And so on Monday 24th October some 1000 persons from the UK Printing Industry were sitting down to dine at Grosvenor House, Park Lane.
Piccolo Press had been notified that they had been short listed for a print award. Tim Honnor was seated at a table at the far end of the room, trying to keep as cool as he could.
The images of the print samples from Piccolo, alongwith the samples from three other companies, were flashed on the huge screen above the stage. The drums rolled and the lights flashed – “and the winner is…….PICCOLO PRESS…” What a moment. We had won the award for “Social Stationery Printer of the Year” against all the competition throughout the UK.
On return to Nairn with the trophy, the staff at Piccolo had decked out their premises as if it was already Christmas. Baloons, cakes and banners proclaimed our success. Well done all.