A firm which recycles laser printers and parts is planning to expand after receiving a loan from Lancashire County Council’s Rosebud Fund.
The Green Printer Company, which is based in Adlington, near Chorley, is planning to double its workforce within 18 months.
It caters for the growing demand for refurbished printers and supplies from businesses and schools, as well as office equipment dealers.
The company currently employs seven people, but expects to create seven new jobs. The new funding will enable it to meet a major increase in demand for its flexibly managed print service.
The Green Printer Company was set up in 2010 by the managing director Colin Relfe, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the printing industry.
Mr Relfe said: “The success of The Green Printer Company reflects the increasing demand for refurbished printers, which are a less costly and more environmentally friendly choice than new products.
He added: “Increasingly people are choosing our managed print service as it offers greater efficiency and convenience.
“The business is well positioned to grow.”