Geoff800x500I grew up in… Crowborough, when I was not away at school.

Now I live in… Ridgewood, near Uckfield.

When I was a child I wanted to be… a professional sportsman.

My first job was… working with Dad at our printing company.

My career was most influenced by… my Dad, who taught me work ethics and that you only get out what you put in; and Geoff Martin, CEO of CCL Label, who taught me about the big corporate world.

The best piece of advice I was given was… always be nice to people on the way up as you might meet them on your way down.

When I need inspiration I… talk to my wife, Claire.

The biggest turning point in my career was… buying Ditchling Press from CCL Label and merging with L&S in 2007/8.

I love what I do because… of the people I work with and also my clients, who have all become friends.

Our customers love us because…  we are still family-run; my son Tom is married to my chairman Richard Lomasney’s daughter Tiffany, and they both work in the business. Also we care about our work and our customers, however large or small.

I love Brighton & Hove because…of the people, the infrastructure and the choice of magnificent bars and restaurants.

My top tip for people visiting Brighton & Hove is… British Airways i360 and Gars Chinese Restaurant.

My favourite place in Sussex is… my home and the Ashdown Forest.

In my spare time I… play a little golf and follow Harlequins and England Rugby. I ran the London Marathon in 2015 raising more than £10k for Brighton-based Rockinghorse Children’s Charity.

My claim to fame is…  I have had lunch and dinner at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace and Frogmore House with the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Edward as thanks for our support for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. I also captained a Sussex side in a charity game against Will Carling, Peter Winterbottom and Micky Skinner, to name a few!

This time next year… I hope to still be happy, healthy and prosperous.

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