Design firm’s success after £20k funding

VANTASTIC EFFORT The Leading Edge team with their new branded fleet of vehicles. Picture by Lorne Campbel.
VANTASTIC EFFORT The Leading Edge team with their new branded fleet of vehicles. Picture by Lorne Campbel.

A graphic design company which has worked for some of the most recognisable brands have boasted a boost in staff and skyrocketing turnover.

Gomersal-based Leading Edge Creative Design, whose portfolio includes McDonald’s, Card Factory, Soreen and tyre service ATS, have welcomed new fabricators, drivers, printers and fitters this year. The level of staff increased from 20 to 40.

The company, which offers display and graphics for the retail, hospitality and construction industries, has also seen its turnover rise by 133 per cent to £3.5million.

Leading Edge, which was founded in 2008 with a staff of four, took advantage of the Regional Growth Fund and spent £200,000 on a state-of-the-art printer, new fabrication equipment and five vehicles in the last six months.

The fund is designed to support eligible businesses that are raising private sector investment to create economic growth and long-term employment.

Founder and managing director Matthew Evans said: “From our West Yorkshire base, we are now independently delivering on contracts across the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland.

“Our new super-wide printer produces graphics up to 3.2 metres wide and has a dual print facility which means we can produce more high impact, high quality artwork, faster than ever before.

“Retail contracts have to be delivered alongside other suppliers to strict deadlines which are created to minimise customer disruption.

“Our new facilities gives us greater flexibility and speed to meet these deadlines with our biggest ever team to fulfil on delivery and fitting.”

“Our investment in new equipment continues our policy of keeping our services in house which continues full autonomy on every client project.

“It opens up new ways we can create vibrant and creative artwork for our clients and is helping us win previously out-of-reach contracts on a national scale.”

The range of services offered by the company includes signs, display graphics, vehicle graphics, exhibition and display stands, logos, marketing copy and promotional gifts.

For any further enquiries about Leading Edge, which is based in Oxford Road, call 01274 855850 or email