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Family business celebrate Disney order

Text Styles staff in Colne are reaping the rewards from their whiteboard product.  Thomas and Barry Jordan, Ash Ellison, Lewis Jordan and Kelli Coates.

Text Styles staff in Colne are reaping the rewards from their whiteboard product. Thomas and Barry Jordan, Ash Ellison, Lewis Jordan and Kelli Coates.

A family business is celebrating after its latest product grabbed the attention of the largest media conglomerate in the world - Disney.

After introducing customised and branded whiteboards 18 months ago, Text Styles UK, in Albert Road, has bagged itself a whole host of national attention.

It has completed orders for major companies, of them household names.

And their client list now includes Lucozade, the Football Association, Manchester United, BMW, and Tesco.

And most recently the family firm, which began in a Colne garage, received a stunning testimonial from the Disney empire.

The mass media corporation put in an order for one magnetic whiteboard, with full colour printed design, and ten custom magnets. Each magnet was laminated, and Disney asked if the order, which is to be used as a marketing game, could be completed in three working days.

Text Styles UK’s managing director Thomas Jordan said: “Usually we aim to complete orders within 10 working days. We got a bit excited when the order came through, and we had to pull out all the stops to get it done.

“We worked late and got it finished, and now we have got a good testimonial back and they have said they are going to use us again in the future.

“After testing materials for months, we now have a product that works and ultimately sells.

“Our aim was to use the logowipe product as a marketing tool, to try and get a foot in the door with large organisations. This is now starting to work, with enquiries for promotional products and POS signage.”

Text Styles UK, who have also launched popular school signs in their latest product range, was set up Mr Jordan’s dad, Barry, in 2000.

After seven years in a small shop in Albert Road, the family firm then moved to larger premises on the same street - where six staff members are still based today.

Now, due to its national success, the company is looking to expand even further, and will be adding two new apprentices from Nelson and Colne College to their team this year.

Mr Jordan, who still works alongside his dad, mum Tracy and brother Lewis, added: “It is going well for us, and January’s task is to rebrand the shop. We also have a very good customer base that is local, who mean a lot to us. We are keeping a very close eye on the local market as well.”

 

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