135 jobs as printer makes £7m move

from left: Sam Drummond, Barclays and Bryan Shirley, finance firector, and Adam Carnell, managing director, Bluetree Design
from left: Sam Drummond, Barclays and Bryan Shirley, finance firector, and Adam Carnell, managing director, Bluetree Design
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Rotherham company Instantprint has moved to a new factory and is set to create 135 jobs following a £7million investment.

The move, which will create positions over the next year, will double printing capacity as two factories merge under one roof.

They will be in sales, production, marketing and website development and take the headcount from 170 to more than 200 by September.

The new headquarters are on Brookfields Park, Manvers Way, Rotherham.

The firm has received a £1.5m grant from the Local Enterprise Partnership’s Regional Growth Fund on the promise it will create 135 jobs.

Co-owner of Instantprint, James Kinsella, said: “Our new facilities will give us the ability to continue the strong growth we have been achieving. Having been based in the Rotherham, we are happy to continue our expansion in the local area.

“The new location was carefully considered so it was to be no more than five miles from our previous sites, ensuring there was as little impact on staff as possible.”

The firm has also bought state-of-the art printing equipment, including a new Heidelberg B1 Press.

Instantprint’s expansion comes after it merged with parent company Bluetree Design and Print in 2012.

Bluetree was established in 1989 and previously operated from Bessemer Way, Rotherham.

The business evolved from a traditional screen printer to a predominantly digital offering and merged with Instantprint as part of growth plans.

Adam Carnell, managing director of Bluetree said: “The increased space will help us fulfil our long term goals of increasing market share in the UK and by giving us the ability to continue the strong growth we are currently achieving.”

The move was also funded by Barclays.

Sam Drummond, of Barclays said: “We’ve been working with Adam and his team for the last 12 months and it’s great that we’ve been able to support further expansion plans for the business. Bluetree Design and Print is a superb business that is supporting others.”