Mason Thomas Law helps Ecclesall Print purchase new HQ

13th February 2024

Sheffield property law specialist, Mason Thomas Law, has helped one of the UK’s leading specialist school printers to purchase their first commercial property.

Sheffield property law specialist, Mason Thomas Law, has helped one of the UK’s leading specialist school printers to purchase their first commercial property in the Millhouses area of Sheffield.  

Currently located on Archer Road, Ecclesall Print will make the move to the former Tiles Direct building, occupying a prominent corner position on Alderney Road later this year. 

“Following a full refit, we aim to be in the building in March,” said Founder and Managing Director of Ecclesall Print Steve Durbin. 

“We have been trading for 10 years; renting our current premises for nearly seven and building up our customer base and production process. We see the purchase of our own, bigger, commercial property as the start of a new, exciting expansion.” 

As well as proving printing services for local business, Ecclesall Print also operate nationally through its School Print World brand, which provide personalised Christmas cards and printed products for hundreds of schools throughout the UK. 

The company’s School Print World brand sees it recruit up to 10 seasonal workers each year to manage demand in the run up to Christmas.  

Steve commented: “Christmas is a year-round focus for us as more and more schools look to raise vital funds through selling bespoke Christmas cards. We are busier than ever and our new, larger premises on Alderney Road are instrumental in our growth plans for the future and recruiting more permanent members of staff to the team.” 

Acting on behalf of Ecclesall Print, Mason Thomas Law completed the purchase of the building at the end of 2023. Previously the company had leased premises, Steve added: “Buying a commercial property was a completely new experience for us but Mason Thomas Law ensured the progress was smooth and kept us informed throughout.” 

 “Sheffield has always been at the heart of manufacturing and production and for us to own our own piece of that heritage and secure our place in its future, feels very special.” 

Cathy Thomas, director and solicitor of Mason Thomas Law said: “We were thrilled to work with Steve with the purchase of his new premises. We are always excited to support local business owners to get their feet on the commercial property ladder in Sheffield.” 

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