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IG Design plc
IG Design Group is a global company, which designs, manufactures and distributes products that help customers to celebrate life's special occasions. Its product offering comprises five main product categories: Celebrations (gift wrap, crackers, bags and cards), Gifting, Stationery, Craft & Creative Play, and Not-for-resale consumables (principally paper bags for retailers). The group produces both own design and licensed product. IG Design works with more than 11,000 customers globally and its products are stocked in more than 210,000 retail outlets in over 80 countries. Of its FY20 revenue, 35% was manufactured in-house and 65% was sourced externally. Its biggest market, following the acquisitions of Impact Innovations in 2018 and of CSS Industries in 2020, is the USA, followed by the UK, Europe and Australia.
IG Design is a customer-focused, industry leading operator in what remains a very fragmented global market. The group therefore has significant opportunities to grow, both organically and through acquisition. Acquisitions deliver either increased scale in existing categories, or new product categories and/or new retail customers, which can be leveraged across the wider group, driving further operating efficiencies. The significant Impact and CSS acquisitions have been swiftly and successfully integrated, delivering synergy benefits ahead of target and schedule. The group’s three strategic pillars to deliver sales and profit growth are working with retail winners, design & innovation and efficiency & scale. The group’s experienced management team has a strategic and focused approach to delivering increased shareholder value with clearly defined and quantified Key Performance Indicators.
IG Design’s FY22 results reflect both a challenging cost environment and the group’s unwavering service commitment to its […]
IG Design Group’s post-close trading update for FY22 showed a strong 10% like-for-like group sales increase to $963m, […]
IG Design Group’s trading update for the nine months to 31 December 2021 reports a continuation of contrasting […]
IG Design Group’s interim results reflect a challenging trading period despite strong underlying demand. Group revenue rose by […]
IG Design Group has issued a trading update for the first six months of FY22E. Sales rose by […]
The positive start to FY22E outlined at the June prelims has continued with the Group reporting strong LFL […]
IG Design Group delivered another year of profit growth, at both adjusted and reported levels, despite the vicissitudes […]
IG Design Group’s post close trading update confirmed a continuation of robust trading in Q4, with FY21 revenues […]
Group revenues rose by 35% to around $737m for the nine months (9M) to 31 December, with year-on-year […]
IG Design Group delivered H1 adjusted operating profit and adjusted PBT increases of 13% and 16% to $32.4m […]
Progressive Presents the management team of IG Design Group, the UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of Gift Wrap, Christmas Crackers and more!
Company Management Team
Lance joined the Board in October 2012. Lance is the CEO of Design Group Americas and Design Group International. Lance’s previous roles included directing businesses for Rank Hovis McDougall plc, Saint Gobain Solaglas UK and also international overseas‑based roles for PepsiCo International in Africa and India. Managing businesses both in the UK and abroad across a number of industry sectors. Business integration and overseas operations.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul joined the Board in May 2022. He joined the Board from the Stock Spirits, where he was CFO since 2017. Paul was instrumental in the turnaround of the then LSE-listed group, leveraging his experience in the management of a complex portfolio of over 70 brands selling across 50 markets. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in 1993 and a Fellow since 2005, Paul has had an international career. He held global and regional management roles within British American Tobacco, Rothmans International and the Tupperware Brands Corporation before joining Stock Spirits.