Managed Print Services


Today's business world still runs on paper, often at a high cost to businesses. With printing and copying costing the average organisation around £400 per user per year, the ‘paperless office’ remains a myth. Evidence suggests that rather than attempting to become paperless, a more realistic goal should be to become "paper light".

As a multi-category consultancy, Red Herring can help you to reduce and control your print management costs at the same time as saving money across other office categories. The size of the print challenge is evident:

  • 35% of annual IT budget is spent on print and is the highest IT cost within the average business

  • 90% of all companies do not track their organisation's printing costs

  • 23% of Help Desk calls are print related and IT spend 15% of their time on printing-related issues

Get print costs under control

We are pleased to be working with industry expert Graham Varndell to provide advice and independent consultancy on managed print service.

Graham has spent over twenty years helping organisations caught up in restrictive print contracts, saving clients thousands of pounds. In fact, one of the most complicated cost areas in business is photocopying: simple and seemingly straightforward clauses often mask financial pitfalls.

Graham will guide you through the minefield which is the photocopier and printer world. The market is complex with print management, workflow and hosted solutions forming part of any proposal. Hardware and service costs are important, but understanding how software can drive costs down is fundamental.

You will gain visibility and understanding of your expenditure as we work through the process; including identifying the right suppliers, undertaking due diligence and benchmarking offers. Graham's expertise will ensure that you can count on a suitable print strategy as well as the best value for your requirements.


Graham Varndell has over 20 years experience in the print and copy industry and provides independent consultancy for Red Herring Business Services.

Talk to us to find out how you can gain control of your print management costs.

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One of our core values at Red Herring is being a business for good. This means that we raise money by donating 10% of all fees earned to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. After a recent diagnosis, this cause is close to our hearts and we are proud to support the UK’s leading MS charity that provides practical help today and the hope of a cure tomorrow for everyone living with multiple sclerosis (MS) nationwide.

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