Laganside Business Services Ltd — formerly Laganside Print — began trading as a pilot community social enterprise in the millennium year 2000. Laganside Print was a printing company formed by Lisburn PSP with a board of volunteer directors and the support of a one year salary grant and small capital grant to purchase a printer (funded by the Northern Ireland Voluntary Trust).
Opening its doors in 2000 at 126 Grand Street Lisburn, Laganside Print met the demands from local community for a reasonably priced printing service and quickly showed that there was a real opportunity of sustainability.
Like many other local businesses at that time Laganside Print realised that in order to survive in the open market it needed to develop and offer a wider and more competitive range of services than it originally did. Following in-depth research Laganside Print diversified and expanded its service into the world and traditional flags market. It also specialised in local historical and cultural souvenirs.
As part of this development in May 2001 Lisburn PSP re-registered the company as Laganside Print & Heritage Ltd and moved premises into 124 Grand Street which enabled the business to expand on its services and increase its printing services capacity.
This new service worked for Laganside Print and during the next five years the business thrived.
Laganside Print & Heritage Ltd had traded at Grand Street successfully for a number of years and later seized an opportunity to move into Lisburn city centre. At Smithfield Square the company remained sustainable and although only employed one full-time member of staff has been able to make a positive contribution to our community. We have created education and training opportunities for unemployed young people in printing and office administration, made significant donations to pre-school, youth and community groups and purchased equipment for new social enterprise business start-up.
In the winter of 2011 the board of directors reviewed the company structure and activities and in recognition of the severe economic downturn agreed that Laganside Print & Heritage Ltd needed to further diversify and add to its services. In January 2012 Laganside Print & Heritage Ltd was renamed as Laganside Business Services Ltd
Current Services include:
Printing Services, Secretarial Services, Administration, Community Engagement, Facilitation, Business Planning, Book Keeping, Development & Management, Payroll Services, Marketing, Policy Development and VAT Returns
If you have requirement for any of the above services please give us a call on 02892 668 316
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