Our team

We like
to get our
hands dirty.

NB: We’ll do our very best to keep
our conversations clean.

Who makes NB?

Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson

Managing Director

When he not hanging out at NB making Important Decisions, Doug loves nothing more than hanging out at his local skateboard park. Yes. At his age. If you know your half pipe from your kick flips, then it won’t be long before your any print related conversation you might make will turn into a board related chat.

Jenny Stead

Jenny Stead

Commercial Director

Travelling in from Yorkshire everyday might make you think Jenny is a bit of a Petrolhead. However, she’s just as happy at home preparing a dinner party for 6 as she is going round and around the M61.

Philip Morris

Philip Morris

Company Secretary

With his love of musical theatre, Philip knows that there’s nothing quite like a dame. He should know too as every Christmas he puts on a frock, wig and high heels. Some years he even appears in Panto too. We know what you’re thinking…’Oh no he doesn’t! But, yes. Really. He does.

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Sales Team

Our resident geek, Mark knows the difference between Star Wars and Star Trek and woe betide you if you confuse Marvel and DC in his presence. If you want to wind up your conversation with Mark anytime soon, please, don’t get him started on Doctor Who. And FYI – they’re actions figures, not dolls!

Steve Galvin

Steve Galvin

Sales Team

Steve is our very own Milk Tray Man. Rugged, sporty and outdoorsy - are just a few words he uses to describe himself. He loves to work up a sweat and push himself to his limits – on his X-box. However, his wife’s happy if she can just get him to push the mower over the lawn every so often.

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

Sales Team

When he’s not slaying the competition at his local quiz night, Steve can often be found with a knapsack on his back scaling the heights of Snowdonia. Don’t ask him to speak Welsh though. Not unless he’s had a few first.

Iain Bennett

Iain Bennett

Sales Team

When he’s not telling jokes, Iain loves nothing more than supporting his local football team, Burnley FC. Now it’s not often we get to use the words ‘joke’ and ‘Burnley ‘ in the same sentence…oh…wait…

John Lucas

John Lucas

Studio/Reprographics

When he’s not rocking out in the mosh pit to the likes of Black Sabbath, John has more sedate interests. As ‘A Friend of Astley Park’’ he looks after their website that helps them fundraise and organise activities in Chorley’s premier green space. Making Chorley Better. Thanks John.

Dave Lee

Dave Lee

Studio/Reprographics

Dave likes to keep his motor running. He loves his motorbike and has been across Europe on many two wheeled adventures. When he’s not off biking, Dave is a lifelong Everton fan. Well someone has to be.

Diane Heywood

Diane Heywood

Production Team

We don’t often use the term Wookie Lover, but for Diane we make an exception. She’s a nerdette with a passion for all things Star Wars. Take her back to 1977 for the originals which are obviously the best. She likes them hairy and Chewbacca always gets her seal of approval.

Jack Howard

Jack Howard

Production Team

He’s football crazy, he’s football mad. Talking to Jack about himself always leads back to one thing; his love of Preston North End. He also likes his weekends away. However, if it’s during the season, it’s probably just a good excuse to follow the team.

Jeff Leach

Jeff Leach

Production Team

If you want to make Jeff an offer he can’t refuse, maybe suggest watching The Godfather. Again. It’s his favourite film. When he can be prised away from big screen, it will probably be to play golf or maybe watch his beloved Liverpool in their quest for glory.

John Dickinson

John Dickinson

Production Team

When the ‘fasten your seatbelt’ sign is on, you know John’s playing with his flight simulator again. He regularly takes real time trips around the world. Although he admits long haul is a bit dull. He has been known to nip down the pub mid-flight but is always back to ensure a smooth landing.

John Howard

John Howard

Production Team

John likes to think he can give Mary Berry a run for her money in the kitchen. He’s a dab hand in the kitchen and can turn his hands to just about anything. However, he does like to bake a bit of cake. Good job he’s got his gym membership to hand to burn off all of those cake related calories!

John Lawrence

John Lawrence

Production Team

We’re not sure if John is the best one to go to for horse racing tips. “Back one that wins.” Doesn’t seem like a sure fire winning strategy. However, there’s one thing John has right; his love for local team Chorley FC. Go Magpies!

Kieran Fairhurst

Kieran Fairhurst

Production Team

Action man, Kieran likes nothing more than going home from work and grabbing a quick nap. He might go and pick the kids up from school, but has been known to nap in the car waiting for the bell to ring. And when he gets back home? Yes. You’ve guessed it. Nap time.

Kurt Boulter

Kurt Boulter

Production Team

His love of golf takes Kurt around Europe playing tournaments and winning trophies. Of course, a Hole in One is every golfers dream. Kurt is no different. He’s had one and is so confident another, that he’s actually got insurance to make sure he can pay the bar bill in the club house when it happens.

Neil Howard

Neil Howard

Production Team

Wherever you may be in the UK, there’s a chance Neil has been there in his Mazda Bongo. With his Fishing Rod close to hand, Neil spends weekends and holidays visiting his favourite watering holes. A passionate angler, his best catch was a 20lb carp. That’s about 9kgs if you’re a millennial.

Ste Howard

Ste Howard

Production Team

Work hard. Play hard. That’s Ste’s motto in life. When he’s not at NB with a sheen of sweat on his brow, he’s probably working hard at home. When we asked how he likes to spend his spare time, we were met with hysterical laughter. Unless Manchester United are playing. There’s always time for Manchester United.

Shelley Crowther

Shelley Crowther

Production Team

She likes a bit of sport does our Shell. But what really gets her blood pumping is Cage Fighting. Two muscled hunks getting down and dirty, battling for supremacy in the ring. Shelley knows what she likes and likes what she sees.

We’re really proud of our Lancashire roots. Based in Chorley, we’re minutes away from the M61, M6 and M65 giving us strong connections to every corner of the North-West and beyond.

We love Chorley and could talk for ages about this beautiful market town. However, whilst we have many local customers, who might pop in when they’re passing, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of modern technology and wherever you are, we’re up for a chat about your business and how our print can help you.