SME of the Year: CS Labels

By PrintWeek Team , Monday 22 October 2018

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CS Labels has enjoyed a fast ride this year. A £3.25m investment programme announced in early spring included the purchase of a purpose-built 1,850sqm factory and a raft of new equipment.

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SME of the Year: sponsored by Close Brothers Asset Finance

Ordinarily a big site move can put a significant strain on cashflow – not so for CS Labels. Managing director Simon Smith has managed a large number of expansion drives and he has now turned what was a small conventional flexo business into one of Europe’s foremost digital label houses. So, while his staff held on to their hats and enjoyed the ride to further expansion in 2018, PrintWeek Awards judges raised theirs in salute.

www.cslabels.co.uk 01902 365840

Highly commended

Northside Graphics

www.northsidegraphics.com 028 9022 2111

Last year’s winner ran a close second this time around. The rapid growth that secured the 2017 crown continued into 2018, resulting in a significant re-equip at the company’s Belfast headquarters to cope with increased demand from its core DigitalPrinting.co.uk online business. Despite the spend, the company not only grew sales, but profits too. “Not many businesses can tread the fine line between gearing up for growth and keeping a tight control on costs, but then Northside is not like many businesses,” said the judges.

Finalists

CS Labels

Northside Graphics

Plastic Card Services 

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