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How we can help you

Harler is the consulting authority in the print and packaging industry. Our extensive network enables you to control your requirements through access to operational, commercial, procurement and transformational skills.

Our thorough knowledge of operating models, ways of working, productivity, industry specifications, technology and process are deployed to help you optimise service, quality, cost and social responsibility.

You get our comprehensive expertise across print, packaging, creative services, digital, document management, office print, postage and promotional products.

Harler Projects

Our industry leaders work within your organisation, alongside your stakeholders, clients and suppliers. You gain from our transformational approach to enjoy sustainable change through a flexible, collaborative and managed approach.

Harler Analytics

The Harler technicians transform your data into benchmarked, audited and baselined facts. You get actionable insight and evidence-based comparisons against syndicated data.

Harler Know-how

The Harler advisors share their network and category expertise as an extension to your current team. You benefit from the confidence of knowledgeable support, industry best practise and impartial guidance.

Harler Responsibility

Harler’s practitioners help you measure and govern social and environmental impacts. Your reputation is enhanced through the help of experts in materials, environmental management, Modern Slavery, pollution and energy use.

Subject matter expertise

MARKETING PRINT

Direct mail, transactional, point of sale, commercial, security, operational, outdoor, luxury, publishing

PACKAGING

Point of purchase, folding cartons, display, paperboard, corrugate, plastic

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

Paper-based, digital, document composition, outbound, inbound, transactional mail, intelligent mailing

OFFICE PRINT

MFD, fleet printers, central print rooms, print policy, hardware, software

CREATIVE

Production, inhouse studio services, advert management, artwork automation, digital workflow, retouching, content, social, video

POSTAGE

Direct mail, transactional, office

PROMOTIONAL

Supply chain management, promotional activations, social compliance, quality control, quality assurance

TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS

Digital asset management, workflow, sourcing, cost management, instore, stock management, distribution, dashboards, reporting

LOGISTICS

Warehouse, stock management, fulfilment, B2B distribution, B2C distribution

The team

Harler is a curated team of industry leaders, providing consulting services to corporations and services providers. We know the industry and how to help you successfully navigate it.

Through experience in operational, management and executive roles, the team provides insight and opinion to help you achieve your goals. Here is some of the team.

Nathan Tiller

Nathan draws on procurement, buying, operations and client services delivery. Nathan has worked in roles designing, leading and delivering strategic and tactical change across global supply chains. Before launching Harler with Dominic, Nathan’s career saw him working at Williams Lea, APS, IMP and more recently Proxima Group.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7535 341682
Email: nathan.tiller@harlergroup.com

Dominic Harris

Dominic brings a client services perspective, having led many teams to achieve far-reaching objectives within the print management industry. Dominic has worked to implement, deliver and continually improve outcomes for both clients and suppliers with some of the world’s most impressive global brands. Before launching Harler with Nathan, Dominic held executive roles at Williams Lea, BMC and Adare International.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7957 830409
Email: dominic.harris@harlergroup.com

Richard Wills

Richard is a process expert with extensive technology experience within the industry gained from leading and delivering many change management projects across operations, logistics and supply chain management in the print, promotional and packaging space. Before joining Harler as a consultant, Richard worked for Barclays Bank, BMC and Adare International.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7887 795914
Email: richard.wills@harlergroup.com

Paul Davey

Paul provides expert support on aspects such as customer communication software to optimise print and digital communication. Before working with Harler, Paul’s career saw him hold senior roles at GWC Group before consulting for the main global document management companies such as Xerox and Adare International.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7836 658333
Email: paul.davey@harlergroup.com

Gary Sweeney

Gary brings in-depth knowledge of the postage sector to identify and deploy the optimum products and services. Before working with Harler, Gary was a director at Royal Mail Group and was instrumental in designing the framework for the UK postal market reform. More recently he has consulted within the banking sector, telecoms, utilities, retail and government departments.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7881 822054
Email: gary.sweeney@harlergroup.com

Jonathan Dalton

Jonathan brings over 20 years' experience in a broad range of disciplines, specialising in Brand, Creative, Production and Marketing. Before working with Harler, Jonathan’s experience including executive roles at Williams Lea, Xerox and ITG.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7823 321332
Email: jonathan.dalton@harlergroup.com

Andrew Horn

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience in print manufacture and outsourcing sectors. Before working with Harler, Andrew held senior roles covering commercial and procurement, client services (Europe wide), governance and implementation as well as production. He has covered many verticals including government and telecoms, but specialises in the retail, financial services and FMCG sectors.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7841 959025
Email: andrew.horn@harlergroup.com

Dave Chilvers

Dave’s deep expertise in statistical analytics and modelling generates insight and informs strategic decision making. Before working with Harler, Dave held senior and board roles in Continental Research, Royal Mail and management consulting.

Office: +44 (0)20 7971 1225
Mobile: +44 (0)7973 671990
Email: dave.chilvers@harlergroup.com

Some examples of our work

We helped a publishing company deliver improved supplier relationships, reduced cost of production and simplified working processes.

We delivered savings through a simplified print, postage and document management supply chain for a global insurance business.

We defined a new outsourcing model for a global packaging company.

We reviewed and developed an industry leading proposition for a UK marketing services business.

We benchmarked, baselined and defined a new savings strategy for print for a top 10 UK retailer.

We implemented a direct-to-supplier model for one of the UK’s leading document management companies.

We defined and implemented a new strategy for a global publisher to source and manage their print supply chain in a responsible manner.

We redefined greater governance and management reporting processes for a European business process outsourcer.

We coached the executive team for a leading consumer goods brand to define their print management requirements.

We developed and delivered a series of integrated training modules for not-for-profit industry bodies.

We redefined the contractual terms between one of the UK’s most iconic leisure brands and their print management provider.

We developed an SRM strategy for a European marketing services business to enable them to manage their supply chain proactively.

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