Visual Print & Design acquires Derby print shop

Go Digital – a Derby based digital print service has been bought out by Visual Print and Design after current owner Peter Mosley, who has owned the business for more than 20 years has decided to retire.

The business, which provides print and finishing services to local businesses, students and charities was considering closure if a buyer for the business could not be found. Graham Hunstone managing Director here at Visual Print and Design decided to buy the business and has set out on an ambitious growth plan to create new jobs, hire an apprentice and introduce new digital services to the companies’ portfolio.

Peter Mosley said " It has been an incredibly journey over the last 24 years but at 67 years of age I felt it was the right time to pass this on. We had a few offers on the table but Graham’s knowledge, experience and passion for the industry meant that not only would the business continue, but also grow in the direction it deserves.”

Go Digital has been trading for over 20 years and the staff have served thousands of customers in the 20 years it has been open. The team provide local expert print from brochures and leaflets to posters, business cards and stationery. This week, the company will launch new digital services including website design and build and social media marketing – all at affordable prices suited to meet local business needs.

Graham Hunstone said: “I am really excited to lead Go Digital and I have some really ambitious plans to develop the business into the kind of print and digital business that serves the growing wants and needs of companies in Derby and surrounding areas. We have some fantastic and very creative website developers and social media managers who can help small businesses to grow. We have an excellent team here at the shop who can provide fast, high quality print from roll up banners, booklets, leaflets and business stationery. Our aim is to be the place organisations come to help them grow by helping with their printing and marketing requirements”

Over the next three years, Graham and his team hope to replicate the success of Visual Print and Design at Go Digital in Derby, including increasing current turnover by 50% in the first year.

Graham continued “We want to work within Derby to help create jobs and contribute to economic growth of the city. As one of the only surviving print shops left in the city we want to make sure that the legacy of good local print and high customer service continues. With the new offerings of social media, website design and large format printing we can roll these services out to our new and existing customer base in both Visual Print & Design and Go Digital”.

If you would like to find out more about our new acquisition please contact Graham Direct on graham@visualprint.co.uk or call him on 01522 300222

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