No2 The Same

We’ve been catching up with Andy Doherty, joint owner of ‘No 2 The Same’ about his decision to bring production ‘in-house’. We are pleased to hear, despite lockdown, he’s been able  to expand his business.

In 2019 we helped Andy achieve an Enterprise Small Grant (ESG). This enabled him to purchase a latex printer, a hot laminator, and employ an additional member of staff. As a new company who create eye-catching graphics for a wide range of marketing needs, from vehicle wraps to shop fascia – seamlessly turning their designs into a finished product is crucial. The ESG allowed them to take control of the whole print process and grow the business during a time when many firms were scaling back.

Andy told us that for many businesses, already trying to adapt to a world changed by Covid-19, any interruption to the supply chain can have a devastating effect. “If we’d still been having to order printed materials from a supplier, this would have massively impacted  our business. Without our new in-house equipment, we would have been unable to produce signage at the speed called for.”

“The grant helped us hit the ground running when we received requests to produce social distancing stickers for shops and businesses. You have probably spotted one of these signs without even realising we produce them right here in Cornwall.”

The Future

Andy is positive about the future. “We’ve been very lucky, we’ve had the best 3 months since opening. We are growing very quickly and are currently so busy that we aren’t actively looking for more business. We are talking about employing more people in the future – things might have been very different if we hadn’t received the financial support to take control our own production processes.”

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