Thursday, February 25, 2021

Bookbinders merge following acquisition

Established bookbinders, Hollingworth and Moss and Leeds-based Spink and Thackray, have officially merged following an acquisition.

Richard Hollingworth acquired Spink & Thackray back in 2018 and has been running both businesses side by side ever since. However, with so much cross-over between the two, it made commercial sense to streamline both businesses into a single brand.

Spink & Thackray has relocated to 10,000 sq ft purpose-built factory based in Leeds, with their team of highly skilled bookbinders, creatives and archival digitisation experts providing a variety of specialised products and services for over 149 years.

Hollingworth and Moss has now officially rebranded to Spink and Thackray.

For Richard Hollingworth the amalgamation and rebrand takes Hollingworth & Moss back to its roots. His father worked at Spink & Thackray as an apprentice bookbinder in 1960 before setting up Hollingworth & Moss in 1966.

“I am delighted to officially announce that Hollingworth & Moss has merged to Spink & Thackray at what is a hugely exciting time for the business providing our clients a much larger variety of bookbinding and Archival Digitisation services,” he said.

“By bringing both businesses together we can offer the widest range of bookbinding products and services to our customers, as well as book conservation and document restoration, digitisation of bound archives and much more from our dedicated premises in the centre of Leeds.

“We also retain the unrivalled history and heritage of both businesses while further establishing Spink & Thackray as the leading bookbinder in the UK thanks to the incredible team of highly skilled binders and creatives that have worked for the business for many years.”

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