TJ International Celebrates Investment with Sea, Salt and Solitude

TJ International Celebrates Investment with Sea, Salt and Solitude
15th Nov 2018

TJ International has printed its first book on a newly installed lithographic press. Sea, Salt and Solitude celebrates the fishing community on the North Cornwall Coast. It has been produced to raise funds for The Fishermen’s Mission, a charity providing welfare support to fishermen and their families.

The latest investment at TJ follows a management buy-out led by Andy Watts earlier this year. Watts, TJ’s Managing Director said, ‘We are keen to form long term strategic partnerships for the business moving forward. Our future investments for the business will be customer driven; we listen to our customers and their business needs to reflect that in what we do.’

Julian Waring, Fundraising Manager for the Fishermen’s Mission in the South West, said ‘Following the huge success of Salt of the Earth about the fishing community in Newlyn, which raised £40k in 2014, we wanted to repeat the idea in different ports. We’re looking forward to have the book launched on November 21st.’

Watts said, ‘This project is very close to our local community, including our staff, and it’s great to be a part of it.’

The book includes themes from the Fishermen’s Mission, to families that fish, isolation and polarisation within communities and the changing role of women. Sea, Salt and Solitude also looks at the levels of optimism and despair, the route from sea to plate, and the difficult subjects including mental health challenges. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit active, retired fishermen as well as their families that are supported by the Fishermen’s Mission.

The book can be pre-ordered at and will then be able to purchase at popular retailers in Padstow, Port Isaac, Newquay, Rock, Wadebridge, Waterstones in Truro, the Eden Project, Cornwall Food and Drink in Truro and the Helston Fishermen’s Mission Charity Shop. For further details please contact Julian Waring, or m. 07917 754349.