Steve Thobela, CEO of Printing SA, welcomed the press, lecturers and Printing SA colleagues to its one year celebration at its Midrand premises on 21 September 2015.
When the training college in Honeydew closed doors, it was a sad, but strategic decision at the time to consolidate. Patrick Lacy, previous CEO of Printing SA, gave Thobela the opportunity to find a home for Printing SA in his tenure.
As Thobela said, ‘This was no accident, this building was part of our long term strategy. The search wasn’t easy, but this building perfectly meets all the requirements.’
Since moving to Midrand, Printing SA has had the largest intake of students. The Central chamber had 39 students in the first year, instead of taking the three years they anticipated. The Printing SA board has given the mandate for Printing SA to find more property to expand.
The Midrand location works for staff and students and it is just around the corner from Gallagher Convention Centre, where FESPA Africa and Africa Print is hosted annually.
While reminiscing about eating KFC on the floor in the office a year ago, guests were treated to a meal together. The pay day treat is a long standing tradition, but on this day the pay day treat was in honour of the move on 23 and 25 September 2014 when Printing SA moved into their new building.
Thobela ended the formalities on a positive note, ‘We still have a long way to go and lots to do, but it can be done with this great team!’
The next event to look forward to is International print day on 14 October 2015.