Paper Industry Specialists
WHO ARE DEVON CONSULTING?
Devon Consulting Limited was formed in 2012, as a result of an approach by a major European client. That client, Crown Van Gelder of the Netherlands, has an acknowledged market leading range of graphical and digital ink jet papers.
The Devon Consulting team has a wealth of experience in the print disciplines of offset and Hi Speed Digital Ink Jet, and has worked closely with Crown Van Gelder and many other paper producers over many years.
Devon Consulting’s specialist knowledge of the narrow format reel market gives credibility with end users, as well as the printing houses that are customers for offset and Hi Speed Digital ink jet papers.
Advice from Devon Consulting Limited has been called upon by leading print managers, and contacts in the B to B market.
Devon Consulting Ltd is open to discussion on any fine paper related topic, and can offer advice in sourcing and purchasing fine paper grades, besides proposing best practice methods of paper management.
MEET THE TEAM
Alan co-founded Devon Consulting in 2012.
Alan began his career with 9 years working for a large UK based print group as part of the purchasing team, he then switched to selling paper progressing through several roles in the merchant industry spanning the last 33 years.
Most recently prior to Devon Consulting, Alan successfully ran a business unit for a national paper merchant as Sales Director, specialising in narrow format reel supply into the Transactional, Forms, Direct Mail, Converters and Hi Speed Digital Inkjet markets.
Alan is widely respected within the industry, and continues to have an integral hands-on role within the company.
Joe co-founded Devon Consulting in 2012.
Joe has been giving independent advice regarding fine paper since 2010, following a long career in general merchanting. Starting in a sample department in the west end of London, his experience, covering over 50 years in the industry includes directorships of several merchant companies and divisions, and involvement in national and international accounts over much of this period.
Joe continues to operate a key role for Devon Consulting.
Maggie has been with Devon Consulting since 2015, looking after key accounts both internally and externally with customer visits and supporting the sales of Crown Van Gelder products into the UK.
Maggie started her career in the paper related industry at Paragon in 1988, before moving into the world of paper merchanting latterly with the Premier Paper Group. She pursued her career in paper merchanting with the Premier Paper Group before moving on to work for Joe and Alan from 2002 – 2015.
During this time she was employed as an Inside Sales Executive and then as Senior Sales Executive until 2015.
Phil joined Devon Consulting in 2017.
Phil started working life as a Production Controller at a Litho printing company in 1981 progressing to Production Manager for a number of years. In 1987 Phil moved into the wholesale paper merchant industry as an assistant Branch Manager.
Phil realised his career ambitions over a number of years, progressing to Regional Sales Director for the South West in 2005, and being appointed Sales Director of a large National Paper Merchant in 2013.
Before coming onboard at Devon Consulting, Phil most recently held a senior position with Denmaur Independent Paper.
Working with you, for you.
Devon Consulting offer independent advice to any organisation needing a 'listening ear' to perceived and actual paper problems, whether those problems are to do with paper choice, paper management, or both.
All our advice is impartial, experienced, and honest. Project work is undertaken, and follow-up is both professional and thorough.
OUR VALUED PARTNERS
CROWN VAN GELDER
Crown Van Gelder is a versatile medium-sized paper mill, based in The Netherlands, with a production capacity of 220,000 tonnes of paper per year. The company produces specialty paper for graphical and industrial applications. Their wood-free uncoated and single coated products are performing daily at customers around the world. These papers enable optimal performance in different applications.
PAPER INNOVATION THAT SETS MARKET STANDARDS
With over 120 years of experience, Crown Van Gelder understands what is needed to make quality paper and focuses on value creation and partnership. Crown Van Gelder delivers a market leading portfolio of high-speed inkjet papers for transactional, publishing and promotional print. As well as paper for self-adhesive labelling and specific uses in packaging and technical applications. They see a precisely specified paper as the start of a successful relationship.
TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW TO UNLOCK PAPER POTENTIAL
Accurately specified papers are only the starting point of a successful new product. Ensuring that the paper reaches its full potential on processing equipment truly adds value. Delivering the technical expertise needed and offering colour management services to make this happen, is what sets Crown Van Gelder apart.
PROGRESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIP
The value chain approach, including dialogue with different stakeholders, provides Crown Van Gelder with clear insights in market needs and development leads. Key in their innovation process is the close collaboration with customers, equipment manufacturers and other stakeholders like publishers and brand owners. In addition to developing paper, Crown Van Gelder invests in the support that makes the paper perform. This makes the company, in partnership with Devon Consulting, an attractive partner for growing your business.
We would be happy to share experience, expertise and the outstanding products with you. Please get in touch via the contact form and we will get right back to you.