BY: Michelle Liew
A printing company in Britain called Omicron has insisted it will not change its name even amid the emergence of a new variant with a similar name, the Daily Star newspaper reported yesterday.
Omicron Reprographics which was set up about 25 years ago and named using the old Greek letters was previously known to locals for producing banners, signage and handouts for National Health Service (NHS) hospitals.
Its director, Dave Loveridge and its owner, Mark Fawcett-Jones hope to use the name of the ‘unfortunate’ virus as inspiration to spread joy throughout the year.
Loveridge said his party had been asked several times to change the company’s name but refused to do so.
“We have had the business since 2008 and have been around for 25 years. We hope we don’t have to change the name,” he said.
Previously, the Corona Beer printing company also suffered a clash of the same name, however no business losses were recorded.