New chapter at Aberdeen press firm – Aberdeen Business News


LONG established and well-known local family-owned business Langstane Press Ltd is entering a new chapter with a change of leadership.

Colin Campbell will be retiring from the day-to-day management of the business after an incredible 50 years service, the last 37 years as Managing Director, a role he stepped in to when his father retired in 1987.

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He proudly announced: “In recent years, our recovery from the oil and gas recession followed by getting over the impact of the pandemic have been my biggest priorities and contemplating my retirement was only going to be an option once we were heading in the right direction.

“The business is now in a stable and strong financial position, and on June 3, 2024 it will be 50 years since I started work at Langstane. It has therefore become very clear to me that when that day comes it will be the perfect time for me to step down from the Managing Director role and retire from the day-to-day management of the business.

Mark Campbell and Colin Campbell
Mark Campbell and Colin Campbell

“From that date, my successor as Managing Director will be Mark Campbell, my cousin Jack’s son, who after over 30 years in the business is more than ready for the challenge. I will be taking on the role of Chairman so I will always be available to Mark as his mentor and biggest supporter”.

Mark has been shadowing Colin in recent times with the goal of having as seamless a transition as possible. Mark said: “I’m very much looking forward to leading Langstane and making sure we continue our success.

“We are in excellent shape and as Scotland’s largest independent distributor of business products, with headquarters in Aberdeen and branches in Dundee and Livingston, we are in a very strong position to generate more growth.”


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