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Redcar-based Class Fundraising helps mark historic Royal birth
A FIRM, which found itself homeless just two years ago, is confident of future expansion after helping to mark the Royal birth.
Class Fundraising, in Redcar, makes personalised fundraising items and printed more than 15,000 Royal baby tea towels, which are now on sale across the UK.
The company, which employs seven workers making unique t-shirts, mugs and jigsaws, was founded by Simon Fulton and Mark Simpson, and stepped in when West Sussex-based Milly Green Design asked for help with its Royal Baby range.
Mr Simpson said: “It was really urgent and our whole team just went into overdrive.
“Initially we supplied 2,000 tea towels, but demand saw orders grow to more than 15,000.
“The fact we had just invested about £50,000 in a second full-colour printer, an extra workshop and staff training couldn't have been better timed.”
It is now winning orders for China and India, and has customers in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, France and Italy.
The company has been supported by UK Steel Enterprise, the Tata Steel business support subsidiary, who helped bosses find a workshop and offices after they were forced to leave their previous premises at six hours notice.
Peter Taylor, UK Steel Enterprise regional executive, said: “The company just keeps growing and thoroughly deserves its success.”
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