About Us

Mission Statement

Innovation, investment and the desire to meet our customers requirements in an ever-changing and demanding market.


Jones & Brooks is based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester with easy access to the motorway network. Our facility has been designed with all functions of the business in mind from the offices at the front to the 40,000 sq ft warehouse at the rear.



ISO 9001:2015    BPIF Membership    Centenary Certificate

Jones & Brooks have been certified to ISO 9001:2015 for the folowing scope: the production and supply of printed materials using digital, flexo and litho processes to customer designs. Certification is subject to periodic surveillance and re-assessment. For further information regarding the validity of the certification please contact Print and Media Certification Ltd on info@printcertification.co.uk


Please see our environmental policy

Environmental Policy Statement v1


Messrs. Jones and Brooks founded the company in 1876, in the town of Shaw near Oldham to fulfill a local printing need as a consequence of improving communications and literacy. Our first premises happened to be in the first purpose built Cotton Mill in the country and there was great potential to provide a printing service for the local cotton industry. The first items included Church Magazines, Street Directories, Delivery Books and Draw Tickets. As almost all transactions then were by hand, there was a large demand for ledgers, so the craft of bookbinding was a major part of the business. Later ration books were produced in huge quantities.

Business prospered until the decline of the Cotton Industry in the 1950's. It was recognised that the new National Health Service was a possible replacement customer and new printing machines from the USA were purchased for this new market. Carbon paper was the accepted but messy and cumbersome method of producing copies in both books and from manual typewriters and Jones and Brooks Ltd were pioneers in introducing carbonless or self copy (NCR) to a grateful Health Service.

In the last five years Jones & Brooks has invested heavily in new technology to speed up setting up and running times and is dedicated to providing first class products at competitive prices and reduced delivery times to the customer. The company is still in private ownership and is housed in a spacious, state-of-the-art equipped facility which boasts a proud, skilled workforce, many of whom have over 25 years of service. Jones & Brooks are now an established name in Pathology Laboratories and Medical Record Departments throughout the UK & Ireland. In 2016 we celebrated 140 years as a limited company and are always looking forward to a bright future.