Old George W Barclay sign in Walthamstow High Street, 2019 © Helen Johnston
Photo of shop sign and two storeys above shop

George Barclay founded the company in 1952, as a letterpress printers called George W Barclay, in Clifton Street EC2. When he wanted to retire and move abroad in 1973 and with no children to leave the business to, George offered it for sale to one of his most dedicated and talented printers, Jack Amos. Not having enough money to buy the business up front, Jack paid the money in weekly instalments. The company moved to Walthamstow High Street in around 1979, where their old sign can still be seen today. In 1989 they moved again to their current site in the Dorma Trading Park in Staffa Road, just off Lea Bridge Road, and rebranded
as Barclay’s Print. Now they are a large commercial business, printing litho and digital, and the current managing director is Jack’s son David Amos, whose son is also in the company as the third generation.

David Amos from Barclays Print