Lightning hopes to strike gold

Dave Piper the MD of Lightning Source
Dave Piper the MD of Lightning Source

A LEADING book printing company has been shortlisted for a major national innovation award.

Lightning Source, in Pitfield, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes, is in the running for the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF) Excellence Awards in the Innovation category on June 15.

Lightning Source, celebrated its 10th year in business in April. It works with more than 1,000 UK publishers printing up to 10,000 books a day. It is opening a plant in Australia in June.

The on-demand firm can print and ship books in less than 24 hours, in quantities from one up.