Our clients Tony and Patricia Walsh of Walsh Colour Print were featured on June 27th on RTE’s Nationwide programme regarding their new educational publishing imprint – www.educate.ie.
The company was started in Castleisland, Co. Kerry in 1989 when Tony bought a second hand printing press and operated it from a spare bedroom.
The company, which is one of the top printing companies in Ireland, currently has 92 staff with a local economic contribution of €4m plus. The company operates a programme to help young people by giving practical experience to transition year students and work placements to 3rd level students.
The aim of the company’s latest diversification operation as educate.ie is to provide teachers with help to meet the challenging environment of today’s classroom by producing books that capture student’s attention with the quality of their content, expression and design and at prices that parents can afford. In other words low cost yet high quality. Already educate.ie is the market leader in this area.
The books have been commissioned by over 40 experienced educational staff for the primary and secondary schools curriculum. Each contributor is an expert and has years of classroom experience as a teacher. All the books are produced in Ireland by Walsh Colour Print.
Currently the company is looking to the future with its software team to develop educational e-Books for iPads/tablets.
Tony and Patricia are always looking for new opportunities and ideas to develop their printing business so if you have an idea that may be of benefit to them please feel free to call me to discuss your proposition.
Congratulations to Tony and Patricia on their success to date and best wishes for the future with educate.ie