Simpsongroup has increased the size of its studio team with the addition of two members of staff, each bringing with them 20 years' experience in the print industry.

SIMON COLLINS and RICHARD PILKINGTON join the company in Washington, Wearside, as pre-press workflow specialists. Mr Collins, who has recently moved to the North-East from Birmingham, previously worked at Artwork Systems where he specialised in software installation and training.

Mr Pilkington's previous roles include working as part of the studio team at Encore Direct and he has also been head of studio at Vasey's colour printers.

Simpsongroup specialises in the design and print of point of sale materials, providing solutions to high street retailers, food retailers and brand manufacturers.