Jobs Saved: 54
Industry: Service Agency
A Leeds print company has been bought out of administration saving all 54 jobs.
Print On Solutions Limited was set up in 1999 years ago and went from start-up business to the largest envelope overprinter in the UK with offices in Leeds and Bury, 12 litho presses and six digital presses.
Administrators Kelly Burton and Joanne Wright from Sheffield business turnaround experts Wilson Field were appointed joint administrators on 11 April after the company, based in Century House, Holbeck, ran into financial difficulties following an ongoing dispute relating to a significant contract.
The directors took early advice and the business was sold to new company WEPOS Limited as a going concern saving all 54 employees’ jobs.
Kelly Burton from Wilson Field said:
“Following discussions with the directors, the business was sold to WEPOS Limited as a going concern, safeguarding all 54 employees’ jobs. The new company will offer the same service and standards and will operate under the same management team.”
In 2003 Print On expanded by moving to a 12,000 sq ft, purpose-built factory in Leeds, designed to offer the business a state-of-the-art platform for growth.
The expansion of the group was through strategic acquisitions and mergers of envelope manufacturers. Tower Envelopes in Bury merged with Print On in 2010 and became the Lancashire division.