Our Story

With over 45 years’ experience in the educational printing industry, we really are top of the class when it comes to producing resources and learning solutions for schools.

Our success is a result of our long-standing expertise and the fact that we take the time to understand the needs of individual customers, providing a responsive and cost-effective solution.

We produce an extensive range of high-quality educational material including exercise books, planners, reports and diaries, in various sizes, colours and formats, as well as personalised and bespoke designs to complement your school.

Our success is a result of our long-standing expertise and the fact that we take the time to understand the needs of individual customers.

Humble beginnings...

The company was founded in Blackburn by Fred Henry Pickering in 1975. Fred left his job in the teaching profession to follow his dream of making his mark in the world of business.

From a modest start printing tickets for local shows and concerts, it wasn’t long before Fred found himself back in the education arena. His decision to expand into producing and printing quality exercise books, and later on adding other educational resources, was the first step to the business becoming the success it is today.

To Now...

Fred was succeeded by his son David in 2002 after he completed his Economics Degree and spent three years working alongside his father.

Millions of books are delivered to schools across the UK each year and David has high hopes for the future. He said: “The underpinning reason for the success of this business remains the same as it was when my father founded the company in 1975.

Our passion for providing top quality products at the most competitive prices, which are backed up with the best possible service has never wavered and will continue into the future. Huge investment in equipment and processes will continue to ensure we stay ahead of the competition.

Personalised Books, Made In The UK

Over more than 45 years in operation, we’ve always been proud to be a local Lancashire business, using homegrown materials, equipment, and industry-leading expertise to bring our customers products of premium quality, at the very best prices.

All of our books are designed and manufactured in Britain, featuring the finest papers, inks and printing equipment to produce unrivalled results. Our educational books are written by expert UK authors, who draw upon their own diverse talents and specialisms to create useful and accessible resources for children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Whatever you need for your classroom, you can count on us to have exactly what you’re looking for here at EPSL Educational Printing.



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