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Celebrating 30 Creative Years: The Sales Team


Written by ApplePrint

As well as co-owning Apple Print & Creative, business partners Andrew Watts and Ruth Pike are an important part of the sales force, and along with Sales Manager James Hearne make a super sales team.

Andrew Watts lives and breathes Apple Print & Creative. After joining the company when he was 16, he progressed through the ranks before becoming a joint owner in 2008 when business founder John Proudfoot retired. Andrew then became sole owner in 2013 before welcoming Ruth on board as joint owner two years later. With a fantastic acumen for all aspects of the business, Andrew’s heartfelt passion is for sales and there is nothing he loves better than meeting clients and doing the deal. He can be justifiably proud that under his leadership the business has gone from strength to strength.

Having worked with Andrew while running her own successful digital marketing business, Ruth Pike was delighted to become joint owner of the well-established Apple Print & Creative in 2015. She says, ‘I could see how the business had developed over recent times and was keen to be part of its future. My background in digital marketing has meant we have been able to grow this side of the business faster than may have originally been anticipated. I am excited to be working with this team of like-minded people, helping to develop digital marketing for existing clients and selling this aspect of Apple Print & Creative to new clients.’

James Hearne joined Apple Print & Creative in 2008, following 10 years of account management in printing. As with so many member of the team here, one of the key aspects of the enjoyment James gets from his role as Sales Manager is the variety of projects that each day brings. Friendly, outgoing and professional, he relishes dealing with clients and nurturing their projects through every stage from inception to delivery.

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