Belfast Telegraph

Design team welcomes £500k supply contract

By Clare Weir

A Co Down design firm has signed a £500,000 deal to help produce of leaflets, posters and stationery for a major supply firm.

Peninsula Print and Design, based in Newtownards, Co Down, has agreed a contract with Supplies Team Solutions (STS).

The firm, which has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland and employs 45 people, has developed software for an e-commerce site that enables the UK regional operations of STS to arrange print requirements online.

Neil Frazer, Peninsula Print's business development manager, said that winning the business from STS is a great boost.

"The success positions us for further growth with STS and other customers seeking the speed, versatility, flexibility and overall competitiveness that e-commerce technology offers," he said.

"We received guidance and other assistance from Invest NI to work with software developers at 31 Interactive in Belfast in creating bespoke software that enables customers such as STP to order stationery to their specific requirements including corporate identity logos and type styles.

"The new web portal is part of a strategic focus on expanding our business outside Northern Ireland. It means we can service existing and potential clients throughout Great Britain and the Republic faster than ever before. The investment strengthens our overall competitiveness."

As a division of the Vasanta Group, STS is one of the largest providers of business supplies and solutions in the UK.

Karen Hamilton, STS business development manager, added: "STS is Northern Ireland's largest re-seller of HP printer cartridges, a major supplier of office stationery and is now looking to grow its share of print business courtesy of this relationship."

Belfast Telegraph