Lincoln

Lincoln T-shirt printing firm expands with £250k investment

Lincoln-based T-shirt printing company Streetshirts has expanded to a larger site following a £250,000 investment.

The business, which sells online and is predicting a £2 million turnover in 2018, is now based in Witham Point on the Allenby Road Industrial Estate.

Streetshirts have invested £250,000 in upgrading their operations and are expected to be able to create new jobs later this year.

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 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 before moving to its current site in line with its ambitions for growth.

Steve said: “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.

“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, who oversaw the move, 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.”