Paperhat Communications Limited

Global Print & Digital Communications

A fresh integrated approach to procurement across print, digital and new marketing technologies.

Fresh thinking

Our approach is to inspire every client with fresh thinking and cost effective solutions.

We understand the relentless demands placed on clients and marketing personnel when trying to achieve quality, innovation and best value. Our approach is structured towards reducing those demands and making a positve difference to the client experience.

With two decades of successful print management along with the very latest expertise in new communication channels, Paperhat has the passion, people and resource to maximise today’s marketing opportunities.

We work, play and live in London


Print Management - the complete production package

We manage print purchasing for some of the largest brands in Europe where cost efficiency and speed-to-market are essential.

Our intelligent sourcing strategy ensures that we optimise every component of print spend and deliver as many cost efficiencies as possible. Some of our existing clients have seen savings of up to 30% against previous best prices.



All businesses have structure, process and equipment but it’s the talent that operates within that can add that extra something and set you apart.

About us

More than 80 clients with average tenure of eight years

Paperhat Communications have been at the forefront of print management for two decades, pioneering the decoupling of print production away from the constraints of traditional procurement channels. Identifying the need for efficiencies and cost savings in all aspects of print production, Paperhat formed a new and exciting venture with Gutenberg Networks in 2010.

In 2011 Paperhat bought a majority stake in Consorcio Group relaunching as Paperhat Consorcio, a company specialising in social media and marketing spend consultancy. Then in 2012 Paperhat acquired majority stakes in both FTP and RBD to create Paperhat FTP a company specialising in creative services. The combined companies form The Paperhat Group and offer a dynamic range of independent marketing and production services.
Holding recognised Industry Standard accreditations confirms Paperhat is a serious business who deliver creative services and procurement solutions that are efficient, continually improving and independently audited.

Paperhat accreditations include ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System; ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management System; FSC and PEFC promoting responsible management and sustainably managed forest party certification. Paperhat membership includes Sedex, BPIF and POPAI.

An expert workforce of 1,260 to cater for more than 80 clients with average tenure of eight years.

Who we work with

30 billion pages printed each year

Our approach is to inspire our clients with fresh thinking and to deliver bespoke solutions that will ultimately make everyone’s working day pass much more smoothly.

We firmly believe that the route to achieving each perfect solution should be collaborative and built on information sharing that benefits all concerned.

We work in a communications market and open discussion to arrive at common set of goals shouldn’t be difficult - after all a problem shared is a problem halved.

Technology solutions to give you the edge 


Clients and Paperhat staff communicating on multiple devices

Paperhat’s technology solutions provide clients with engaging and practical cost saving efficiencies. Secure bespoke portals with integration across multiple platforms gives clients visibility and control over projects, workflow and costs.

Paperhat has a policy of employing the best-qualified industry personnel with a positive attitude towards improving the Client experience.


  • I have worked with Paperhat on many print and signage projects over the last three years. We have printed catalogues and brochures for our Kohler sales offices in India, Egypt, France and China. They have been an outstanding resource for Kohler. Paperhat produce quality work and the have done a great job of servicing our account. Global Print Production Manager, Kohler Company
  • The main benefit of having Paperhat as our print specialist is that it has really allowed the European marketing teams to focus on true marketing functions. Any print or POS requirements have been handled quickly and easily via the Paperhat team and essentially over time they have become an extended part of the team. They fully understand our business needs and the way we need to support the local markets, adding creativity and sound solutions whilst delivering projects on time and within budget.Vice President, AEG, Milwaukee and Ryobi
  • Paperhat have been at the core of breaking down the previously held misconceptions of print expenditure and creative costs being somehow inseparable, and have played an integral part in the re-engineering of our supply chain methods which now deliver higher quality printed marketing material in shorter lead times. Global Advertising Finance & Traffic Manager, Adidas International
  • The acknowledgment from France Telecom today that your company are always responsive to their requests provide both detailed information and market and technical knowledge was extremely good and very rare to hear.Commercial Sourcing Manager, Orange UK

Our approach is to inspire our clients with fresh thinking and to deliver bespoke solutions.


An expert workforce of 1,260




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Group News

Is your brand maximising its social media presence?

August 6, 2015

Tim Peppiatt is CEO of Paperhat Communications

In the ever-changing world of on-line marketing, it is no longer a secret that maximising your brands potential through social media is a necessity….

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Leading lights debate procurement’s role in marketing at Supply Management roundtable

December 10, 2014


The recent Marketing and Procurement roundtable at Supply Management magazine’s offices in London was the latest in a series of events sponsored by Paperhat Group….

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Early engagement the key to marketing procurement success

July 17, 2014


Marketing procurement professionals should engage with suppliers as early as possible to get ideas to help shape the brief. Adam Jacobs, managing director at V4 Services encouraged procurement…

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Paperhat to join Supply Management and industry experts in procurement webinar

July 1, 2014


Paperhat has partnered with leading industry publication Supply Management to run an online webinar on tendering for marketing services and other complex categories…

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Association of Event Organisers and Paperhat Consorcio announce social media partnership

June 30, 2014

Tim Peppiatt is CEO of Paperhat Communications

The Association of Event Organisers (AEO), the trade association representing the exhibition and events industry, and Paperhat Consorcio, the social media marketing…

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Paperhat Consorcio nomination for Best Use of Social Media at industry awards

May 13, 2014

Tim Peppiatt is CEO of Paperhat Communications

The work of Paperhat Consorcio continues to be recognised in industry awards, with a latest nomination for Best Use of Social Media in the 2014 Print, Design and Marketing…

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Grebot Donnelly nominated for 2014 Business Excellence award

May 2, 2014


Grebot Donnelly Associates, the leading education and schools marketing consultancy, has been nominated for a 2014 Business Excellence award by the readers of…

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Paperhat FTP has the pleasure of working on David Bailey’s portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II

April 22, 2014


A portrait of the Queen by the renowned British photographer David Bailey has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday. The photograph of the monarch…

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Paperhat consolidates London sites and eyes continued growth

April 9, 2014


Paperhat has moved to a new global HQ in Covent Garden consolidating two previous sites in London Bridge and Soho to offer clients a more integrated service… 

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Paperhat’s new Covent Garden home a central location for brands

March 31, 2014


In an exciting development marking its continued expansion, Paperhat Group is moving to new headquarters in London’s Covent Garden, the hub of the UK media… 

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We actively support
several charities

Helping young children with autism
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with essential mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods.
Help keep the magic alive for thousands of children who need our help every year.
Helping people in crisis, or just in need of support, with a particular emphasis on those suffering from depression.

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Unit 8 Waterside
44 – 48 Wharf Road
N1 7UX

Company Registration No.: 09441985

Registered in England & Wales
Registered office:
5 Fleet Place
London EC4M 7RD
VAT No.: GB 649276987

We want to hear from you!

Whether you’re new to the idea of production decoupling or considering a review of your current arrangements, talk to us in total confidence.

Contact Tom O’Donnell anytime:
Tel: 020 7089 0360
or complete the form and we will contact you.

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General print
Point of sale
Online stationery
Direct mail
Audit and analysis
Tender opportunity
Creative services
Digital asset management
Stock management / logistics
Online and digital
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