Business Growth for Pigment Productions

Greeting card company in Harrogate draws in on support from the LEP Growth Service.

Harrogate based, Pigment Productions, designs and distributes innovative greeting cards to major supermarkets and small retailers across the UK and Ireland. It has a workforce of 55 people working across its designer base in Harrogate and warehouse and distribution centre in Ripon.

John McPartlan, Managing Director at Pigment Productions, first contacted the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Service as the company was reaching capacity in terms of production and distribution facilities.

The business was assigned a Growth Manager to offer coordinated support and help it understand the different business support offers available.

After completing a LEP grant application, Pigment Productions invested in the installation of a mezzanine space at the company’s warehouse allowing the business to increase production and distribution.

Working closely with Pigment Productions, their Growth Manager has been able to help the company access many other growth service products including:

  • Exporting advice through the Department for International Trade
  • Advice and funding to implement accredited quality of standards
  • Advice and funding to reduce its energy costs and impact on the environment
  • Support and funding to develop its skills and training offered to employees

John McPartlan, Managing Director at Pigment Productions said:

“Since accessing multiple services through the LEP Growth Service, we have increased production and distribution, reduced our energy costs, developed our skills and training offer for staff and created 3 new jobs.

Since 2015, the LEP made it simple for us to access funding and get the support we need to grow as a business.”         

Pigment Productions is currently renovating their building to create space to bring in more designers and has grown steadily to employ 10 new employees increasing their original workforce by 20%.

The LEP made it simple for us to access funding and get the support we need to grow as a business.

Managing Director Pigment Productions