1983
14
11
22
1
2
33
1998
18
30
1902
1985
10
5
2010
2005
7
27
3
19
15
4
1854
25
28
6
2004
23
29
1898
34
2011
8
26
12
1801
21
1997
9
20
1844
1831
24
35
31
32
1968
1981
1995
16
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1801

Zecharias B(evan) Morris established a printing company in Swansea.

1801

Zecharias B(evan) Morris established a printing company in Swansea.

1818

Shon Shincyn, a famous Welsh preacher, purchased the business from Zecharias.

1818

Shon Shincyn, a famous Welsh preacher, purchased the business from Zecharias.

1831

Shon Shincyn transferred the printing press to Cardiff. His two sons, John and Llewelyn Jenkins, entered the business.

1831

Shon Shincyn transferred the printing press to Cardiff. His two sons, John and Llewelyn Jenkins, entered the business.

1844

Llewelyn Jenkins, the sole remaining proprietor, sold the business to William Owen and Robert Roberts.

1844

Llewelyn Jenkins, the sole remaining proprietor, sold the business to William Owen and Robert Roberts.

1854

Williams Jones purchased the company from William Owen. Upon his death, his wife continued the business and was succeeded by their son, Herbert William Jones.

1854

Williams Jones purchased the company from William Owen. Upon his death, his wife continued the business and was succeeded by their son, Herbert William Jones.

1898

Scotsman Archibald McLay acquired the business from Herbert William Jones.

1898

Scotsman Archibald McLay acquired the business from Herbert William Jones.

1902

The company incorporated with limited liability and traded for the first time as A. McLay and Company Limited.

1902

The company incorporated with limited liability and traded for the first time as A. McLay and Company Limited.

1949

Continuing the Scottish connection, McLays acquired by Pickering & Inglis Ltd. of Glasgow.

1949

Continuing the Scottish connection, McLays acquired by Pickering & Inglis Ltd. of Glasgow.

1968

Cyril McLay (son of Archibald McLay) appointed chairman, the position he held until his death in 1980

1968

Cyril McLay (son of Archibald McLay) appointed chairman, the position he held until his death in 1980

1981

Pickering & Inglis merged with Marshall, Morgan and Scott of London which formed Marshall Pickering Holdings Ltd. under the chairmanship of William Fitch. Both companies were respected Christian book publishing companies.

1981

Pickering & Inglis merged with Marshall, Morgan and Scott of London which formed Marshall Pickering Holdings Ltd. under the chairmanship of William Fitch. Both companies were respected Christian book publishing companies.

1983

Marshall Pickering Holdings sold to the Zondervan Corporation of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - a Wall Street quoted Christian publisher and retailer, led by Mr Jim Buick, President of Zondervan.

1983

Marshall Pickering Holdings sold to the Zondervan Corporation of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - a Wall Street quoted Christian publisher and retailer, led by Mr Jim Buick, President of Zondervan.

1985

McLays acquired from Zondervan in a management buy-out led by Managing Director John Davies and Sales Director Ken Vaughan

1985

McLays acquired from Zondervan in a management buy-out led by Managing Director John Davies and Sales Director Ken Vaughan

1995

Following the retirement of John Davies his shares were purchased and distributed to senior management.

1995

Following the retirement of John Davies his shares were purchased and distributed to senior management.

1997

McLays moved from Fairwater to the current purpose built 53,000 sq ft site at Forest Farm next to junction 32 of the M4.

 

This also saw McLays move into personalised digital print for the first time.

1997

McLays moved from Fairwater to the current purpose built 53,000 sq ft site at Forest Farm next to junction 32 of the M4.

 

This also saw McLays move into personalised digital print for the first time.

1998

McLays acquired the shares of Cardiff based Qualitex Printing Limited with the transfer of 42 staff to the Forest Farm site.

1998

McLays acquired the shares of Cardiff based Qualitex Printing Limited with the transfer of 42 staff to the Forest Farm site.

2004

McLays established an autonomous company, DCC, on a separate site in Cardiff to offer business continuity services to contracted customers.

2004

McLays established an autonomous company, DCC, on a separate site in Cardiff to offer business continuity services to contracted customers.

2011

McLays launch MiPost Hybrid Mail and MiPost Downstream Access.

2011

McLays launch MiPost Hybrid Mail and MiPost Downstream Access.

2012

McLays proudly starts to work with the newly created charity “Size of Wales” as they set out to save rainforests around the world equating to the size of Wales!

2012

McLays proudly starts to work with the newly created charity “Size of Wales” as they set out to save rainforests around the world equating to the size of Wales!

2014

MiPost becomes the main shirt sponsor for Glamorgan CCC’s T20 and one day kits.

2014

MiPost becomes the main shirt sponsor for Glamorgan CCC’s T20 and one day kits.

2015

Living Data @ McLays are ‘born’ to deliver a whole new set of products and services across the data arena.

2015

Living Data @ McLays are ‘born’ to deliver a whole new set of products and services across the data arena.

2016

McLays feature in a London Stock Exchange list of ‘1,000 companies to inspire Britain’.

2016

McLays feature in a London Stock Exchange list of ‘1,000 companies to inspire Britain’.

2020

Covid hits the world but McLays provides critical support to a wide range of clients to ensure essential communications are delivered along with PPE equipment.

2020

Covid hits the world but McLays provides critical support to a wide range of clients to ensure essential communications are delivered along with PPE equipment.