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of Derby and London
1825 Business established
Became a major producer of railway timetables.
1891 Incorporated as a private company.
1972 Universal Printers was renamed Bemrose Corporation
1988 Many of the original constituent companies were put into liquidation
2010 Bemrose Booth employed 160 people in Derby, 125 in Hull and 34 in Thornaby on Tees. It was the largest supplier of car parking tickets in the UK and also produced rail and event tickets, phone cards, business diaries and calendars. Became part of the Paragon Group bringing together two two of the largest and most experienced providers of ticket and RFID solutions in the world.
By 2021 Bemrose Booth Paragon, a specialist in magnetic tickets, was trading as Paragon ID