• We provide a fully managed and direct paper supply for companies and organisations who invest in their use of printed media.

    Buying paper separately from print requires no additional workload; moreover, there are many benefits associated with it including reduced costs.

    We supply a 1/4 million tonnes of paper products each year, offering a global supply of sustainable and innovative paper sources to suit all print processes - from gravure through to the latest in digital technology.


    A dedicated team manages your account, providing a comprehensive cradle to grave service that includes:

    analysis on the paper grades currently used in your sector

    advice on a complete choice of paper ranges tailored to your requirements

    continuous usage and performance analysis

    KPI and environmental reporting

    regular reviews and suggestions as to how we can further reduce your costs

  • Our sustainability credentials include FSC®, PEFC™, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and we are a Carbon Balanced certified company.

    We are also the exclusive suppliers of Revive - a high quality range of recycled Carbon Balanced papers for the text, cover and inserts for your publications.

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  • Customer sectors

  • Our customers fall into many different sectors, for which we have developed an expertise in providing sustainable, relevant and cost effective paper solutions to fulfil their requirements.

  • TRAVEL

    RETAIL

    PUBLISHING

    LOCAL AUTHORITIES

  • CHARITIES

    DIRECT MAIL

    PRINT MANAGEMENT

    PUBLIC SECTOR

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  • Denmaur Media People

    The team at Denmaur Media possess expert knowledge in paper and print, and work as an extension of your business.

    Our cradle to grave approach includes forecasting and scheduling, through to accounting for how every kilo of your paper has performed on press as well as everything else in between!

    We've been doing this since 1983, and we've been doing it well by instilling confidence and trust in everyone involved in the supply chain - the mill, the printer and, of course, you.

  • Meet some of the team:

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  • Julian Townsend

    Sales Director

    Director, Julian Townsend, has clocked 38 years in the paper trade, the last 21 of which have been with Denmaur as employee number 23.

    Born and raised in Surrey, Julian remains there with wife of 23 years, Tracy, and their two grown-up children, William and Alice. Although he and Tracy met whilst working in the trade during the late 1980s, their children have chosen to pursue careers outside the paper industry. William is an environmental scientist, whilst Alice is studying Business Management and Marketing at Surrey University.

    When time permits, Julian pursues mountain biking 'to clear the head'. However, he refers to the hobby as treacherous given factors such as age and ability, and the myriad of terrains that he and his fellow mountain bikers encounter.

    The creation of automotive art and cooking Indian cuisine are other indulgences away from work, albeit he quotes The Hairy Bikers' Great Curries book as his 'favourite example of a 130g/m² woodfree matt coated paper'.

  • How did you get into the industry?

    Funnily enough, it never even occurred to me there was a paper industry.

    In my early teens, I looked up to a neighbour. He was in his early 30's, owned a house the same size as our family home, drove a faster car than my father, raced motorcycles at the weekend and appeared to have TWO girlfriends!

    I wanted to be him – it transpired he was the sales director of a publishing paper merchant. That was the life for me, with my nine 'O' levels firmly under my belt I joined his business at 16 in the summer of 1980 and before my move to Denmaur, I had secured the title and the desk, but not the income – I so missed the rich market conditions of the late 1970s/early 80s!

    If you weren't a paper merchant, what do you think you'd have done instead?

    If a regular monthly income had not proved absolutely essential, I might of initially pursued my creative side.

    Unfortunately, in the paper industry spare time has been very rare commodity in recent years. When I do get the opportunity I enjoy creating art with an automotive 'slant'. I generally focus on large-scale 'art' most likely to end up in car showrooms, workshops or 'man-caves'. With such time limitations, I am fortunate to complete just a couple of projects per year, but they seem to sell well.

    My very tolerant wife seems immune to the smell of fibreglass and paint and does not object to the disruption created by power tools and welding equipment. She has even allowed a couple of items in to the family home and recently she rejected a very good offer for the coffee table/wine rack created from a Jaguar V8 engine – personally, I was all for taking the money.

    In the film Denmaur who would play you (any actor, living or dead)?

    Faye Dunaway – possibly an odd choice, but I would love to see her method act her way through the ups & downs of the paper sector, wearing a very good suit. I suspect my choice is heavily influenced by my early years watching Bonnie and Clyde, The Thomas Crown Affair and Chinatown – impeccable.

    If you could have a slap-up lunch with any person/persons (again, can be alive or dead), who would you choose?

    A very long lunch with Philip Lynott, the front man of Thin Lizzy and my son William.

    Having not been around for 33 years, I hope Phil would be very satisfied to meet a 22 year old that is familiar with his every lyric – it should get the lunch off to a very good start – watch out Boisdale Belgravia and the basement cocktail bar at Hix Soho!

    Can you tell us your favourite fact about Denmaur?

    Denise and Maureen = Denmaur – not a lot of people know that!

    Can you tell us an interesting/unusual fact about yourself?

    I once 'unofficially' stood in for my elder brother at a motorsport event.

    It all became rather awkward when 'he' won the event. Many of his friends attending the event appeared very confused, but none blew the whistle.

    What's the best piece of advice you'd give to the younger version of yourself?

    Network harder and faster. Go where the profit is greatest and change companies frequently.

    What is the best thing about what you do at Denmaur?

    Using our independence. We have always been enthusiastic regarding our independent status and after the overblown hype of the 1990s/2000s, the industry is returning in our favour.

    If we were to give you £10 to place on a long-shot bet, what would it be?

    I would ask my wife for advice on a future horse race. She regularly seems to win hundreds of £s because she liked the grey one or the jockeys colours seemed nice.

    If we were to give you £1,000 to donate to charity, which would it be?

    Cancer Research UK – I have lost some fantastic family and friends to this cruel illness.

    If you won £10,000,000 on the lottery, what would be on top of your shopping list (assuming family, friends, charitable donations & long-shot bets have been covered)?

    I would buy a 1/5th share in a 1960s Ferrarri 250 GTO and spend the summer months racing around Europe in historic motor racing events – probably swiftly followed by bankruptcy after the first fantastic weekend away.

    What would be your specialised subject on Mastermind?

    The European range of UPM Paper products – paper grades and grammages – I am great company at dinner parties!

    Who (and why) would be your phone a friend on Who wants to be a millionaire?

    My first girlfriend – she knew absolutely everything and was always right – our relationship did not last very long!

    Why should we continue to use paper?

    All of a sudden there is a true appreciation of a circular society and paper is a fantastic product with a great story – compare the rate of paper recycling with any other sector – and it grows on trees!

    Why should people buy paper from Denmaur?

    We probably possess the greatest number of paper 'obsessives' – I suspect a combined knowledge of several hundred years.

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  • Martin Best

    Sales Support Manager

    Martin was born in Bromley but brought up in a small Kent village called Newington. Today he lives on the outskirts of Sittingbourne with wife, Sarah, and their 4 children.

    Before embarking on a career in the paper industry, Martin's first job after leaving school was as a lorry driver. He then moved on to spend several years in insurance broking, and in the year 2001 joined us here at Denmaur.

    An all-round sports star, Martin has completed marathons, he loves to ski, shoots a decent round of golf and has played pool at national competition level. So, in addition to hustling, Besty is also passionate about all things football and is an avid follower of The Gills.

    Having successfully built a garden 'man cave' last year, Martin's ambition is to, one day, possibly build his own house.

  • How did you get into the industry?

    Through my lengthy and very fortunate association with a Mr Mike Gee.

    If you weren't a paper merchant, what do you think you'd have done instead?

    I would have gone into Property made many millions of pounds.

    In the film Denmaur who would play you (any actor, living or dead)?

    Jim Carrey.

    If you could have a slap-up lunch with any person/persons (again, can be alive or dead), who would you choose?

    George Best.

    Can you tell us your favourite fact about Denmaur?

    Denmaur is a true modern day success story.

    Can you tell us an interesting/unusual fact about yourself?

    I made a cameo appearance at a foam party in the first episode of Ibiza Uncovered.

    What's the best piece of advice you'd give to the younger version of yourself?

    Smile, be confident and finance a huge property portfolio.

    What is the best thing about what you do at Denmaur?

    I just love problem solving…….. Seriously, the people are great.

    If we were to give you £10 to place on a long-shot bet, what would it be?

    Man setting foot on the moon.

    If we were to give you £1,000 to donate to charity, which would it be?

    The Meningitis Trust.

    If you won £10,000,000 on the lottery, what would be on top of your shopping list (assuming family, friends, charitable donations & long-shot bets have been covered)?

    My own island.

    What would be your specialised subject on Mastermind?

    Football.

    Who (and why) would be your phone a friend on Who wants to be a millionaire?

    Definitely my Wife.

    Why should we continue to use paper?

    Paper is the most sustainable, environmentally friendly and the very greatest form of communication.

    Why should people buy paper from Denmaur?

    We are totally and undeniably fantastic at everything we do….we are team Denmaur!

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  • Debs Alford

    Account Manager

    Debs Alford joined the Media team in 2015 after spending 15 years working in print production at Polestar, where, amongst other things, she was responsible for printing the Radio Times.

    Born in North London, Debs moved with her family to Hertfordshire in the 1990's, embarking on a short career in the medical supplies industry before succumbing to the lure of print.

    After the closure of the local Polestar site in Watford, Debs took an option to relocate with the company, and for 12 years made the Yorkshire Dales her home, returning to the South to take up the role with Denmaur Media. Debs enjoy socialising, Italian food and red wine, and travels extensively to follow her greatest passion, F1 motor racing.

    Her reputation for getting the job done is well known in the publishing sector, and she is one of our in-house experts for all queries relating to the web offset and gravure print processes.

  • How did you get into the industry?

    By chance, applied for a job at Polestar Watford, and the rest is history.

    If you weren't a paper merchant, what do you think you'd have done instead?

    Car Mechanic, but girls didn't do that back in the day!

    In the film Denmaur who would play you (any actor, living or dead)?

    Deborah Kerr as I was named after her.

    If you could have a slap-up lunch with any person/persons (again, can be alive or dead), who would you choose?

    Steve McQueen and Keith Floyd cooking it.

    Can you tell us your favourite fact about Denmaur?

    That it's a successful family run business.

    Can you tell us an interesting/unusual fact about yourself?

    I caught a lisp in primary school, by copying how a girl in my class spoke.

    What's the best piece of advice you'd give to the younger version of yourself?

    Don't worry so much, things usually work out.

    What is the best thing about what you do at Denmaur?

    Finding the best solution for our customers.

    If we were to give you £10 to place on a long-shot bet, what would it be?

    Winning the lottery.

    If we were to give you £1,000 to donate to charity, which would it be?

    Crohns & Colitis UK.

    If you won £10,000,000 on the lottery, what would be on top of your shopping list (assuming family, friends, charitable donations & long-shot bets have been covered)?

    Travel to every F1 Grand Prix around the world.

    What would be your specialised subject on Mastermind?

    UK Area Postcodes.

    Who (and why) would be your phone a friend on Who wants to be a millionaire?

    Probably my Dad, because he's my dad.

    Why should we continue to use paper?

    How else can you send a message in a bottle.

    Why should people buy paper from Denmaur?

    We are a friendly helpful bunch of people, that will always do our best for our customers.


  • OUR COMMERCIAL PRINT DIVISION

    Our commercial print division is supported by a modern warehouse facility that holds a complete range of sheet-fed and CutStar stock.

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