Booming creative design and display company has the ‘edge’ in retail industry
A Yorkshire creative design and display company has doubled its team to over 40 in the year that sees turnover increase by 133%.
After just seven years in business, Leading Edge, whose clients include high-street retailer Card Factory, is optimising its progression with a Regional Growth Fund boost enabling the purchase of a state-of-the-art printer, new fabrication equipment and a five-vehicle addition to its installation fleet, bringing a total investment of £200,000 in the last six months.
Led by founder and managing director Matthew Evans, the team has reported turnover of £1.5million in 2014 and has grown from a staff of four in 2008 to a 40-strong team today. New roles created in 2015 include fabricators, drivers, printers and fitters.
The new resources and expanded team has brought Leading Edge, which specialises in retail shop signage including 3D and illuminated lettering, its widest ever national client base.
Matthew said: “From our West Yorkshire base, we are now independently delivering on retail contracts across the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland.
“Competition on the high street is fiercer than ever and attention-grabbing fascias which draw people in are a key way to win customers.
“Our new super-wide printer produces graphics up to 3.2 metres wide and has a dual print facility which means we can produce more high impact, high quality artwork, faster than ever before.
“Retail contracts have to be delivered alongside other suppliers to strict deadlines which are created to minimise customer disruption. Our new facilities gives us greater flexibility and speed to meet these deadlines with our biggest ever team to fulfil on delivery and fitting.”
He added: “Our investment in new equipment continues our policy of keeping our services in house which continues full autonomy on every client project. It opens up new ways we can create vibrant and creative artwork for our clients and is helping us win previously out of reach contracts on a national scale.”
Leading Edge design and produce signage and display graphics including exhibition and vehicle graphics, branding and marketing literature.
Leading Edge Creative is a creative design and display company based in Gomersal, West Yorkshire.
Founded in 2008, it produces graphic designs, vehicle graphics, exhibition and display stands to many market sectors including hospitality, retail, construction, interiors and specialist vehicle wrapping.
It also produces creative logos, marketing literature, website design, promotional gifts, advertising, packaging and 3D illustrations.