January 31st 2024

Bestport invests in leading digital printing platform, Northside Graphics

Bestport Private Equity is delighted to announce that it has invested in Northside Graphics, a leading online digital printing platform operating from Northern Ireland.

Northside was founded in 1988 and has been operated by Neil and Gary White since 2010. Neil and Gary have led the transformation of the business, aided by Managing Director Richard Campbell, pivoting to focus on digital printing. Today, Northside’s 70-strong team offers a diversified, customisable, and high-quality product portfolio with market leading turnaround times. The firm has won multiple awards over the years and recently won the prestigious Printweek award for UK ‘Company of the Year’ in 2023.

Bestport’s investment and support will help Northside to accelerate its UK and Ireland wide growth plans through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

As part of the next stage of growth, former Astron CEO David Mitchell will assume the role of Chairman on the Board of Northside. Having acted as Chairman in print and document management focused businesses M2 digital Limited, Euro Druck Services and recently Dublin based pharma services business Perigord,  David brings a wealth of experience within the sector. He also sits as a board director with private-equity-backed, Health care packaging company RDI.

Our business has achieved exceptional growth in recent years. Bestport’s investment means we can continue to invest and offer our customers a wider range of innovative products.

Richard Campbell, Managing Director of Northside

The demanding nature of the B2B market means dynamic businesses like Northside are well positioned to scale. Neil and Gary have built a fantastic business that puts the customer at the forefront of all they do. We’re delighted to partner with the Northside team as they continue their impressive run of growth and expand the business across the UK and Ireland.

James Stoddart, Managing Partner of Bestport