CANVEY ISLAND, ENGLAND – JUNE 27: Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh attends the grand opening of the new Charfleet Book Bindery on June 27, 2023 in Canvey Island, England. Pic: Dave Benett

This week THE Duchess of Edinburgh visited Charfleet Book Bindery, a long-established and respected bookbinding company on Canvey.

Sophie, the wife of Prince Edward, visited the Charfleet Book Bindery this afternoon for a tour of the new bindery workshop.

Simon Burstein from Charfleet Books says: When I sold Browns in 2015 to Farfetch, I had no idea I would end up owning a bindery business, but a series of serendipitous events combined with an unrealised love of artisanal bookmaking has led to where we are today, opening a brand-new state-of-the-art bindery facility on Canvey Island, saving a number of uniquely skilled roles, and relaunching a 184-year-old British Brand.”

Barrons have supported the business over many years, and continued support of Simon and his management team we hope for years to come.

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