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About the company

John E Wright is a long-established, family-owned printing company specialising in large format display graphics. The group has eight sites around the UK and a production headquarters in Nottingham to which some services have been outsourced with others being outsourced to third party suppliers.

About the project

The company was looking to expand the portfolio of services offered by the Hull business by purchasing a new digital cutter to enable more signage and exhibition work to be undertaken and fewer services outsourced.

To incentivise and de-risk the project, the business received a grant of £20,000 contribution to the total cost of the digital cutter.

Job creation

The business has made two new appointments of an Operator and a Fitter – in both cases this is their first full-time position.

Two jobs at the Hull site have also been safeguarded as a result of the investment as the business is able to deliver more contracts and in the longer term it is anticipated that further jobs will be created within the installation teams

The future

Thanks to the investment, the business is looking forward to a more streamlined and efficient future. Alan Edwards, Technical Director says, “The investment has quickly increased the portfolio of products we can produce and will increase efficiency through greater production capacity and reduced human error”

“It will also help the business to reduce its carbon footprint as fewer jobs will be outsourced and therefore there will be fewer van journeys back and forward every day.”

In brief

Location: Hull

£110,000 Project Cost

£20,000 grant

2 Direct Jobs