Established bookbinding businesses join forces

Hollingworth and Moss has officially rebranded to Spink and Thackray, the start of a new chapter for two of the most established book binding businesses in the UK.

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, he said 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.

It has a team of skilled bookbinders, creatives and archival digitisation experts. Among the specialised products and services they provide are: menu manufacturing for the hospitality industry; bespoke presentation books and boxes manufacturing; library bookbinding; archival & heritage digitisation scanning.

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.

Hollingworth, managing director of Spink & Thackray, said: “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.

“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.”

The business undertakes bookbinding for prestigious clients including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, The British Library, Aston Martin and Bentley.

It also manufactures menus for Michelin-Starred restaurants like The Black Swan at Oldstead, The Pipe and Glass in Beverley, and The Man Behind the Curtain in Leeds.

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