WowBooks wouldn’t be possible without our entire staff whose passion, experience, and talent make their way into every book.
Meet our core team who are your gateway to personalised print.
Andrew Balcombe – Founder of WowBooks
Aged 26, Andrew was appointed MD of TTB, a print finishing company, reporting to a PLC board. Over the next 5 years, he grew the business from 25 to 175 staff and achieved annual profits of over £1 million, unheard of for a trade company within the print industry.
In 1996, Andrew started IPS (Intelligent Print Solutions), a print management company offering clients a comprehensive outsourced solution. Over the next 10 years the business grew to a turnover of over £25 million, winning sole supplier contracts with global companies, including Sony Europe, T-Mobile and Shell. Along the way it won numerous awards for innovation and customer service. In 2006, Andrew merged IPS with a competitor, Charterhouse, to create a top 5 UK print management company. Now, as part of Konica Managed Services, their turnover is over €200 million.
Today Andrew is owner of VR Print as well as Founder of WowBooks. He is also a business mentor for The Princes Trust and is involved with The Forgiveness Project.
Andy has been involved in printing since 1985, having spent time in the publishing, design and agency world. He co-founded IPS in 1997 and managed the Advertising Agency clients, including JWT and Saatchi’s. Andy joined Charterhouse (KMMS) in 2006 and developed key client relationships like Sony Europe, E.on and Disney, managing client service teams across EMEA region. Andy joined VR print in 2017 following the purchase of NXP to head up client services.