About

We Innovate

FRED is a market-leading innovator of commercial print solutions.

Based within the Bedford facility of our parent company, CGI Creative Graphics International, we employ almost 100 people and have been delivering world class print and branding solutions to the leisure, transport and general commercial sectors for over 40 years, across 25 countries.

In a sometimes confusing market saturated with an array of similar products and services we break the mould with a product proposition created by a team of outstanding R&D and Design talent and delivered by award-winning Production and Installation teams.

We marry design, performance and flexibility with cost containment, corporate identity protection and innovative messaging.

Our investment in people and technology further differentiates us from much of the competition, as does our commitment to quality via our ISO9001:2015 certification.

We work with a panel of globally recognised supply partners including Avery, Arlon, Lintec, Orafol and 3M underpinning our consultative approach to our clients requirements and ensuring independent and unbiased advice.

If you are considering a new or additional print partner we would love to share our story with you.

We innovate.

Damian McDaid

Damian McDaid

Business Development Manager

Why FRED?

There is a wide and varied spectrum of people you interact with on a day to day basis and are constantly challenged.  Above all, being part of the supply chain and collaborating with multiple stakeholders to meet customer expectations gives me a sense of achievement especially when the client comes back to you for their next requirement.

Got what it takes?

Definitely! Having spent a short time with FRED, I can already see that we have a great range of products and people in the business who are passionate about the company and our customers.  It is important when you are in sales that you have the confidence in the team behind you to deliver your customer needs and I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for me to help the company deliver its plans.

First car?

Nissan Micra 3dr 1.0 petrol

Favourite race car?

Jaguar E Type

Favourite Pantone colour?

347 Green

Life motto: ‘If you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters just the same’ – Rudyard Kipling

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Richard Turner

Richard Turner

Client Relationship Manager

Why FRED?

We have a fantastic range of innovative products which our clients are going to love. Our One Stop Shop proposition underpinned by a talented and experienced team differentiates us from the lengthy and unnecessarily challenging supply chain typically engaged on branding projects.

Got what it takes?

A natural progression from my project management experience and knowledge from our automotive and leisure sister companies. Corporate identity and its management is critical to the reputation of our customers and our whole life approach to projects sets us apart from our competitors.

First car?

Gosh, very long time ago! Mark 2 Ford Escort which I promptly crashed at what is now known as Richard’s Corner in Blackpool!

Favourite race car?

Financially, a 1962 Ferrari 250GTO – same year I was born but seriously, Ferrari 488, Porsche 911 RSR (2017 mid-engine).

Favourite Pantone

Black 6 C.

Life motto

Never ever give up!

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Simon Taylor

Simon Taylor

Design Manager

Why FRED?

Why not, it’s fast moving, fun, innovative and provides some great opportunities for seeing your work out and about. My first day in design and print was 10th September 1984, I like being an old dog learning new tricks.

Got what it takes?

I must have, no one can blag their way through 33 years of deadlines.

First car?

DeLorean DMC-12, manufactured in 1983, I bought it in 1982… Actually it was a Ford Escort Mk1, red with a black vinyl roof.

Favourite race car?

Easy, my own van: ‘Halen’. He’s a fully converted VW T6 Highline Camper. Other names considered: Helsing, Morrison and Gogh.

Favourite Pantone colour?

Anything, so long as it’s Cool Grey.

Life motto

Never tell me the odds.

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Lucy Lambert

Lucy Lambert

Installation Co-ordinator

Why FRED?

It is a passionate and fast paced business that always keeps me on my toes!

Got what it takes?

I’d like to think so!

I certainly class myself as a professional juggler now!

First car?

Classic 1982 yellow mini – my dad still has it!

Favourite race car?

I love a vintage mustang! Love a bit of vintage!

Favourite Pantone colour?

Pantone Pink C.

Life motto

Put on your positivity pants!

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Steven Newton

Steven Newton

Production Manager

Why FRED?

Seeing our products out in the world gives a great deal of satisfaction.

Got what it takes?

Been with the Group for over 8 years and been in the industry for a further 12 years.

First car?

Ford Escort Si.

Favourite race car?

1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Fastback.

Favourite Pantone colour?

Pantone 300C.

Life motto

Always be yourself unless you can be a pirate, then always be a pirate.

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Stuart Gibbs

Stuart Gibbs

Customer Services

Why FRED?

Started working for a design and branding company straight from school and then went into installation. The opportunity came up at FRED and here we are now!

Got what it takes?

“First Class Customer Service” the words from a customer, not mine.

First car?  

Citroen Saxo.

Favourite race car?

Ferrari Spider…one day.

Favourite Pantone colour?

Pantone  541 Chelsea Blue.

Life motto

Don’t worry about a thing because every little thing is gonna be alright.

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Lee Abrey

Lee Abrey

Technical

Why FRED?

It all started with my 2nd employer in the industry who supplied graphics to a few of the local motorsport teams around Oxfordshire mainly TWR Jaguar. With a passion for motorsport and my experience with graphics, well they just stuck together!

Got what it takes?

With nearly 30 years in the industry working through all departments I believe my experience has given me the knowledge to perform my role.

First car?

Austin Princess, the boat on wheels! Was my first but didn’t last long as it couldn’t fly! So I then bought a 1275GT pocket rocket!

Favourite race car?

XJ220C Second race car I got personal with and got to meet up with David Coulthard, Win Percy and David Brabham and to top it they won the 24hrs Le Mans.

Favourite Pantone colour?

877 just like my hair.

Life motto

Work, rest and play more!

 

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Johannes Oberhofer

Johannes Oberhofer

International Development Manager

Why FRED?

The fast paced industry suits my career driven mindset.

Got what it takes?

I’ve gained more than 8 years of experience in production and project management. The combination of creativity and production has helped to increase my passion and dedication. This has been a great personal adventure and has given me the opportunity to prove myself.

First car?

Golf 3 TDI.

Favourite race car?

Ferrari California T.

Favourite Pantone colour?

Pantone 19-3832 TCX.

Life motto

Work hard and smart!

 

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