For the second year in a row Kwik Kopy Printing Vaughan, owned by Howard and Lisa Simson, received the Best in the World Award from the International Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (ICED).
ICED is the franchise head office for hundreds of print franchise operations throughout the world, including KKP Vaughan, located on MacIntosh Blvd. The Best in the World Award is given to the franchise in the ICED system, which, as defined by the organization, has demonstrated exemplary customer service, quality, efficiency and sales excellence.
KKP Vaughan opened its doors in 1980 with a staff of three, based out of a 1,000-square-foot store-front operation. The print shop now has a staff of 10, the majority of which have more than 20 years of service, housed in a 6000-square-foot facility. The operation runs four offset presses and three toner presses, as well as a full bindery, graphics department and most recently wide-format printing.
Both Howard and Lisa Simson have been involved in this family business since its inception, first with their parents, Herb and Florence Simson, and subsequently taking it over as partners, when their parents retired in 2002.