Chief Whip, Julian Smith, Meets The Next Generation of 3D Printing Experts


GoPrint3D were delighted to host the Rt Hon Julian Smith MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury & Chief Whip at their Headquarters in Ripon. Julian met with two of their three current apprentices; Alex who has just completed her first year’s apprenticeship and Sam who has just completed his second, Advanced level, apprenticeship with GoPrint3D.

Julian surprised Sam by presenting him with his certificate for his recent qualification before being taken on a tour of the GoPrint3D showroom.

“I was delighted to meet with Managing Director, Jo Young, and Sales Director, James Blackburn, to discuss the rapid development of the business and their plans for the future.” said Julian, “It was also great to meet with two of their apprentices and hear about their roles in the business. They kindly printed me a spider phone holder to take home with me!”

Julian is the second MP to visit GoPrint3D in the last few months, with Rt Hon Matt Hancock, opening the new 3D printing showroom in November 2017.

“We really appreciate Julian Smith taking the time to come and meet the next generation of 3D Printing Experts here at GoPrint3D in Ripon. Apprenticeships are a key part of our five year plan to grow to £40 million - we need young people to help us create, make and fix tomorrow’s world. GoPrint3D’s purpose is to make the future with 3D printing!” said Jo Young.

Jo also gave Julian a 3D printed tarantula style smartphone holder for his desk, a reference to when he moved into his new office as Chief Whip and subsequently found that his predecessor had left a live tarantula on his desk.