Continued business growth

Haybrooke secures new strategic partnerships

Roche: All communication between customers and suppliers is now kept within PaaS
Roche: “We are helping the two buying groups’ members to strengthen their existing print categories"

Haybrooke has agreed new strategic partnerships with two major office industry buying groups, Integra Business Solutions and Nemo Office Club.

Both new partnerships began at the start of April. Leicestershire-based Haybrooke said the collaboration “aims to revolutionise the way print dealers and resellers operate within the office sector by providing them with unparalleled access to cutting-edge print buying technology and technical resources”.

Integra and Nemo dealer partners will gain access to Haybrooke’s PDQ Print Hub print buying platform, which offers print procurement tools including instant pricing from a national network of print fulfillers, streamlined order processing, the carbon balancing of all jobs, and a live chat facility giving buyers a direct channel of communication to printers.

Haybrooke CEO John Roche said: “By combining forces with Integra and Nemo, we are equipping its dealer partners with the tools they need to thrive in today’s competitive print marketplace.

“With PDQ Print Hub, they can focus on building lasting client relationships while benefiting from competitive pricing, streamlined processes, and sustainable practices.

“As we embark on this exciting venture, we extend our gratitude to both Integra and Nemo for their trust and vision. Together, we look forward to shaping the future of print buying in the office sector and supporting their dealer partners every step of the way.”

Speaking to Printweek, he added: “We are helping the two buying groups’ members to strengthen their existing print categories and create new print categories for those dealers who do not currently operate one.

“Some dealers obviously buy more print than others, but we are working on an average print spend for the opportunity of between £5,000 to £10,000 per year per dealer. This gives rise to a predicted additional print spend for Haybrooke of anywhere between £2m and £4m over the next couple of years.”

Aidan McDonough, CEO of Integra Business Solutions, also commented: “We are excited to collaborate with Haybrooke. PDQ Print Hub will undoubtedly elevate our members’ capabilities, allowing them to deliver exceptional value to their customers.

“Integra is focused on futureproofing members’ businesses and this agreement aligns perfectly with that. By embracing Haybrooke’s expertise and innovative print buying solution, members will be able to stay ahead in a rapidly evolving market.”

Tim Beaumont, managing director of Nemo Office Club, added: “Nemo has always been at the forefront of innovation. Our partnership with Haybrooke reinforces our commitment to providing our dealer partners with the best resources available.

“Moreover, PDQ Print Hub has robust sustainability credentials. By optimising print processes, minimising waste, and carbon balancing all print orders, it stands as a beacon of responsible and environmentally conscious print management.

“Its commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of printed products aligns seamlessly with Nemo’s growing focus on sustainability.”

Haybrooke supported its continued growth by relocating to a new office in November, at the Harborough Innovation Centre in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.

The company has 10 staff and its turnover for its year-end to May 2024 will be £2.2m. With the contracts it is working on, Roche said this is predicted to rise to at least £3.5m by May 2025.