PC&DS was formed in 1983 by Eric Mould and Tony Gibbs to offer a
poster distribution service to the outdoor industry. It competed with
two established operations, both of which have since ceased trading,
leaving PC&DS as the sole specialist provider of poster distribution and
PC&DS has modem links to all Council of Outdoor Specialists members,
through which it receives campaign details. It feeds these into its own
bespoke computer program and arranges for national poster campaign
distribution within 24 hours. PC&DS is committed to improving
performance and productivity in all areas of the outdoor industry,
It has also computerised its storage system. Details of all products,
designs and the location of current and out-of-charge posters -
numbering in the region of half-a-million and more than 2,000
product/design categories - are now stored on computer.
PC&DS is based in Hainault, Essex, in a 25,000 sq ft warehouse. It has a
staff of 35, 17 of whom have been with the company for more than five
years. The administrative staff, who deal with all specialist, agency,
printer and poster contractor queries, boast more than 100 years’
experience between them and have thorough problem-solving abilities.
PC&DS runs 15 commercial vehicles which cover in excess of one million
miles a year between them. The company base is well located for the M25
and all motorways, enabling it cover the country every working day.
Deliveries are made to poster contractor depots day and night, PC&DS
having agreed access to all contractor premises. PC&DS is able to have
all posters delivered nationally within 24 hours of leaving Hainault,
with 80 per cent delivered before 8am the following morning.
Since 1983, PC&DS’s founders have expanded into bill-posting and print
finishing through the formation of associated companies. Bill-posting is
undertaken through Felgate Billposting, which covers London, East Anglia
and the Home Counties for all major poster contractors, including Maiden
Outdoor and More O’Ferrall. Print finishing is provided by PCDS
This company provides a collation service to the poster printing
Through both these operations, a level of service has been established
that, over the years, has helped move the outdoor medium forward in
terms of speeding up the printing process, especially with recent larger
campaign sizes, and by cutting posting times while still improving
PC&DS is committed to outdoor and will continue to provide investment to
help make the medium more effective and successful.