DIRECT marketing company dsiCMM has brought all its operations together in one unit on South Tyneside.
dsiCMM, formed in April from a merger of Direct Solutions International and Corporate Mailing Matters, has now centred all its North-East operations in the 100,000sqft Enterprise House in Jarrow.
The company has just moved out of a 17,000sqft industrial unit on the nearby Viking Industrial Estate and sub-let it to kitchen manufacturer NB Interiors through agent King Sturge.
dsiCMM Group comprises a number of specialist business units working together to provide all aspects of direct communication.
The company’s services include traditional print and mail but also variable data printing and a new media section.
dsiCMM Group’s Tim Drake said: “We needed to find a new tenant quickly in order to minimise our liabilities and to enable us to relocate our operations into one larger unit.
“King Sturge managed to find a new tenant in a short space of time so we could move things forward quickly.”
dsiCMM Group decided as it was no longer fully utilising the 17,000sqft unit, it would instruct King Sturge to sub-let it on the existing lease which expires in October 2014.
The agent is currently active on a number of developments in South Tyneside, and are marketing various industrial units in the area.
Tim Powner, senior surveyor at King Sturge’s Newcastle office, said: “Direct Solutions approached us to sub-let their premises and in less than six months we were able to successfully find a tenant, who has now moved into the premises.
“Viking Industrial Park provides the new occupiers, NB Interiors kitchen manufacturers, with the ideal location for their expanding manufacturing outfit.”
The merger of Direct Solutions International and Corporate Mailing Matters produced a combined company with a turnover of more than £80m and employing almost 1,000 people.
Its customer base includes over 90% of FTSE 100 companies.
Its North-East rivals include Metromail in Peterlee and Amaro in Gateshead – now owned by national company Mediaforce.
At the time of the merger, chief executive Yolanda Noble said: “The dsiCMM Group will provide an innovative range of solutions alongside traditional print/mail services that will include all aspects of financial, regulatory and corporate mailing as well as full service direct marketing.”