Growing success will create jobs

T-shirt printers have invested £250,000 in upgrading their operations and made an expansion move which signals new jobs.

Lincoln-based chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co has leased larger premises in Witham Point on the city’s Allenby Road Industrial Estate to Streetshirts, which sells online and which is predicting turnover will hit £2 million in 2018.

The company’s Managing Director Steve Winn and his wife, and fellow Director, Emily, said a variety of factors are driving the business and giving them confidence for the future.

The company originally started life in Leeds 15 years ago, before moving to Lincoln, where it was initially based in Monks Way.  It then moved to a unit in Wavell Drive and has just relocated into bigger premises nearby, in line with its ambitions for growth.

“Repeat and new orders are driving the trend.  Demand for our T-shirt printing service is coming from businesses and individuals, but the biggest opportunity lies in our ability to provide a service to other T-shirt suppliers who do not have their own equipment,” said Steve.

“We have recently invested in state-of-the-art printing and drying equipment which has given us the capacity to cope with not only current demand but future anticipated growth.

“We currently employ four people, but we are looking to take on another three this Summer.”

Banks Long & Co Surveyor Francesca Soady said:  “We are delighted to hear of the growing success of Streetshirts and to have leased the company larger premises just doors away from its previous unit, which has helped to facilitate a swift and easy move. We wish them the best for the future.”

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