Ted’s Profile for PrintWeek Web

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Ted Harris

The publication PrintWeek asked Ted to complete the questionnaire below.


Edward (Ted) Harris

Company and job title:
Labelnet Ltd., Sales Representative – retired

Why did you get into printing?
Saw it advertised at the Labour Exchange in1964, sounded interesting

What would be your dream job?
Serving in the Navy – love the sea

Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Ronald Reagan

What is your dream bit of kit?
A Bentley

What would you most like to print?
Creating a general knowledge magazine
What is your favourite film?
Robin Hood with Errol Flynn I saw it 4 times when it came out

What is your favourite TV programme?

Law and Order

Who or what do you hate the most?

Not too fond of Gordon Brown, hooligans and bad behaviour.

Who do you admire most in the industry? (please specify name, job, company)

Leslie Packer – General Manager – Punch and Ticket Company

What is your favourite phrase or saying?

Load of b……. – apologies

What is your favourite album?

Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin Lovers

What is your greatest luxury in life?

The car

What is the strangest job you’ve ever done?

Had to fill a Morris 1000 with bags of sugar to transfer to another building during the sugar shortage, the front wheels were off the ground, the car was very difficult to drive.

Who would you like to be stuck on a desert island with?

Short term – Marilyn Monroe

Long term – someone useful and practical like Nick Knowles or Tommy Walsh

What is your greatest ambition?

To watch Arsenal win the European Cup

What’s your greatest fear?


Who or what makes you laugh?

Morecombe & Wise

What piece of kit would you like to see invented?

More limbs like the one designed and built by Mercedes Benz  that I read about.

Which celebrity would you like to get out of here? Why?

Julie Etchingham – ITV News at 10, ideal job for her, delightful to look at and listen to – makes you interested in the news and want to listen.

Most embarrassing moment?

Whilst in hospital as a young man fell in love with a Welsh nurse called Valerie Sharp, but she transferred to the theatre and the next time I saw her was from the operating table when my pelvis and lower regions were being examined, my face was a very bright red.

Where would you like to be right now?

America, California, Sacramento, visiting my brother

What’s your worst fashion disaster?

A trilby.

Which superpower would you like to have?

The ability to fly.

Who would be your favourite party guests?

Clement Atlee – spoke a lot of sense.

Margaret Thatcher when she was PM.

Where would you go if you could time-travel?

Not sure I want to.

What is the worst kind of print?

Out of register, colour bleed, background and text colour too similar so unreadable

What was the best business deal that you’ve pulled off?

Selling self adhesive labels to a meat product company in 1996, and they are still a customer today

How would you like to be remembered?

As a nice guy.

Life is…?


What was your childhood obsession?

Stratford market – father was a green grocer, got up at 4 am, loved the horses and carts, being in a man’s world, it was hard work, I was spoilt and I can still taste the sausage sandwiches.