Wednesday, July 1, 2015

News: Bluetree lays down new roots in Rotherham


Fast-growing print experts, Bluetree Design & Print Ltd, is set to complete its move to bigger Rotherham premises this month and is taking on new staff.

Established in 1989, the Templeborough firm has evolved from a traditional screen printer to a predominantly digital offering. It took space at the Ignite @ Magna development in 2007 and in 2012 the business merged with to provide a multi-channel offering.

Funding from Barclays and the Sheffield City Region Growth Fund Programme has enable Bluetree to move to a new 86,900 sq ft site at Brookfields Park that will allow the business to offer a wider range of products and services. Expanding into new headquarters and merging two existing factories under one roof also provides improved efficiency and enables future growth by doubling production capacity.

Turnover was £3.5m in 2012 and has risen to £14m in the last financial year with much of the growth being attributed to the expansion of online print across the UK. The merger with has also seen an increase in employees - rising from 41 to 170 - and with further plans to increase this figure to 200 by this September.

The company is now recruiting customer service advisors, print finishing operatives, litho and digital printers and press assistants, finishing and dispatch assistants, artworkers and administrators/clerks. A special recruitment day is being held at its new base in Manvers on July 8.

Anyone interested in applying for one of the positions can book an appointment by e-mailing their contact details and their CV to

Adam Carnell, managing director at Bluetree said: "Our new facilities at Manvers will help us fulfil our long term goals of increasing market share in the UK and by giving us the ability to continue the strong growth we have been achieving.

"Having been based in the Rotherham area for over 20 years, we are happy to continue this growth in the local area and are looking forward to meeting prospective Bluetree employees at the recruitment day."

In addition to securing funding through the Local Enterprise Partnership's (LEP's) "Unlocking Business Investment" Regional Growth Fund programme, Sarah Stanley, HR business consultant for Rotherham Investment & Development Office (RiDO), has been working with Bluetree to provide business support and advice regarding local recruitment options to help support their expansion plans.

Cllr. Denise Lelliot, advisory cabinet member for housing and the local economy at Rotherham Council, said: "This is exactly what we want to see across Rotherham - the confidence and ambition of long-standing companies to grow within the borough and all the benefits that will bring, such as increased employment."

Bluetree website

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