Mark Young Set to Make his Mark on Bluetree Group

Bluetree Group has appointed Mark Young as Managing Director for the Print Division, tasked with driving the business forward.

Eight years ago, Mark Young joined Bluetree Group as part of the artwork team. He climbed the ranks quickly, becoming Head of Studio and then Head of Route 1 Print where he has been for the past two years. Using all his experience from working across the business, Mark is now ready to take on his biggest challenge yet as the group’s Managing Director of Bluetree Print.

This move comes as the group sees many dramatic operational developments throughout 2020. Bluetree Medical established in April this year is a new division for the business focused on manufacturing medical grade surgical masks for the NHS. Adam Carnell and James Kinsella, co-founders of Bluetree Group, have moved to central roles across both divisions with a focus on the larger developments for each side of the business.

“As James and I move to a more central position, we are thrilled to pass on the reigns of our print operations to someone who knows the business inside and out,” says Carnell, “We know that Mark is the person who can confidently lead our print division through all future developments.”

During his time with Bluetree Group, Mark has been integral to the inner workings of the company, from studio and workflow to product launches and marketing. He is highly regarded across the entire Bluetree team but, more than that, he has developed critical relationships with a number of press manufacturers, including the team at Landa after a trip to Israel.
Mark had this to say on the move, “Whilst it has been an incredibly difficult year within the industry, I’m very excited to be given this opportunity to help drive the company towards future growth. It was Adam and James that first interviewed me in 2012 and I’ve learned so much from working with them since. They’ve built an amazing team here, all of whom have helped me learn and develop over the years.” It’s an honour to be given this opportunity and I’m ready and more committed than ever to making Bluetree a success.”

He goes on to say, “Bluetree Group is at a very significant junction in its life and I am delighted to get to work with the team, upholding Bluetree’s core values, as we move into a post-pandemic world.”

He will start his new role immediately, with recruitment to backfill his current position already underway.