Updated: Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 @ 4:15pm

Nettl just one of many to open doors in the Manchester start-up scene

Nettl just one of many to open doors in the Manchester start-up scene

| By MM staff

Web design and printing studio Nettl has just launched a trial same day printing service in Manchester.

The business, which is owned by the web studio network Grafenia, is offering a range of print and display items such as business cards, flyers and posters, that can be delivered for free within four hours.

The company has its printing factory in Trafford Park but is headquartered in Manchester. It means that once a customer has placed an order, it can be immediately printed, packed and delivered the same day by the company's dedicated bikes or vans.

"Manchester was a natural choice for our pilot," Said CEO of Grafenia, Peter Gunning. "There’s a strong start-up scene and a growing tech hub in MediaCityUK, less than a mile from our factory."

He went on to say that Grafenia has been printing in Manchester for over twenty years, and that they feel very equipped and experienced to pull off a demanding rapid-delivery service.

"Our studios are constantly asked to help with last minute print jobs. We’ve developed Nettl Now to meet this demand and rescue clients out of their pickle," he added.

Nettl isn't the only business deciding to open its doors in Manchester, with the city being hailed as one of major players in the UK's booming tech sector.

Thanks in large part to the streamlining of goods distribution in a growing ecommerce environment, companies such as Boohoo, Peak and now Nettl have set down roots to continue the growth of the start-up scene in northern England.

This comes ahead of the Northern Investment Summit which was held in Manchester this week.

The event saw speakers from all over the UK gathering to discuss some of the north's top entrepreneurs, provide a platform for leadership keynotes and lectures as well as offer networking opportunities for start-ups and financial suppliers alike.

Riding the wave of Britain's tech boom, Manchester offers entrepreneurs and start-ups a more attractive location for raising their businesses and nurturing ideas than the capital, with living costs such as rent and salaries just a fraction of what they are in London.

It therefore comes as no surprise that as well as being a prevailing cultural hub in the UK, Manchester is well on its way to becoming the country's second biggest technology capital.

Picture courtesy of Richard Heyes via Flickr, with thanks.