Within a few months a semi automatic printing machine and drying racks were purchased to expand the printing side with this their second premises were moved into at Mink stone Works in Longton and their first full time employee was set on to compliment the demand for transfers, Dylan is still currently employed at Heraldic 16 years later. Andy and Jason took over Hammersley Transfers in 2002 buying out the founder who was retiring, this gave Heraldic a larger customer base and a cylinder automatic printing machine ideal for 4 colour and half tone printing.
The business continued to grow slowly and every new opportunity that came Andy and Jason's way were seized upon enthusiastically as they are at the present day. Two years after moving into Mink stone Works and taking over two more units on site, Heraldic landed an order for 45,000 mugs for Bedford County Council to commemorative the Queens Golden Jubilee, the profit from the order was re invested to fund a move to a bigger 8,000 square unit at Adderley Works in late 2003. Within the new unit a fast fire kiln was purchased to help increase capacity and throughput of decorated items.
By 2005 the staffing levels at Heraldic had swelled to 11 people to help cope with demand for all aspects of the business, this slowly increased year by year. By 2011 Heraldic had out grown their current unit and an opportunity to relocate into bigger premises came along and another move was made to a 20,000 square foot unit in Trentham , their current home. In 2013 Heraldic landed a prestigious and daunting by size project in partnership with Johnson Tiles to reproduce 32,000 individually digitally printed tiles for the Hilton Hawaii Hotel in Honolulu, beating off global competition to win the contract. Again the profit from the project was reinvested back into the business to help fund the deposit needed to purchase the new building.
With 19 staff currently Andy and Jason have the infrastructure, experience, knowledge and the commitment to produce ceramics and glassware for any individual, small businesses and blue chip companies offering the quality, service and turnaround that is demanded within the industry.