July 31, 2015 2.22 pm This story is over 77 months old

Printing company flying the flag for Lincoln with new acquisition

Acquisition: Lincoln print company continues to expand taking on a new division and staff.

Lincoln-based print and design company Your Print Partner (YPP) has expanded with the procurement of bespoke flag producer The Flag Wizard, creating new jobs for the area.

The new acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, will become part of the YPP Group, trading as a division of Your Print Partner at the company’s headquarters on Lime Kiln Way in the city.

The Flag Wizard was established by entrepreneur Steve Hannant in Norfolk over 28 years ago.

The firm quickly established a reputation for excellent customer service, and expanded its product range from hand-finished bespoke flags to banners, bunting and exhibition display systems.

YPP has also invested £60,000 in a new high-speed large format Mimaki printer, which is expected to increase the company’s annual textile print capacity by an additional 50,000 square metres.

The firm recently produced one of their biggest banners to date, helping Norwich City FC celebrate their 80th anniversary.

Stuart Maclaren, Managing Director of Your Print Partner said: “It was the right move for us as we have worked with Steve for a couple of years now. We both have the same business ethics when working with our clients and going the extra mile.

“This will also go toward YPPs future growth and moving to a new building. We will also be investing more into new machines to make additional products available as well as taking on three new staff.”

YPP are currently working on a new e-commerce website for The Flag Wizard, which is set to launch in August.


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