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Search Press have done many co-editions of locally crafted books and we are very proud to be associated with them. Read about the company and their award ...

Search Press are delighted to win Best Craft Book Publisher 2012/13, in the Craft Business awards, for the third time since the awards began in 2006. Craft Business is the official journal for the Craft Industry, which makes this award especially gratifying as it is voted for by industry partners, associates and most of all our trade customers.

The award comes in the year that our turnover reached a new record breaking high of 7 million in the last 12 months.
With Double digit growth for four consecutive years, Search Press are very happy to continue to buck the trend in this recession drenched climate……We feel we are at our Recession Busting Best.

Having started 42 years ago in a London basement, we now have a site of over an acre in Tunbridge Wells. We employ 30 people and are recognised for our craft book expertise throughout both the book and craft industry. With everything from commissioning, editing, production, marketing and selling through to our in house specialists warehousing & dispatch service, we are thrilled to share the acclaim.

We are still independent, family owned, and in our 42 years, we have done nothing else but produce art and craft books. That makes us pretty unique to this publishing genre in the uk and possibly beyond.
Many of the Search Press team both in the office, warehouse and on the road have been with the company for over 20 years and have played a part in the incredible story of growth. 

This award couldn’t have arrived at a more satisfying time as we are all tired, but happy, after our third successful warehouse move in 5 years. It was all hands to the deck here last Friday in typical Search Press style. The entire office from graduate interns to Managing Director got involved in dismantling, rebuilding and cleaning of all our warehouse locations. Real team building with a practical purpose as with 1,800 titles in stock, we were bursting at the seams. 

For more details on the award and the big warehouse move, join in the fun and chat here on our facebook page at You w.ill see some of us having a well earned drink after our successful mammoth move.

Managing Director, Martin de la Bedoyere thanked all the staff at the beginning of the week   “……I cannot tell you how impressed I was with the way the entire company pulled together at the weekend to make the move happen and how hard everybody worked.  It was fantastic to see a plan come together. Well done everybody, a big thank you to you all for your hard work and for contributing to making us Best Craft Book Publisher. Here’s to the next 20 years of expansion.”

Written by: Metz Press - 11 May 2012
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