Today marks exactly five years since Your Print Partner was founded.
YPP was established in 2011 by Stuart Maclaren. Having noticed that the ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“major playersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ in the large-format print industry were outsourcing jobs to suppliers in Eastern Europe and China, he made it his mission to bring print and manufacture back to the UK.
The company began as a ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“trade-onlyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ supplier, with Stuart acting as a broker to source UK-printed products for his clients. When demand took off, he took a risk and invested in a large-format digital printer and new premises so that the company could begin printing in-house.
Sales quickly increased and Stuart was soon able to invest in new staff, new machinery and new product development to grow his business.
Fast forward five years, and the company now operates with nine large-format print machines and has outgrown it’s current 8,000 sq ft HQ. Later this month YPP will be moving to a new 21,000 sq ft building in Lincoln.
We’d like to thank all our customers, suppliers, friends and family who’ve been with us on this journey so far. Here’s to the next five years and beyond!