Celebrating 50 years at Great Northern Terrace

Henry Ruddock

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October has been a very special month for us. We welcomed 100 clients and friends through the Ruddocks’ doors for an exclusive behind the scenes experience to help us celebrate 50 years since the opening of our purpose-built premises on Great Northern Terrace in Lincoln.

Over 3 days, our guests were taken on a journey through the past, present and future of Ruddocks looking back in time, particularly focused on the last 50 years as well uncovering what the future looks like for our integrated design and print agency.

Although we have a history dating back to 1884, 1969 marked a significant milestone when my father commissioned the creation of purpose-built premises at Great Northern Terrace to ensure we were equipped to deal with increasing demand and to future proof the business for a long and successful road ahead.
Henry Ruddock
Chairman, Ruddocks

Starting in the design studio clients were taken along the route a project would typically follow through the business; visiting digital and large format print, the lithographic press, and finishing department experiencing first-hand how a printed sheet is turned into the final high-quality product.

Thank you for a fantastic experience - meeting the wider team and getting to see the whole process from start to finish has strengthened our working relationship with Ruddocks.
Charlotte Goy
PR & Marketing Director, Visit Lincoln

Charlotte continued:

"Having worked with Ruddocks for 8 years from the launch of Visit Lincoln through to our latest work with LNER, it was a true delight to celebrate their history and future plans; we look forward to the continued growth of our relationship".

Along the way our visitors met and heard stories from our team of experts, some of whom have been with us for over 40 years, and some lucky visitors even had a go on the machinery used to create their own work. Guests were welcomed with refreshments and a brief insight into the history and heritage of our family business, and each day’s visit concluded with a celebratory lunch.


We are immensely proud of who we are and where we have come from; it has been wonderful to have so many clients and friends with us to celebrate our achievements.
Paul Banton
Managing Director, Ruddocks

Commenting further, Paul said:

"Whilst we love to celebrate the past, we are constantly looking to the future; to investment opportunities, new developments and improvements in line with our plans for continued growth. And for us, growth is all about our clients and focussing on continuing to deliver the excellence they have come to expect from Ruddocks".