£1.8m investment sees Surface take new direction

Wallpaper manufacturer Surface Print has invested £1.8m in order to widen its product offer.

The company, which one of a handful that is able to create wallpaper that looks hand painted, has bought new machinery to allow it to offer screen printed and gravure designs. Its customers already include Colefax & Fowler, Osborne & Little, Romo and Designers Guild.

Following an increase in demand during the lockdown DIY boom, the business saw sales for wallpaper grow significantly. James Watson, Surface Print md and great grandson of founder Walter Watson identified an opportunity to capitalise on this demand by diversifying its offer.

Some £1.6m of the investment came from Lloyds Bank. 

‘This investment marks the next step in our growth plan. Thanks to the ongoing support from Lloyds we’ve been able to expand our business and equip it with the best machinery possible to ensure we can offer customers the most extensive range of wallcoverings to suit every style and taste. We’re excited to roll out our new techniques and make sure wallpaper continues to get the attention it deserves,’ says Watson.



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