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Lincoln printing start-up already moved to bigger premises

Only 18 months after first setting up, a printing business in Lincoln has moved into bigger premises in a city business park.

Your Print Partner, run by 23-year-old director Stuart Maclaren, is now based in Millennium House on Lime Kiln Way, in the north of the city.

The move to a bigger premises means the company can also hire two new staff members in addition to the 14 already working, and add a customer service area to its offices.

Stuart Maclaren started the printing firm in 2011 in a bid to bring more manufacturing back to the UK. This involved securing contracts with UK print companies to stop work being sent elsewhere in Europe for printing materials.

Your Print Partner specialises in flags, business cards, posters, banners, stickers, gazebos event fabric branding, internal displays and more.

It has a number of the latest direct to textile printing machines, PVC printers and a digital paper printer in house, plus a cutting room, warehouse and packing centre in its new 7,000 square foot premises.

Stuart Maclaren said: “We knew [the move] was the right decision when we were awarded the contract for the official opening of St George’s Park, the new Team England training ground.

“It was an amazing achievement for the company to already be awarded such major contracts like this.”

Another client the company is working with is Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, rebranding the popular charity event.

This includes producing more than 600 flags, and three miles of street branding in a set budget.

Stuart added: “It was amazing to have the contract for such a major charity and one of the UK’s largest fund raising events.

“It was great to see it all printed on our machines and sent out with the made in Great Britain logo on them.”

The company is now one of the top printing firms in the UK, he said, and has managed to double its turnover almost monthly.