The management and staff of M Partners, the Surrey-based printing and large format equipment distributor, spent Sunday afternoon, July 27, on the edges of their sofa seats with the Commonwealth Games shooting competition in full swing. It was, however, a wholly successful outcome as England double-trap shooting star Steve Scott, sponsored by M Partners, hit a maximum 30/30 clays in the gold medal match.
Twenty-nine year old Scott, who also won gold at the Commonwealth Games four years ago in India in the double trap pairs event, came good this year with perfect shooting in the final against England teammate and training partner Matthew French.
Following a three way tie in the semi-final match between Scott, French and Indian marksman Mohd, the two English shooters won through in the first round of the sudden death shoot-off. In the gold medal match French missed with his seventh shot – the only miss by either player out of 30 clay pigeon targets each.
Silver-medallist French told the BBC: “Ninety-nine times out of 100 you will win with a 29 but I could not have asked for much more.”
Steve Scott commented: “I was hoping for a 27 but Matthew kept the pressure on me to the end with some awesome shooting. We have shot together before countless times, but I wanted to beat him, no doubt.”
In addition to thanking Murray Lock and the M Partners team for their long-term sponsorship, Steve was also keen to celebrate the victory of his friend and fellow England representative Charlotte Kerwood – gold medal winner in the ladies double trap event.
The creation of the M Partners Wide division is the latest development from M Partners, as the company seeks to bring its unique distribution format to the wide format market. The company recently announced its distribution agreement with Korean super-large format machinery manufacturer DGI.
In 2010 M Partners took on the management of both sales and service for Ryobi MHI printing presses in the UK and Ireland. This representation joins established products such as GUK folding and inserting equipment, and Steinemann laminating products. In 2011
M Partners offers manufacturers considerable marketing and business expertise across both the printing and packaging sectors and provides high-quality national coverage for sales, support and technical service.
The Joint Managing Directors established M Partners Ltd in 2006 after gaining many years of industry experience in senior management roles at a major press manufacturer and used equipment dealer. They were responsible for corporate and product marketing for pre-press, press, post-press and service, plus operational control for digital, consumables and used equipment divisions.