Yorkshire-based manufacturer invests in the future

A West Yorkshire-based manufacturer of promotional items has expanded into a larger warehouse to accommodate further company growth.

Having committed to a four-year lease, Cleckheaton-based LSi will now see its 40-strong workforce split across its existing site and the new warehouse.

Based at Middleton Court business park, Cleckheaton, the 16000 sq. ft. warehouse has allowed LSi to double its space from its 8000 sq. ft. headquarters based just two miles away.

Established in 1994 by Lloyd Simpson, LSi started as a family business from small serviced offices in Cleckheaton and has since grown to one of the largest promotional merchandise specialists in the UK.The firm has remained in the local area ever since, having purchased its own premises at Braemar House, a 19th century Vicarage.

The company has also invested £150,000 in new machinery which includes the latest digital UV print technology, laser cutting and Direct to Garment printing (DTG).

The new equipment will increase the firm’s efficiency seven-fold to support increased manufacturing and personalisation of LSi’s unique range of products, which include power banks, notebooks, and gift boxes.

The expansion comes as the multi-award-winning firm plans to dominate the B2B promotional merchandise and corporate gift market and grow its consumer audience via its subsidiary companies.

Commenting on the expansion, managing director, Lloyd Simpson said:

“My team and I are incredibly pleased to have been able to increase our work space, allowing for more and better manufacturing equipment and the opportunity to embrace a whole host of new production methods and techniques.

“Since we launched our subsidiary company, Personalised Powerbank, last year, we’re seeing significant growth in personalised orders for the consumer market. The Christmas period saw a substantial increase in orders, which resulted in the need to invest in the space and equipment. We’re now well equipped to take this relatively new market by storm, whilst continuing to build on our success in the corporate gift market.”

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About LSi

Formed in 1994 by managing director Lloyd Simpson, LSi Ltd is a multi-award-winning manufacturer of promotional merchandise. With an array of products available, the company develops various ranges, from power-banks and gadgets to travel mugs and calendars. Within its 24 years in business, LSi has relocated offices to accommodate company growth five times, each time remaining in Cleckheaton. Managing director Lloyd Simpson was born-and-bred in Cleckheaton and is keen to continue working within the community. Employing a team of 40 local individuals, the company has won numerous industry awards over the past few year, most significantly being voted UK Distributor of the year by the members of the BPMA twice in succession, as well as being crowned Kirklees Business of the year in 2016. LSi began as a family business, quickly establishing itself as one of the up and coming gift houses in the North. Having previously spent seven years working for the largest gift house in the UK at the time, Lloyd started LSi from small serviced offices at Haley House, Cleckheaton. The company has since grown to one of the largest promotional merchandise specialists in the UK. Maintaining an impressive history of rapid growth, LSi has recently expanded into a larger warehouse and invested in new machinery in line with plans to dominate the business market and grow the consumer audience. LSi also encompasses subsidiary businesses including Personalised Powerbank and Add A Personal Touch. View more on Personalised Powerbank at https://www.personalisedpowerbank.co.uk/. View more on Add A Personal Touch at http://addapersonaltouch.co.uk/.