Olympic success for village printers firm

Grip tape, printed by Stanton-by-Dale's RJ Design, is fitted to the Olympic BMX ramp.
Grip tape, printed by Stanton-by-Dale's RJ Design, is fitted to the Olympic BMX ramp.

A Stanton-by-Dale printers has added its name to the growing list of local firms which did their bit to make the London Olympics a success.

RJ Display was asked to print on the vital anti-slip tape fitted to the start ramp during the BMX events at the this month’s games.

The large tape, covering the ramp, was emblazoned with the London 2012 Olympics logo by the Low’s Lane-based firm, which is part of the RJ Display Agency (RJDA).

It helped the riders –including some from Team GB – stay gripped to the ramp as they raced for gold.

Managing director Rob Walker said: “2012 is such an iconic year for both the country and RJDA and to be involved in London 2012 was such an honour for us.

“We’re really pleased with the results.”

The tape was printed in RJ Display’s print house and then transported to the Olympic park to be fitted by a team of specialists.

Another Ilkeston firm Atlas Composites, provided carbon fibre components for Team GB’s cycing team –coached by the town’s very own Dave Brailsford.

Engineering firms in Langley Mill and Alfreton also provided parts for the gold medal winning cyclists, while a Beeston firm designed the riders’ bikes.