting family. Drew is the newest member to the Classique ‘family’ and a fantastic addition to our team.
Paul is a vital cog in our business with a keen eye for quality and perfection. At Classique we apply the same quality assurance process to each and every job, regardless of order value, product quantity, customer or production timescale. Paul guarantees that corners aren’t cut, checking each and every job until he is 100% happy.
Paul possesses a City & Guilds qualification in Printing, and now oversees the litho print machines in the print room. He is as strict as they come when it comes to making sure that the colours requested are the colours produced. Our reputation relies on Paul and he never lets us down.
In his spare time Paul enjoys working out at the gym and walking his dog. In his youth he was a keen break-dancer and is still occasionally known to tap his foot and dabble with a spin or two when presented with the right tunes whilst at work.
Dave loves his work at Classique so much that we could only convince him to semi-retire. He isn’t ready to stop using his vast print industry knowledge just yet, so we continue to utilise him as our incredibly valued all-rounder.
Dave joined the Classique team as a digital press operator, but now uses his extensive experience in the pre-press and print finishing departments too. His input when it comes to getting jobs started and finished to the highest standards is invaluable as part our strict quality process. Dave enjoys all aspects of print finishing from stitching to wirobinding – but he especially loves nothing more than five hours on the laminator!
In his own semi-retired time, Dave likes to create an impressive home cooked meal and enjoy a decent bottle of red with his wife, as well as spending time with his six grandchildren. He is also a keen gardener, often found growing some impressive produce in his greenhouse.