Print company boss described as ‘a true gentleman’ has died

Terry McLaughlin
Terry McLaughlin

Tributes have been paid to a Chorley print company boss, who has died at the age of 62.

Terry McLaughlin, from Coppull, started his career at Nelson Brothers’ printers, on Fellery Street.

He built up two successful companies over a 30-year period - JT McLaughlin Ltd and North West Repro Ltd.

Terry was North West chairman of the British Printing Industry Federation from 2007 to 2009.

Current chairman, Jacky Sidebottom, said: “Terry always had a kind word and his advice was always spot on. He was a true gentleman and will be sadly missed by all members and staff in the BPIF who knew him.”

Terry died in February after a long illness and is survived by his wife, three children and four grandchildren.

He was a former governor of Holy Cross Catholic High School and St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School.

Tony Charnock, Holy Cross headteacher from 1983 to 2004, said: “He was a very loyal, knowledgeable and hard-working member of the governing body. He always had the interests of all the young people at heart, especially the more challenging students.”

A committal starts at 2pm on Thursday at Charnock Richard Crematorium, followed by a celebration of Terry’s life at Kilhey Court, Standish.