Release: 21st September 2017
It is with a sad heart that Fresh01 announce the passing of Greg Feltham, managing director.
One of the leading lights of the print industry, Greg suffered a pulmonary embolism which led to a fatal heart attack at his home, on Tuesday 19th September, aged 45.
His teenage years saw him start his early career as an apprentice within London’s printing industry as well as fulfilling his passion for DJing at some of the capital’s leading nightspots. Following his apprenticeship, he joined Colour Systems, more recently known as FMG.
Over the next three decades, with his ability to find more efficient ways of working, he was instrumental in revolutionising many of the workflow processes within the publishing world.
This led to setting up an offshore resource facility in Chennai, India, one of the first of its kind and where he first met Aashish Agarwaal, CEO and founder of Amnet Systems. His approach with the workforce there made him somewhat of a local legend. He brought his own style of man-management, earning him the respect of the team, but never forgetting that personal touch.
On returning to the UK, he joined the team at Rhapsody, part of the Wyndeham Group. This was followed by Greg becoming a partner at Fresh01, taking up the role of managing director. Alongside Kurt Özfıçıcı and Aashish Agarwaal, he led a multi-sited team, providing services to some of the world’s leading organisations. Greg leaves a legacy of innovation, loyalty, trust and respect.
Founder of Fresh01, Kurt Özfıçıcı said: “It is impossible to put into words how I feel, I’ve lost my friend and business partner. Greg was a true inspiration to both myself and all those around him. He was a fine entrepreneur and a loyal friend who would always be there. He transformed our business and our thinking with his commercial strategy, tactical sharpness and incredible eye for detail. His unfaltering drive and passion for success was astonishing. Without doubt, his DNA is at the company’s core. This will help us all strive to reach his high standards and continue to create a legacy that we can all be proud of. I am grateful to have known this great man and great friend.”
He is survived by his loving partner Helen, and his two young children, Rosie and George, along with his older brother Guy and wife Suzy, nephew and nieces Grace, Joe and Alice, and parents Valerie, Mick and Barrington.
Funeral service and donation details to be advised; please contact [email protected] for details.
The industry is a sadder place today.
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