Meet the team
Bob Cuff – Chairman
I joined Gipping Press in the early 1980’s to manage the company for the then owner Mike Truscott. The challenges have been considerable over the years but with a quality team and constantly keeping an eye on the future we have seen Gipping Press not only sustain itself but also flourish. I believe our customer service ethos has been, and still is, the secret to success. I am eternally grateful to all the skilled, generous and committed staff and some very loyal customers, many of which have become good friends. Outside of the business I enjoy playing sport, hill walking and have a keen interest in riding my motorcycle. I also have an active role in the Stowmarket and District Lions which again I really enjoy.
Jonathan Steed – Managing Director
I trained in Graphic Design and illustration at Ipswich Art School before enjoying various design roles in the printing industry. After running my own design business I joined the team here in 2008 and became a director in 2014. I am proud to lead our great team forward and ensuring our customers are well looked after.
I’m married to Julie and we have two grown-up sons. I am a leader at Stoke Ash Baptist Church and a keen football fan, supporting ITFC and Bacton United 89 FC where my son now plays in my old position of centre half – whereas I am just old!
Greg Ruffell – Production Director
I have worked in the print industry for over 27 years after starting with an apprenticeship as a planner. In the early stages Swaingrove focused on the reprographics for the print trade but as technologies changed we became a full print-house in our own right. After becoming MD of Swaingrove I ran the company for 16 years before we joined forces with Gipping Press in October 2014. Outside of work I enjoy playing 5-a-side football and Cannicross in an attempt to keep myself fit.
Danny Cuff – Customer Services Director
After graduating from Staffordshire University in 2011 with a BA Hons Degree in Journalism I started work for a recruitment company in Ipswich in the sales department. However, during my last year of University I studied the artwork side of journalism and enjoyed this more than the writing! Outside of work I have a little boy Noah, who was born in the summer of 2015, and enjoy spending time with him and my fiance Cyntia. I am a keen birdwatcher and love getting outdoors!
Simon Parnell – Graphic Designer
I started working in a design studio in the early 80’s back in the days of Cow Gum, Rotring Pens and Scalpels. I moved on to using Macs in about 1989 and since then I have worked on pretty much every generation of Macintosh and every Mac OS Apple have released.
I have spent the last 15 years at Gipping Press doing design and pre-press work.
Outside of work I am on the committee of the Suffolk Mac User Group.
Shaun Sivertson – Digital Press and Scanner Operator
I have been printing since I left school and trained as a scanner operator/ Photo re-toucher. I then re-trained as a digital printer and currently operate 4 digital presses and one wide format printer.
Outside of work I am a keen motorcyclist and love playing and listening to music. I also make and fly model aircrafts.
My role at Gipping Press is as a Litho and Digital Press Operator, as a guillotine operator and also as the delivery driver!
Outside of work my main interests are within sport and mainly football. I have played football since I was 10 years old and throughout that time I have played for many local clubs: Haughley, Stowupland, Stonham, Stowmarket and I am currently playing for Cedars Park FC.
Paul Stephenson – Litho Press Operator
I started at Gipping Press 17 years ago in the finishing department, aged 19. I now run the 4 colour Shinohara Lithographic Press in the print room.
I am a father of 5 children with the youngest born in early 2014.
My main interests include watching films with my family and eating out at restaurants.
Mark Barrett – Print Finisher
I joined Gipping Press in June 2012 and have worked within the finishing department across all machines; from stitching units to scoring, folding, drilling and wirebinding.
Before joining Gipping Press I studied photography at University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich and graduated with a BA (Hons) Degree and also won the Reunion Gallery Award.
During the summer of 2015 I was able to work on a feature film called ‘with love from Suffolk’. The film was shot and based in Suffolk.
Tim Lunness – Print Finisher
Tim brings over 35 years of experience in the print trade. Someone of Tim’s experience and expertise is an excellent addition to any company. He has immediately impressed and used his experience to further streamline the workings within the department.
Outside of work Tim has a passion for golf and has an annual golfing trip with the boys where they jet off to fancy golf courses around the world.
Joseph Cook – Apprentice Studio Technician
I joined Gipping Press during September 2015 as a studio apprentice. This means that I spend the majority of my time designing and formatting artworks to fit a customer’s specification. Other times I help out in other areas of the company including the finishing department as they often can use another pair of hands.
Outside of work I spend my time with my family and friends as well as going to the gym. I hope one day to become a professional studio designer and I think with the help of Gipping Press I should get there no problem.