Northside Graphics has been acquired by Bestport Private Equity, a private equity investment firm based in London. Since 2010, Northside has been operated by Gary and Neil White who, aided by Managing Director Richard Campbell, have led the transformation of the business to focus on online digital printing. With a staff of over 70 Northside, who won three accolades at the Irish Print Awards in 2021, operates four ‘upload and print’ websites in the UK and Ireland –,, and It’s expected that Bestport’s investment will help Northside to accelerate its Ireland and UK growth plans through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

Former Astron CEO David Mitchell will assume the role of Chairman on the Board of Northside. Mitchell previously acted as Chairman in print and document management focused businesses M2 digital Limited, Euro Druck Services and Dublin-based pharma services business Perigord. Gary and Neil White will remain as consultants and Non-Executive Directors within the Northside business, with Richard Campbell continuing as Managing Director. Richard Campbell said: “Our business has achieved exceptional growth and success in recent years, and we have every confidence that this will continue going forward with Bestport as our majority shareholder. Bestport’s investment paves the way for further expansion and investment across all areas of the business, ensuring that our customers continue to benefit from exceptional quality, service, the fastest turnaround times and an even greater range of innovative products.”

James Stoddart, Managing Partner at Bestport, added: “The demanding nature of the B2B market means dynamic businesses like Northside are well positioned to scale – especially given the fantastic business that Gary and Neil White have built, which puts the customer at the forefront of all they do. We’re delighted to partner with the Northside team as they continue their impressive run of growth and expand the business across the UK and Ireland.”