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In 2018, we were delighted to help with the publication of 'The seduction of Mr Pettigrew', a brilliantly funny book written by the late Philip Herriman of Pitney. 
Very much Mr Bean meets Frank Spencer, the hilarious tales of a man plagued by happen-chance and his series of misadventures whilst being pursued by the indomitable Mrs Mountjoy. 
We're pleased to report that Mr Pettigrew is selling well and we've already been asked to quote for a reprint. 
We're also delighted to be supporting the late author's wife, Coleen Herriman, in her charity fund-raising, with all proceeds from the sale of the book being donated to St. Margaret's Hospice and The Brain Tumour Research Campaign. 
If you'd like to purchase a copy of this hilarious book, which costs £9.99, then please do get in touch with Coleen directly by e-mail. Thank you for your support. 
Hopefully Spring is on its way at long last bringing longer days, lambs gambolling in the fields, and the first daffodils, snowdrops and crocuses. 
It doesn’t seem five minutes ago that it was Christmas, but we’ve spent the last few months here at Walton Press re-designing our website to provide a more solution-based approach to better showcase the wide range of print and marketing products we are able to offer. 
We launched the new look on 1st March (hopefully you've noticed!) and are always grateful for your comments or feedback, so please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you! 
As our final blog of 2018, we’d like to take the opportunity to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 
We’ve taken the decision not to send company Christmas Cards this year - instead we’ll be making a donation to our 2018 charity, the Lymphodema Support Network. 
Looking back over 2018...(read more
November brings darker nights, spectacular fireworks and of course the famous and amazing Somerset Carnival season to lighten the mood! 
As hinted in our new website image, Walton Press are proud and enthusiastic supporters of Glastonbury Carnival. In fact, it has a special meaning for us as the Carnival is where Directors Sandy and Martin first met some 28 years ago - and the rest, as we all know, is history! 
We've been working with the local community for all those years, supporting many good causes and also acting as 'partners in print' for a number of local and community organisations and charities. 
So, we'd urge you to follow our lead and support the Carnival by giving generously, which benefits the many local charities and community projects that receive Carnival donations.  
This year's Carnival is on Saturday November 17th - enjoy the Fun! 
Now that we’re rapidly approaching the end of October (and we think it’s safe to mention it) our customers are beginning to think about Christmas!  
Specifically, they’re considering options for their Christmas Card designs and messages of goodwill, as well as 2019 Calendars, for staff, suppliers and customers. 
We have a wide range of options, from cards with stock images to those selected for your own customised design and personalised messages. Many can also include a donation to a preferred charity. 
So, don’t leave it to the last minute - why not get in touch soon to discuss your requirements and options. We’d love to help! 
Sandy Smith, MD of Walton Press, recorded such an interesting and informative interview on Glastonbury FM that it was broadcast twice on the business programme, most recently on 7th September. Her fascinating and informative chat with business presenter Alan Philpott is well worth a listen! Read more and get a link to the podcast... 
August has been a very busy month, especially on the Book front! 
Sandy and Martin were delighted to attend the Book Launch for a delightful book that we were asked to produce: ‘The Complete Works of William Catcott’.  
This was a community project to publish the poetry of William Catcott, a local baker fondly named ‘The Baker Bard of Wells’, who wrote poetry as he worked his dough and delivered his loaves to the people of Wells back in the 1800’s. 
We’re also hard at work on another Book, intriguingly titled: ‘The seduction of Mr PETTIGREW’. 
This is very much Mr Bean meets Frank Spencer - the hilarious tales of a man plagued by happen-chance and his series of misadventures whilst being pursued by the formidable Mrs Mountjoy.  
Sandy has had the privilege of proof-reading this delightful book and has been chuckling away in the office at Mr. Pettigrew’s antics! 
If you're writing a book, or have a manuscript that you'd like to self-publish, then why not give us a call - we're able to produce a wide range of book formats and have plenty of experience, so we'd love to hear from you! 
After the recent double-winning success at the Mendip Business Awards and some lovely feedback from our customers, we’ve been in demand (and print) across the local media. Managing Director Sandy Smith has also just recorded an interview with local radio station Glastonbury FM which is due to air after the summer holidays on 7th September. 
During the interview Sandy talks about her experiences of running a family business for over 25 years, and provides some fascinating insights into the challenges and pitfalls, as well as the rewards of working with a small team and some excellent local companies. There are sure to be some useful tips for anyone in a family business or who is considering a new start-up venture. Don’t miss it at 6pm on Friday 7th September! 
Following our success at the Mendip Business Awards we've received a large number of emails and messages from our customers, congratulating us on our awards - too many for us to reply individually! 
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your very kind and generous messages; they've been greatly appreciated by the whole team at Walton and mean a lot to us. 
Of course we never would have been in this position without your support, and so we'd also like to thank all our customers, whether large or small businesses, organisations or individuals, for your continued loyalty. 
It's been a pleasure for us to work in the Mendip area and this amazing community for so long, and we look forward to continuing our working partnerships with you all for many years to come! 
The Walton team. 
To see extracts from some of the many messages, please see below. 
Sandy and Martin Smith (centre) with Mike Garbutt and Sue Rushforth of Melhuish & Saunders Ltd, sponsors of Family Business of the Year 2018. 
At the prestigious Mendip Business Awards dinner held at The Royal Bath & West Showground last night we were surprised and delighted to be selected from the four finalists as winners of Family Business of the Year 2018!! As we were digesting this fantastic result, we were then chosen as winners of the Small Business of the Year 2018 from the five finalists - what an amazing evening! 

  Sandy & Martin Smith, directors of Walton Press Ltd, proudly showing off their double winners awards at the MBA's dinner ceremony! 

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