Company expansion based in Leith

December 27, 2009 by  

Earlier in the year Scottish print management firm SBP Creative Solutions (formerly known as Stress Buster Solutions) became a much larger company. They can now offer whole solutions for printing work after acquiring two other companies. SBP paid an undisclosed sum for Minds Eye Creative, a design firm, and Applecroft Print Management.

The company are now in a position to offer a much wider service to their clients. According to director Mike Hislop, this is the result of the greater buying power the expanded company now has. The new acquisitions have improved the whole operation. The print company now offers enhanced print management services, graphic design, press production, web design, creative artwork and emarketing. Mr. Hislop said:

We have worked very hard over the last four years and we felt the time was right for us to look at expanding our core business in line with the demands of our clients. We have been doing quite well over the past year, despite the downturn, and have moved to Applecroft’s larger offices in Leith, as well as retaining Minds Eye’s office in Fife.

The purchase of the Edinburgh based Applecroft PM brought in new clients for SBP, including BP, Ryanair and Globespan. Other printing companies in Leith may well be inspired by such an expansion story, in such hard times. Clearly the circumstances and time were right for this company. Printers in Leith will look for the upturn in 2010. No doubt there will be others looking to make expansive moves in the coming months. As usual, it all depends on funding, quality acquisitions and timing. The latter probably being the most crucial.