February 3rd 2017

How a Wollaston company found new opportunities at Scott Bader Innovation Centre

A team of former colleagues has turned adversity into an opportunity – by setting up a new company in Wollaston after their employer went bust. Paper merchant paper2print has built up more than 30 contracts in less than a year following the closure of PaperlinX UK, which was based in Northampton before going into administration in April. Richard Wilson and David Melville set up the new firm and employed Darren King and David Riddle, who were also made redundant. The company is based at the village’s Scott Bader Innovation Centre, which Richard says has provided the perfect base to launch a new business from.

“The team at the Innovation Centre has been brilliant. Rita has been very helpful, she couldn’t have done any more than she did. Setting up a new business was very nerve-racking and they made it easier.”

Richard Wilson, Director at Paper2print

One of the first tasks in setting up the new venture was securing a supplier. Following successful negotiations, paper2print quickly became the official UK agency for German-based paper mill Feldmuehle Uetersen. They now work with clients from across the country, including paper merchants, packaging companies and large printing businesses.

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