If you are looking for innovation, Irongate can not only revolutionise the way you buy print but also transform the way you communicate with your markets.

Chris Smart

Print Development Director

E CSmart@irongategroup.co.uk


Chris will soon celebrate 30 years at Irongate and during that time he has seen many changes in the print sector, not least the emergence of new options and technologies. Chris remains passionate about what Irongate does – winning new business by changing the way our clients buy print, generating improved ROI while simultaneously saving them significant money and time.

He particularly enjoys talking to clients six months into a new relationship and hearing positive feedback about the way our approach, technology and people have transformed processes beyond recognition, leaving clients wondering why they didn’t consider change sooner.

Fun facts

  • Chris is a keen football fan and in his younger days spent much of his time on the pitch keeping the game in control as a referee.

If you’re the type of business that embraces innovation and likes to challenge the status quo, then boy, do we have a product waiting for you!

Neil Webster

Print & Communications Specialist

E NWebster@irongategroup.co.uk


Neil has been in and around the business supplies industry for most of his working life and at Irongate for almost 5 years. He particularly enjoys solving problems and executing business changing strategies which save clients precious time & money.

Making a difference is important to Neil so he gets tremendous satisfaction by completely changing the way clients procure print, making documents more relevant, up-to-date and eliminating horrendous yet often invisible obsolescence.

Fun facts

  • Current Midlands Veterans Cup winner and player of the year for Selston (Veterans) F.C.
  • Neil is skydiving for charity in September to raise money and banish his fear of heights.

Multiple location businesses will love what we have in store, allowing us to drive their business forward with innovative print solutions that reduce costs and improve return on investment.

David Shaw

Print & Communications Specialist

E DShaw@irongategroup.co.uk


David has spent all his working life (14 years) within the Print department at Irongate. Moving up the ranks from print estimator to account manager, eventually through to sales.

During these years everyday he’s been involved closely with print work going through our factory to make sure we keep our customers coming back for more! David is really passionate about innovation and print is all he’s ever known.

Fun facts

  • David has a huge passion for all things sport related.
  • David loves holidays. The Greek islands are his favourite place.

Every day presents a different customer challenge and opportunity to share a good idea or two – from personalised chocolate boxes for the likes of Cadburys and Thornton’s to stickers that work underwater!

Shaun Todd

Print & Communications Specialist

E STodd@irongategroup.co.uk


After leaving the drinks vending industry 22 years ago, fed-up of coffee (if that’s possible) and looking for a new challenge, Shaun says he ‘’stumbled’’ into print.

He didn’t think ink on paper could be this rewarding! What a journey, through an ever evolving industry, the landscape of which now looks very little like it did in 1994.

Shaun believes he was lucky to start his career at Irongate, as very early on they identified how emerging technology could change the typical print relationship with customers from simple commodity supplier to collaborative partners.

By adding value and helping customers grow their brand through innovative ideas, new print ordering methods & technologies and challenging traditional marketing methods, Irongate has seen tremendous growth in the last 10 years and his role that always been rewarding.

The best part of the job for Shaun is changing the day to day working lives of customers with a cocktail of creative thinking and some great technology. He’s just waiting for the next big thing in print which he know won’t be too long coming.

Fun facts

  • Shaun is a secret Agatha Christie fan and has just finished her final and 73rd novel!
  • Has recently welcomed a new addition to the family – George, named after his favourite character from the TV series ‘’The Sweeney’’!

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