Over 21 years in business

Who are we?

hdc has been working with schools like yours for over 21 years. Throughout this time, we have continually developed products that are relevant in an ever-changing educational landscape.

We always aim to give our customers the best products, at the right price, whilst delivering a service that exceeds all expectations. This has been our under-lying philosophy from the day we started trading in 1997 and as a result we are even more focussed and driven by this belief today. Our team’s rich experience in working with today’s modern school environment is unrivalled and each member of our team is committed to our customer charter.

01. Customer Service

Our team are here to help you and are committed to 5 star customer service. From answering your telephone call within three rings to sending quotations within 48 hours from initial enquiry, we go the extra mile for you at every stage. Always expect the very best, after all, without you, there is no hdc!

02. The Whole Package

You will benefit from our commitment to deliver the ‘whole package’. Not only will you enjoy extremely competitive pricing across our product range, but products that will last the rigours of a school year, produced using the best available materials and printed via the most up-to-date facilities our market has to offer.

03. Partnerships

We partner with educational associations to allow members access to exclusive offers and benefits. hdc are one of the longest serving Preferred Suppliers of ASCL, we have been partners of School Leaders Scotland for over ten years and more recently have been a commercial supporter of Schools NorthEast.

04. Development

We are committed to continually developing products for you that are relevant to the curriculum. Our on-going programme of efficiency improvement across all of our activities through the utilisation of technology will ensure that we deliver exactly what you want, when you want it. We are also fully committed to our training programme to develop our team’s skills.

05. Delivery

We are committed to delivering every job on time, every time. Upon placing an order, we will ask for you for a required delivery date which enables us to provide a schedule and deliver your order on time, every time.

06. Environment

We strive to have as little effect on our environment as possible. All the materials (paper and board) that we use in the production of our educational publications are from sustainable sources. As a result all our paper sources are grown for paper production. We operate a recycling system within our factory ensuring our waste materials are collected and recycled.

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Million Planners Produced

21

Years Experience

98

Customer Satisfaction

100

Customer Focused
Mikayla AldousWarmington School

I just wanted to say we were very excited about receiving our pupil planners recently and even more excited about sharing them with our children. It is the first time we have had them at our school and they have gone down a storm. The quality and look of the pupil planners is fantastic! We are really pleased with them, thank you.

Jackie OliverDuncombe School

Once again, my order was processed in an excellent way. Nothing was too much trouble for the team. My questions / queries / requests were dealt with in a professional way... AS ALWAYS. This is my 3rd year of using your company... if we require diary's next year I will certainly be using you again. Thank you to all your team.

Tracey AngusColtness High School

hdc provide a professional and personal service that caters for all our needs. Over the years, the staff at hdc have gone out of their way to assist us in producing yearbooks of the highest quality. I would not consider working with any other company on this project as hdc deliver the goods each and every time.

Bernard PeffersBarr's Hill School

Just to ask if you would kindly thank the team for the planners produced for this year. I’m aware that you would have liked the draft much sooner but nevertheless the finished planners appeared Monday, perfect timing for students who came back today. Many thanks to those involved.

Sahara KhanBurlington Danes Academy

We will definitely be ordering from you again for the next academic year. Our planners are wonderful, thank you for the great job you did with them.

Our Team

Our number one aim is to provide customers with quality personalised products and a high level of service.

We are committed to providing customer service to the highest standards. A key to the success of our team is through the knowledge of our products. Our role is to provide you with a point of contact and assistance from a simple sample request to discussing a suitable delivery date for your order.

Each member of our team brings a unique set of skills, ranging from typesetting and desktop publishing to illustration and digital media.

With our state of the art digital printing and finishing equipment and our many combined years of experience of the digital printing market we have the tools to deliver the highest possible levels of customer satisfaction.

Derek Young

Derek is our Sales Director and founded hdc back in 1997. Derek is an avid fan of Duran Duran and has been to see them live over 25 times, on an unrelated note Derek is banned from choosing/picking any music in the office.

Robin Clark

Robin is our Operations Director and has been with hdc since 2006. Robin is a fully paid up member of the Barmy Army and attends as many Cricket games as he can. Robin has a red & white Suzuki gsxr 750, or gixxer to those in the know, that appears every time the sun is out.

Jade Aitken

Jade is our Customer service manager she has been a member of hdc since 2003, Jade’s fun fact is that she met her husband who also worked for hdc 10 years ago and they now have a hdc baby boy, 123….Awww

Jim Watt

Jim is a print consultant and has been with hdc since 2017. Jim is a bit of a world traveller and has been to New York, Dubai, Tenerife and Dubai again in the last 12 months. Jim still wears sun glasses from 1987 that he purchased for his first trip to Rhodes, he has been back 30 times!

Lisa Mcleod

Lisa is a Sales administration assistant and has been with hdc from 2010. Lisa is a massive Craig David Fan, so much so that she is travelling to Ibiza to see him this summer.

Jackie Gallagher

Jackie is a Sales administration assistant and joined hdc in 2005. Jackie loves to hit the theatres in the west end and is addicted to the home shopping network.

Emma Carroll

Emma is a Sales administration assistant and has been with hdc since 2017. Emma recently graduated university with a Business degree and spent the summer inter-railing around Europe and visited Germany, Croatia, Austria, Poland, Hungary & Italy all in one month!

Danielle Armstrong

Danielle is the newest member of the sales administration team! She is always kept busy with a her two little ones but when she has a minute to herself she loves hitting the gym with her favourite class being Spin!

Carrie Houston

Carrie is our Design manager and has been with hdc since 2002. Carrie can play the trumpet and has a serious dislike for all cheese sauces so keep the macaroni away!

Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty is our Design team leader and became a member of hdc in 2010. Kirsty actually visited hdc when she was a pupil for her yearbook committee! (Even back then, she had a fantastic eye for detail!) Kirsty has also been a bridesmaid a whopping 7 times!

Greg Robertson

Greg is one of our Graphic designers and became part of the hdc family in 2003. Greg is a self-confessed classic television and music geek and spends a lot of time rummaging around in second hand music shops. Greg also digitally illustrates classic television and film star portraits!

Matthew Gardiner

Matthew is a Graphic designer and joined hdc in 2014. Matthew often throws himself at walls at the local Climbing Academy and enjoys playing video games with his partner, Lauren, who also works at hdc. Matthew has a metal plate in his jaw which means that airports are always fun!

June Caldwell

June is our newest Graphic Designer and is a self-confessed Simpsons fan, knowing every quote from the good seasons (S1-S8). Don't get her started on the other seasons! June also creates book layouts for authors and designs prints in her spare time. June's partner is a baker so we're all looking forward to her taking in some tasty treats!

Harry McCluskey

Harry is our Production manager and joined hdc in 2003. Harry comes to work every day on his pride and joy, a jet black Honda 500 motorbike. Harry is also a star wars superfan.

John Stevenson

John is one of our Production assistants and joined hdc in 2010. John is an avid superhero fan however he cannot make a decision between Marvel and DC Comics so please don’t ask!

Lauren Stevenson

Lauren is both a Production assistant and our Photographer and started hdc in 2012. Lauren is quite obsessed with comics and KVD make up. Lauren also works with her other half, Matthew, in Design when editing your photos and her dad in production during the spring and summer!

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