May 24th, 2022 Visit to Linney Mansfield
This visit was originally planned for March 2020 then deferred but not forgotten. Twelve members took part in what turned out to be an amazing experience.
Some of you will remember Linney as printers based on Westgate in Mansfield. The company began life as a bookshop opened by founder William Linney in 1851. Newspapers were a staple especially the Mansfield and North Nottinghamshire Advertiser (CHAD) launched by John Linney in 1871 in 1995 they sold all their newspapers to Johnstone Press.
They moved to Adamsway in 1998 and today, in a state of the art technological environment, they describe themselves as:
‘We’re your full-service creative resource – from digital development to event production, large-scale print to warehousing and fulfilment. We’re here to help your brand navigate the complexities of marketing in the modern world.’
We were shown how Linney’s dedicated video production team creates inspiring film and animation content for some of the world’s biggest brands including McDonalds, Boots and The Post office.
We were there for over two hours and did not see half of what they do and, both by popular request and by invitation from Miles Linney the current MD, we will be making a follow up visit later this year or early 2023.