Mark Andy has announced the death of Michael Richardson, one of the original stalwarts of the label industry in the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Richardson was a visionary to the industry, and instrumental in introducing and building flexo technology into the prominent market position it has today. Michael founded Mark Andy UK in 1993, and was the driving force behind establishing its leading market position. He retired in 2002.
Richardson was an ebullient character who brought immense passion and charisma to everything he touched or was involved in, with rugby and game shooting being major parts of his successful and fulfilling life. In recent years, he fought valiantly in a struggle against cancer, and will be sadly missed by many, not only in the label industry, but by all those whose lives he touched.
The funeral service will take place on July 5 at 12:15 p.m. at St. Michael's Church, Market Place, Macclesfield. The Richardson family asks that any donations should be forwarded to the Christie Hospital in Manchester.