Donna Young owner of print (my way)

New Sunderland printing business launched

The widow of a prominent Sunderland businessman has launched a new printing business that seeks to build on his legacy.

Donna and Martyn Young set up their first print company, First2Print, in Sunderland in 2007, building it into a multi-million-pound business before it was sold to London-based Precision Print in 2014. 

The couple carried on working for Precision Print until Martyn died in a forklift truck accident in February 2017 at the company’s site on Sunderland Enterprise Park.

After taking some time out of the industry, Donna has now launched Print My Way, based at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) in Sunderland.

She said: "I came up with the name in recognition of what Martyn brings to this new business. He might not be here in person but he is built into everything we have and everything we do and we will carry on delivering the friendly and fantastic services Martyn was so well known for.

"I’m so proud of what Martyn and I built together. We had a brilliant business with a brilliant team and I know I can do that again.

"I’ve taken some time off to come to terms with what happened and there have certainly been some really hard times but now I feel strong and I’m finally looking forward to the future because I know it’s what Martyn would want. He’d be proud to see me doing this."