FDM group relocates to Newham to further their expansion

31 May 2012 in Business
One of the UK’s leading print, design and mailing companies is flourishing after moving its multi-million pound business to Newham, the main host borough of the Olympics.
Cllr Lester Hudson, Deputy Mayor of Newham paid a visit to the site this week where he was met by Jim Fletcher, the company’s managing director and newly recruited members of the team who gave him a guided tour of the facility.

The company recently moved to its new premises situated in Bidder Street, Canning Town where a new 40,000 sq ft facility provides modern office and production space.

The relocation was driven by FDM’s need to expand and to get better access to key distribution links that were not possible from their previous location in Tower Hamlets.

Founded in 1993, the company already works with more than 200 local authorities, as well as charities, small to medium enterprises and a diverse range of clients within the private sector. They hold more than 40 contracts and frameworks, including the newly awarded ‘2012 Government Procurement Services Print Framework’.

From one-off print runs to fully managed services, the company provides a range of print and mail solutions, specialising in revenues and benefits, as well as election print including ballot papers, polling cards and canvass forms.

FDM currently employs 50 permanent staff, half of which live in the East End and the organisation is looking to expand its workforce further. It will be working with Workplace – Newham Council’s job brokerage scheme – to recruit additional staff for peak times such as elections and year-end billing.

Cllr Lester Hudson, Deputy Mayor of Newham, said: “We are in the ideal position to support local business as we have an abundance of land for development; world class transport and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce.

“We know that this company is already delivering significant benefits to our community and we look forward to building on our relationship with them.”

Spokesperson from FDM said: “Being based in Newham is giving us the opportunity to really develop our business over the coming years and play a part in Newham’s regeneration.

“Not only are we committed to recruiting local people but we want to work with the council to develop further opportunities for growth.”