Redditch printer has ambitious growth plans after setting up new headquarters

Webb Print & Display with Ben Truslove, third from left
John Truslove Webb Print and Display team[3]

Redditch-based Webb Print & Display is targeting growth after successfully securing a five year lease on 10 Colemeadow Road, on North Moons Moat industrial estate.

The company, which currently employs 10 people, is planning to increase employment to up to 25 staff within the next few years, according to owner Michael Corless.

“We began with a strong international customer base and good contacts in the industry but we wanted steady and controlled growth for the first few months,” Mike said.

“We’re now in a position to scale up the business and we are starting to target local businesses and companies across the region as new customers to help with our growth. We believe there is an enormous opportunity for us here.”

Webb Print and Display specialises in large format printing for retailers, brands and exhibitions markets, ranging from shop displays and signage to full exhibition and space activations, and already works across the UK and Europe.

Mike is predicting a first full year turnover of £1.5m to £1.8m, and aims to grow the business to £4m-£5m company with a strong reputation and a skilled workforce.

“The geography of Redditch is ideal for reaching London, Manchester and Liverpool, as well as Birmingham of course. It’s one reason the town was once a national centre for the printing industry – I started out more than 20 years ago at the old SP Group, just a couple of streets from where we are now.”

The company’s base is a 11,500 sq ft factory/warehouse unit with two floors of offices at the front and an enclosed gated concrete yard.

Ben Truslove, joint managing director at John Truslove, which arranged the letting, said: “Mike and Webb P&D are a great new tenant for our landlord client. Mike has a wealth of experience in the printing industry and a clear plan to expand the business and create jobs for skilled local people.

“With its regional and national reach, Webb has given itself a great start with a base located at the heart of the country’s transport network. Along with high quality, successful estates of industrial units like Colemeadow Road, it is making Redditch an attractive place for new and growing businesses.