This is our web site, introduced in May 2005 which has been developed
in order to give our customers and potential customers a better view of what our
services and capabilities are. If you have any problems with the site or spot
some errors, please let our webmaster know at
Version 6.0a 19th July 2007
Corrected Post Code in Contact
Details (initial Post Code issued was wrong!)
Migrated video hosting to more advanced streaming site ready for
further upgrades of our website
Version 10 30th January 2014
Implemented embedded video player
Version 10.1 17th February
Added Links to Facebook
News and Press Releases
Monarch has a Facebook Page!
Click to see
what has been going on
We are redeveloping our website - first release for January 2014, new
faster video hosting - watch out for more new developments over the
next few months!
We are continuing to invest and grow so we can offer an even better
service to our customers! Watch out for news of our new Durrer
machines we are installing!
Monarch Web Site enters the Multi-Media Age! Click
here to see our new video - Monarch Indexing -
How We Do It
The video is seven minutes long and takes 40 seconds to download on
an average broadband line. Depending on you PC this may require
Microsoft Windows Media Player - go to our
Useful Links page for free download
if you do not already have it installed. Also, check out our new
video assisted samples catalogue which can
show exactly what can be done.
1st October 2006
Continuing to expand our capability and services we can offer our
customers, Monarch have just installed a new specialist printing
machine which provides flexible, cost-effective high-quality
printing of tabs in a variety of fonts and colours.
Click here for details.
1st June 2006
Monarch Indexing are now operating from our new purpose built
factory 2 miles away from our old plant in
Dodworth. This facility is only 1
mile from junction 36 of the M1, just off
are confident that this will enable us
to continue fulfilling all your indexing requirements with the quick
turnarounds and efficiency that you are accustomed to from Monarch.
Click here to see a video of the new factory and some of our
high-tech equipment in action
How We do it
1st May 2006
Barnsley Development Agency Magazine...
MONARCH THRIVE IN BARNSLEY
Premier UK book finishing
service providers, Monarch Indexing, are undergoing further expansion
since their relocation from London to Barnsley almost two years ago.
Monarch specialise in leading edge step indexing, thumb indexing,
specialist tab cutting and other book finishing services in a wide
variety of publications from user guides and diaries to catalogues and
dictionaries. Their impressive client base includes major blue chip
companies such as Vodafone, HSBC, Alliance and Leicester and Capitol
Sustained long-term growth has recently allowed Monarch to make the
significant investment in new larger premises at Shortwood Business
Park. The company are the first occupiers to move into this Priority Sites
development, located just off junction 36 of the M1 motorway. The
6,200 sq. ft. unit presented the company with the ideal solution,
providing ideally located, quality, modern premises that will allow
for even further future expansion.
Directors are already looking to the future and predict that the move
to their new premises will ultimately result in a further 35-40%
increase in capacity.
and success we have experienced since relocating from London has
exceeded anything we could have imagined. With invaluable support from
BDA we have reaped the benefits of locating in Barnsley which has
ultimately led to our recent expansion and move to Shortwood. The high
capacity premises put us in an ideal position to consider future
growth in all aspects of the business.”
To cope with growing demand, Monarch have purchased
new state-of-the-art purpose built premises, about two miles from the Dodworth plant.
This will become the main production unit, the existing factory being
retained for specialist work and storage. The new factory currently being
commissioned and will come on stream in the next couple of months.
12th August 2005
Continuing the expansion of Monarch's automated
capability, we have recently installed a new state of the art,
automatic step indexing machine which specializes in the rapid,
high-quality indexing of small book formats. More generic machines
cannot match the speed and precision which can be achieved with this
machine. The new machine also has the added-value capability of
printing tabs in a wide variety of fonts and colours. Look out for a
future update to this site showing samples
of what we can do with the new machine.
Following growing demand from our customers for
small book format step indexing, we investigated what machines were
available and eventually decided on the Durrer Rega. We already use
machines for a number of services, and our customers have been very
impressed both with the performance and reliability we can achieve
with them. The new machine was ordered, delivered and commissioned
extremely quickly once we made our choice and contacted Durrer, and is
already working on a number of important contracts for our customers.
Indexing specialise in the indexing of various corporate publications
including catalogues, user guides and information booklets for major
blue chip companies such as Vodaphone, HSBC, Barclays Bank, Standard
Life and P&O.
In June 2004, Terry and Lee McCormack, Joint Directors of Monarch
Indexing relocated from their premises in South London to Barnsley to
take advantage of the many benefits that the town has to offer.
Located on Strafford Industrial Estate, Gilroyd, the business now
enjoys a strategic central location within the UK in close proximity
to Barnsley town centre and the M1, junction 37. This has enabled
Monarch to reach a much wider target audience and build an extensive
customer base. The recent move has also brought about a number of
financial benefits, particularly with site related costs.
Such cost savings have contributed towards the valuable investment in
cutting edge technology with the purchase of new automatic Durrer Rega indexing machines. This new piece of equipment operates in
addition to existing Remat manual machines which provides
flexibility and extra capacity to work on a number of assignments at
any one time. The move to an automated way of working has already
quadrupled the company's output and marked a major move forward for
The Single Regeneration Budget, facilitated by Barnsley Development
Agency, has been used to help fund bespoke in-house machine operative
training of Monarch's workforce. In addition, BDA have provided a
valuable source of information and advice to support the relocation of
the organisation, incorporating issues such as premise searches,
recruitment, training and health and safety.
Lee McCormack, Director of Monarch Indexing, commented, "BDA have
proved an invaluable source of support in all areas of our operation
following our relocation to Barnsley. The SRB training grant has
enabled us to establish and maintain a productive and efficient
workforce capable of achieving the turnaround times to suit our
clients needs. Satisfying customer requirements is something which we
pride ourselves on here at Monarch."
Ann Glews, Business Development Officer at BDA, said, "It is a
pleasure to work with Monarch Indexing and support them in their
relocation. The move to Barnsley has proved a major success for the
company, demonstrating the town's potential as a prime position for
businesses looking to relocate."