Simon Doggett, managing director of KW Doggett says, "After researching the Adelaide market, and in light of competitor consolidation, we felt that South Australian printers and paper specifiers would welcome an independently owned and managed paper merchant offering."
Catherine Doggett, the company's marketing manager, says, "As in the other states Doggett's in Adelaide will merchant our range of coated, uncoated and specialty papers, including our offering in synthetics, self adhesives and pre cut labels. The diverse range of the Doggett product portfolio will be stocked locally in the Pooraka warehouse and provide a new and exciting product choice for the South Australia printers and paper specifiers."
Doggett is the biggest independent paper merchant in the country, by a long way, and the last few years have seen a consistent expansion in the company's activities, including the establishment of a Sydney branch to provide total eastern seaboard coverage.
Heading up the new branch will be current Melbourne employee Chris Jackson, who has been with Doggett's for three years, during which time he has been the driving force behind Doggett's successful pre cut label and self adhesive business.
Simon Doggett says, "The business acumen Chris has shown in developing the label business led us to believe he would be the perfect candidate to lead the new South Australia team. Doggett's is also keen to promote from within the Company to ensure the current culture is instilled within the new branch operation."
Jackson and his young family will move across in February and will be aiming to build a strong customer focused and service orientated team in the Adelaide market. The local team will consist of Chris, as State Manager, along with both customer service and warehouse operations staff.
Right from the first day of trade in 1975, Doggett's has been focused on customer relationships. The founder Ken Doggett's philosophy, and one that has now become embedded in the Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane branches. is "to serve printers and paper specifiers on the basis of good staff, good service and good products, and of course be approachable to all customers big and small".
Ken, John, Simon and the whole KW Doggett Fine Paper team say they are looking forward to meeting and developing strong business relationships within the South Australian print and design markets over the coming months.