Latcham Direct acquires CGL

MD Mike Hughes

Latcham Direct, a provider of digital and print solutions to customers throughout the UK, has acquired independent print management company CGL as part of its ongoing strategy to significantly grow the business and increase its reach in the UK.

Managing director Mike Hughes launched Latcham in 2010 and now employs over 90 staff that have a wealth of experience in delivering print production, mailing, secure document fulfilment and specialist digital communications.

The CGL purchase marks Latcham Direct’s first strategic acquisition and is an important step as the business looks to broaden its scope and extend its reach to key industries across the country.

Established in 1988, CGL is a well-respected company delivering a range of print, mailing and distribution services and products to local authorities, membership organisations, charities and universities.

The CGL team will continue to provide its core services from its Crawley base while working closely with the Bristol-based Latcham Direct team. They will trade under the brand Latcham CGL, although the group has plans to rebrand in 2018.

Hughes said: “Together we are bigger and stronger enabling us to provide an even greater number of organisations with the capability to communicate and engage more effectively with customers across multiple channels. Helping them to enjoy greater efficiency, cost savings and more control over their print and digital communications for that all-important competitive edge.”

“This acquisition is the first important stage in the continued expansion of Latcham Direct demonstrating our commitment to the print sector and the huge opportunities that digital communications represents now and into the future. These are exciting times and we are looking forward to expanding the Latcham Group further in the months that lie ahead.”