Riversdale move a great success

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Moving a business from Gore to Riversdale may be a daunting prospect, but for Printshop Express owner Viv Caughey, it was a wise move. ‘‘I should have done it a long time ago,’’ Mrs Caughey said. The company now has a fresh look and location in Riversdale in Main St. The business still offers the same services, including printing, photocopying, design, personalised stationery and business cards. Mrs Caughey said she loved going to work in the mornings and the move had made a difference in her lifestyle. She had lived in Riversdale for 20 years and now occasionally walked to the shop from home since moving on August 1. She had owned Printshop Express for six years in Gore and worked there for seven years before buying the business. She said she wanted the business closer to home, and the move had not deterred any customers, who were still coming from Gore. Printshop Express was committed to its customers and would always deal directly with them. The business would deliver directly to Gore and Riversdale and was convenient for Northern Southland clients. Printshop Express is located in a smaller building than previous. Mrs Caughey uses an office space at home for machinery, such as a name badge engraver, a hole puncher and a bandsaw, although they are not used on a daily basis. A guillotine paper cutter and a Heidelberg printer are used often. ‘‘My biggest concern was, when I shifted from Gore, we had to get [everything] through the front window,’’ she said. During the business’ time in Gore, 91-year-old Tom McCord worked at Printshop Express. Mrs Caughey said people had asked about Mr McCord, who lives in Mataura, and whether he was still going to help out. Mr McCord would pop into the business when Mrs Caughey needed him, she said. He also had a say in the move. ‘‘He had to check the place out before I could take it.’’ Mrs Caughey said she enjoyed the variety of the job. ‘‘There’s never the same thing to do from day to day.’’