Meet the Team

Meet the team behind what is PPS Grasmere.

PPS Grasmere are fortunate to have an experienced and dedicated team of directors, management and staff all working together to ensure the best outcomes and experience for all customers.




Howard Dean

Managing Director

Despite challenging economical conditions and fluctuating market forces, PPS Grasmere have continued to invest and develop both in technology, resources, and new services for our valued customers. This focus has allowed us to grow and increase our market share as well as enhance our customer commitment even further for 2016 and beyond.

Janet Carr


Janet has worked for PPS for 10 years following previous experience in the Transport Industry. She prepares the monthly accounts and management analysis including salaries, of which she feels has been a pleasure to be part of the team. Janet enjoys horse riding, reading and walking in the Lake District

Tony Holt

Sales Director

35 years at PPS Grasmere not sure if that's loyalty or lunacy. Born to be in sales and I love the new opportunities. Dad to two boys that I adore and find them two of the most amusing characters ever. This print industry is an ever changing force and with that "If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business."

Andy May

Sales Manager

Andy has had 31 years in print and started as a planner/retoucher. He likes to build strong personal friendships with customers. Andy is a big fan of Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos, Yorkshire CCC. He enjoys long walks with his border terrier 'Bremner', and watching his youngest son Alfie play football better than he ever did and he's only 6.

Keith Rinder


Keith has been in the print trade for 48 years, 40 of those years as an estimator. He has strong communication skills, likes classical music, and is a lover of chocolate.

Ian Beaman

Production Director

Basically 'The impossible is easy, Miracles take a bit longer' Ian has been under Howard from School, 26 years ago. He has worked up through the ranks. Add to this, his four daughters and two acquired sons 'Not much time for owt else.'

Laura Stanyard

Production Manager

Laura has been with PPS Grasmere since 2005, moving from Reception into Production rapidly. Away from work she likes to be out and about with family and friends, with a few glasses of fizz. But most of all, she loves spending time with her husband and beautiful 1 year old daughter.

Mark Casey

IT Manager

Mark has been in print for 31 years, he started as a scanner operator. He has extensive knowledge of Repro and Print. Likes to keep fit, loves running. Also enjoys an afternoon on the XBOX.

Julianne Gill


Julianne has been in the print business for 19 years, she has great mac skills and enjoys quality time with her two kids.

Jo Travis-Jones


Jo has been working in Repro/Artwork for 23 years. She has a great eye for detail and accuracy. She loves going to the theatre and spending time with her three wonderful girls.

Charlotte Lee


Charlotte studied at Huddersfield University, she loves travelling and creating her own tie dye clothing.

Matt Dean

Print Manager

Matt is apprentice served. He can turn his hand to all presses 2 col to 5 col, B3 and B2 litho. He is an avid Leeds United supporter both home and away, also Europe for those that remember LUFC back in the early 2000's!


Rob Young

Indigo Printer

Rob has been with PPS since 1990. He runs mountain bike rides for a local bike shop, and teaches scouts to sail and kayak in the summer.

Christian Hughes


Christian has been an apprentice at PPS Grasmere for two years, is looking forward to becoming a fully qualified printer. He likes going to festivals and watching gigs.

Andy Henderson

Finishing Operator

Andy has worked in greeting card manufacturing for 26 years and joined PPS in 2007. He is skilful within the finishing sector including foiling, embossing and stitching machines. He enjoys socialising and travelling.

Penny Ainge

Hand-work coordinator

Penny has a long history in print finishing including previously being a partner in a self built business. Penny's skills involve problem solving and working to a fast pace whist ensuring the quality is to it's best. She enjoys family time and doing most sports and has great pride in the work she undertakes.