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Sports media firm invests £2m in new Liverpool HQ and launches video division


A sports media company has invested £2m in a new Liverpool HQ and launched a video division.

PPL Sport, which creates matchday programmes, signage and branding for the sports industry, has moved its HQ from Liverpool to Brunswick Business Park in Speke, boosting capacity by 20%.

The new site includes a studio with state-of-the-art video facilities.

To facilitate the expansion, the firm used a £1.8m funding package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking along with a £200k Growth Fund grant.

Paul Kimberley, PPL’s sales and marketing director, said: “The size of the property will enable us to improve production flow and will increase our capacity, as well as enabling us to grow our range of products.

“We have seen a growing number of requests for bespoke signage and construction of items such as kiosks and retail units, which the extra space will greatly assist.

“The move will also support the creation of some additional intern and graduate roles planned for this year.“

Established in 1946, PPL is now owned by its three directors – Philip Butcher, David Kelly and Carl Biggs – employing a team of 29 across sites in Speke and Surrey.

The £5m-turnover company has provided matchday programmes for national sporting events including Wimbledon, The Open and the Six Nations Championship.

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