Your Print Partner has strengthened its reputation as the UKÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s fastest growing large-format print company by announcing today itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s purchase of new larger headquarters in Lincoln.
The new 21,000 sq ft premises, set on a 1.05 acre site on Pyke Road, will house new sales and accounting offices, a new design studio and photography suite, meeting rooms, two product showrooms, staff recreational facilities and over three times as much production and warehouse space as the current company HQ.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œOur core business for printed outdoor marketing products and point-of-sale material is expanding rapidly and we wanted to ensure we could meet this exciting challenge quicklyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Managing Director Stuart Maclaren (seen above accepting the keys from Tim Gutteridge of Lambert Smith Hampton).
With the purchase of the new building comes additional investment in machinery. The company plans to invest a further Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â£400,000 this Winter on the installation of new generation LED-UV print machines.
Included in the list of new machines is an LED-UV flatbed inkjet printer, for direct printing on to thick substrates. This new machine will enable the company to add custom printed signage and rigid retail displays to its product range.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe recorded our strongest sales figures ever last year, whilst also increasing profitabilityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Mclaren. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œThis year sales are up by 43% and we want to carry that momentum forwards into our new homeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â.
The new building will also house a dedicated production suite for the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s new Christmas brand, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“The Santa Sacks Co.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ and extra facilities for a new personalised gifts brand set to be launched early next year.
Five new permanent jobs are also set to be created, to join the 22 members of staff already at the firm, once it becomes fully operational at the new site in 4-5 weeks time.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve always set ourselves ambitious targets for growth, since the company was established in 2011ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â said Maclaren. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s testament to the hard work and skill of our team that we have been able to hit those targets, and I canÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t wait to open this fantastic new HQ.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Building improvements and re-development of the warehouse and production space will be taking place at the site over the coming weeks. We will be providing further information and confirmation of our ‘moving day’ soon.