Hobs Repro is a leading independent reprographics company and is proud to hold a Royal Warrant for services to the Royal Household. We provide fast and reliable print solutions, as we run every stage of the process: from concept and graphic design through to high-resolution digital printing, bespoke finishing and delivery using our own couriers. Focusing on printing for Architects, Engineers, Construction (AEC) and the creative industries, we invest heavily in equipment, as only the best printing technology guarantees the best quality.
Hobs Reprographics plc is registered in England and Wales, No. 511368 Registered Office: Ground Floor, 14 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NE
Hobs 3D is unique in providing a range of high-quality 3D solutions for architecture, construction, engineering and property development. Our specialists use the latest technologies in model making, 3D printing and 3D visualisations to support our clients in their design process to help win bids, tenders and competitions.
Hobs 3D Ltd is registered in England and Wales, No. 02577292 Registered Office: Ground Floor, 14 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NE
Anexsys is an independent legal support and technology service provider, specialising in e-Discovery, Digital Forensics, Legal Reprographics, and scanning services to support law firms, corporate and government clients in the UK and Europe. All our secure offices hold ISO9001 and ISO27001 certification. We are unique in having an in-house software development team, who design and implement bespoke software solutions.
Anexsys Ltd is registered in England and Wales, No. 05283821 Registered Office: Ground Floor, 14 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NE
The Hobs Group consists of three companies: Hobs Repro, Hobs 3D and Anexsys. Our aim is to help our customers add value to their businesses. We provide the very best 2D and 3D content, innovative document solutions, inspiring creative ideas and exceptional, hassle-free, service quality. We have over 300 employees nationwide, a group turnover of +£30m and we are proud to hold a Royal Warrant for services to the Royal Household. Click here to view our 2018 Gender Pay Gap Summary.
Hobs Group is registered in England and Wales, No. 10268613 Registered Office: Ground Floor, 14 Castle Street, Liverpool L2 0NE
James is responsible for the four companies within the Hobs Group. In his last role James was responsible for a group of four companies within Xerox HR Services: RightOpt, a private healthcare exchange; Benefit Wallet a tax efficient savings/benefits business; Financial Wellness, delivering improved financial management to employees; and HRS Client Technology that develops custom portals in the HR space such as global total rewards portals. James was previously Chief Innovation Officer for the Xerox Consulting and Analytics Services (XCAS) group of companies and the Analytics Resource Center (ARC). Driving the correct, build, buy or ally decisions and driving analytics and automation throughout the corporation. Prior to taking this CIO post, James founded and led consulting and analytics company, NewField IT and was one of the inventors of Asset DB, a geospatial database application that has become the industry standard for managed print and content services in the area of discovery and design. James led the business to the forefront of the MPS industry and negotiated a trade sale to Xerox in 2011.Contact James on LinkedIn
Craig Joined Hobs Repro in March 1994. In 1998, Craig took the responsibility for the Leeds business which was acquired through an acquisition, increasing sales from £100k to £1.2M by 2006. In 2008, Craig was promoted to Managing Director of Hobs Reprographics plc though retains direct P&L responsibility for a number of business centres, in particular Manchester which has been transformed since 2015 with the adoption of new technologies and market opportunities.Contact Craig on LinkedIn
Rob Crowley is Managing Director of Anexsys, part of the Hobs Group. He joined Anexsys as Managing Director Designate in September 2013 and in May 2014 became Managing Director. Rob has 10 years’ experience in the fields of IT, computer forensics and eDisclosure. Rob started his career within the forensic technology team at the accountancy firm KPMG, before moving to Ernst & Young (EY) as a Technical Manager, where he specialised in the project management of eDiscovery and digital forensic engagements. During his time at EY, Rob helped implement the eDiscovery platform Relativity, and led one of Europe’s largest eDiscovery engagements relating to a government IT arbitration. Prior to Anexsys Rob was a Regional Manager EMEA at the analytics and eDiscovery software company Recommind (now an OpenText company), supporting law firms and corporations on eDisclosure workflows and methodologies, with a particular focus on analytics and technology assisted review. Rob’s remit is to develop the technical litigation support services offered within Anexsys, as well as to diversify the legal print business.Contact Rob on LinkedIn
Steven joined Hobs as a consultant in 2012 and was formally appointed Finance Director in January 2013. Prior to joining the business, Steven had 20 years of experience in retail and multi-site businesses. He qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant and has spent the majority of his career in the retail sector where he held a number of senior finance roles, including Finance Director at Blackwell’s Bookshops (£180m t/o), the Cotswold Company and Galaxy Optical Services (Tesco Opticians). Prior to joining Hobs, Steven was divisional Finance Director and then a Managing Director within Daisy Telecoms where he was responsible for the integration of the £95M revenue AT Communications acquisition and then Managing Director of Servassure, the maintenance division.Contact Steven on LinkedIn
On the year of our 50th anniversary, Hobs Repro are proud to be launching the first edition of Spellbound: A Grimoire of Magical Digital Print, a book for designers.
Not only has the death of print been greatly exaggerated, but generation Z are increasingly returning to print (some even posting carefully curated ‘shelfies’ on their Instagram). As digital fatigue and attitudes to print change, so too has the underlying technology. Most designer’s understanding of print, including our own up until recently, is based on education created in the 1990s at the turn of the millennium.