Printing company thanks Harry for bumper year

  October 15, 2003 at 11:01 AM ET
  grae     BBC
 


The Clays factory received a bit of notoriety earlier this year when it was discovered that Donald Parfitt, a forklift truck driver at the printing company, had attempted to sell pagesopens in new window from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to a newspaper for £25,000 several weeks before the novel was due to be published.

So how has the factory fared these past few months? As Shakespeare might have observed, all's well that ends wellopens in new window for the Suffolk company.

The Clays factory in Bungay has had a bumper year.

The printing company spent months working on the latest instalment of JK Rowling's blockbuster series.

The popular titles have helped St Ives, Clays' London-based parent company, survive downturns in the glossy magazine and financial publications sector.

Other books rolling off the production line at Clays included Hillary Clinton's autobiography and a best-seller on the Atkins Diet.

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