Well, 2020 sure has been a tumultuous year…
With all the turmoil in so many different circumstances, it’s been a cause for reflection in many areas of our lives. Looking on the positive, I for one can say that it has helped me to refocus and get back to what really matters in life. Spending time with the family. Caring for others. And of course, continuing to work hard to keep the business going for the benefit of our families and employees.
Its been tough, but we’re coming through this! Vaccines are on their way and hopefully by spring 2021 we will be progressing again.
Reflecting on work, it seems a long way back to 1998 when Ashgrove began its life in a tiny portacabin in the back carpark of our friends at Windmill Print in Aberdeen. We’re grateful to them for helping us get started by renting us the space!
In those days, Dad, my sister and I spent most of our time sending pouch laminators and encapsulating pouches to schools and colleges. It wasn’t until 2001 that we started supplying printrooms in earnest.
In 2001, we managed to secure some land in our home town of Peterhead, and moved our cabins and containers there.
2002 and the building work commenced!
In 2003 we moved into our new custom-built premises, by 2007 all 3 of my brothers had joined the business and we’ve never looked back from there.