Printing firm bucks the trend

Matt Savage, MD of DPS, outside the new offices. EMN-150406-120241001
Matt Savage, MD of DPS, outside the new offices. EMN-150406-120241001

A digital printing firm in Sleaford is celebrating its second move in five years to enable major expansion plans.

DPS Digital is settling into its new offices at 28 Handley Street (the former offices of the Sleaford Standard) which are three times the size of the company’s previous premises on Southgate.

Its clients include local businesses and national companies such as Moonpig.com. Managing Director Matt Savage currently employs 14 staff with plans to create more jobs.

However, when the UK recession hit in late 2008 DPS Digital was still in its infancy, having been set up by Mr Savage in a back bedroom in 2004. Following four years of steady growth, moving to new premises and taking on additional staff Matt explained: “When the recession hit we lost a major contract and faced the prospect of losing more clients.

“I had an opportunity to buy a digital press, which I felt would open up an opportunity for us to move the business in a different direction. Using most of the money we had in the bank at that time, I decided to take a chance and we bought the machine the very next day. With hindsight, this could have been a massive mistake, but it paid off and was the first step on the road to the successful business we are today.”

Matt concluded: “In many ways the recession opened up a new market which threw us a lifeline at the time and now we’re really starting to reap the rewards.”

He is currently in talks with several multi-national companies.