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Printer of business forms, supplier of office equipment, of Bilston
Produced to make continuous forms for business systems, teleprinters, etc.
As computers were introduced, the company worked with the main manufacturers to develop forms for their printers, as well as producing secure printing of documents such as dividend warrants.
1961 Introduced automatic paper handling for business printing
1967 ICFC offered shares in the company for sale by tender; the company was in the computer section
1968 Business forms and office equipment maker of Bilston
1970 Company supplying office equipment and business forms
1973 Producer of business forms; based in Staffordshire
1974 Maker of business forms and equipment
1982 Sold its business forms division to Deanson (Holdings)
1987 Board adopted a strategy of expansion by acquisition - purchased Cumbria Land
1988 Sheffield based packaging, print, property and engineering group. Subsidiaries included:
MBO by 3 directors;  the group's 4 divisions would be used as the basis for expansion by acquisition.
1989 Acquired Easterbrook, Allcard and Co
1993 James Wilkes was acquired by the conglomerate Suter plc.
1995 Suter plc was in its turn acquired by Ascot Holdings.