Pete Packwood

It is with great sadness that we have learned about the passing of Peter Packwood, our founder. Pete, along with Derek Key, who had been his apprentice at Sutherland Printers, opened the doors to Packwood Printers Limited in September 1974. They started out in an old chicken shed in Cotteswold Dairy Yard and together they established a reputable business.

Even after his retirement in the 90’s he often popped in, lending a hand when we were busy or just for a cuppa and a chat. Right up until the start of the pandemic he would ride his bike up to see us to compare printing now to printing then, to scratch his head at all the technology and talk about the good old days!

We still have customers who fondly ask after Pete and share memories of him delivering parcels to them on his old butcher’s bike!

He will be sorely missed by all of us, but even more so by his family and we are sending our love and condolences to his sons Philip and John, his brother Roger, his grandchildren, and his extended family.


Privacy Policy for our Customers and Suppliers
This privacy policy sets out how Packwood Printers Limited uses and protects any information that you give to Packwood Printers Limited.
Packwood Printers Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide any data you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Packwood Printers Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
• name and job title
• contact information including email address and telephone number
• financial information including bank details of suppliers, copies of customers cheques and copies of both supplier and customer invoices.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT 2006 WE ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP ‘ADEQUATE ACCOUNTING RECORDS’ FOR 7 YEARS. This includes, but is not limited to, invoices, receipts, bank statements etc.
• Any information that you requiring printing on your order e.g. Bank information on invoice pads, email address on flyers, contact details on business cards etc.

What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
• Internal record keeping
• We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

How we use cookies
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Sharing your Information
We will NEVER sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties. We will only share your information if we are required by law to do so with any law enforcement agency, court, regulator, government authority or other third party where we believe it is necessary to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, or to protect our rights.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Packwood Printers Limited, Unit 29, Cotteswold Dairy Estate, Newtown, Tewkesbury, GL20 8JE.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us at the above address or email us as soon as possible at We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


Did you know we still offer Letterpress printing?  Letterpress is an elegant and classic form of print which is making a comeback. It is a hark back to an era when print was an art form, a skill and a true trade.

Our Heidelberg Platens are still in daily use for numbering, punching out and kiss-cutting, but also for Invitations, Notecards, Business Cards and Posters etc.

Letterpress is ideal for working with heavy card or board to give your printing a traditional look, but by combining the old-fashioned ways with todays modern techniques we can offer a truly unique look for your business or event.

If you would like to see some samples or discuss any ideas with us please email, phone or pop in to see us.  If you would like to find out more about Letterpress printing in general please click here