February 10, 2012

11 million Games tickets to be printed overseas – LOCOG’s big printing mistake

Locog’s hit headlines again, but for all the wrong reasons. This time it is its decision to award the American company, Weldon, Williams & Lick of Fort William, the contract to print London Olympics tickets that has got the business community fuming.

Eleven million tickets for the Olympics and Paralympics Games will be printed in Arkansas, air-freighted 4,500 miles to the UK before being distributed to ticket holders at a £6 delivery cost.

So does no British firm have the requisite ability to print tickets for what will possibly be one of the biggest events in the UK’s history?

Read more here.