Office of the Secretary of State for Wales
Caerphilly-based IG Design Group UK Limited, Europes biggest designer and producer of wrapping paper, welcomed The Secretary of State for Wales to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on Thursday 8th December.
During his visit to IG Design Group UK Ltds facilities in Ystrad Mynach, Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns had a tour around the factory with Executive Director Lance Burn and gained an insight into the companys in-house design, manufacturing and supply chain capabilities which were enhanced by a substantial 10m investment completed in 2014. A further 3m investment is planned for 2017.
The Secretary of States visit comes after the company rebranded from International Greetings UK Ltd. to IG Design Group UK Ltd. on 31st October 2016, following the wider Groups rebranding to IG Design Group PLC, as announced on 24th June 2016.
The companys new name, IG Design Group UK Ltd, reflects the essential component of design to the business and is the result of the companys significant growth in recent years into the design-focused multi-product business that it is today.
Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, said:
IG Design Group UK is a wonderful success story of a company in the heart of the South Wales valleys employing over 400 staff.
It was great to visit their state-of-the-art design studios and showrooms and see first-hand why they are Europes biggest designer and producer of wrapping paper.
Their rebrand demonstrates the desire to continue to evolve as a company. The entrepreneurial flair and creativity of those experts at the helm has seen the company go from strength to strength and it is leadership such as this that creates local prosperity.
The UK Government stands ready to support all business to seek out new opportunities and look to companies such as IG Design Group UK to trade their way to global success.