Bluetree Group employs over 500 colleagues in Wath Upon Dearne, Yorkshire. Founded in 1989, we’ve grown from humble beginnings to the UK’s largest online printing business and first UK manufacturer of Type IIR Surgical face masks. Bluetree operates through three brands; instantprint.co.uk, Route1Print.co.uk and bluetreemaskbox.co.uk. An award-winning business, we’ve appeared on the Virgin Sunday Times Fast Track 100 ranking not once, but twice, and have also been awarded the Sheffield Business Award for Company of the Year. Every person at Bluetree has a role to play in our success, and we know that without our team of passionate colleagues, we wouldn’t be the business that we are today.
Our 145,000 square foot production facility in Wath upon Dearne houses both of our online print brands as well as our Surgical Mask production. All of our production happens from our one site in South Yorkshire.
We launched our surgical mask subscription service branch of the business in 2020, amidst the global Coronavirus pandemic. This brand provides medical and professional businesses with type IIR face masks, and makes us the first company in the UK to manufacture this kind of medical device. The medical-grade masks are produced in our dedicated ‘clean rooms’ to a specific set of standards, meaning they can be used by front-line workers, such as NHS staff, carers and laypersons to help keep those around them safe.
Instantprint was founded in 2009 by childhood friends Adam Carnell and James Kinsella who recognised that creating print should be easier for small businesses. Our website is geared around helping our customers flourish with print, by offering advice for start-ups on our blog, artwork checks and free design-templates. Our instantprint team put their heart and soul into all they do – just check out our Trust pilot scores to see what our customers think!
Established in 2013, our Route1Print brand services those businesses who resell print; from graphic designers to copy shops and from sign makers to marketing agencies. Route1Prints is geared around partnering with these knowledgeable print buyers to make outsourcing print as simple as possible. As well as offering low-cost, high quality print online, we also support our customers with a range of reseller tools such as white label sample packs and reseller catalogues.