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Quinnstheprinters.com boosted by Isle of Man acquisition

By Margaret Canning

Northern Ireland e-commerce firm Quinnstheprinters.com has acquired a company in the Isle of Man. Quinns owners the Bradley Group announced the acquisition of Manx commercial printer the Mannin Group.

The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was completed at the end of last month.

Mannin has around 29 employees and a turnover of £3m - and the acquisition will bring total sales at the Bradley Group to £10m.

A spokeswoman said Quinnstheprinters.com was one of Northern Ireland's biggest exporters, shipping 3,600 tonnes of paper a year.

It has around 60 employees at its plant on Belfast's Limestone Road, and is also set to open a new site in Liverpool in March, which will enable the firm to carry out 24-hour shipping.

It manufactures paper products, from greetings cards to letterheads and banners.

Managing director Peter Bradley said the Isle of Man acquisition would benefit Mannin.

The operation, which has a number of financial sector clients, would be able to take advantage of Quinnstheprinters.com's Belfast site to cross-sell to clients which have other branches across the UK, he said.

"They do wide-format and signage at the Mannin Isle of Man site, which is something we don't have," he explained.

"And that's something we can now have across the brands that will be a good export business."

He revealed Bradley Group hoped to make even more acquisitions later this year.

The group was formed last year and is made up of Quinnstheprinters.com, software development arm Quinnsdevelopment, and now the Mannin Group.

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