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Worldwide Online Printing taken off life support

Worldwide Online Printing after entering voluntary administration in February and subsequently being sold to Doublewest Corporation has returned to growth.

Worldwide Online PrintingWorldwide Online Printing today reported ‘encouraging’ growth in its first month of operation after being sold and finished its restructuring process. Worldwide’s Managing director Rob Dallimore said that at the end of July the franchise operation’s sales were up by six percent on the same period last year.

Sydney based Mr Dallimore said that a new business model means Worldwide Online Printing is leaner and is able to focus on the franchising side of
the business which will provide increased on the ground support to its centres.

“While a number of competitors are now moving to become a full service “design and marketing agency”, Worldwide has been offering these services
for a number of years,” Mr Dallimore said.

“Worldwide Online Printing offers affordable design, high definition (HD) print and copy service and centres have always had in-house design
capabilities,” he said.

Nikon Australia marketing executive Stuart Mitchell, has said that

“Worldwide’s creative marketing and design services have really helped us to achieve our image and marketing objectives.”

Worldwide Online Printing’s franchisees have been key to the company’s turnaround, embracing digital technology to drive the business.

“Franchisees have embraced digital technology because it meets clients’ needs and also has a positive impact on their business in terms of a growth in revenue.” Mr Dallimore said.

“Worldwide has been recognised as a leader in print communication systems, introducing the first version of its online print management system (OPM) in

Worldwide Online Printing was started by entrepreneur Clive Denholm in 1995 before being sold to Navis Capital Partners in 2006 and then sold to Doublewest Corporation in June this year. It has 77 franchises across Australia (WA:20, QLD:21, VIC:11, NSW/ACT:23, SA:2).

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