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Family business follows in Shakespeare's footsteps

Ian Hughes 10th Feb, 2018

A LONG-ESTABLISHED Stratford family business is following in Shakespeare’s tradition and celebrating 33 years with a move to a new home.

In 1597 at the age of 33, the Bard purchased New Place in his home town, and also at the age of 33, Setsquare Creative Solutions Ltd has a new place of its own, having moved to premises in Sheep Street.

The previously Wood Street-based design company has always had its roots firmly planted in the town. Managing director Mike Flowers who founded Setsquare, was previously the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s first in-house graphic designer, from 1977, before leaving to run Setsquare in 1985.

The company has also just welcomed another generation of family. Jo Flowers joined to head the marketing side of the business recently, having previously worked for the British Motor Museum in Gaydon.

Mike’s wife and Jo’s mum Deb is the firm’s financial director.

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