Who We Are

About Design Xpress

Our Design Xpress journey

In 1995 Design Xpress was created by Juliette Brown in County Durham. At this time, Juliette focused on developing a design and point of sale printing business, offering price ticketing, POS and posters largely to the food retail industry.

Carl Gerry, a procurement specialist, joined the business in 2010 and later became Operations Director and helped develop the business further in terms of procurement, planning and process.

As technology advanced and the business expanded and relocated, the company evolved to be a reliable Large Format Print specialist, serving Print Management, Design Agencies and Government alongside smaller direct businesses and members of the general public.

“I am so proud of this business and the incredible reputation we have accomplished in this competitive industry. We have such a great hard working and highly valued team and we work with some incredible businesses of all sizes and types. It’s been a challenging roller coaster journey but I wouldn’t change it for the world”

Juliette Brown – Managing Director

Our History

August 1995

The company was founded by Juliette, aged just 29, as a print provider to the food Retail Sector for posters and POS

March 1999

Relocation from a small unit in Stanley to Consett. Unit 27C, Werdohl Way

March 2009

Installed the 1st Latex roll fed printer in the UK

October 2010

Started working with our 1st Print Management Company

June 2011

Became ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 Accredited

December 2011

Awarded DCC contract on Council Framework for Large Format which we continue with on rolling contract

March 2013

Became the Regional Small Business Award Winners (North East Business Awards)

May 2013

Carl Gerry appointed Operations Director

April 2014

1st flat-bed (FB500)

November 2014

Celebrate being shortlisted for Win Awards

November 2014

Relocation to 2A Linden Park and 2nd Flat bed

December 2014

Installed F Series automated cutting table

September 2019

Introduced UV Gel Oce Colorado

November 2019

Introduced LED Jetrix (1st in UK for LXi7)

March 2020

Shortlisted for Growth & Ambition and Manufacturing in North East Business Awards

August 2020

Our 25th Anniversary